As you guys can see from my constant posting I've been having a very anxious week and I'm only able to talk to my doctor tomorrow because it's the holidays!
I've suffered from panic attacks/anxiety for 6 years and since day 1 my fear have been "going crazy" having schizophrenia, or some serious medical conidtion. I've seen various doctors and have a therapist for over 2 years that see me weekly and ALL of them have told me that I AM NOT going crazy, I'm NOT going to have schizophrenia or any other serious mental ilnesses. That people who go crazy don't realize they are going crazy,they just do, and most importantly, it's impossible for someone to be for over 6 years "waiting to go crazy". I mean, I'm still sane talking to you guys now, and I've had anxiety for 6 years!
However, on my worse cycles, I am ALMOST positive that I AM going crazy and AM losing my mind. Specially with the dreamy/unreal feeling.
Do you know why we are so scared of this? Am I the only one that fear going crazy or a more serious mental ilness?? I just feel like I'm on the verge of losing it and it's SO scary!
The thing is, when I'm talking to friends I am absolutely normal and can shake the feeling/fear, but when I'm at home or going places I feel very anxious, scared, dreamy and like I am about to lose my mind! =[ It's SO scary!!!
I was fine just last week, just depressed/sressed over a break-up with a bf, and now I just feel like I'm about to go crazy!
However, I've been diagnosed with panic/anxiety for years and I haven't gone crazy yet, why would I suddenly go crazy? But when we are having an anxiety period,it always feels like the worse and that this time, it's for good.
Why do we fear going crazy???
Is it possible to go crazy of panic/anxiety and this horrible feeling dreamy/unreal symptom?
Post Edited (BrazilGirl) : 2/24/2009 2:25:36 PM (GMT-7)