Does anyone ever feel like they are waiting to go crazy?

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1day@atime
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   Posted 3/17/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Latley Ive been obessesing over being a schyzophrenic...seriously its out of control.  So now I worry about having heart attacks and going insaine.  Does anyone else stress out about this??  I hate to seem like I am posting the same thing all the time...Im just in need of some feedback.
 
I even catch myself trying to hear things that are not there...
 
 

Tootiebug58
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   Posted 3/17/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
yep, i sure do go thru this. just last night i woke up with chest pains (is my fibromyalgia) and thought for sure I was going to either go nuts or this was the end. grabbed my heating pad and put it on my chest, and finally went back to sleep.
this morning i was a nervous wreck and had to take a xanax. you have to let yourself float thru these episodes, and please see you dr if you havent already
Tootie
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1day@atime
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   Posted 3/17/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I do try and float thru them. I usually lay down and take some breaths. The going crazy is a new thing for me...and a little harder to deal with then the "dying of a heart attack stuff" Im always going online to read about the disease hoping that it will bring me some rest, but instead it makes me feel worse. Im always alppling everything I read to myself.

It suxs~

Tootiebug58
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   Posted 3/17/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sweetie,
My dr warned me of going on line and reading about diseases. He says this is becoming an epidemic and creating havoc for many many women. Lots of things
are credible and some are NOT credible. Dont fall into this trap. I did and am sorry I ever did. Look for positive things on the web, like poems, nice stories, and
games. Stay away from the medical junk. It will definitely add to your anxiety.
Tootie
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anxiety/panic attacks...osteoporosis....Fibro
celexa, xanax


laurar
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   Posted 3/17/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a recent episode of severe anxiety, and the entire time I was convinced that I was bipolar, had a personality disorder, and was dying of breast cancer (among other things). Surfing the internet was what convinced me of all these things, and I was totally inventing symptoms in my head of these imagined diseases. My therapist, friends and family were all practically laughing at me (in an affectionate sort of way) because they all knew it wasn't true and that I was just psyching myself out. It's so easy to fall into these traps, and from what I've heard this is all very common with GAD. Now that my anxiety level has gone down I can definitely see how ridiculous the whole thing was. Hang in there, you're NOT going crazy!
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/17/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, I am sorry you dealing with this problem but please read my anticipatory anxiety and see if it does not fit some of what your going through.

Anticipatory Anxiety:

Common Anticipatory Anxiety Reactions include :

Feelings: anxious, fearful, angry, confused, hopeless, losing control, numb, sad, moody, irritable, guilty. (Losing control may be your feelings of thinking your going crazy)

Behaviors: withdrawal from others or activities, disrupted routines, startle reactions, easily crying

Cognitions: preoccupation with possibility of trauma, concentration difficulties, self-doubt, worry, indecisiveness, memory difficulties

Physical complaints: muscle tension, headaches, gastric distress, sleep and appetite changes, fatigue

Talking usually helps. Share your feelings with friends, family, on here are all good ways to work through the anxiety. Talk it out here.  Also I hope you have a therapist.  :)

Relaxation techniques: Try deep breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization (imagining peaceful scenes), and/or listening to soothing music.

Realistic self-talk: While we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control what we say to ourselves. It's important to keep things in perspective. Talk to yourself in reasonable ways. Ask yourself "how likely is my fear?" Remind yourself that you have coped before during other challenging times. Don't just dwell on the negative but consciously look for things you can appreciate every day.
Hugs
Kitt


 
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1day@atime
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   Posted 3/17/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
THanks Everyone...Im going home now but Ill be back on tomorrow :)
Sleep well!

nervymeg
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   Posted 3/17/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   

I used to be sure that panic would send me crazy...in fact one counsellor had the nerve to say that anxiety is "crazy making" well I told her how that made me feel! I still feel that I'm a bit "odd" because of my anxiety/panic but I've learnt (over a fair few years) not to listen to all the little voices in my head (now that does make me sound crazy!!).

If you think you have a serious problem go and see a doctor, and try and stay away from mental health websites....i swear i can self diagnose a new disorder every couple of hours!!! Try and work through these fears day by day..i hope you're having a good nights rest and let us know how you feel tommorow..please vent at will sweetie!! It's tough xxxx


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Panike
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   Posted 3/17/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Lately i have been feeling like i'm going crazy too.All those symtoms Kitt posted,i have them lately.I feel like i just can't get a hold of myself and get it together.So right now i can't offer anyone any advice because i'm in bad shape myself.All i can say is pray and take each day one at a time because that's what i've been doing.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/18/2008 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes Anticipatory Anxiety can do so bleeding much harm ..I have lived with it for yrs BUT with CBT I am getting away from alot of it now

YOU would not KNOW if you were going crazy plain and simple ........

YOU do not hear voices telling you to do things or many others sx of the S so I would not believe that you are S .........

PLZ do not keep reading stuff online for is health anxiety ppl it makes it all worse IMHO

Keep us posted

Luvs
LYN


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/18/2008 7:19:09 AM (GMT-6)


1day@atime
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   Posted 3/18/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks LYN!!! I know...but sometimes it seems so weird to read all of my posts...I think "did I write that??"
It just depends on how I feel.

Right now I feel okay...and thats thanks to all of you guys...
:)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/18/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad you are strating out with a whole new good day

Keep it going.
we are here k
LYN

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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/24/2008 12:30:40 PM (GMT-6)


nervymeg
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   Posted 3/21/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm really glad to hear you are feeling better today.  Good days are so precious when you have been feeling off the wall!!! I hope this continues for you sweetie xx

I alone can do this, but I cannot do it alone. 
 
NervyMeg


wen4003
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   Posted 3/21/2008 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Living with this type of anxiety is so difficult because we can imagine and even convince ourselves that we have some dreaded disease.  The more we research/read about them the easier it is to be convinced that we have some catastrophic illness.  As others have said to you, try to stay away from medical or mental health sites - not all are credible.  Even the ones that are credible can still do some harm because we are so good at self-diagnosing.  I know it's hard to stay away from this stuff, but try to find other things on to do on the net - play games, read jokes, find stories, poems, etc.  Lots of good things out there too.  I know I haven't been much help with this, as I've really just reiterated what you have already been told, but I hope that something has helped.  Keep posting any time - vent, ask questions, seek advice, etc.  Someone is always here to try to help.

Take care,

Wen


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