Anxiety Support
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Intro and my issues

Hey guys, just thought I'd introduce myself and my issues. I don't have much friends or people to talk to who understand Anxiety, so I thought I'd give this app a shot. My parents are the only people I feel genuinely care about me and just about the only ones I can talk to but they still don't understand anxiety completely. But just by reading a few posts I can tell I have a lot in common with you guys. I'm 18 years old, I have NO self esteem and I hardly ever leave my house because of my worrying. I sit at home thinking 24/7. I come up with the most negative outcome in every situation and convince myself that it will happen.

For example, If my parents leave the house to go grocery shopping I convince myself that they're going to get in a car crash and die and that I'm going to have to learn to live alone.

If I message someone to talk to and they don't reply I tell myself that I'm being annoying and I shouldn't message them because they don't like me, etc.

Now this stuff holds me back a lot, but my biggest issue that I cannot bear is the stomach pain I get from the anxiety. Does anyone else have bad stomach aches? When I have one I am pretty much guaranteed to have a full blown anxiety attack. The pain is unbearable. I've told my brother to call 911 before because I thought I was going to die from the pain. I've changed my diet and everything but you're always gonna have stomach aches and that makes me worry even more. That's the main reason I don't leave my house because I worry that my stomach will hurt and I'll have a panic attack and embarrass myself. I just hope that if I get rid of the anxiety the bad stomach pain will go as well.

That's the majority of the issues I have. If anyone has any tips or advice for anything I'd love to know. I'm on 2 anxiety medications right now but they're not doing as good as I'd like them to. I go to a neurologist and he says the next step for me is Psychiatry. Has Psychiatry worked for you guys? I certainly hope it'll help for me. But for now I'm just suffering. Thanks to anyone that takes the time to read this and comment any advice:)

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Hi there , I don’t suffer the same as yourself , I do struggle to get out the house etc , but I read your post and wanted to let you know it had been seen , I really hope you find some good tips to help with your worries ! I’m always free to talk so don’t feel alone :)

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Hi, thank you for that I appreciate it:)

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