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I feel like I’m losing my mind, my grip on reality. I’ve been dealing with anxiety and panic attacks for sometime with no one to vent to. I’ve never had therapy and I’m currently not taking any medication and this is get hard to deal with. Please somebody let me know that I’m not dealing with this alone and that I’m not losing my mind.

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No, you're not losing your mind. You just need to talk about how you feel with somebody. This is a good place to come for that.

Justjess28 in reply to jkl5500

I recently had a panic attack at work and haven’t felt like myself since. I’ve been having muscle weakness in my arms and legs and don’t really know if it’s my anxiety or a serious problem.

jkl5500 in reply to Justjess28

I recommend that you see your regular doctor and talk things over. If your doc clears you physically, he/she will advise you to see a therapist, and can probably recommend one for you. This is what you need right now. Don't worry about any "stigma" of going to a therapist, what people will think, etc. There is no shame in seeking the help you need for your illness. I wish you the best.

You’re definitely not alone. The first step is to get checked for your arms and legs. That’s the beginning of getting that peace of mind.

Justjess28 in reply to vp_tx210

When my attacks happen my mind plays so many tricks on me that i don’t know what’s my mind or a legitimate threat...i hate dealing with this.

vp_tx210 in reply to Justjess28

I’m a hypochondriac. So any little pain or something wrong with me and I start to think the worst. That triggers my attacks.

But it hasn’t always been like that. Just when I’m going through a very stressful time. So just waiting on this time to pass. Hang in there. Prayers for you 🙏🏽♥️

Justjess28 in reply to vp_tx210

Thank you so much

You are not alone, a lot of us are in the same boat

Justjest, I'm new to anxiety and panic attacks I dont take meds much. My attacks mainly come when I try to sleep. I've only take

meds as needed but breathing exercise has really helped me especially diaphragmatic ones. I'm gonna start to try meditation as well. Stay strong stay focused.

There is always someone here to listen and talk to. But most importantly we are all experiencing similar problems.

I've got pretty much the same thing, don't worry!

Hi JustJess28,

The fact that you are reaching out to others is evidence that you are not losing your mind, you need support and you have taken the first step in seeking it. You are not alone and yes you have the power to be the way you would like to be. What would you like your life to look like?

Free of anxiety.

You are not alone. You sound like me. Especially lately. I’ve struggled with severe anxiety my entire life, but it’s gotten so bad recently that I seriously have feared I’m spiraling out and slowly losing my mind. Whenever I feel extremely anxious, to the point I’m scared for my sanity, I try and reach out to someone. Whether it’s family, or a friend, or a support group like this. Usually, it’s my mom because I’m lucky enough to have a mom who truly understands how I feel when things get really bad and scary. It helps to get it out. Sometimes to just say how I’m feeling out loud or voice it in a message takes a little bit of the overwhelming weight off my chest. You are not alone.

I’ve developed this awful dependence on alcohol when I’m feeling extremely anxious, i know that i shouldn’t but nothing else has seemed to help and i had no one to turn to.

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