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  • 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!!!
  • Beat anxiety without pills?

    I've been having anxiety for the past month or so and it's crippling my life. I want to get rid of this and go back to my normal self but I definitely don't want to take pills because I don't want to alter my mind or have any of the side effects. My doctor gave me pills to help me sleep which were a mild antidepressant and they just made me feel worse and gave me bad nightmares. Is there anyway out of this without pills?
  • Does anybody feel paranoid when talking to people?

    I usually feel worried and paranoid of how others (even friends and family) are perceiving me while I'm engaged in a conversation with them. I use the word "engaged" loosely, as I have to try very hard to stay focused and endure a great deal of mental fatigue. I often find it hard to smile and tend to get shaky the longer the social interaction continues. It gets to the point where I wish I could turn and run away. I don't feel comfortable speaking with anyone for extended periods of time and I often take sarcastic remarks in a personal way; even when I know the said sarcasm is just a joke. I feel hopeless sometimes, and smoke to ease my nerves.
  • How do I get the moderator to approve the groups I'm trying to make? I already tired to make 3

  • I have anxiety about every little thing in my life....

    and its to the point where I'm scared to do everyday things that it seems everyone is okay with doing. I can't stop the worry thoughts in my head, and I need to make them stop before I lose the people in my life who don't understand, I tried to explain it but its hard, and I just got the same response "it's all in your head, just dont think that way". I wish it was that easy. It's like my life is a dream 24/7 and nothing feels real to me. Like I'm constantly having an outer body experience and its a really scary feeling. How can I make them stop?
  • 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
  • ok so i have the most supporting boyfriend in the world, he is fantistic. He thinks my worrying is "cute" how can i make him see that what i'm feeling is infact controling my life.

  • What are forms of positive reinforcement that you may use if you have a bad day or week that potientially makes you feel like you're not making any progress over anxiety? How do you get yourself out of the negative storm of thoughts and nay-saying?

    What methods do you use or what activities do you take part in to remind yourself that you are moving forward when you feel like you are not getting any better or regressing into a worse state?
  • What do you worry most about?

    I am making a zine for the counseling center here at school that focuses on college students with anxiety disorders. I personally have G.A.D. and this has contributed to a lot of the content in the zine but I would like some outside input. I want this zine to help those who don't suffer from an anxiety disorder understand what its like. I often struggle to explain how it feels to my husband and my family. They don't understand why I can't just "calm down" or "chill out". I need some quotes ( you will remain anonymous of course) from you guys explaining your experiences, what you struggle with most, and what has helped you cope. I'm also looking for input on what images come to mind when you think about your anxiety. For example one of the spreads in the zine is a series of thumbnail images that slowly change from one image to the next to show a "white out". This is something that happens to me when I have a panic attack I white out instead of black out. I would greatly appreciate your contributions and I will post the zine on my profile when its completed. Thanks,

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