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I am just so panicky that I have no life....my bills are pd ...I have a great marriage....I just don't get it.....I'm afraid of losing my mind....maybe already have...please help

 

 

 

 

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Hi Tamrust

Sorry I only just spotted this. 

Don't worry you aren't losing your mind. Crazy people don't know that they're crazy. 

Panic and anxiety don't need stress like a bad marriage or debt to surface. There doesn't have to be any trauma. It just happens one day and the next thing you know you become anxious about it happening again. The anxiety feeds the anxiety. The panic feeds the panic. You end up anxious about the symptoms and what is happening to your life. 

How long has this been going on? Are you having panic attacks, anxiety or both? Have you seen anyone about it? 

 

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Hi I'm new,I suffer panic attacks and will not attempt to go out on my own,I feel so afraid incase I get a panic attack in public,I feel dizzy as soon as I walk out the door and the thought of going out is frightening.So I really feel for everyone. 

 

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Hello all. My name is Maddy. I’m 19 and about 2 months ago I was at work when I had a strange “wave” got though my body, my heart rate immediately went up and I began to sweat and couldn’t gather my thoughts properly. My arm felt tingly and I began Worrying that I could Be having a stroke. I went Into the ER, they ran an EKG, blood test, urine test, and it all cam back normal. They chalked It up to panic disorder and generalized anxiety. I still felt off for the next few days and like I was Not in control of my thoughts and my mind. I went To follow up with my primary care doctor, as I was Scared there was something we were missing. She examined me thouroughly and didn’t find anything wrong, she sent me to get blood work done to see how my lipids, thyroid, cholestorl, etc, all we’re. They all came back perfectly normal. I had No appetite for days and my vision felt slightly off. The best way I can Describe it is like I was Constantly high and experiencing this weird out of body experience. I made An appointment with a phsychiatrist near by, and she diagnosed me with a panic disorder, and generalized anxiety as well. I was Prescribed Zoloft and currently take 100mg daily, and clonazepam .5mg twice daily as needed. About a week and half of taking the medication I sarted noticing results and feeling much better. I was No longer waking up to a panic attack and increased heart rate, I could live out my days relatively normally. I started seeing a therapist and doing cognitive behavioral therapy with her and so far it’s been helpful. Within the past 2 days though I’ve been feeling quite awful again. It is very discouraging because I’ve been feeling good for about 2 weeks or so now, and I’m scared that I’m starting all over again and that I have To go through this all again. I’m sorry for the lengthy post I just want to be as detailed as I can with you all. Not to mention that I have A constant fear that this isn’t anxiety and that these symptoms are something else and I’m worried that they could mean I have A brain tumor or something like that. I made The mistake of googling brain tumor symptoms and other things and got myself deep into a rabbit hole and started thinking “holy s*#t!” These are all my symptoms what if their mimicking something more serious such as a brain tumor. I get Slight headaches from time to time but nothing seriously major or horribly painful. Consciously I know That it has to be my anxiety. Subconsciously it Is so hard for me to believe myself and the facts in front of me. I cant Get this persistent thought out of my head and it’s causing me more and more panic attacks. Has anyone else been here? I’d really appreciate it if y’all took the time to read this lengthy post. Thank you all.

 

-maddy

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Hi everyone!  I am  a widow who has suffered from anxiety and panic for as long as I can remember - even as a child.  Sometimes it is crippling.  I have found that most people who don't suffer from anxiety have no idea what I am going through.  That's what brings me here.  It helps to be able to share with people who know and can relate to what I am feeling and going through. I look forward to being able to share with other members and just having someplace I can go and read posts from others that feel like me.  Thanks for listening and I look forward to becoming a part of the group.

 

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Hi, I'm new to this site.  I've had Generalized Anxiety Disorder officially since 2008, but more like when I was 10.  I reflected back to that time and I figured it was due to being bullied through much of my childhood.  However, it has become very bad now and led to conversion disorder and a seizure. Those two things have combined to cause me to lose my job, not to be able to walk and to have a seizure.   That also goes with every test in the world, over 100 needles/blood tests/30 needles in my eyeballs.  I lost my job and my family in the process. It has been horrible.  I will add more later because I'm tired tonight.

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Hi David. Welcome to AC. :).

Yes, please come back and tell us more. On this site are those who know because we have all been there. You sound as if you have had your fair share of bad luck and your present anxiety could be down to being bullied. The harm bullies do is often beyond repair. They can ruin someone's life without realising what they are doing. It can happen at school or in the workplace.Try not to despair. Things often have a habit of suddenly changing and we can look back at what happened without the remorse that usually goes with a trauma. Best wishes.

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On 12/14/2014 at 7:42 AM, mother2all said:

I am new to this forum and not sure where to post to it. My meaningful post is my quote that I try to remember everyday.

 

"It can only bother you if YOU let it." Very hard to remember when you are stressed out and having anxiety attacks and panic attacks.

 

this is why I have joined. Open to helpful advise and willing to share what I have learned.

Hello

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Does anyone come here anymore? I really hope so, because I need help!

I have a depression diagnosis but the more I think about my life, the more I think I’ve also had GAD all my life. I look back at symptoms I’ve had and I see a pattern.

Right now I’ve got some situational anxiety, as I have been unemployed for a month, will probably need to move, and am in a relationship that has some problems. But don’t be fooled into thinking I’ll be OK again as soon as one or more of these problems gets solved. I have been anxious all my life; it’s just coming to a head now.

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I wrote the first post 5 years ago (it doesn't seem that long😉) and I still come back from time to time to read my own words of advice. Like an off switch refresher course. Sometimes I find myself a bit wound up and struggle and fight with anxiety. I recently reread this thread and was reminded to stop fighting and do nothing. It worked! I'm back into a good space. 

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Oh Yeah sailor. I often have to re read the advice in Articles. I think, like you, that it just doesn't seem like 5 years ago you wrote that. I wonder how many have been helped in all that time by reading it. We often need a refresher course because we are anxious people. I believe we agreed that it's better to learn to manage anxiety than to try and cure it. We can manage it so it doesn't interfere with our lives, but at times it's still difficult. It's unlike an illness that can be cured because it's so often built in with our temperament.   Best wishes.

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I wanted to ask the same question. Not much going on, huh? But Kat63, if you come back so will I.

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There are very few people in the world who help and support you in your bad and hard times. Depression and anxiety are life threatening.The are serious mental illness which are not been taken seriously. I had chronic depression and I've been combatting it with for years. My doctors denied my treatment after several sessions. I was hopeless. My fellows suggested several physicians but nothing worked. I took online consultation and it worked miraculously. My doctor is now my mentor. He very supportively and patiently helped me throughout my journey. The first thing was that I didn't know the cause of my depression and anxiety. There were certain things which could bother me. He helped me with all that.  https://mangoclinic.com/an-ultimate-guide-towards-your-recovery-from-depression/ . Following all the guidelines and prescriptions, I've felt a major progress in my mental health. I used to take lots of anti-depressants and got kinda dependant. However at a point they stopped working. It was my inner Will which kept me motivated to fight against depression. 

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I and anxiety have a very deep connection. We are like best friends. Whenever I feel a little happy or let happiness in my life my anxiety get possessive and doesn't anyone else in! 🙂 That's how it is going. I try to divert my mind doing different activities, especially the ones I love doing the most but I easily get bore. Recently I came across a very interesting and fun article. Have you guys ever checked what does your zodiac sign says about mental health? If not, do give it a try. Connection between astrology and mental health
I'm Taurus and I feel like the things suggested for me are really wanted right now to be done in my life. This is so true! 

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