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   Posted 6/8/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, My names emma i have anxiety dont know exacly what since i havent gone to a pysc nor have i ever taken meds :s I used to suffer from a dissociative disorder but conquered that myself and have been feeling fine for a year now.. well ive had anxiety throughout but nothing i cant handle.. untill recently i had a thought that scared me and ive now obssed over it for the past few months.. hanging in there though, it gets scary and ive been scared that ill lose touch of reality but i have my positive moments just gotta ride this horrible one.. very tuff i say, but whats worse is that i dont have anyone to talk to, i mean i find that if ur having irrational scary thoughts to let it out and talk.. but who the hell do you talk to???? ppl are just going to think im crazy and yes it can all be very stupid fears sometimes so its best to talk to those who understand.. so here iam!! I think it would help to have a few friends who will understand and support you in these times, id love to meet ppl who know what im going through also, so if anyone is from brisbane australia and who would like to share your fears and have someone who will understand Let me know!! Also i dont know what others go through.. but do other ppl get like thoughts that are so stupid but you cant get over it, arggh im so over it all i really am.. waiting for this ridiculous thing to pass.. getting there slowly. Anyway never give up guys we can always have faith that it will be ok in the end somehow someway xoxoxo

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   Posted 6/8/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Emma, welcome! I am in Adelaide not Brisy, but I can be on the phone if you need to chat.  You sound like one strong woman, but we all need to vent sometimes. I am so glad you have joined us here at HW.  These people are the most lovely, caring and understanding people you will find.  You can let the fear out here.

It sounds that maybe you have a little OCD? I am no doctor, so I cannot diagnose, but it sounds familiar.  If you want to email me pls do okay.  I wish you well.

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   Posted 6/9/2008 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, Emz84 and welcome. :) You are not alone - actually FAR from it. I'm actually new to HW and let me tell you.. the people here are so nice and friendly! I just recently found out that I'm not the only one dealing with anxiety and irrational thoughts - and that was such a load of my mind. And I totally understand how it's so hard to find someone to talk to because its true.. most people will just think you're weird. But honestly, we're far from it. :P Everyone here has been so nice to me as I'm sure they will with you. :) Just remember that you're not alone and if you ever need someone to vent to or just someone to talk to.. I'm here as well as many others!

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   Posted 6/9/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello Emz

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Board.  I am glad you found us.  We have members from all over the world including Australia.  We all have one thing in commone we have anxiety, it does not have us.

I sure would like to see you hook up with your physician to get a dx for sure.  You may have a physical problem for why your feeling so anxious.

You will find lots of support here.

Keep posting and know we care.


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   Posted 6/9/2008 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW
I see you have met with a couple of our great ppl already
NO you are never alone now
I am so glad you posted

I was going thru this yesterday ....outta reality to a point.....scared and feeling all alone......it is not easy nor fun to feel this way
I do connect on the phone with Kitt ( lil sis ) ( and Megs ) and with Wen but she is in hospital right now as far as I know .......

PLZ do stay with us and get to know us k
I will bring the threa back up for you to intro yourself and give a tad more info if you would like to
We do have some fun threads on here as well BUT in our opinion we have to LAUGH at some things if not we would go totally bonkers ya know

Gald to have you with us and DO hope you will stay

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   Posted 6/9/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome :P

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   Posted 6/9/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi emma and welcome!  You have found a wonderful place to vent and come for support for anxiety.  I, too, have had trouble with irrational thoughts and becoming obsessed with them, I think most of us do to some degree.  It can be tough to deal with and can overwhelm so quickly.  The best thing that I did for myself was to get a therapist who specializes in anxiety disorders.  You may want to find one that you can talk to and learn cbt from.  Stick around here, you'll find loads of people who will understand and support you.  Take care!

