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  • Advice

    Anyone have any advice on how to stop shaking, freaking out, and fearing the worst over nothing all the time..? Like my parents always, ALWAYS ask to see my phone and even though I know I have nothing to hide it becomes hard to breath when they're reading my texts or looking through my pictures. I just get scared because no matter what I do for them I never feel good enough and they always find something I do wrong when I think it's nothing..
  • Anbody else suffer from hypochondria aka health anxiety?

  • Anxiety attack during sex?

    Till a few days ago I didn't had this situation. I wasn't up for sex but my boyfriend was for it and I felt it like some kind of pressure. During it I had something like deja vu, in my toughs it all looked like some nasty situation. So I started to freak out and he stopped. Could this be anxiety attack?
  • 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. :(
  • 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.
  • Can someone have multiple anxiety disorders?

    Is possible that someone has more than one anxiety condition? Could this be treatable like any other single anxiety condition?
  • Do you think anxiety. stress, depression etc can make you ill more often?

    I never use to be unwell at all, never so much as a cold, nothing! but this year it seems i am constantly getting ill with colds, flu, viral infection etc could my immune system be weekened by anxiety, stress or depression?
  • Does anyone have Thanatophobia?

    I just need to know. This is my 3rd time with this phobia. It's about myself not others dying. It gets to the point we're in am afraid of going to sleep. I take kolonopin 3 mg and am thinking for telling my psychiatrist. I have already talked with my psychotherapist. Please let me know so I don't feel alone.
  • Does this website really help with depression

  • Existential Anxiety

    I'm 20 and I've been having some hardcore existential anxiety, I always long for answers that cannot be answered. I always find myself overthinking? life in itself. I never used to have this problem until about a year or two ago but it's becoming much worse. It's anxiety that I feel I cannot escape from. I know I'm still young and what not but all I ever think about is is this all a simulation? If so who or what is behind it all? I never used to have anxieties but it all just kind of hit me at once and is quite overwhelming. No one I know my age has these same anxieties about life or their future. I always find myself thinking about how irrelevant the human race is and how we're all just specs of specs of a spec of dust. I can't stop questioning what this life is and how life itself even works. I feel like I can't live a normal life because of how intense my curiosity is about literally everything. I can't meditate because of how much shit is going on in my mind 24/7, I don't find yoga to be relaxing, therapy is quite pointless (I've seen atleast 4 different therapists/psychiatrists and none of them have helped me in the slightest) and I just feel like a lost cause. I've tried my best to explain my situation and I hope it made sense somewhat. I would love to talk with like minded people. Why am I feeling these feelings and thoughts so deeply to where it affects me physically and mentally?
  • Fear of flying?

    I am having a fear of flying. Could this be phobia?
  • 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.
  • has anyone ever had suicidal thoughts

  • How can i stop my anxiety when i eat out

    so every time i go out to eat or just eat with friends and my boyfriend i got so anxious that i just cant eat. it turns my stomach and makes me so nauseous that i just cant do anything and i am getting tired of this.
  • how do you cope?

    Hi, I've just joined this site today. I have browsed around peoples answers and questions and would like to ask one of my own.

    I was a very active, outgoing, never out of the action person before anxiety struck. I've always had problems with phobias i.e health, sickness but managed it well.
    I have a gambling addiction which I was also able to manage. Due to my severe anxiety (as said by a doctor) I am unable to work and do day-to-day activities. I am as close to housebound as it gets. Also as you can imagine I am unable to fund such gambling addiction.
    I have been placed on Citalopram 30mg which has helped with the anxiety while at home but almost useless in the real world. I have split up with my girlfriend as I can't do anything with her, I could only just about have sex without having my brain spun around the room! Honestly, it would just be comforting knowing someone has been in my situation and come out the other side as I cant see a light at the end of the tunnel.
    Jack.
  • How do you overcome speaking in front of your WHOLE class??

  • How to deal with the post Christmas fallout where your social anxiety/GAD kept you from being social with friends/family and being good company?

    Family I live with invited lots of friends and family for Christmas. For the past week, I was having a major breakdown and feeling very anxious and depressed in general and felt that way during Christmas day. I just couldn't handle anything more than 10 - 15 minutes of socialization at a time. Suffice to say, not only was I bad company and just could not muster up any excitement or expressions of happiness, I would just leave after a few minutes of stilted conversation and go hibernate in my room all by myself. I can tell that my behavior really insulted the woman who has treated me like a daughter by letting me stay in her house, with her family all for free while I got my life in order. What makes me sure that I am not overreacting is that a few weeks ago, she was talking about a person she hates and the crux of her dislike is that she felt used by them because the person would do stuff like get their Christmas gifts from her and then leave a few minutes later without sticking around for conversation (essentially what I did...) I have mentioned to her in the past that I had depression (though in reality, I still do) and the response I had gotten back from her back then that depression and anxiety is complete bullshit and that people who can't handle life are just not determined/strong enough. I am okay with her not being understanding of depression/anxiety because she is always there for me in all the other ways I need (will always listen to me, makes sure I eat regularly, lets me a live a wonderful and independently while I finish up with school, etc) I just feel like an utter failure and a complete disappointment and so utterly humiliated that I acted like that on Christmas day...I knew how important it was for this person to have all the people she loved there and hanging out together but I just acted like a stranger in front of all these people I have personally met, like and am liked by. I am not sure how I would even apologize for something like this.
  • I feel like I'm going crazy. Help!

    The past few days I have been feeling terrible. I don't know how much longer I can take it. This is going to sound weird but I keep having scary, uncontrollable thoughts that I am going insane or I'm possessed. I can't sleep at night because I keep getting sensations of being startled awake. My anxiety is making me feel physically ill. My heart has been palpitating constantly, I just took my pulse and it's 96 bpm sitting down. My chest feels heavy. This is not the first time I have experienced this. I am afraid I might end up in the emergency room or mental hospital. I don't know if it's a panic attack or side effect from my meds ( I take sertraline Zoloft and Abilify). Has anyone else here experienced this? How do I make it go away? Please help.
  • I'm scared to break up...

    So I have been with my boyfriend for over 2 and a half years... we both have been through tons together but over a year ago I made the decision that I didn't feel like I loved him anymore... he wasn't supportive of me when I had anorexia, I then was diagnosed with pre cervical cancer and still he wasn't supportive. It was all about weed. It's been way over a year and iv tried to ignore these signs. But is this what's causing my anxiety? The fact I'm pushing myself to be with someone who doesn't help me and has different interests to me etc. I'm scared of breaking up with him... I'm also scared of the after math or how he could react...
  • I'm stuck

    Lately I've been feeling stuck, like I'm not improving. I'm not getting worse either. But it seems like I've been doing better. But I'm not sure if it's because I am getting better and the working on myself is actually doing something. Or I'm only feeling like I'm doing better because the main trigger for my anxiety and depression is momentarily gone. I just don't know what to do. The working on myself is expressing my emotions and feelings more, and trying to reach out to my friends. I've been figuring out what Happens during an attack and what helps. I know myself pretty well in that area. But I want to be able to do more then just coping with it. I want it to get less. I only have no idea how

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