So ive been worried since last night i got a sudden urge of like a bloated gassy stomach. And a feeling like if i am hungry but pretty bad. Also then started feeling dizzy. And i did eat 3 meals a day. Now waking up today my stomach felt the exact same way. Dull stomah ache gassy and bouts of like nausea. Idk what this is. I was at the hospital 2 weeks ago with perfect blood work and ct scan coming out well. Idk what this is and its worrying me
I'm sorry. It is a lot at times and it can def be over whelming. I really believe that us with anxiety are empathetic people, we take on other people's worries and troubles and it really effects us.
The way I find peace is showing love.. I know that I'll have no regrets if I know I showed everyone love and I helped as much as I could. You are showing your mother, mother in law and co worker your love and you are helping them.
I'm like Binn, tummy issues aren't an anxiety concern for me but my anxiety effects my stomach every time.
I came across a post from a member a few days ago where it stated that the member uses loads of energy to hide the disease and suffering; from grown children. This made me sad. I'm not judging a person for such a decision but we expect society to deal differently in regards to mental health. Don't you all think it should start with us? The sufferers? If we have such a problem accepting our own disease at first, and finally get to the stage of acknowledging that we need help and support, accepting we do suffer from a mental disorder and then go on to live in shame, never voicing what's really going on with us, not even in our intimate circles, how on earth can we accept society to facilitate change? I applaud and respect it every time I see an actor, or an artist or anyone in the public eye 'outing' themselves with anxiety, depression, PTSD, Borderline etc. Now, one could say well, they are well off and don't have the worries we do. But I feel in order for us to be fully free (and to get better) we have to free ourselves first from the burden of the stigma.
I have a friend who has been living with GAD and PA for many, many years. She is a sweet and lovely lady. But she is full of shame when it comes to her disease. She is keeping up appearances at all costs; at work etc. because she is scared. Scared someone could find out what she is suffering from. I asked her what would happen if work knew? You are still the same person, your performance is excellent, your are still well liked and respected. You just have a disease. Like diabetes or a heart problem. She said she would get fired right away. Now I don't think it's true, it's catastrophic thinking. We don't know if we get fired -for whatever it might be, until the day comes. If it comes. And if the millions of people with mental health issues would casually make it known at work for example, they couldn't go on and afford to fire all of us.
Freedom begins with us, not living with a stigma. Anxiety robs us of so many things, let's not ever let it take our honor and self respect.
I'm an anxiety sufferer. It feels good to say it. I don't feel shame but I feel pride that I have found out what I have, that I have accepted it (long, windy road) and that it's part of my life. There is nothing to be ashamed off or to feel sorry for.
My best Wishes.
Yes I googled too😳 a lot of them include shaking as a side effect . I’m switching back to klonopin and so far no shaking . I’m going to see if that’s what’s causing it- switching from klonopin to Xanax . I will keep you posted on how it goes tomorrow morning.
Hi Gilly. I have been on this site for sometime. I just need someone to talk to about my anxiety and I like your way of helping others. Not accepting that all my symptoms are caused by anxiety. Feel like my doctors have misdiagnosed me. If you could reply to me please. Not feeling well at all. Thank you.
Hello Cutecat.......I believe I talked with you on another anxiety forum awhile back. How are you? I am exactly the same nothing has changed with me. I do have some relief but it never lasts too long. So sick of taking pills that dont work. I never want to go anywhere because I feel so awful!!!!! Hope you respond would love to hear from you.