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Anxiety Issues

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  • Posted By: eagles0385
  • July 11, 2010
  • 11:35 PM

Hello,

A little bit of a long read, but just looking for some ideas.

I'm a 25 year old male, and I've been heavily dealing with what is believed to be anxiety for about a month and a half now. I'm not a doctor, but I believe I could have GAD (worry a lot about things and always fear the worst), but it's never taken over my life until now. About two months ago I had a panic attack for some reason (still seems odd to me how it started, but I guess it could make sense). My wife and I recently bought a house and a lot of my former activities are gone due to money, I hated my job, and it was a Sunday night right before the work week.

Anyways, two weeks later, my wife (who seems to be my point of calm) was away at work. I felt a little short of breath that night and had another anxiety attack because I was afraid I was going to get another attack the like two weeks before (awesome!). After that it's been good and bad for the last month or so. I ended up going to the hospital that weekend and they said everything physical was fine. I went to a therapist who didn't tell me much other than it's possible (going back in a couple weeks).

My problem lately has been that I really feel it's anxiety. That should be good because I'm a hypochondriac and I was afraid all this was a physical disease all along. But it hasn't been good. During the work week I feel ok. Work has gotten better and I'm pretty busy in the day. When I get home I relax with the wife for a bit before going to bed and start over. My biggest problem has been the weekends. If I am bored for any period of time my mind races and I get horrible anxiety (maybe even depression). My wife and I just got back from a week in VA beach, with a packed schedule, but every second of down time made my mind start racing.

I don't want to feel like this every second of down time, and I don't want my wife feeling like she has to constantly take care of me because of this. I want to feel how I did two months ago before I knew I had anxiety issues. I had anxiety, but I could keep it to myself because I didn't know it was anxiety (if that makes any sense). Anxiety about anxiety, and thinking about that over and over has taken over.

Btw, a little other information, I'm extremely happily married, and don't feel like I have anything to be depressed about or know why this anxiety has come up as it has.

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  • but I believe I could have GAD (worry a lot about things and always fear the worst), but it's never taken over my life until now yeah.. generalised anxiety disorder. Sounds like your issue. Sounds like you meds for it.
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