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  • Anbody else suffer from hypochondria aka health anxiety?

  • Anxiety, Moods and just feeling flat. PLEASE HELP!

    Hey Guys, I am new here. And I am probably the worst when it come to going to the doctor about my symptoms. I know I suffer from major anxiety and have done for years. Panic attacks have somewhat calmed down and I am able to manage it. However 4 days ago, my husbands first time flying away in the mines and I became highly stressed days leading up to and 2 days after. It has made me feel tired, lifeless, dizzy, anxious, and overall low mood. I try to force myself to go to work, get kids ready for sports and so forth, I also find myself snapping and people and really overanalysing everything to the point where I get my stress levels elevated once again. However, prior to all of this, I seem to get this way for no reason either.. I am thinking it may be GAD?? And most of the time I have been excruciatingly anxious over my health, I think the absolute worst, that if I have a single symptoms, I think, what if I have cancer? My mind is playing total tricks on me, and at times due to all of this, I have recurrent negative thoughts that I feel as though I am going insane! It scares me even more and I get more anxious over the fact I feel this way cause I feel like I am going mental? Does that make sense? I am tired of it all. I refuse to take medication.... I have started on natural stuff to help me out. Brain fog is killing me, I feel so low and depressed. But yet I still go about my daily work? seems to come and go.. I also think its just part of having anxiety and worry and being highly stressed, also triggers this effect off as well. I also had 2 clients in my office (I am a banker) that have gone on about their children having major depression and the in depth detail - I become highly sensitive to all of this, I get depressed myself, I think its because I know I am prone to it? This is why I hate talking about this condition at times, it gets me all upset and feeling sad. I am felling like I am loosing control. :(
  • Any helpful tips to get over anxiety

    So hi I'm new here. Atm I'm living with my parents, i finished school last year and felt too anxious to go to college.. it's been almost six months and I haven't done anything with my life, I've finished school and I don't have anything to show for it. I don't have anyone to talk to about this stuff so I'm usually up all night worrying about the future. The last few days have been torture and tonight has been one of the worst in my life. I honestly think that i'm going insane and that terrifies me. I keep worrying about things I usually wouldn't care about? Like for example; the last few days I've been freaking out about global issues and convincing myself that a big change is coming or that the world would end/ I've also become very forgetful. I've also been very suicidal lately and i don't want to start with meds.. I just want to be able to sleep at night, to be able to go out for a few drinks and not worry about stupid things. I hate how I feel. I don't want to accept that this is my fate, i have no idea what i even want as a future, i just don't want to be scared so much by everything. I feel so trapped, I don't know much about any remedies besides medication so i'd really love tips to help me get out of this rut.
  • Best medication for social anxiety?

    I was wondering what the best medication for social anxiety for a sixteen year old would be? I have been on Zoloft before and it did not work too well.
  • Does anyone have the physical symptoms of anxiety attacks that are chest pain and hard to breath? I used to think it was my asthma, Then I thought it was anxiety but now I'm not sure... It feels like someone is stabbing my ribs/back and heart area with a hot knife and it hurts to breath and the air in my lungs feels to heavy to breath and I get an overwhelming need to run to get away from where I'

    Does anyone have the physical symptoms of anxiety attacks that are chest pain and hard to breath? I used to think it was my asthma, Then I thought it was anxiety but now I'm not sure... It feels like someone is stabbing my ribs/back and heart area with a hot knife and it hurts to breath and the air in my lungs feels to heavy to breath and I get an overwhelming need to run to get away from where I'm at.. Is it like that for anyone else?
  • Fear of public transportation and long journeys?

