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  • I haven't been professionally diagnosed with anxiety but I know in myself that there is something wrong. I'm too afraid to talk to anyone that I know as I feel like I would sound stupid. I regularly experience panic, shakyness, racing heart, feeling down

  • Abuse and aftermath ?

    I have escaped an abusive childhood and now I am afraid of doing things on my own. I really want to go the cinema on my own, I have no friends or family but the primary reason is to allow myself to do things which I wasn't allowed to do and stop being afraid of what other think but I can't seem to stop thinking of how other would perceive it or if they will judge me like my parents - I have read on-line that it is weird and not normal but some say it is good because you pay for it and you can watch without interruptions. I keep thinking people are like my parents - analysing my every move and judging me. I want to discover new things and go places by myself but I can't because I don't want people to see me. How do I manage this feeling ? I am fine once I leave the house but it is having the courage and mental strength to convince myself to leave the house that is the problem and also I scratch myself if I am nervous and shy and I keep my head low but that makes me look weird and pathetic.
  • Anbody else suffer from hypochondria aka health anxiety?

  • Anxiety has kept me from living my life for over 40 years. I'm 52 and I feel that I will always be alone.

    My anxiety keeps me from living a fulfilling life. I can't meet people. I can't go the the polls to vote. I just don't want to leave the house. I just feel like I would be better off dead away from all the pain and sorrow.
  • 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. :(
  • Any helpful tips to get over anxiety

    So hi I'm new here. Atm I'm living with my parents, i finished school last year and felt too anxious to go to college.. it's been almost six months and I haven't done anything with my life, I've finished school and I don't have anything to show for it. I don't have anyone to talk to about this stuff so I'm usually up all night worrying about the future. The last few days have been torture and tonight has been one of the worst in my life. I honestly think that i'm going insane and that terrifies me. I keep worrying about things I usually wouldn't care about? Like for example; the last few days I've been freaking out about global issues and convincing myself that a big change is coming or that the world would end/ I've also become very forgetful. I've also been very suicidal lately and i don't want to start with meds.. I just want to be able to sleep at night, to be able to go out for a few drinks and not worry about stupid things. I hate how I feel. I don't want to accept that this is my fate, i have no idea what i even want as a future, i just don't want to be scared so much by everything. I feel so trapped, I don't know much about any remedies besides medication so i'd really love tips to help me get out of this rut.
  • anybody just hate small talk?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Help! New Here

    Hi Guys, I'm new here. 3 weeks ago I had chest pains, kinda burning, but subtle muscle pain. My wife had me go to urgent care because she was worried about my heart (I'm only 31). They said I may have pulled a muscle in my left peck after jabbing at my lymph nodes for a while. Fast forward to last week. I had it again and my breathing was more frequent and it felt like my heart was racing. We drive into town and about half way there my hands start to go tingly and numb and my breathing is faster and faster and I start to freak out. We pulled over and an ambulance met us and took me to the hospital. The EMT in the ambulance said my hands were tingly and numb because of my elevated breathing. So she helped me get it under control and checked my heard. Nothing wrong there, it was just a little high from me freaking out. Got to the hospital, they did a bunch of tests, EKG, even checked the enzyme that the heart kicks out when under stress, nothing healthy as can be, other than some elevated white blood cells, which was probably because I felt like I was coming down with a cold. So it was great to find out it was my heart and I was a little embarrassed about the whole situation, but was told I did the right thing because it was near impossible until I was hooked up to a machine to see that I wasn't having a heart attack. Quickly some of my symptoms when it gets bad: - Yawning a lot - Cold chills - Cold clammy hands - light dizziness - chest discomfort - slight burning in my left peck - tingly/slight numbing in hands - racing heart - irregular breathing - just consumes my mind, it's all I can focus on when it happens I got home and I took some gaviscon (for heart burn) and it was crazy how fast the chest tightness and pain went away. So I got some Zantac and started taking that everyday, all of a sudden all that stuff went away. Felt great. I stopped taking it about two days ago and my chest is back to where it was just before the hospital and I feel my breathing picking up again. I've never been formally diagnosed with anxiety but I definitely know the signs and I say I do. So question, Does this sound remotely familiar to anyone? Is this just anxiety causing acid reflux, causing chest tightness, causing more anxiety and elevated breathing and basically spiraling out of control? If so, what are some things I can do to get this under control. I recently (as of January) started working from home and previously to that never had these issues. Not sure if being cooped up is adding to this as well. Thanks for everyone that stuck through that essay and can provide some help. I sure do need it. Thank you
  • How do i stop shaking and voice from cracking when speaking in class

