I just need to talk to someone

what are your symptoms of anxiety?
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fear of losing your mind/going crazy/ ending up in the loony bin! - 6.3%
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fear of dying - 37.5%
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dizziness - 12.5%
1
vomitting - 6.3%
0
shaking - 0.0%
6
all of the above or more - 37.5%

 
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loner12345
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   Posted 1/1/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there i just joined this website.. i really have no idea how to even do this whole forum stuff..... but i have read some posts from people that i have found through my search engine....... i have panic disorder im 20 years old it started when my pap passed away 3 years ago.... which i have dealt with it and it comes and goes but at the moment its taking over for the past week i just feel like i am losing my mind... i am terrified of being put in an insane assylum or something like that... and i have read that this is a symptom of panic and anxiety and that i am not really going to lose my mind.... that im not going crazy...if a person was going crazy they wouldnt know they were going crazy in their head they would think they are normal and to others they would seem crazy.... me i just feel like this panic is going to make me go nuts or im gona end up with a serious mental illness... no one around me knows what im going through they dont understand they just get frustrated with me and its not helping me at all... i need someone who can relate and assure me that im not going to go crazy.. o and i also fear ill die ... i dont wana die im too young... im too young too even have anxiety....  i need a friend :(

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/1/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
hi and welcome to hw..this is the best online forum imho for getting support understanding empathy and information.......first hun you can be young as 2 and hv anxiety age has nothing to do with it as far as i know......losing a loved one is a life altering event ..i hv lost both my mom n dad within last couple of yrs..i lost my first hubby at about your age we were childhood sweethearts and i had a son with him.....my life has been thrown for a heck of a loop and the anxiety really kicks in when i worry about death or another loved one dying.....i hv lived with anxiety for well over 30 yrs and it still can really get to me at any given time.....i find coming here talking to others that really do understand where i am coming from helps so much in my daily life....there is cognitive behavioural therapy free online which helps out as well ....deep breathing exercises help me too so does taking meds which i do take ativan as well as diazapam daily or almost daily i hv cut back alot but there are days where i just cannot stop the stinking thinking and crying so my meds do help me there..know you are not alone and do stay with us..i know others will pop in and offer some sage advice as well....like i said stick around we do understand honestly we do..lyn

loner12345
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   Posted 1/1/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
thank u so much for offering support..... i am also on meds i was on lexapro and they switched me to zoloft.. i dont realy think it is the zoloft that is making it worse but i i have a doc apt monday so hopefully he can shed some light on things....i really think these forums will help and i hope to meet people just like me through this and help each other..thanks

stkitt
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   Posted 1/1/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Loner and welcome,

You may want to check out this link:

Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiety Attack Symptoms (Panic Attack Symptoms), Symptoms of Anxiety:
http://www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-symptoms.shtml

I am sorry to hear of the death of your Father but perhaps some of your anxiety is stemming from this loss of a loved one and you are also experiencing some depression too.

I am glad you have been to see a physician and would like to suggest that if things get to bad for you that you consider counseling. I have a therapist and it is a good thing for me.

I also find the support and caring of the many members of HW to be a huge help in dealing with my issues.

Again welcome,

Kitt

kitkat32
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   Posted 1/1/2010 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a good place to come and get support. We all understand how anxiety feels. It is dreadful and physically exhausting.

Hang in there and the wonderful people here will support you.

kitkat

loner12345
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   Posted 1/1/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
i am totally afraid of going crazy i dont want to end up in a mental hospital.... and im afraid if i let go of my anxiety and stop worrying i will go crazy... does that make any sense??? b/c they say if ur worrying about being crazy u cant be crazy people who are crazy dont know they are crazy.. so im kinda nervous to stop thinkin about it b/c i dont want to be crazy!!! ahh i hate this am i crazy>>>??

Post Edited (loner12345) : 1/1/2010 5:23:36 PM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 1/1/2010 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Try to stop the wild thinking, you are not going "crazy" and we here all have mental health issues that does not make us crazy. Mental health disorders are true medical dx.


I would really seek out the help of a professional to help you work through your anxiety issues. JMHO :-)

Kitt

LT
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   Posted 1/1/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Loner12345 ~

I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that I have been in your shoes MANY times.

In fact.. for ME.. my #1 "irrational fear" was "going crazy".


But it is no more.


I have found that there are many causes of the feelings and sensations in your mind that you may interpret as going crazy...

I'm no Doctor (and yes.. it might be best to seek a professional's opinion)


But let me just put it in simple terms:

What You Fear the Most Cannot Happen!

No one with panic attacks and anxiety has ever gone "crazy".


You are not alone here!

Our condition is very treatable. You have support and hope.

You can do this. :-)

loner12345
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   Posted 1/2/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks to all of u......its just weird to me bc i was soo terrified of dying and now all the sudden im afraid of ending up in the loony bin not being able to take care of myself and losing my mind........ i really hate it...... i want to be normal again...

