ok, starting to get sick of this!

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   Posted 5/21/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Why can't i shake this anxiety??????!! All I do is obsess over one stupid thing and that is becoming schizophrenic! All I really need is for somebody to tell me that I am NOT crazy and that this is normal for anxiety sufferers!!

Is it normal to be worried about schiz, about seeing a hallucination or hearing a voice???? Why do I worry about it all the time, it is ruining my enjoyment for life!!!!

Can somebody please tell me this will pass sometime and that I am not crazy!! whew! lol

I think a huge part of my problem is that a lot of things happened to me the past 2 years (lost my dream job, started another one and was so stressed during training, with no outlet!! I have been through a whole lotta life changes lately...can this be part of the cause?? I am so worried about being crazy, i just cant shake it, i really want this to pass!!

thx for listening

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   Posted 5/21/2007 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Ive not heard of one anxiety sufferer who developed schizophrenia, people who suffer this are convinced that they are sane and perfect and that everyone else is mad.....

self help books on overcoming OCD ( its an anxiety complaint) have useful advice

need less to say you need to learn new ways of relaxing and calming yourself

recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional
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   Posted 5/21/2007 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Since I don't know you I can't say for sure whether you're crazy or not, but I really doubt you are! Harry's right. I've read extensively about anxiety and panic disorders...they do not affect the brain like psychotic illnesses do. Completely unrelated. I used to worry about devolving into a crazy person as well, but Harry pointed me in the right direction on that one.

You'll be okay. It's a war and you have to fight one battle at a time. I'm not a psychologist or psychiatrist, but I swear to God that if someone were to see my Grandma, they'd diagnose her with a pretty serious anxiety disorder. She's 84 years old and can remember what happened last week BETTER than I can. No kidding. She's sharp.

If she can do it, I can do it. You can do it. We all can live long and rewarding lives with this crap. It just takes a little more effort. But that effort can be rewarding at times, too. Just never give in to it.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder

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