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  • Anxiety or panic attack?

    Is there some connection between anxiety and panic attack? Do they have the same symptoms?
  • Can you get an sexually transmitted infections from a toliet seat?

    On the Internet I have read some forums about STIs and on one of them was discussion about how you can get them. I have read that someone got it form toilet seat, is this possible? What are the symptoms?
  • Chest pains, tell me about yours?

    So I get really bad anxiety chest pains, most days feels like I'm having a heart attack. My chest pains can go from being like a heavy pain on my right side to feels like my heart is being pushed together and it's gonna like blow or something. So I just wanted to know what all your chest pains felt like if you have them?
  • Could this be some form of panic attack?

    I don't remember exactly when this was now but I was wondering if this could be some form of panic attack. I sometimes get some chest paint kinda like heart burn but this time it actually felt like I was having some sort of heart attack. My chest was hurting and I couldn't sit up because when I did, I just got like a stabbing pain in my chest. I couldn't even sneeze or anything. It lasted ages.
  • Does anyone get dizzy out of the blue?

    I was wondering if anyone occasionally gets dizzy out of the blue, and if so, how do you cope with it? Recently I was in a meeting doing a presentation, and the morning had been wonderful - I had felt normal up to that point.. then, with no warning, it felt like my head spun for about 3 seconds and I had to close my eyes. It was as if it opened the floodgates for all symptoms to attack.. just curious if something similar has happened to others.
  • Has anyone experienced hair loss because of stress or anxiety?

    It seems like I'm losing more hair than usual. Not clumps but a decent amount.
  • Has anyone gone through Ambien withdrawal?

    I've been on it for a number of months. When I asked a doctor and a pharmacist they said that the only withdrawal symptom I would likely experience is insomnia. If it were that simple, it would not be categorized as an addictive drug and MY doctor would not have been so reluctant to put me on it in the first place. My doctor is out indefinitely so I can't ask her.
  • How common is anxiety?

    Online I have read that 13% of the population suffer from an anxiety disorder of one kind. Could this be real?
  • How do you deal with anxiety-induced focus problems?

    Normally I'm a very focused individual but when I enter high anxiety times/situations (generally when I have a lot to do) I lose the ability to focus on anything for longer than a couple of minutes. This is very frustrating, and makes me even more anxious. Its a horrible catch-22, and I would like to know if anyone else has this problem and how they deal with it, besides the old deep breathing technique which has lost a lot of effectiveness for me.
  • I get chest pains and I am afraid I might get a heart attack which makes it even worse?

    I am getting physical symptoms of anxiety.
  • Not sure if its Anxiety or I am really sick

    Hello everyone, I recently joined this website because I was told that I have anxiety. It all started in the summer about a month and half ago when I woke up withj a bad stomach. I did not really think anything of it at the time, thinking it was just a bug, but that was until it lasted for a week. I started freaking myself out that I was actually really sick. I had abdominal pain,cramps, and had no appetite at all and when I tried to force myself to eat, I felt sick. I went to the doctor and he said to eat more fiber and it should past.In fact I did start to feel better until I went to Chicago with my friends where I felt very bloated and tired. I could not eat or drink and felt "gaggy." I then came home and got some rest for the next week where I found myself being extremely tired and achy. I then thought that I may have got Lyme Disease playing golf, so I went back to the doctor where they took a blood test.Everything came back normal. So being a little of a hypochondriac, I googled how accurate the lyme disease test are where I found that they are not reliable at all. I totally convinced myself that I had Lyme disease and at around this time, I developed a stiff neck, cannot sleep,dizzy, and shakiness. At this time I was totally telling myself that I have contracted Lyme Disease and read horror stories online of people who live with it for years without getting tested positive and having this disease ruin their lives. I went to a GI doctor, where he to ran tests and everything came back normal. I then went back to my normal doctor and he said he would give me Doxy for two weeks just in case it was in fact lyme disease. It was like a weight off my shoulders and I really thought I would be feeling better in no time. After about a week, I noticed that I did not get better at all. which is where I started to think that it was all in my head. I am currently in my second year of teaching and I am still experiencing symptoms such as shakiness, insomnia, stiff neck, weakness in my legs, ringing in my ears, dizziness, and muscle soreness. Is this all in my head and due to anxiety, or do you think I am actually sick? I am fearful of not being able to hold it together and having to quit my job. I had a great first year as a teacher and I would hate to have to give into whatever this is. Thanks
  • What are the common symptoms of stress?

    In four groups can be arranged stress symptoms physical, psychological, emotional and behavioral. Does anyone know which symptoms are common?
  • What are the symptoms for Chlamydia?

    My ex called me and told me that I need to go to doctor to check do I have chlamydia. Now I am in panic and I don't know what to do. What is it?
  • What are the symptoms of a panic disorder?

    I had panic attack a few days ago at club. My friends and i went to the club and in one point I got some deja vu in my mind. Like someone is fallowing me and do what ever I do. I started to panic. One of my friends helped me to come down. Could this be a start of panic attack?
  • What are the symptoms of social anxiety?

    What are the signs and symptoms to watch for to determine someone has social anxiety or is currently developing one?
  • What are ways to deal with anxiety/depression?

    I've tried excercise, going out, and reading only to feel emptier than ever. My anxiety is rapidly getting worse, and I'm afraid of the cynical person it is turning me into.
  • What Causes Phobias?

    I was in a zoo, till than I have only seen snakes in movies. When I have entered the part with snakes I felt fear, some scary situations from movies were in my head. So I run away from there. Could this be a phobia?
  • What is Tourette Syndrome?

    What are the symptoms? Can it be treatable?
  • What's wrong with me?

    I've already written about my symptoms and stuff, but now things are getting really serious with me, at least I feel this way.
    1.I think about suicide when I'm feeling derealization and when I'm not
    2.Can't take a simple bath, the light is too strong and I feel like I'm insane or that nothing is real anymore
    3.I feel like everybody,including me,is programmed in some way..I don't feel this all the time
    4.I'm avoiding all kinds of social situation,like never before
    5.I don't enjoy things I used to
    6.I feel disoriented, can't find the doors sometimes..Once I woke up in the middle of the night, terrified, searching for doors in the darkness
    I know this doesn't seem very serious(perhaps) but I feel like I cannot live like this any longer... It's hard to remind myself that all is well.
  • When is the earliest in life that a person might display symptoms of social phobia?

    In veracious researches I have read that more than 10% of population might have one or more symptoms of social phobia as teenagers. Could it be around 13 years?

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We are a community of people struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone!