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  • afraid of diagnosis?

    I am scared to death I will be told I"m bipolar, or (again) that I have "frequent and intense psychotic episodes" when I one time hallucinated. I feel my life was ruined by that and I am terrified to tell the truth when I go to therapy because I have some dark thoughts. I'm afraid I will be locked away. They are not constant, and are not acted upon. I have an appointment with a new therapist coming up in 2 months. I'm so afraid of crying in front of her, telling the entire truth, and being labeled.
  • Am I the only one that feels like this

    Ok, so I have had anxiety and depression for about 10 years or more now. I have now developed OCD as well. I can manage the OCD and Depression ok with meds. But my anxiety is absolutely through the roof! One thing I do is worry A LOTTTTT. I have a 19 year old daughter who just recently got out of a 5 year relationship 2 months ago. She is now dating someone else who is an absolute sweetheart and treats her extremely well. My anxiety every single day has been so high that I cannot think straight. And the reason for this I dont know, but I am literally CONSTANTLY asking my daughter is everything is ok with them and I worry all the time that theyre going to break up. I dont understand why I do this at all. I always have an anxious feeling in my chest and my heart pounds because I worry about it like I said CONSTANTLY, like from the moment I wake up, while Im at work, while Im watching tv, while Im driving, ALLLLLL THE TIME. Its been getting so bad that my daughter and I get in arguments and she says shes sick of me asking questions every single day about 10 times a day. I am fidgety just writing this. I get nauseous also. I am a chronic worrier about anything and everything but when it comes to my daughter its extra bad. I wish I knew why I cant just relax and let it go. Anyone else feel this way? I feel like Im the only one who deals with this on a daily basis. Its consuming my life. Sometimes I feel as if I am going to lose it and go crazy. Right now I am prescribed 60 mg Prozac, 30 mg Buspar: both once a day and for when my anxiety peaks I also have 25 mg Vistaril that I can take up to 3 times a day. The Vistaril helped a bit at first but now I feel as if it is doing nothing to help me. I also get headaches a lot. This is getting so bad for me. Any advice? Or can anyone maybe explain to me why this is happening to me please? Please no negative comments. Thanks so much!!!
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  • anyone know or have tips on how to overcome agoraphobia?

  • Can anyone else see and feel their hear beating?

    All day right below my left peck i can see and feel my heart beat and i get worried when it races.Ive lost weight,have panic attacks,stomaches a long with a list of other syptoms.I feel hopeless and want to give up im currently taking lorazepam.
  • can someone PLEASE tell me how to add to my diary? i am really confused and when i hit Help or Q&A i get another language HELP!

    i have no idea how to add to my diary and there is no instructions in english to help me
  • Does anyone else's chat not work?

    I can't open any chats/chatroom. Whenever someone sends me a message I can't open it and it's so frustrating.
  • Does writing service enable you to order all type of academic works?

    I am a first semester degree student. I have got a task work. I need to write an essay and have to be submitted within two days. I am a normal student. I do not have great writing ability. I know there are plenty of online writing services available. Some of the services do not deliver the essay on when we need it, some of the services do not produce an effective content for making an essay powerful. My friend suggested me to choose custom essay writing service. So I had decided to hire this service to handle my assignment. If you have any opinion please share with me.Visit
  • Fear of vomiting?

    I have this really bad fear of vomiting and I'm only 14 its been getting worse I've had it since I was 7 and I have panic attacks and lots of problems at school because of it and I don't know what to do. Does anyone else suffer or have some info on what to do? Thanks xx
  • Has anyone taken Fluvoxamine before?

    I'm changing medications yet again but we are sure this could be the right one for me this time.

    Just wanting to know how others have found it? Has it helped? What side effects did you notice? Improvement? How long before you noticed improvement?

  • Help for someone new to anxiety?

    I have recently discovered that I may have social anxiety and I was wondering if there are any websites which can help me?
  • Help me please

    I thought i would be free of panic attacks today, but since 3 days ago i noticed while using the computer, that my eyes movement is strange, i move them more than usual, then i start to worry and i feel like im not myself/or gonna faint . It´s a very weird feeling and now its happpening every minute, shall icall to doctor or an ambulance ????
  • How can I make myself feel better?

    I don't know how to deal with myself anymore... I am afraid of people, and all situations related to people. And when I get stressed, I can't get myself to go outside for days. I don't wanna involve others about it so some self helping means would be nice. :)
    I have felt really down for weeks now... so some ways to make myself feel better really would be appreciated... I really don't wanna lose my year at school because I can't deal with being with people sometimes, this pressuring feeling is stressing me out and making me... aphetic. I can't even play games on my machines (which tended to make me feel better before). I just feel like nothing and being nothing. :(
    It's becoming worse to.. (I have decided to meet a psychology but it won't happen before next month, and I didn't say much to my doc about it, just...) so... I need something to keep me going a while longer. If anyone can help with that I would really be thankful. :)
    I am just really bad at thinking positive about anything right now. :(
  • how did you know it was time to talk to a professional

    how did you know it was time to talk to a professional? I have been self managing my anxiety. Sometimes i'm okay other times it's worse. I do feel panicky on rare occasion. Most people around don't know my anxiety problems. I just hide them as best as i can
  • How do I get the moderator to approve the groups I'm trying to make? I already tired to make 3

  • How do you stop your mind racing?