    I suffer from fear of public transportation, i.e busses, coaches, taxi's, trains, aeroplanes, and long journeys, and I was wondering if anyone else here suffers similar experiences from what I am about to write from bellow: I don't know how or why it started but I sure remember when. One of my ex girlfriends and i had a long distance relationship. We lived about four hours away from each other and we would both take it in turns to take the train to one another's houses and stay for a while. I was I think 14/15 years of age and had been suffering from severe depression and severe anxiety since I will say the age of 11 as that was when I was first officially diagnosed although I have always been an anxious person. Anyway, this one day it was my turn to take the train up to hers and for a while now the anxiety had been building on these journeys every time, and on this particular day something felt different, shall I say. I had boarded on to the train and I could see my Dad standing on the platform outside of my window and I suddenly just went berserk. I shouted through the window to my Dad, "I can't do this", and suddenly desperately needed the toilet and was hyperventilating, pouring with sweat, shaking uncontrolably, and I couldn't even talk! After i had been to the toilet about 10 times, I had been throwing up blood and blood was coming out from my behind also and suddenly everything went dark. I later woke up on the floor of the carriage of the train by the ticket guy and he called for help and I was taken off at the next station. I was so embarrassed and ashamed, I had to call my dad who luckily had not left the station after i had shouted to him "I can't do this" and came to get me straight away. I had to be taken to the hospital and get checked over etc, all to discover that I had IBS..? When I was a kid and would go on school trips, I never wanted to, i was too afraid but I was still made to go, and i would always throw up - embarrassing and shameful yet again for me and I would experience levels of anxiety but not to the level of the story up above. After that experience on the train, I tried going on to a bus. I had paid for my seat and the bus was about to set off, and I suddenly ran off the bus shouting to the driver to open the doors and let me off. And once again I was very embarrassed and ashamed. I had also tried to go on long journeys in the car back to my hometown, London, UK, Bournemouth where my auntie and cousin live, and other long journeys but that also got too much for me to bear. Every time I got anxious I would suddenly need the toilet without warning and would have to get my Dad or whoever was driving to pull over immediately in fear that I would soil myself. And now, at the age of 22, I still suffer from this. Even when I'm not going on a journey, as soon as I become anxious, I need the toilet immediately. My friends don't know about this at all, only my current girlfriend and my parents do. So when my friends ask me to go on a journey with them somewhere, I have to make up an excuse and lie to them. I hate having to do that. It has happened a lot when being in the car with my girlfriend going on a journey somewhere. Twice I have been in tears in the car because I thought I was about to soil myself. In my personal opinion of myself, and no one else, i feel that as a 22 year old man, I should not be suffering with this. I constantly tell myself "you know, you're not a kid, you're a grown man so start acting like one", and all other kinds of things. I am my own worst enemy at times, I do self sabotage a lot. I actually can't believe i'm writing this for all to see, but I need to know that I'm not alone and need any advice anyone can give me.
  • HELP ME GUYS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    It all begon when smoking a Joint. It was my first... A trip to hell ! I was dieing, heart was almost exploding becouse of the high speed, Worst panic attack ever! Living nightmare.... Next day i woke up and felt GREAT ! I was out the nightmare ! YESS !! The same day in the restaurant i felt a weird upcoming feeling, i concentrated on all the voices i heard mixing in the restaurant, and felt a panic attack rushing and wanting to break trough. I runned to the toilet and the panic attack didn't break trough.. I felt normal.. i read some info on the internet and i said it can be a ' Flashback from a Badtrip ' becouse the THC is still in your blood.. well, i felt great for 4 months without Panicattacks, fear, stress.. Everything was back to normal ! UNTILL I got attacked by a gang of 5 African Junkies.. i had to run for my life and they knew where i lived ! I was scared ! I had Adrenaline for 6 hours when i escaped and got home.. My heart was pounding.. Another Panic Attack.. The next Day i could not look to Colorfull things and could not listen to music or birds who are singing, it felt like my Nervous system was SHARPER THEN SHARP, i had to sit in the dark ! And had Panic attacks EVERYDAY, for 6 MONTHS ! I'm light headed, dizzy, depersonalisated or something like that, i feel like living in a dream.. I feel like shit and i worry alot , that its forever ! I don't know what triggerd this... the weed ??? Or the Adrenaline from the Dangerous Situation.. i don't know what to think.. i'm Hyperventilating everyday and i have pain on my breasts. What can i do ? Right now i'm on Anti depressiva ( SSRI ) And i didn't have panic attacks for months . But i still worry and don't like living. I'm still kinda sad & think that when i stop with the pill everything will go back to a HELL ! i'm still dizzy, light headed, somethimes i fear my thoughts ! somethimes i think im gonna attack my mom becouse im going crazy, i make myself scared ! WHAT CAN I DO ? AND IS THIS BECOUSE OF THE JOINT OR THE SCARY SITUATION ? ANSWERS PLEASE !
  • Help! New Here

    Hi Guys, I'm new here. 3 weeks ago I had chest pains, kinda burning, but subtle muscle pain. My wife had me go to urgent care because she was worried about my heart (I'm only 31). They said I may have pulled a muscle in my left peck after jabbing at my lymph nodes for a while. Fast forward to last week. I had it again and my breathing was more frequent and it felt like my heart was racing. We drive into town and about half way there my hands start to go tingly and numb and my breathing is faster and faster and I start to freak out. We pulled over and an ambulance met us and took me to the hospital. The EMT in the ambulance said my hands were tingly and numb because of my elevated breathing. So she helped me get it under control and checked my heard. Nothing wrong there, it was just a little high from me freaking out. Got to the hospital, they did a bunch of tests, EKG, even checked the enzyme that the heart kicks out when under stress, nothing healthy as can be, other than some elevated white blood cells, which was probably because I felt like I was coming down with a cold. So it was great to find out it was my heart and I was a little embarrassed about the whole situation, but was told I did the right thing because it was near impossible until I was hooked up to a machine to see that I wasn't having a heart attack. Quickly some of my symptoms when it gets bad: - Yawning a lot - Cold chills - Cold clammy hands - light dizziness - chest discomfort - slight burning in my left peck - tingly/slight numbing in hands - racing heart - irregular breathing - just consumes my mind, it's all I can focus on when it happens I got home and I took some gaviscon (for heart burn) and it was crazy how fast the chest tightness and pain went away. So I got some Zantac and started taking that everyday, all of a sudden all that stuff went away. Felt great. I stopped taking it about two days ago and my chest is back to where it was just before the hospital and I feel my breathing picking up again. I've never been formally diagnosed with anxiety but I definitely know the signs and I say I do. So question, Does this sound remotely familiar to anyone? Is this just anxiety causing acid reflux, causing chest tightness, causing more anxiety and elevated breathing and basically spiraling out of control? If so, what are some things I can do to get this under control. I recently (as of January) started working from home and previously to that never had these issues. Not sure if being cooped up is adding to this as well. Thanks for everyone that stuck through that essay and can provide some help. I sure do need it. Thank you
  • Hi, i am new here . I have extreme anxioty and i have so strong fear of blood and innections or any kind of niddles and hospitals. I always feel dizzy. Even just staying next to someone who has visited dentist, it's imposible for me without having a glass of water and sugar bcs i feel like i will faint ( i am so scared from fainting too)

