Anxiety and Teenagers

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/1/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to this board just looking for some help. I'm a senior in high school this year who has suffered with anxiety for the last year and a half. I've known that I've had an anxiety disorder for about a year now but I tried to deal with it myself which didn't work. I went to the doctor on Monday and he gave me some medication for it which caused a severe allergic reation. My mom helped me set up some time to talk to a counslor and I talked to her yesterday and I thought I was doing well but for some reason this morning I woke up feeling nauseated and anxious. I just changed schools this year because I was bullied for the last three and a half years and the curriculum at this new school is extremely difficult I was failing a class. I needed to change my class scheudle so I got permission to one of my teachers was extremely rude to me and said she would not sign the papers so this caused me a panic attack and I ended up leaving school today just crying my eyes out during my study hall. When I came back to school I felt so nauseated that I needed to go the nurse. I've been sick with a nasty stomach bug for awhile and haven't been trying to go back to school when I feel well enough to. When I got home I had my mom yelling at me telling me that maybe I she should check me into a hospital and that maybe if I don't want to get treated like a freak I shouldn't act like one. She thinks that this anxiety disorder is all my fault. I am just so frusterated right now. I feel like I can't do anything and I honestly do feel like a freak. What should I do? I just want people to understand me and treat me with respect.

Rocky Raccoon
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 11/2/2007 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
The insecurities of being a teeanger. Male or female: They are there no matter what. I wouldn't feel too 'freakish' about the whole thing. There are many other kids who are going through the same thing as you. However, nobody wants to talk about--especially not a teenager. Obviously its not your fault that you have anxiety. Some are just born wth it. It is nothing to be ashamed of and is completely out of your control. My suggestion is to keep experimenting with different methods of dealing with this under doctor's supervision. I myself have have been doing that for many years. I have found that some treatments have made me a social butterfly and others have caused me to be afraid of going outside. Speaking for myself, there is no cool medium but there are methods that have helped me quite a bit. I do realize that being in high school is about the worst for one with any sort of anxiety but you can get though this sucessfully.

Wish you the best of luck...

Insanity:  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 11/2/2007 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
There are other teens in your position on this forum and I am sure that they will post and give you their input

I have a teen that has a/p and some depression but I know it is NOT her fault at all

She has seen and lived with me and has picked up some of my anxiety for sure ......the depression is over losing so many family members in the last few yrs .......

There are many self help techniques on back pages of the forum that you can have a look at I will bring some up ....

You are not crazy hun you have anxiety and it IS REAL.......and as RR said it can be treated........

Plz stay with us here at HW and get the support caring and understanding you need

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