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I really need help.

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  • Posted By: pablaaaa
  • March 13, 2009
  • 02:33 AM

I'm 17 years old, I think I've always been a little antsy, but this year it seems to be at its worst point, while progessively worsening. My mind is constantly flooding with negative thoughts, all the time. I am generally pessimistic and have a negative outlook on everything. I don't think its depression though, i have crazy anxiety and things and when i start to get impatient or nervous it feels like my chest is a million pounds, my stomach is in knots, and my throat feels like its closing up. Often random meaningless thoughts will repeat in my head even when they have no importance. Sometimes I take like three baths a day because I always feel like I need one (No I am not dirty i am in fact very clean) but i always feel the need to take a bath. For instance, my boyfriend doesnt call me an hour after I call him, i start t oget very anxious and upset, and its not like im a creepy clinger girlfriend, its like i really cant stand the unknown.. it's weird. I went through a phase when I always thought there was something wrong with me, i cant even count how many diseases I've thought i had over one tiny little symptom. Sometimes I do get very depressed, but not constantly, so i dont think im just depressed. And finally. something seems to block me from telling my feelings to my boyfriend and im very closed off and i can see it affecting my relationships with everyone around me. I'm sure theres a bunch of other things going on that I just can;t remember right now, sorry for such a long post, but this problem has been going on for a while and i can see it getting worse. Am i supposed to go to a psychiatrist or what? Im only 17 i have no idea how to get help for any of this. Or am I just crazy? I don't realy feel like randomly coming up to my mother and saying "hey mom i think im neurotic call the doctor" I just have no idea what to do, someone please help me :( i think im crazy :(

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  • Ignore anything that Blaze posts. This person has the same answer for whatever is wrong with you. I can't understand why he/she has not been banned from this site. We want honest answer's from helpful people.
    anxious Annie 59 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sounds like you are suffering from OCD. I've was diagnosed with it in 1994. See a Psychiatrist imediately!! Mine started with random thoughts that would escalate into some pretty scary scenarios. I thought I was going nuts. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can vary in many forms and usually is diagnosed in the teens. Sometimes it takes the form of repeating things like bathing (in your case) or hand washing 4 bazillion times a day, etc. Others suffer by having to count certain things or have the racing thoughts as I do. OCD is controlled through medication and therapy. When I first started taking medicine, I thought that everything I thought or experienced would just disappear. Medication is not a wonder drug. It eases the symptoms and allows you to cope, which is why seeing a psychiatrist is so important. They let you know that you are still sane when you feel crazy. I understand that you probably feel as if your world will end at any minute, it won't, but it sure does feel like it. After 15 years, I can say having OCD is no big deal. And no, your negative thoughts are not linked to the cell phone towers...mine started way before the world was so full of them. It runs in families. I bet if you are close with your family and ask, someone has experienced the same things. Mine was my mother and grandmother...my son (9) suffers too. Poor thing! At least I am there to help him cope. Ooops, I forgot to mention that you need supportive people around you.
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