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Is this all Anxiety?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 23, 2010
  • 01:19 AM

Hi, I am a 21 year old female. I'm a bit underweight and have low self esteem since i was a kid. I used to have seizures as a child and get sick a lot. Don't have any friends. Don't really want any. I hate people phoning me too much. Anyway i think i have anxiety or something. I've been avoiding tough situations, you might not think it is to worry about but i go crazy over really simple things. For instance, someone is supposed to visit me or there's a important event coming up which i have to take part in. I freak out. My fingers tingle i go hot and cold, my scalp crawls i can't breath my heart races. Sometimes i feel like objects infront of me are drifting away. I can't handle any kind of pressure. I make a simple mistake at work and i feel like it's the end of the world. I feel ignorant and stupid sometimes i cry. I've been this way for a long time. I care too much though about what others say and i think that is one of my major problems. You don't have to say anything you just give me an angry look and i feel like i could die. I also have this problem where for instance i have a bad headache and i panic and do research and try to convince myself that i don't have a tumor, or heart disease or any other major condition.

I don't discuss these feelings with others all because i don't want them think i'm crazy or messed up or something.

Ps. Is it ok to like cats more than people? I have 5

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  • Hi, I am a 21 year old female. I'm a bit underweight and have low self esteem since i was a kid. I used to have seizures as a child and get sick a lot. Don't have any friends. Don't really want any. I hate people phoning me too much. Anyway i think i have anxiety or something. I've been avoiding tough situations, you might not think it is to worry about but i go crazy over really simple things. For instance, someone is supposed to visit me or there's a important event coming up which i have to take part in. I freak out. My fingers tingle i go hot and cold, my scalp crawls i can't breath my heart races. Sometimes i feel like objects infront of me are drifting away. I can't handle any kind of pressure. I make a simple mistake at work and i feel like it's the end of the world. I feel ignorant and stupid sometimes i cry. I've been this way for a long time. I care too much though about what others say and i think that is one of my major problems. You don't have to say anything you just give me an angry look and i feel like i could die. I also have this problem where for instance i have a bad headache and i panic and do research and try to convince myself that i don't have a tumor, or heart disease or any other major condition. I don't discuss these feelings with others all because i don't want them think i'm crazy or messed up or something. Ps. Is it ok to like cats more than people? I have 5It definitely sounds like you have anxiety, with panic disorder. The symptoms you describe are those classic of the 'fight or flight' of the panic attack. Social situations, and projected expectations others have on you sound like a major trigger for you. I highly suggest seeing a psychiatrist. Ask about benzodiazapine medications, such as clonazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam, etc. because those are the primary drugs prescribed for panic disorder. Me, my mother, and sister all have anxiety with panic disorder. Though my sister is only on an SSRI antidepressant, my mother takes alprazolam (xanax) which helps her with her anxiety. I take clonazepam (klonopin) that helps me with mine. I get severe anxiety and panic attacks, and I find this medication helps me on an as-needed basis. For maintenance treatment the doctor may prescribe an anti-depressant, especially SSRI medication, because those tend to help people manage their anxiety.I cannot take SSRI medicine because I am bi polar, but when I had been misdiagnosed with regular depression, I did not have much anxiety issues, due to the SSRIs that I had been on at the time. Definitely see a doctor. I am confident with the right medicine, you can be anxiety-less! You might not like people any more than you did before, but those nasty symptoms will disappear. ;-)I still don't like people, either. You're right, cats are better!
    Plastikfear 64 Replies
    • February 27, 2010
    • 11:25 PM
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  • Sever anxiety sweety, but you can get medication, and even treat (Slightly) now with things like valerian root and chamomile tea. Though I'd consult a physician before using certain things, especially while taking medications. I wish you the best of luck and can relate to what you're going through!P.S. Try looking up some natural anxiety cures?
    sparkie 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sever anxiety sweety, but you can get medication, and even treat (Slightly) now with things like valerian root and chamomile tea. Though I'd consult a physician before using certain things, especially while taking medications. I wish you the best of luck and can relate to what you're going through!P.S. Try looking up some natural anxiety cures? Totally agree matey, screw the drugs natural medication works 99.99% in Cheers Gazza
    garydavies1 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, I am a 21 year old female. I'm a bit underweight and have low self esteem since i was a kid. I used to have seizures as a child and get sick a lot. Don't have any friends. Don't really want any. I hate people phoning me too much. Anyway i think i have anxiety or something. I've been avoiding tough situations, you might not think it is to worry about but i go crazy over really simple things. For instance, someone is supposed to visit me or there's a important event coming up which i have to take part in. I freak out. My fingers tingle i go hot and cold, my scalp crawls i can't breath my heart races. Sometimes i feel like objects infront of me are drifting away. I can't handle any kind of pressure. I make a simple mistake at work and i feel like it's the end of the world. I feel ignorant and stupid sometimes i cry. I've been this way for a long time. I care too much though about what others say and i think that is one of my major problems. You don't have to say anything you just give me an angry look and i feel like i could die. I also have this problem where for instance i have a bad headache and i panic and do research and try to convince myself that i don't have a tumor, or heart disease or any other major condition. I don't discuss these feelings with others all because i don't want them think i'm crazy or messed up or something. Ps. Is it ok to like cats more than people? I have 5 I actually think this could be possibly Asperger's syndrome rather than just an issue with social anxiety. People with Asperger's tend to think alot about things.They often dont like social contact and many of them hate phones. I've been avoiding tough situations, you might not think it is to worry about but i go crazy over really simple things.I can't handle any kind of pressure. Those things you've said which i've put in quotes.. are ones which make you sound more like being a person with Asperger's rather then just having an issue with social anxiety. I personally think you need to read up on Asperger's and if it fits, seek out a proper diagnoses for it. (Adult females with Asperger's are are hard to diagnose, Im only just recently been diagnosed with it at 39 yrs old.. it isnt uncommon for this to be missed). Is it ok to like cats more than people? I have 5 That was a very typical kind of Asperger's statement. Many with Asperger's like animals far more then people!! To check into what Asperger's people are often like.. you can also check out the Asperger's forums at Wrong Planet.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
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