    I have anxiety and get panic attacks a couple times a month or more for unknown or irrational reasons. I know that i am not really scared but my body and mind are on completely opposite sides of the world. I have a tendency (85% of the time) to get anxiety or even a full blown panic attack if i am speaking in public. I start to sweat, shake and my voice cracks leading to voice loss at times, sometimes get blurry vision and occasionally cant remember what i need to say... though i am not afraid of social situations or pubic speaking, the same occurs when i am driving at random times that do not correlate. I have tried rescue remedy and burch products, vitamins, healthy diet, even a heart med from my doc but nothing i try helps me from stopping the shaking or voice loss or blurry vision. I have a speech on tuesday and i really want to be myself and get an A Does anyone have any tips or herbal or natural remedy's? Thanks for any feedback! Maddie
  • How to make freinds dont have any and dropped out of school and have social anxiety

  • How to overcome Pedagophobia from a child age of 4?

    A 4 yr child is having Pedagophobia and we want to resolve it. It came from his father he was also having the same feeling? So, Should we stop the child going school? Because every day he thinks his teacher scolds him?
  • I'm new here I really need some help. I'm uncontrollably dizzy and shaky and it feels like I'm dying. My temperature is all over the place. I've been getting worse for 18 months and I am now very critical please help.

  • Is there a buddy system where we can support each other during episodes?

    I think it would be great to have some sort of buddy system where we can count on someone to communicate with (doesn't matter how: skype, messaging, etc) that would benefit each person get past their episode.
  • ptsd

    anyone come out a traumatic event after just a week, i believe i blocked it all out
  • Severe Shaking

    I suffer from the sever shaking around people and it starts while just thinking about it. I am on meds like Ativan. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  • Uncontrollable shaking?

    Hi All, I have a condition that made me sick a few days ago and it causes severe anxiety to form. I've gotten checked out from several doctors and they all said that the symptoms that I'm having are not from the condition but contribute this shaking and muscle pain from anxiety, and also the fact that I am starting a new job on Monday (Sep 16). However, ever since Sunday (Sept 8th). I cant get no more that 3 hours of sleep at a time because I wake up shaking uncontrollably. Has this happened to anyone else and if so, how did you combat it?
  • What are the symptoms of panic attacks?


    Usually I do promotions and I meet a lot of people. This year on one fair I had interesting experience. I met a girl that couldn't relax, she was shaking, sweating a lot and feel dizzy. On the last promotion she run away. I am worry for her, Could this be symptoms of panic attack?

  • What is the best way to deal with extreme anxiety?

    I've had anxiety and OCD since I was thirteen (I'm 22 now) but I didn't start having panic attacks until I was around nineteen. Since then, I have been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder and my anxiety has reached an all time high. The anxiety is always there but it gets really bad at around noon and doesn't start to get better until four so for those few hours I am in utter hell. My palms and feet get incredibly sweaty and I have a sensation of pins and needles stabbing me all over my body. My body shakes and the feeling just gets worse. Suicidal thoughts come to my mind, not because I want to die but because I want relief from this unbearable agony. I take .5mg of Klonopin (Clonazepam) twice a day but I feel like I need something much stronger. I will have to talk to my doctor about this obviously but my question is, what is the best way to fight this anxiety? I know everyone reacts differently to different medication but does anyone get any relief from a certain medicine that you can take when you get panic attacks or really bad anxiety? What are your thoughts? Much thanks! :)

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