Hey everyone, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am trying some natural medicine to help with anxiety, and I will be reading some books about anxiety, panic, and stress. I think these things will help a lot. I've also got better sleeping habits than I used to. I still can't seem to see how or when I will get out of the stress I'm going through, but I have hopes that someday I will.
I also have a question: for some reason I get this feeling a lot that nothing exists and nothing matters, almost like an out-of-body experience. This especially happens with other people. I feel like they aren't real and they don't matter, and this concerns me a little as I am usually looking out for others. With this feeling I usually get feelings of apathy, discouragement, low libido (rather odd for my age, I think), and solitude. I've read that this is a somewhat common side effect of anxiety, so I was wondering if anyone else deals with this, and if they have any good coping mechanisms? It gets better or worse depending on my stress levels. Also, has anyone else had experience with low libido due to stress? I know that's kind of a weird question, but it's been going on for a bit now and I want to know if it's normal or if I need to see a doctor. Recently my stress has been really bad. I got a small cold recently, and for some reason, having clogged sinuses really adds to my stress. I don't know if it's pressure, not being able to breathe through my nose, mild hypochondria, minor PTSD, exhaustion, or what. But I've pretty much been under constant high stress levels all day. I don't want to say that the anxiety is getting worse overall, but it's been pretty bad over the last few days. Hopefully the things I'm trying will be beneficial. I would be very thankful if someone who has experience with the "nothing is real" feeling could help. By the way, I hope you all have a happy new year.