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Im 21...i should be doing more with life,having fun. But instead im too afraid to get out of bed anymore bc the fullness and dizziness i get in my head here lately. I wanna go get checked out for it but i don't want to be told it's anxiety when it can't be bc i feel calm. Its just pressure in my head and provably sinuses. I struggle with sinus issues alot here lately and it's exhausting when u also have health anxiety making u over Think every little feeling. I know I probably sound crazy but I'm not sure who else to talk to about any of this without being told its all in my head and no one trying to understand 😴😢

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ashleybakerr01

all I do is sleep my life away I feel. And it makes me feel like I've just failed at like

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Call_me_anything

21 is not a very big age. Everyone's different. Don't compare yourself with others. And since you are unhappy with yourself, try to convert this unhappiness into fuel, fuel to get better and to achieve what you want

Firstly, you should never believe that you're "crazy" or "misunderstood", you're own trust in yourself is the strongest bond anyone can have.

I can think of two reasons for your illness as they relate to what I've experienced as well:

As boring as it seems, summer is fading away and fall is taking it's place. I've personally been having some pretty terrible allergies these past few days, because all of the pollen is starting to spread. There's not much you can do about allergies (especially the head-achy kind) except ride it out. Hot tea, warm showers, plenty of water to drink; these are the things that get rid of them the fastest for me.

There's also the chance that it's more mental than physical, believe it or not. Your state of mind has a direct correlation with how your body feels, especially if you're anxious or depressed It's possible that you've had a lot of stressful things happen to you lately, and this has manifested itself in a physical way. Like, whenever I have to do something stressful, I get this really annoying feeling where my mind is calm, but my body is restless and anxious. Makes me feel like I have to throw up, even though barely anything is wrong.

I hope any of this helps, I can offer more advice when asked, because it's too long to fit in one message. Other than that, I hope you feel better soon :)

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ashleybakerr01 in reply to

So i went to quick care and got checked out. They prescribed medicine for me but im terrified of an interaction with my celexa.. amoxicillin 10ml by mouth twice daily. My throat was red, so there treating it as a throat infection or strep. They also prescribed Flonase for my sinuses and ears. I'm scared of possible interaction between them and my Celexa, so I'm hesitant to use them. Although I asked about that, they said it should be fine. Should I just take the amoxicillin and see how it goes?

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Assuming you've told your doctor about the other drugs you're taking, I don't think they can prescribe you something that conflicts with each other (so, you know, they don't get sued). If they told you it's fine then they meant it, but if you're concerned then I'd call again to make doubly sure.

Overall, try not to let these fears affect you! When your life is overtaken by fear, then that fear "becomes your life" in a sense.

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Thank you. I think I'm just going to take it and try not to think on it

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compasnet

YOU dpnt "sound crazy' at all. If anythin you sound like you're going through what many of us go through. 🫂(((Ashleybakerr01)))🫂

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ashleybakerr01 in reply to compasnet

Thanks for the reply. Im glad i don't sound crazy to some. My parents seem to think im just losing it and blame it on my anxiety. Its draining trying to explain to them or anyone else how my anxiety and depression is since not everyone's is the same

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Lve2dance in reply to ashleybakerr01

people who do not understand it is hard to explain. It helps to talk to people who do, like the people here. I'm sorry for what you are dealing with 💋

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ashleybakerr01 in reply to Lve2dance

Thank you. I find it hard talking to people about my feelings and every thing bc growing up I've always just kinda kept all to myself bc I felt no one really cared as they didn't really seem to and kinda just brushed me off. I'm used to caring for myself and it was hard even getting help and on medication for my depression and eating disorder and anxiety. My depression seems so much better, but then theres my anxiety which is at an all time high anymore. Small attacks almost daily now. It was fine,great, at first. But now...i have bad anxiety daily over the smallest things seems like. I also dont want to be medicated because i feel like, I dont even know how i feel to be honest. Sorry for the rambling

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Lve2dance in reply to ashleybakerr01

all good 💋.. I meditate, dance, sing around the house (sometimes at work to my favorite songs lol) go on this site, talk to friends... I have crohn's which is being managed, so I am careful anyways with any medications, even like antibiotics.

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ashleybakerr01 in reply to Lve2dance

This site has actually helped me so much with calming me down. Im not even sure how I found it, but im glad i did. It really helps to know im not alone and others go through what i do and feel same way too

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Lve2dance in reply to ashleybakerr01

Im glad..I found it by accident as well 😁.. The universe works that way

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ashleybakerr01 in reply to Lve2dance

Love the way the universe works sometimes too

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⚡🙏

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Lve2dance in reply to ashleybakerr01

it's great to connect with people from everywhere 🌐.. It's also why I love my job.. My co workers are from everywhere as are my customers

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Lve2dance

I understand 😁.. Sinus stuff is the worst especially if it's from allergies. It's hard to get up with dizziness.. Sometimes I push myself to get up for the day.

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compasnet

You don't "sound crazy", at all! ...at least not to me (and people on this platform I'm sure). I have lots of sinus problems also and have lots of anxiety and have various ways of dealing with it effectively. You're NOT alone. 🫂(((ashleybakerr01)))🫂

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Midori

See your doctor. and even if you feel like it DON'T take to your bed, or you could easily lose the mobility you have. Keep walking, get out of the house each day, even if it's just to sit in the garden with coffee.

Cheers, Midori

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ashleybakerr01 in reply to Midori

I make sure I get up and move about the house and make myself eat something, even if something small. I guess i could maybe consider that progress right now?

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Kamgal5

if you can… read Hope and Help For Your Nerves and DARE. You won’t regret it. I wish I was 21 again! Go out there and live your life with purpose everyday! Good luck!

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ashleybakerr01 in reply to Kamgal5

if only it were that simple to just go out and live again. I feel as if I've actually just gotten worse lately. I'm honestly afraid I'm going to end up back in the mental hospital again because of how bad it is

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Kamgal5 in reply to ashleybakerr01

oh I know it’s not easy… I’ve been there. Try to read those books if you can❤️

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ashleybakerr01 in reply to Kamgal5

Where can i find them?

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Kamgal5

amazon

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