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   Posted 6/10/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks guys!! yeh i decided i had to do something, i hated not having anyone who understands, actually its funny because i remeber a long time ago i had a friend who used to ramble on about stuff she was constantly worried about things and i didnt have anxiety then and i used to think wow whats wrong with her and i just used to always say just chill dont worry bout it haha now i totally understand, ive been trying to get in contact with her with no luck :( so yeh my point is its great to have others who really know, and to someone who mentioned earlier that it could be ocd.. ive been thinking that for a long time but then i did some research and it says that ocd is unwanted thoughts, but the thoughts i have dont just come out of nowhere it results from a fear of something and its often triggerd if i read or hear something that scares me and i dont have an understanding to the issue and so then it leads into a obsessional thought because im so afraid of it so now im not sure what i have. I was thinking of going to a psyc but im scared lol like what are they going to do me? what kinds of tests will there be, i dont know... do u guys think i should go? its just im a single mum of a 2 year old and i dont have time to have anxiety episodes which is difficult i dont want to go if its going to be scary, but yeh i totally agree with a psychologist who specialises in anxiety just where to find them without spending a fortune is the question!! anyway thanks again to everyone xoxox

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   Posted 6/12/2008 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Emz, and welcome.

With my anxiety, I get hooked onto thoughts sometimes in the way you describe. I don't just get freaked out by randomly occurring ideas, but rather by something that's actually going on in my life, or information (health info, especially) on the news or web, or things from work. Once a particular concern gets stuck in my head, I'm frantic until I can get some relief.

The only time I went to a psychiatrist (in the US), he just talked with me for 20-30 minutes and prescribed medication with followups recommended with a therapist. Because my own medical doctor now prescribes my medications, I benefit from seeing a therapist weekly.

Maybe someone can recommend some low cost options in following posts.

Good luck to you, and know that you are definitely not alone. You're among folks who understand here.


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   Posted 6/14/2008 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
hey yeh what u just described, is exacly me!! especially yeh other health things you here on news or what not, what the hell is it? Is that just general anxiety?i dont understand it, yeh thats another reason im scared to go to a psych because i dont want to hear questions or info about other health problems because then ill freak out that its gonna happen to me and all this other silly stuff. if anything triggers something its just horrible!

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   Posted 6/14/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Emma!

A lot of us who fixate on health issues have health anxiety, or what used to be called hypochondria. My therapist has been pretty helpfull about that, and talking with my general physician, especially since he's very compassionate about telling me why I *can't* have a particular disease, has helped. For instance, when I was worried about asthma - which I don't have - and dying from it, he told me how rare it is for that to happen and how folks who do die have very different symptoms and histories from mine (and then he compared them in more detail).

If you're mostly worried about health issues, you might look for a therapist who specializes in health anxiety. I know in the big city phone books here in the States, they'll usually advertise their specialities up front, so that you can choose.

Good luck!


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   Posted 6/15/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
oh ok, yeh i have heard of that name, but mostly for me its mental health problems, you see im not worried of asthma or heart attacks and things like that because i dont find them scary, you see its the scary things i think im going to get.. like if i hear about other disorders and i have to completly understand why people have what they have so i know i wont get it.. and then if i completly understand that is also bad because then i think it can happen to me becasue i know how it works, silly hey.. but it hasnt really been an issue anymore, it was when i was new to the freak outs, but now im less worried about it, i mean ill try not to hear so much about other things if i can but if i accidently hear something my rationalised thoughts do take over thank god.. takes practise and time though and then it just doesnt bother that much, im still cautions though, i mean i find it kind of fascinating how the thinking thing all works i mean when i look back at these silly worries its funny but at the same time its like why do i get these thoughts? A doctor once said to me its a way of gaining control.. like having to understand everything but i mean why do i worry in the first place?? beats me.. however this is an example of somethign that was an issue for me that i freaked out about but it works in the same way for anything that i will freak out about that i dont understand.. ill obsess and i need to know the answer to know that ill be ok with anything, now that i think about it though.. my fears all seem to be about me being ok the fear of not being ok is too scary for me and if i read anything about how the mind works or whatevr and i find it scary ill obsess till i know ill be ok hmm interesting i never thought this before its the threat of not being ok, normal i dont know. This is my problem, and i dont know what it is to call it, this is the only issue, the thought thing and having to know why. it drives me nuts like ill say to myself its ok u cant know everything just have faith.. but no later on its why this and why that arggh. Anyway its that and i get panic attacks with life in general like in scary situations etc.. which thats fine i can live with that but the thought thing is really annoying.. i mean at least its not 24/7 though its just if something triggers me to think. which always seems to be things that threaten my wellbeing. i have to work on that somehow, it would be good if i knew what i was working with though! anyway i better stop now or ill be rambling forever :) thats for putting up with mE :) if anyone has the same issues and know what i mean please let me know!!
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