Nanners
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   Posted 1/2/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds to me like you need to have your meds adjusted. The one you are on right now, might need to be upped as you seem to still have alot of anxiety. If you check out our resources thread you will find a free CBT online therapy. This helps you to change your thought patterns. Good luck!
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loner12345
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   Posted 1/2/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
where is that online therapy thing?? is it free

stkitt
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   Posted 1/2/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Free online CBT:
 
the MoodGYM
 

loner12345
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   Posted 1/2/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
okay i went there and filled out my info and hit add user and it wont go anywhere??? whats the problem !

loner12345
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   Posted 1/2/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
okay so that online cbt doesnt work.....

stkitt
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   Posted 1/2/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I just went to the MoodGym, followed the instructions, filled out the form, made sure I checked all the appropriate boxes and my password was acceptable and I was granted immediate access.


I think perhaps you made a user error in registration.



Also this is a program that takes time and patience to work through. You will need to have patience and realize that it takes time to learn how to deal with your anxiety at least it sure did for me and I am still learning. I have had anxiety for 27 years.



Good Luck,



Kitt

loner12345
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   Posted 1/2/2010 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
okay so im having really bad anxiety u know the feeling of being crazy.or dying..all the physial side affects...and i have a little sister thats 8.. i dont live with her but ive been spending alot of time with her during this holiday season and i think im rubbing off on her.....she told me shes afraid of dying and she was crying i cant do this infront of her... i want her to be happy i dont her to ever have to live with this pain....... im thinkin bout maybe staying away from her for a while.. i dont know wat to do it scares me.... not only am i sad for her but im upset because i feel like i ruin everything like me being like this is hurting everyone........ i just dont know what to do... i am soo sad

stkitt
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   Posted 1/3/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Loner,

IMHO and in your best interest, I really do feel you need professional help as we are not professionals on the site but peers.



Please talk with your family and tell them how you are feeling or talk to someone who will listen to you, a good friend, a relative, your minister. Often there are free grief counseling meetings held locally, and a good source would be calling one of your local Funeral Homes as they have many resources for people who have experienced a recent death and are having a hard time coping.





Please do take some steps to get help and know we all care for you.



Kitt

foofoo
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   Posted 1/27/2010 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi i am sorry to hear about your loss.  I have had panic disorder since 14 and now 37.  My got better at times and did get worse these past three years after my son passed away.  It would help you to see a counselor which I actually am starting tomorrow myself.  Its hard for people around you to understand what you are going through when they dont experience it themselves.  Im really glad I found this place..

bambola_2nv
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   Posted 1/29/2010 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi if you would like to chat come on the chat part under anxiety im logged on there
"Giving up is not an option"


oldsoul84
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   Posted 1/29/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
i think you should find a good psycologist however having said that, i think you need good friends and people to talk to, i find it both fascinating and strange that when an even happens in our lives its like some switch button that u we cant switch off and after we have dealt with the event it seems like anxiety is saying too us, well im still here and your stuck with me! i dont really understand it, its like u might freakout over one thing but then anxiety just exculates into this world of horror and is a maze to find ur way back out again. but.. please dont give up hope.. talk it out, i know how hard it is to talk to people about certain things.. if u have msn or anything id be happy to talk to you.. hang in there! do a painting, go for a walk.. go to the beach..

Beach Walk
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   Posted 2/1/2010 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, loner12345 - change this name, you're certainly not alone.

I have very good friends and family that I pestered for years because of how I felt, I worried too of my effect on them but over time I realised that you are the one needing the support just now, so think of only yourself at this moment.

You are young and have been through a lot already, your kind and sensitive. I can 100% say you are not crazy, it's a thought and thoughts come and go and when they do your feelings come and go! This is why thinking is powerful, it must stay positive, relaxed and relative to your surroundings. All your thoughts should be rational, when they are you have a balance on life, when you begin to worry your mind is telling your body to be ready to either fight off the problems or run away. This leaves you feeling tired and sad but believe me it's normal. Every night think positive before you go to bed, breathe deeply and slowly, count up to ten and back to one or just imagine your toes, head, arms, legs, body all relaxing. Actually tell yourself and your body parts to relax one by one.

Please speak to a close family member, continue with seeing your doctor and don't be worried to take some medication to help you balance your bodies response system. Ensure you have a breakfast, lunch and dinner even if you don't feel hungry. One great thing to relax that I found was to drink Camolmile tea, I'd put honey in as the sweetness and nutrition is good for you.

Look after yourself and slow things down, take time for yourself.

Lucious
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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
loner....u are not alone.  I have lost my son, mother and father and feel your pain.  If your father was as close as my mother was and the rest of my loved ones i lost; it was have a mental impact on you for a long time.  U may need medical evaluation often to help u find the right medication.  I chose to handle it naturally, yes the pain of lost will be with you a long time but it will subside.  My mother had the biggest impact on me and she has been gone over a decade but I still think about her but most of the severe mental anquish and pain is gone.  In my case I have strong family support.  My 3 sisters also became my mothers since I was in the military and was going from her the longest.  I surrounded myself with positive people and activities.  I renewed my spiritual strength with my god; in my case I chose Jesus.
He became my best friend; also help me deal with the issue of death(especially when I was struck with prostrate cancer in 2008) Yes i feared death and I am not in a rush to leave my family but thru spiritual renewal i realize death is nothing to fear but i see it as a part of the "the circle of life" thanks to god when its my time to go i will accept it with peace and tranquility; knowing I'm going to a better place.....take care and god bless...Lucious
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