I am sorry you are having issues with anxiety. Have you visited your physician to see if something else could be going on?
Also therapy is very helpful in learning how to deal with anxiety.
I am sure you will find lots of other members will respond to your post with insightful information.
Post Edited (at wit's end) : 7/14/2007 8:41:55 AM (GMT-6)
** will bump some relation Tech's Victoria did up for all **
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/14/2007 9:46:21 AM (GMT-6)
Hey Jenni and At wits end. Sorry that you guys are going through that.
I am too. I have very similar feelings as both of you. I get crying spells, abdominal discomforts/pains [which the gastro said it's nothing, probably just a sensitive stomach] everyday, shortness of breath, fatigue and all. I'll like to sleep to get things off my mind and always pray that I will wake up all ready to work at full energy. However, that never happen.
Indeed, it affected my friendships and all. Most of my close friends are no longer talking to me, maybe because I always don't feel like talking anymore as I was feeling the annoyance in me. Then I get very tired that I don't feel like talking anymore. I feel like I've lost a lot of friends. I get very lonely and feels anti-social at times.
Talking to my parents will always leave me crying after that. Just feeling unappreciated and helpless. I feel guilty for very little things that I should feel guilty about.
The thing that is different for me is that, I don't worry about the pains/discomforts [though sometimes I do. I always try my best to reassure myself that it's nothing serious.] I worry about upcoming events and tests. I get lots of mind blanks, lack of concentration, lack of energy, trouble remembering things and numbness too.
Yeah, it's horrible. I'm just waiting for 25th July to come soon. That'll be my first ever visit to the psychiatrist.
Just sharing how I feel and what I experience here as things kind of got worst compared to the last time I posted about my symptoms.
Take care all! HUGS to you guys.
lots of love,Jaslyn (:
The website for CBT online is http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/.
I have had people tell me they found this very helpful and it is free, no gimics involved..............
Take a look if it is something you think would help you.