Hi everyone, I'm Laura.
I started suffering from anxiety at the beginning of July: fast heartbeat, dizzy spells, hyperventilation, stomach problems,.. You name it, I had it.
Then, the first semester of my second year of uni begun, and I started feeling better, the symptoms almost were almost all gone.
But, during mid-december, anxiety came back. (My exams started during that period). But this time, my anxiety was totally different.
I was sad, because I was lying in bed because nobody had asked me to attend their NYE party. Then out of nowhere I thought 'well, i just want to die at the moment', and that thought scared me A LOT, and it all started spiraling down. I started thinking 'do I really want to commit suicide?' and then every time I was laughing I thought 'am I really happy right now?'
I got over that thought, and then a new one followed: I had to take an exam, and I was standing there alone, so a thought popped in my head 'well, you're standing here alone, so, you must commit suicide now'
Later, I was watching a video on youtube, and someone said, 'last year, I always thought that I was worth less than other people', and then I started thinking 'I'm worth less than other people, I'm a bad person, i'm a useless person'
Now, I'm having vacation. All my friends are gone skiing, but I'm at home, because I can't ski. Today, I even went for a drink with a friend who is also at home. But while being with her, the thought 'I'm all alone and have no friends, so I must commit suicide' popped in my head, and now I'm sitting paralyzed in my bed.
Every time I have such a thought, it leaves me all shaky and makes me panic completely. I have talked about this with my therapist, and she said that I don't want to do this and that I'm not suicidal. I also don't want to die, but when I'm having these thoughts, it just feels so weird, as if my mind forces me to believe it, but I don't want to?
I don't know if this is a depression?
I've never seen/read anything like this, so maybe there's someone out there who recognizes this..