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I'm Exausted! I don't know what to do. Can you help me?

I have recently started college in a new town where I don't know anyone, I love the college and the friends I have made are lovely. I am not a shy person (although I have my moments). Anyway, I haven't been into college for two weeks now, I'm waking up with morning sickness, throwing up, and tightness in my chest and throat and a crazy heartbeat.. On a normal day I can feel my heart beat and have a tight chest and have waves of sickness throughout the day. My diet is good, At night I sleep like a log (And for ages, like 12 hours is normal.) I'm quite a fearful person, I don't think I have extreme OCD, but I'm very particular about things, so its possible. I am also very claustrophobic to the point where being hugged or being in a building i feel i cant leave feels like I'm suffocating. I am currently having acupuncture, and just finished some hypnotherapy which I'm not convinced has worked. I know nothing about anxiety and how to cure or deal with it, or how to know what the problem it is, Can i be tested? shall I try Therapy? i don't know, I don't really want to start taking pills, but I need to move on with my life and this is really holding me back! Please help if you can.
Category: Advice 8 years ago
Asked 8 years ago

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A lot of those sound like symptoms of anxiety, but I recommend seeking psychiatric help (therapy, psycologist, or psychiatrist). This year in college I struggled with a lot of nausea, acid reflux, tight chest, breathing issues, etc. and discovered it was anxiety. Breathing in for 6, holding 6, and then out for 6 multiple times helps me when that happens and trying to find something that relaxes you or makes you happy helps too. I am currently taking zoloft, which has been helping, but I understand if you don't want to! Stay strong, and I'm sorry you're going through this!
Answered 8 years ago

I liked your question. I liked it not because you are feeling bad, but because you are asking. I tried to be so freakin' "strong" and just muscle through it. I wouldn't ask anyone anything for years. That obviously didn't get me any help. Asking is the only thing that got me help. Hollywell has good advice.
Answered 8 years ago

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