    What works for you? I can't seem to stop my mind and thoughts racing at all. The only time I have a bit of peace is when I'm asleep. It's actually driving me insane!
  • How the heck do I find a therapist? (or any medical professional that could help in general)

    I'm planning on seeing a therapist for my problems (social anxiety, not diagnosed, so that's a problem). I don't know what to look for and what's right for me, do I need a counselor, do I need a psychologist, psychiatrist? Which one is right for me? What do I look for and note when looking for one (medical professional)? And what if I was never checked and diagnosed? Am I qualified to get help from a psychologist? How do I even start omg I have so many questions I can't even write right now. What do I look for in therapists? What do i need to look for when looking at therapists profile online. Please help. Excuse this messy question. I have many symptoms of social anxiety and desperately need help of some sort. Feel free to add additional information on how you found your therapist if you got one. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Also I wanna add, I'm looking at Psychology Today therapist finder and what do I look at in there that's important? Thank you.
  • How to deal with anxiety without medication

    I have been professionally diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder, and my parents don't really understand it or take it seriously. Because of that, they don't understand the struggle I go through almost every day, the anxiety I feel even when going to school or talking to my friends or doing activities that I enjoy. I was wondering if anyone knows any ways to handle anxiety on this level without medication? My brother has ADD and he is heavily medicated, and my parents have a ton of stress dealing with that. I am supposed to see a psychologist to help with my needs, but I have only seen her once, and that was to be diagnosed. I want to be able to go through life and know what it's like to not have anxiety about every little thing, without medication or hypnosis and stuff like that. Are there any methods you have for dealing with anxiety without medicine?
  • How to help my mom understand?

    Hi, So I've had social anxiety for about 6 years now. It was onset by PTSD from my father and as more things contributed to my PTSD it got worse. When I first realized I had it, I was still able to live a fairly normal life. I went to school, I hung out with my mom and step-dad, I even hung out with friends. As it got worse, I found that the easiest thing for me was being alone. I've always been very independent and loved being alone. I feel like being alone is the only time I can be myself and not worry what others are thinking and not worry when I'm going to have to speak next. I have a lot of irritability around others as well. I have mood swings from bipolar type 2. My therapist has diagnosed me with PTSD, GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), Social Anxiety, Dis-associative Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, Suicide Ideation, and Bipolar Disorder Type 2. Knowing all this gets overwhelming at times but I feel like I handle it pretty well. Medications don't seem to help, but herbs do (I'm an herbalist which helps). My main issue is my mom. We weren't very close when I was a child. This was primarily do to the fact my father would tell me to say things to her that I assumed to be harmless casual things and was later told were evil, manipulative things that made her believe I hated her. When I was 13, she tried to move myself and her to another state and custody was revoked from her and given to my father. While I was forced to live with my father, I began self-harming, attempting suicide, and became anorexic. About a year later, my fathers violent behaviors only got worse and as a result my mother regained custody and I was able to live with her again. While living with her, we started to get close. She became my best friend and I became hers. I was about 14 at the time. To this day, we're still very close. I'm 19 now. However, she doesn't understand what goes on in my head at all. She has some similar mental health issues but whenever I have a bipolar episode or a suicidal thought or social anxiety and just want to be left alone, she never knows what to do. She thinks that I hate her and my stepdad if I need to be left alone which is often. I can't tell her if I feel suicidal anymore because she freaks out every time and becomes very mean to me because she's scared. Now I'm beginning to feel like I can't really talk to her about anything serious. I admit that I don't get along with my stepdad because we have personalities that clash. He's not very understanding, he too lashes out if anyone is having a serious problem, and we have no common interests. Whenever we talk it seems to end in an argument because he feels like he always has to be right and sometimes in order to get that feeling of being right he tries to make others feel like anything they believe or like is wrong. He also enjoys starting arguments and if someone isn't fighting with him, he'll try to pick a fight with someone else. I know I need to work on building a relationship with him, but of course my mom is my main priority. Any suggestions on how to help her understand? I've tried explaining it to her, she just doesn't seem to understand.
  • How to make others understand?

    I have a fiance, who is very understanding ect... but as a complete opposite to me he is a total adrenaline junkie and so as you can imagine has practically no fear (sometimes wonder if he is human!)
    I suffer anxierty, panic disorder, emetophobia and mild OCD. I am on a high dose of medication and regular therapys to help.
    I am improving and being with my fiance for 6 years now he has seen the really bad and the good.

    however when im having "good" times... i may be quiet or tierd and exhausted because my mind is always working overtime... you know how it is.
    he cannot understand (although has really tried to)
    he can see when i am bad.. (self harm, illness, general fast weight loss ect.) - i do not get bad anymore (touch wood.. 2 years now!)

    I dont know how i can make him understand how it can mentally drain you, and how it can make you upset or isolated (including very low libido)
    i have tried speaking with him.. for hours and he listens but it just cant "click" in his head.

    any tips or any way of helping would be much appriciated.. he really wants to understand, he wants to be able to tell how i am doing and how he should react to how i am feeling.

    thank you in advance.

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



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