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  • Does anyone else mentally beat themselves up during a panic attack?

    When I get panic attacks, I will sometimes completely tear myself apart. I will beat myself up for things I had gotten over, anywhere from a month ago to several years ago. These feelings come back when I have a panic attack as though I had done nothing to resolve my feelings.

    For example, about a month ago I had to tell a friend that he needs to stop flirting with me because I have a boyfriend, and he was hurt by it but he understood. I've forgiven myself for hurting my friend and when I don't have anxiety, I hardly think of it. However, this past week I've been getting panic attacks for no reason. During these panic attacks, my mind races and I go back and think of all the bad things I've done and beat myself up about them, and I make myself feel like a horrible person. When I'm not feeling anxious, I know this is a silly thing to do, and I know I am not a bad person and shouldn't feel bad about these things, but it's difficult to maintain that thought when I'm in the middle of a panic attack. Does anyone else get this way? It would be reassuring to know that I'm not alone in feeling this way.
  • Funerals and holidays triggers for anxiety?

    I actually have two questions:
    1. Does anyone else have higher anxiety levels at Christmas, or when someone mentions Christmas?
    2. Does anyone else have an intolerance for funerals? Has anyone else gotten anxious for a couple years after going to one? I feel guilty about it, and for a while I kept it to myself. I kept telling myself, who has this problem? But I know someone out there does
  • guilt and self-critism?

    I struggle with guilt and self-critism. Both friends and my therapist told me I'm to hard on myself. I call myself terrible names I would never call anyone else. I also have a hard time forgiving myself for really bad mistakes in the past. Sometimes I catch myself doing it, and I stand up for myself in my thoughts. I've heard that guilt and self-critism can be a part of anxiety.
  • How do I get the moderator to approve the groups I'm trying to make? I already tired to make 3

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