Life behind walls

My mom said some times people go online to find people with there same problems and to talk about it, so I'm going to give it a try. I have major anxiety problems to the point if I think something is wrong with me I will panic and shut down. Some times I have to lock myself in my room or go somewhere so I can calm myself down. I read books, watch TV show or play with my dogs. I'm sick with a cold and I'm scared to death something is wrong with me and I feel like I can't breath. Once I calm myself down and forget, I start breathing OK again. I only go to work, boyfriends and home. I rarely go out and when I do I fear anxiety wI'll start. From my anxiety I have lost so much weight. I some times don't eat and about 3 or so months ago I got bad anxiety to the point I barley ate anything for 5 or so days. I finally came around and was fine but not healed. I went from weighing 120 to 117 to 107 and now I'm proebly lower. I'm 4"11 and know I have a normal weight but still anxiety makes me hide and I don't want it to.

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  • You are here with like minded people. Yes, anxiety is all consuming sometimes. I too can't eat when I am anxious. I too have a bad cold and, of course, all of my symptoms put me over the edge. Last night I was sure I was going to pass out. I am working with the books DARE and At Last a Life, both of which I recommend. Anxiety pushes us to our limits, but we always come out OK. Together we need to work to accept our panic as only that, an overreaction of fear.

    If you can, push yourself to go out, exercise, eat a bite now and again (protein shakes are good) and meditate. Also, go to anxietynomore.com to get some good help and advice.

    Have you had your hormones, vitamins, minerals, and thyroid checked out? Those sometimes are simple causes for anxiety. Have you seen a doc?

    Let us know how we can help you. Peace and love and light all around you!

  • Funny you mention getting checked out, I'm 20 yrs old and I asked about vitamins and I'm currently taking some but when I asked about vitamins in my body such as vb , the doctor shugged and told me at your age you shouldn't have to worry about anything

  • Well, your doctor is wrong. Very wrong, Vitamin deficiency, thyroid, hormones, and more can affect anyone of any age. It depends on how your body processes vitamins and minerals and hormones, not on your age. Get a doctor who will check you completely. It is sometimes a very simple problem causing complex symptoms. If you are prone to anxiety, any medical problem is intensified mentally,

    While anxiety alone can cause many symptoms, you need to rule out any medical problems first, Remember, medical problems that cause anxiety are not life threatening, just very annoying.

    If you find your health is fine, then work to deal with your anxiety. Peace and love to you.

  • Hi hlawton, your mom was right in suggesting to come on line to talk with people with the same problems. You couldn't have found a better forum. It is made up of people of all ages, men and women alike, from teens to older adults. Everyone is kind, supportive and understanding. We all know what it is like to live with anxiety disorder. Please feel free to come on line anytime you feel alone in this. We'll be here for you. My best.

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