  • I'm scared I might have DVT! (Deep vein thrombosis)

    I'm an 18 year old male and my leg has been hurting for like a week now a ton and sometimes I get chest pains to go with it. I know its bad to google symptoms with anxiety but I read and feel like I might have DVT (Deep vein thrombosis) My leg isn't swollen or feel hot to touch but it does hurt and I get chest and throat squeezing and pain. I got an ekg and cbc blood test two days ago and it came out as fine but I ended up reading online that those tests won't tell the doctors about DVT because it needs specfic test. Now for the worst part I learned that DVT can give you pulmonary emoblism where it kills your lungs with a clot so now im even more scared! I have nobody to take me or willing to take me to a hospital to get checked out because I complain to much they say. Im like too nervous to sleep afraid I'll die in my sleep but I haven't injured my leg and I tend to get up and move around a ton. I'm 18 years old and a guy am I being over dramatic and will I be okay?
  • panic attacks during exercise

    Hi there to all the community. Has anyone experienced panic attack during running, jogging or doing treadmill???
  • Recently started having panic attacks, now they won't stop.

    the first 3 times i had panic attacks were while smoking weed. this was all in the last 6 months. i decided that i would stop smoking because i knew that it not only lead to full blown attacks, but also this general anxiety throughout my regular day, even when i wasn't smoking. i stopped smoking and my everyday "shyness" got better, I was more social than normal - able to speak up when i normally would have stayed quite - everything was going good. after not smoking for more than a month i decided i'd take 1 hit. just 1. i had moved in to a nice new house, had a new job - hey...i can take 1 hit right? well, the first night was cool - just like i remember it. i was happy, numb, playing video games, and slept like a rock. the next evening I said to myself "hey, last night was fun - let's go again." that's the night that I ended up in the ER, thinking I was dying, with a full blown panic attack that lasted over 2 hours (until the Ativan kicked in). it's funny, some people say MJ cures anxiety, for me it's the complete opposite. The worst part about this is that since that night i've had chronic panic disorder. It's been a month and I can't go a single day without an attack. i'm dealing with them better, trying to NOT take drugs (Xanax) because I know that when it wears off the panic is going to come back stronger than before. So far i've been able to go 1 day without xanax, but then the next day i'll end up needing .25 mg to stop an attack. My DR doesn't prescribe it to me either for fear of dependence - and honestly i don't want to be "ON" it - but it's nice to have something on hand to kill an attack when they happen....i just can't be going to the ER or urgent care (where they gave me the xanax) every other week, nor do I want to - Xanax is highly addictive and the last thing i need is a panic order WITH an addiction and/or withdrawls (seizure, etc). Long story short - I wish i'd never took that hit that night...i have a strong feeling that the MJ opened the gate for all this panic that i'm dealing with in my COMPLETELY SOBER life. Has anyone had something like this happen? How long did it last? I honestly can't take this shit on a daily basis. It'd be one thing if I could identify WHAT was making me feel this way...i think at first it was health....i'd feel a flutter in my chest and think i was having a heart attack. after getting a complete exam, blood work, urine test, etc - i know i'm a healthy 33 year old male...should be in the prime of my life. so WHY the panic? WTF am i freaking out about?
  • Sudden panics after 2 yrs break

    I have a sudden panic that attacked me while driving one day, mouth dehydration, feeling down, gastric disorder, weaken muscles, breathing disorder, and since that time it happened to me 3 times while driving too in one week? I am on Lustral 50 mg per day and Inderal 10mg since 2 years 1 pill from each daily intake, I was very good before that with the medications but now I m always worried and self concerned with any disorder in my body and always anxious.......does my life affect, because I have no job for 2 yrs and i get to kids and short amount of money?
  • What are the symptoms of panic attacks?


    Usually I do promotions and I meet a lot of people. This year on one fair I had interesting experience. I met a girl that couldn't relax, she was shaking, sweating a lot and feel dizzy. On the last promotion she run away. I am worry for her, Could this be symptoms of panic attack?



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