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I've been dealing with extreme anxiety and stress for the past few days, anything to help?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 22, 2015
  • 11:13 PM

17, Female, 6'1",125 pounds
I've been dealing with extreme stress as of late, and it's getting worse and worse. I have to drive friends, go to school (yes, I take summer school) and do a job. All the worries.
I moved out two years ago, and for the first year I was fine, then after that I found a white hair, which is extremely rare to see in someone my age. I then wasn't getting enough sleep, which led to some chronic pain. I've actually developed a rash on the back of my neck, and I swear that I hear things, like last week I heard knocking on the door and I went to open it. Nothing there, my friends were at a party and it was late. My general anxiety has gone from good, to worse. I have anxiety/panic attacks almost every day, and I feel depressed, like I'm not good enough to not be able to handle all of this.
I've also been starting to think that everyone wants to start a fight with me, and I start screaming and yelling at the slightest mention of something that would be considered bad for me or any of my friends. I feel lonely, like I'm the only person in this big, big world and everybody else is a robot, going along with there day. I can't take any of this anymore, I'm starting to scratch at my arm now to pass the time.

I need help, therapy hasn't helped. If there is a pill, or something that will end all of this or even just a method to calm down I'll do whatever I can to follow this method. For if there is not, I fear for the worst. Please come up with something, please..

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  • I think you have your answer- you've taken on too many things & have to learn to balance it all, that's why you're worried. First, get at least 8 hrs sleep- your body needs to heal/reset itself every day. Second, I started reading "Anxiety for Dummies" (local library or bookstore) and it has sound advice like- meditate (you can find free meditations/music online), exercise daily, journal your thoughts, have some fun, and EAT A HEALTHY DIET.
    My story: I was having severe anxiety and it was getting progressive & I felt like I had no control over it. I don't take meds of any kind. So I went to my doctor and explained all my symptoms and he ran blood tests & allergy tests. After a long chat and review of my "results" he said I have hyperimmune system disorder. Along with that is ANXIETY because my body is in flight or fight mode 24/7. I have since changed my diet, started Oprah/Chopra 21 day meditation, started journaling, and exercise 5 days a week. I feel WAY better :) Good Luck!
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Welcome to the adult world. Meditation good sleeping and exercise can help. Stay away from caffien and processed foods alcohol and drugs. Allow your body to do its own healing with proper food rest and lots of water. Be good to your body and spirit and they will be good to you.
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