Getting a bit scared

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   Posted 1/15/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
My anxiety seems to be getting worse. Work is really stressful because there's so much to do and I'm new there so I'm a bit slower than they require. I've got it into my head that my boyfriend will dump me and it's affecting me so much that I can't bring myself to eat because I just don't have any kind of appetite. On the bus today on the way home from work he sent me a text message and I read it then put my phone back in my handbag. Then a couple of minutes later I thought, "Was that real, did that happen?" and I generally couldn't work out whether it had been real or not and felt really confused. On the morning bus on the way to work I was really sleep and kept nearly falling asleep and once when I nearly dropped off I heard his voice in my head telling me that it was Friday and I could go stay over with him if I wanted. I jerked back to reality when this happened and didn't close my eyes again because it scared me.
I spent most of yesterday evening crying and feeling so low because I'm fed up of the constant adrenaline in me that seems to make me imagine the worst all the time and make me fear things. I want to be calm so badly. I want to be able to talk to my boyfriend about this, he doesn't know I have such problems, but even after nearly 6 months we've never spoken about anything very deep or personal. I'm starting to think I need to see a doctor because I'm starting to scare myself and it's all becoming too much. I just don't know how to pick myself up and address what's wrong because I don't really know, I've always been on edge. Even as a child I was scared and nervous of everything. sad

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   Posted 1/15/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   

I am sorry your really into the anxiety big time right now.  I agree 100%, you need to see a physician.  You did not mention any meds and your Doc may want to start there. Also therapy may be a choice you want to consider.

If your b/f and you never talk about anything serious it would seem to me you are afraid he will ditch you if he finds out you have an enxisty disorder. If you can bring yourself to tell him you may feel better and if he bolts, well then he is pretty shallow and not the right guy for you.

You have my support as well as everyone else here in A & P. We care about you and will be waiting to hear how your are. Keep posting.

Gentle Hugs

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   Posted 1/16/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
   I want to know if anyone has had similar symptoms to there anxiety.  I have been having weird looking stools and pins and needles in my arms and legs and all over my body.  and voiding frequently  and feel like I'm shaking all over  I am really frightened something is really wrong with me  Please reply

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 1/16/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   

To you both,

Please see a Dr. ASAP - start with any Dr. as soon as you can get in - hopefully you have a regular Dr. you like & trust.

I have suffered from anxiety & depression since my teens and it can be managed with meds and counseling. All your described symptoms are things I have experienced. Please get medical help.


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   Posted 1/16/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mynameis & Stingray

I also have suffered from a/p since I was a teen. Cary is right that it can be mamaged with meds. So many of the things you have described I have also experienced.

But the most important thing you must do 1st is go see a Dr ASP. Talk to him/her about how and what you feel. That is the main thing you need to do.
Pick up that phone and call a Dr, in the long run it is the best thing to do and I am sure you will be glad you did.

You have a lot of surpport here. Let us hear from you and let us know how you are doing. We are all here for you both.


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   Posted 1/21/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thing is, I find the thought of seeing a doctor so terrifying, because I feel that even he or she will judge me. sad  I NEED to pluck up some courage from somewhere! I need to stop making excuses too, I could easily take the afternoon off work for a doctor's appointment and yet it's too easy to use having to work as an excuse not to.
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