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   Posted 1/8/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. My name is angela Im 22 years old and having some anxiety issues and I hate it!! I remember as a child I would always be overly concerned with my health and stuff. I would get sweaty palms and question my mom about it. Read in a magazine about some disease and became scared to death that I had it! When I was 12 I woke up hypervenalating and my mom took me to the ER by the time I got there I was fine. I have no idea why I did that. I guess I just have this fear of something happening to me. I obviously have some kind of mental issue. I seemed to be ok through middle school, in 12th grade for some reason I just didnt want to go to school, or I would call my mom to come and get me early and I have no idea why??? Some times before bed I would get dry heaves and think I was going to puke, but never did. Alot of times when I am out by myself, I think I have small panic attacks or something, sometimes I would be shopping in a store and feel like Im going to pass out or faint and I would get the sudden urge to have to leave the store. Nothing ever happend but I dont know why I get these feelings! I also used to be like scared of nighttime for some reason and I have no idea why??? I just want to be and feel normal! This morning I wake up and just  feel kinda "not with it" I feel like I just wanna lay on the couch but my body cant relax or something! Im always afraid that Im going to die and something is wrong with me! Thank you so much for reading this and giving me advice! I just started going to an anxiety/ panic group that is a 15 week program, I am hoping this helps and will keep you all posted!

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   Posted 1/8/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there.. I am sorry you are going through a hard time... I think that many anxiety sufferers have similar's a terrible thing but i just keep trying to tell myself that there is nothing wrong with me. Are you on any meds? They do help...If you need to talk i am here you can email me or whatever..hang in there...
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   Posted 1/8/2007 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My situation sounds exactly like yours!!  i'm 25, and when i was in high school, i went through a phase in my life, that once night time hit, i had so much anxiety.  I was scared to go to sleep, and I don't know what brought this one.  I also went through a time, where I didn't want to go to school, the thought would make so panicy.  I also went through a time, where i couldn't even sleep over at friends' houses, I would panic being away from home.  I have been like this for as long as i can remember too.  Anxiety disorders do run in my family, so i'm assuming that's why i am the way i am.  right now i have this fear of being alone at night.  i'm a single mother of 2 children, and for the past few months, i've barely been able to be home alone with them at night.  I don't know why this has come about either.  i know no one is going to break in, i live in a very secure condo, i think this is when my ocd is working at its best!  it's horrible having anxiety disorders, because it really does take the quality of life away from you.  i'm fine for the most part on the weekends, but when sunday night hits, these feeling all come back.  i think it's because i'm not really happy at work, and this probably triggers my anxiety, considering i only work monday to friday.  it has gotten better lately though, but you definitely are not alone with your worries!!  i used to think that there was no way that anyone could worry about the most ridiculous stuff that i worry about, but the more you read up on things, the more you realize that how you are feeling is quite common!

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   Posted 1/8/2007 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
i agree i have anxiety over health issues as well and it is very rough to deal with at times.i'm kinda going through it at the moment.i hate feeling this way and i have nobody to talk to about it i just been dealing with it bothers me so bad that i cant sleep at night.i'm a mother of three and i have a great husband but i cant talk to him,he thinks i'm going crazy.i guess people dont really understand unless they are going through it or have been through this.i would love to get my mind to stop racing and my heart to stop beating so fast.

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   Posted 1/8/2007 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean!  i can't talk to anyone about the things i worry about, because i know people will think i'm crazy.  if i heard someone else tell me that they worried about what i worry about, and if i didn't have this anxiety myself, i would think that it would sound crazy too!  i don't take meds for this, or see anyone, i just deal with it myself.  and with the help of these forums.  it's amazing how much i feel i've recovered since being on these forums!
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