Posted 11/23/2006 8:39 PM (GMT -7)
i'm certainly not new to anxiety. I suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder-which is an anxiety disorder in itself,but i suffer from anxiety in itself anyway,which is torture as i'm sure you guys know.
I have a few questions though,i'd like to know if these are symptoms of anxiety or if these are only specific to myself.
Does anyone have a constant tension headache? Like a fuzzy feeling inside their head? This came on suddenly 2 years ago and it's never really left.
Do you get obsessions?Like a specific fear that ruminates in your mind,like the fear of going crazy? I have the fear of becoming a murderer or a paedophile-infact i saw a programme on Mark Chapman,the man who killed john lennon,and there was so much in common with his adolesence and life to mine that i live in fear when i remember certain things from that programme,proper fear to the point i feel almost suicidal because i'm convinved i'll become a murderer.
Do you feel like you have lost your identity? That since anxiety happened,you've never really found yourself? For me,it feels like i'm a million different people from one day to the next (song lyric) and i'm not too sure if this is anxiety related or not.
Do you get mood swings,like you'll feel in despair 1 minute and then you'll come up with some way to stop worrying and feel over the moon?
Do you think you suffer from all sorts of mental disorders or physical problems?
Do you have problems forming relationships and performing sexual intercourse cause your so anxious? I'm 19 and i'm still a virgin cause i'm too worried about everything to even get an erection when i'm with a girl,don't want to be a chronic masterbater
Do you isolate yourself from the world,have a hatred for society and feel lonely and confused?
I'd love if you guys could respond and let me know if any of these are specific to anxiety,plus i could do with some friends because i dont share these things so much in everyday life. All the best.