Anxiety

Hello,

I left school in May 2015 and from that day onwards, I've stayed at home and avoided going out as much as I possibly can. I've been to see the doctor about these horrible feelings I keep getting and they have just been quite frankly useless and not helped me at all......

I suffer panic attacks, dizziness and all these different kind of feelings every time I go out so avoid going out seems to be my easiest option. I wish I could go out all the time like I used to but I'm too scared to. Please would someone confirm that these feelings I get isn't just me and this happens to everyone because I think about it 24/7 and it's now time I get out and try kicking away these horrible thoughts and feelings.

Thank you

Danielle.

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  • Hey Hun,

    What you're feeling is just a horrible side effect to anxiety many suffer in different ways. I also used to be out all the time I was happy didn't really have much that bothered me and now since anxiety I don't go out if I do push myself it's really hard so you're not alone Hun. It's horrible yes but I do believe that it can't last forever. Maybe request to see another doctor they should be helping you more. Wish you luck and feel better soon. Joy

  • Hello Danielle, it breaks my heart that you are so young and are suffering like this. Please see another GP at your doctors practice. Some are better than others when it comes to mental health. I am 50 and have struggled on and off for 18 years but have had good spells thanks to good CPN's. Push for counselling as I found this far more beneficial than any medication. Good luck hunni xx

  • Thank you x

  • Hi danielle,

    I am a fellow anxiety sufferer and also a student nurse. I am in the process of setting up a self help website and soon to be charity that will hopefully help people like us who need a bit of relief, someone to talk to whenever they feel unhappy, anxious, upset, depressed or anything else.

    It's dedicated specifically to depression and anxiety sufferers and will provide buddy's, mentors and advocates that people can talk to in a variety of ways instead of speaking to doctors, family, friends; give you a chance to speak about your worries or issues without any judgement or time limits.

    I've also added an online forum, online chat and group discussion option as well as a send it away box - a chance to get all your feelings down without the judgement from anyone.

    The pages are still in provisional planning stages but it may help a lot of you - as it's been designed from the research I've carried out on fellow sufferers. Please take a look and share it around - let's end this suffering in silence, thank you.

    Www.p4001891.wix.com/letstalkaboutyou

    Www.facebook.com/Itsallinyourheac

  • I really feel for you. You must push yourself out of your comfort zone (i.e. home). Go down the path and to the corner shop (you don't even have to go in) or as far as you feel comfortable, and then go home and bank that feeling that nothing bad happened. Then do it again later, or the next day. Try to go further, and every time - bank that feeling of freedom that you are out with the wind in you hair, rain on your face! Nothing bad happens. Don't let anxious feelings run your life.

    Get some relaxation / hypnotherapy CD's or apps. I found these helped me relax (in fact they sent me off to sleep!)

    I found medication helped me (i only took them for 4 months) but it gave me that little window of opportunity to help myself. Without them I started to sink.

    We are all here to help,

    Sue

  • You could truthfully say: "My name is Legion" ... we all know what you speak of...and I am so very sorry about what you are going through... We DO understand... You say the meds don't help you, and that very well could be; but have you tried therapy or counseling? Sometimes talking to a person who simply does not know you, finds you can speak freely, without holding back, making excuses, feeling that you 'have to say the right things'.... You DON'T...

    Its just a thought, a suggestion... I love your idea and the way you put "kicking these things out of the way"! :) Just know you CAN 'live with it' ... but if help is available-- take it! :)

    Good luck to you and keep in touch!

  • Hi Danielle I suffer bad anxiety at. First I was just like yourself I couldn't even go across the rd to drop my daughter to school I use to freeze and come home in a state now I try tell myself it only anxiet playing tricks with my brain I do try keep myself buzy at times anxiety can give u many weird feelings it's there to scare you but if you try fight bk and not it let it get the better of you it will eventually. Ease not easy I'm still having weird feelings as if im not getting enough air school opened back next week so that will tell how hardly can fight this terrible thing hope this was of some help hope you feel well soon

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