I am always scared of everything?

I am under the age of 16 and I always feel scared, like all the time. My friends just think I'm over reacting and I don't feel like i can tell my parents as I think they wouldn't take me seriously. I am constantly thinking that every person I see (no matter how innocent they look) is out to get me. I have googled things that could be wrong which I don't think was the best idea but I felt completely alone. It kept coming up with anxiety and paranoia which I don't think I could have but I just don't know what could be wrong with me. It is stopping me from going out with my friends and having s good childhood because everytime I'm out I just get really scared and wish I was back at home, but when I'm at home I feel equally as scared like a can't leave draws open at night or have to prop my door open with some sort of object and just little things like that. If anyone knows anything on how to overcome this or is feeling the same leave a reply.

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  • Thankyou for replying so quickly. I can't think of anything that would make me be this way it's only been the past few years that it has been like this. The only thing tjay has changed is that at school I am very shy and feel like I am constantly being judged. But I've tried to tell my mum before and she didn't really do or say anything she just kind of ignored me. it's just annoying constantly panicking about everything and although I've never had a panic attack I feel like I have been close to before. I just don't know what to do about it because it is getting worse and worse as time goes by.

  • The girls at my school are just very judgemental and most of them are popualr so they look down on the quitter people. And I'd o go out but not a lot, I would probably say about once a month. But when i do go out I will see someone walk past and I usually start walking quicker and quicker until I start running and my heart will be racing and j just think that they are about to come and grab me. I always fell like this but I would never go out alone so I would always have my friend with me and I don't know why I act like this because she would probably help me. I do this swell on the way to school, it's only around the corner and I walk all the way with my friend, I know the people around and we walk the same way everyday yet I still panic and get scared when we walk past someone walking or someone in their car.

  • In the uk near London kind of. And I try not to worry about the popular people too much. And I don't know how I could tell my mum and if she took me somewhere I'm afraid I will look stupid if they say that I'm fine and just over reacting.

  • You aren't over reacting what you are describing sounds like anxiety. I say sounds Like because you really need a diagnosis from the Dr.

    You need help with this, you can't do it alone. My son's school doesn't have a councillor but I know there are some in the UK that do. Does yours?

    You really got to try talking to your mum. I'd be heartbroken if one of mine was going through this alone. Please let us know how you get on x

  • We so have councillers but I have never actually met them because I just sort of get on with my day and get unnoticed. I don't know if I would feel comfortable telling them this and then them taking me out of lessons and people would get curious to why I was with them. Usually the people in my school that have sessions with them are the ones that smoke or do drugs. Also there is one more thing that happens. For as long as I can remember, I always panic when I'm trapped. Like my dad used to pin me down for a joke and tickle me when I was little and I would always freak out and scream and kick my legs and my heart would be racing and I couldn't breath. I don't know if this has anything to do with it or just my claustrophobia and fear of being trapped. I've never actually considered it to be something other than that until these past few years.

  • AT 16 I HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS AT HOME AND WITH PEOPLE I THOUGH WERE MY FRIEND I TOOK DRUGS BECAUSE I WAS SO UP SET I NEVER THOUGHT MY LIFE WOULD BE BETTER BUT NOW YEARS LATER IM ALL MESSED UP FROM DRUGS MY LIFE WOULD OF BEEN OK IF I DID NOT MESS MY SELF UP RELAX DO NOT DO ANY THING DUM AND YOU WILL BE OK BE BRAVE MY FRIEND

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