I was hoping that someone could give me some advice... I'm having an extremely hard time right now with my anxiety, and it's taking over my life. In school it's hard for me to sit in class with my classmates, because thoughts are racing through my head telling me that I'm too disgusting, fat, and a bad person (this also comes from the distortions of my eating disorder)... I also become extremely anxious when a teacher calls on me, class presentations, and when I have to talk to someone that I don't know well. My anxiety is so intense that it's hard for me to remember even the simplest things. And the school cafeteria... Well, let's not even go there. I've had panic attacks in school before, and it's destroyed my self-esteem. Not many high scholars understand anxiety, so a lot of people just assume that I'm weird, or out of control, or whatever. I can't stop blaming myself for my anxiety, and I can't help being afraid that I'll be impaired for the rest of my life because of it. I'm a high-achiever in school, I have a lot of goals in life, and I'm also a big
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tried any antidepressant meds, one may help a lot, if you arent too young, ask doc
the unwanted thoughts are generally from OCD, an anxiety disorder that is common with panic disorder
any self help book or tape on panic disorder or agoraphobia will have useful advice try the school library
lots of info about panic attacks on the net
when one starts, relax, dont tense up or fight back, do breathe deep and slow and disolve any valium type tablet under the tongue, you can tell people you are having a migrane
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I had pretty much the same issues (except for the fear and worry about being called on). I can tell you how I got through, I didn't have many friends, and I was the "odd girl," but I was admired for what I did.
hey, high school's tuff to get through with anxiety, but it's do-able.
Instead of going to the cafeteria, library or the theatre, I started surfing in internet on the brain symptoms and solutions. I never knew so much help is available on net. I found an e-Solution, ebrainlabs.com. It’s a service worth trying. Thanks to Dr. Florence and her experience that make the solution truly unique. I would suggest you to try it out.
You will be in my prayers. I have OCD and have had it for years. Some of what you have sounds like me too. I am 47 years old now and I still get nervous when I have to speak aloud, etc.
We are here for you! I'm sure you are a wonderful person. God bless.