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anxiety advice

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    Workplace Anxiety

    I have struggled quietly with my nerves for the past 8+ years - particularly around anything to do with public speaking or talking aloud in a quiet environment. I want to speak but i cant physically get any words out and start to feel nervous/dizzy and just dont speak at all?! I started a new...
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    Throat anxiety struggling to eat

    Hi everyone I’m new here, the last few months my anxiety has elavated & am constantly on edge, it’s affected everything. But one I’m most concerned with is I’m starting to struggle with chewing & swallowing regular meals as my throat muscles are always tight & feels like there something caught...
  3. courttt18

    Aftermath weeks of high anxiety.

    (Repost because I forgot tags AGAIN. If the other one could be deleted and not this one that would be appreciated 😅) Hi all, I came off Mirtazapine a few weeks ago, ever since I’ve had progressively worse anxiety. By anxiety I mean sitting there shaking, heart beating fast, shortness of breath...
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    Can Anxiety fuel Depression?

    Hello, So here's my issue. I feel consistently hopeless, worried and tired. At home, I am very distant, I isolate myself and don't interact much with my family. In public (with my friends), I am bubbly and out-going. I constantly talk to my friends and strangers. I am typically in a state of...
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    Therapy is Ending!

    I have seen my psychologist for about 2 years and a bit. Before that I had a emotional,verbal abusive student therapist before hand. To give you an idea they would say things such as "Your mother shouldn't of had kids" to "You are not doing the work" I was told a week before I knew that...
  6. courttt18

    Flying to another country with agoraphobia/anxiety?

    Hiya, A holiday is booked (it was booked about a year ago) in May to Greece. It’s the first family holiday in years, so I am excited but mostly overwhelmed with dread. I’ve suffered from Agoraphobia & anxiety for 2 years. I literally can’t leave the house or see anyone, I’ve only been seeing my...
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    She sents me to work in the evenings

    But she spends the entire mornings in bad moods, hiding under covers, not doing anything except ensuring our child does not play with electricity or knives, but she spoils him everytime I’m with them. I work 45-70 hours a week, when I get home she either is gone all night/morning until I gotta...
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    Cardiophobia/Heart Fixation

    Hey all, first time posting in a place like this but I just needed a place to talk with some helpful people. So, I guess what I have as I've of course googled it too much is a cardiophobe, driven by anxiety and panic attacks. I'm 35 years old, a little overweight, I have high BP and high...
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    Really Struggling Currently

    my anxiety is causing me barrels of fear. as of today i’ve been struggling with being out of my head(like i’m not me , just living in my body), for 4 months. i really am tempted to give up :( . i’m in constant pain (headaches and chest pain). i feel lost in life .. anyone else been through/going...
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    Head pressure with anxiety - anyone else?

    Hi guys, Three months ago I moved city to start a Masters course and have been struggling with it massively. For the past three months I have experienced near constant head pressure, sometimes all around my head, sometimes on the right side. Sometimes I don't really notice it and sometimes it...
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    Help with my ex girlfriends depression

    Iv been in a wonderful relationship with very few bumps in the road for close to a year, we’re both young but talked about marriage and moving in together and starting lives with each other. Last month I noticed she was a little off, and knew it was her depression setting in like she warned me...
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    Should I go on antidepressants again? Really Need advise, old friend anxiety is back..

    Here is my experience with antidepressants... I have been on citalopram for almost 3 years as I had my first panic attack that spiraled into constant anxiety where I was not able to eat or function properly in general, Lost 10 Kg. I was reluctant and embarrassed to take antidepressants...
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    Have a horrible victim complex and worried I'm going to hurt someone

    Hello, this is my first post here and hopefully it's in the correct place. When I was younger I used to be terrible at controlling my temper and would get anxious about the smallest thing. When I got told off by my parents I would shout back and make the whole situation 1000x worse. This...
  14. Lucarin

    anxiety and borderline paranoid thoughts

    Hi everyone. This is my first post so I'm sorry of there are any rules or whatever I'm breaking in this post. So today I was having a really good day. I went out with my boyfriend and met his amazing family for the first time, then after I went with him to McDonalds for a small snack. While we...
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    Anxiety and obsessive thoughts

    Hi everyone, Please try to bear with me through my story. I live abroad and have become isolated, dealt with some health scares, an abusive relationship, and severe burnout, and I started experiencing panic attacks. Because of the abusive relationship all these have generalized to anxiety up...
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    I am afraid of everything.

    I am afraid of everything. I am afraid of death (more or less the uncertainty of what happens after) spiders, men, shooters, robbers, climate change, far righters, every little ache and pain i am convinced is my last, of losing friends, not finding love, dying alone. I always think someone is in...
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    Really strange panic attack.

    Hiya, I'm not quite sure if this is an anxiety attack or something else, but i wanted to see if anyone's experienced anything similar. I have anxiety anyway but I've never had an attack like this before. I felt a little dizzy and wobbly earlier today, it passed so I thought nothing of it as...
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    New relationship anxiety

    I am a 18 yo high school girl. One week ago I have met a guy on the Internet. He is 4 years older and we get along really well. We are really alike and it seemed like we both wanted to start a relationship, so... we did. It felt really nice to flirt with him and we have so much in common. But...
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    Anxiety and Chest Pains

    Hi everyone, Sorry if there is already a thread on this matter, I'm new and still getting used to the website. Looking for some general advice on how to deal with anxiety that results on chest pains, dizzyness and generally feeling very unwell? I've had it so bad before it literally felt like I...
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    Please help! I think I’m getting my anxiety disorder back again!

    I have suffered with gad, borderline personality, ptsd, and just all around fear and anxiety for many years. I recently found out I’m low in ferratin which is part of your red blood cells. All of a sudden I went from just being tired and not in the mood to diarrhea, constant thoughts in my head...
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