New and uncertain!

Hi! I am a newbie and not quite sure were to start...I didn't realize I probably had a true issue with anxiety or potentially depression until I had an anxiety attack at work this week and nearly fainted.

I have been under a lot of stress over the past 6 to 9 months, work, personal relationnships et, constantly feeling I am fighting a battle not to have my life pulled like a rug from underneath me.

And while I thought I can handle everyhting and there will be a solution for issues and I will be fine this week I finally felt like everything is spinning out of control and my life will collapse and I will lose everything, just because I might have made a mistake. Maybe overlooked a detail, misunderstood something. I even briefly thought that maybe everything will go away, if I just stop to exist. That scared me the most...

So after the attack a coupe of days ago, I am wondering how I should go on from here...

Do I need professional help?

Where shall I start to find help?

How can I stop going over every worry over and over again?

I would appreciate any form of advice! Thanks

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  • Hi there. First of all, I'm sorry you are experiencing this but there are things that can help! I suggest talking to your doctor about how you are feeling and they will be able to help you decide what's best for you whether it's medication, therapy or both. I'm on medication for my anxiety and it does help. I have also been to therapy which helped as well. If you ever need to talk feel free to message me.

  • Thank you. So you started talking to your GP first and then got referred to a therapist? Have you tried taking any natural remedies before choosing medication?

  • Yes I talked to my dr and she recommended some therapists to me. If you try this make sure you find a therapist that you like! Don't be afraid to try someone else if you don't like your first choice. I remember trying a vitamin supplement which I'm pretty sure was b12 but it didn't help very much so my dr decided to try medication.

  • Great things to try are exercise, journaling, seeing a therapist that deals with anxiety, watch/read inspirational things, fight--don't give up. I've felt broken for so long and finally I realized I have an illness, That doesn't mean that I shouldn't take responsibility for my future (I'm just going to have severe obstacles but it's not impossible) Just keep getting up when you're knocked down, it might take some time but get back on that horse.

  • Thank you. Life feels overwhelming at times...

  • Absolutely! I get overwhelmed everyday. Try watching OVERCOME DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY - Motivational Video (Very Powerful)

    on YouTube. It's very moving. The first few minutes are slow but the rest is amazing. Let me know what you think of it.

  • Thank you for sendind. That video is great and inspiring.

  • I'm glad you got something out of the video. It was actually given to me by another member. How are you doing today? I hope you are well.

  • I am having a stretch of better days...it comes and goes. How long have you been struggling? Do you feel that you efforts of getting better are paying off?

  • Well, no I'm not doing well with the agoraphobia. It seems like it just gets worse each week. However, my schizophrenia is much better. I just want to be like everyone else--normal. What I wouldn't give just to be normal.

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