anxiety

  1. Michael Jasper

    The fear that it’s not compulsion but habit.

    Does anyone else every find that they are so used to the compulsions that sometimes they don’t even notice the anxiety that proceeds them until they realize that they’re trapped in the compulsion? And that that might be mid compulsion before realizing “wait, I’m doing the thing again?” I am...
  2. E

    I’m new here and looking for feedback

    Hi everyone, I’m suffering from generalized anxiety disorder and derealisation for 2/3 years now. My personal story; When I was 4 years old my parents divorced. I was living by my mom and I saw my dad 2 times a month. My mom met a new husband. From my 4th till 14th year old I am abused by...
  3. BLACKER

    Anyone has interview anxiety?

    I built good attitude of work such as self-motivated, cheerful, leadership, enthusiasm, energetic when I am in good mood. But I am down, I just cant performance well. I have an interview tomorrow I feel nervous. I think I have no strength instead having multiple negative traits. But I need...
  4. G

    Helping a friend with depression

    Hello, I’m a new member, and this is my first post :) Sorry but this might go on for a bit. My friend is depressed. She has been for as long I’ve known her (about a year and a half). I won’t go into too much detail about her as it would feel like a bit of a betrayal of trust. But she does...
  5. J

    Health anxiety struggles.

    Hello, my name's James. I have been struggling with health anxiety for 2 years now and today has been my worst day. I have had dizziness all day which I believe is caused by the anxiety but worrying about the dizziness actually makes it worse so I have been dizzy basically all day. Has anyone...
  6. Celaena97

    I think someone is triggering me, and I don't know that to do

    (Please bear with me, English isn't my first language so I'm so, so sorry if I make any mistake) I've been dealing with social anxiety from a couple of years now (I was 14, now I'm 21), for the most part I can control it as long as nobody pushes me to do things unexpectedly, just give me some...
  7. L

    Associating bad memories with things/places

    I'm an avid furby collector (I know how silly this sounds, please bear with me), I own 6 at the moment and it's just a fun hobby. But about last week my anxiety hit me really hard, like some sort of wave where I couldn't think straight and I got really hyper-aware to everything and it messed me...
  8. GeminiGypsy

    I need to know I’m not alone

    I have such a horrible symptom that I’m more and more blaming on my GAD. Basically, I have constant thick mucus in the back of my throat. Can anxiety really cause this?? Does anybody else have experience with it? Does it go away? This feels awful and I just want to feel like myself again. This...
  9. R

    Accepting my friend is gone forever hurts so much

    My friend died last Friday, since I learned of his death I felt nothing but shock, anxiety and depression, a feeling that hurts so much.... I still feel heart broken....even though he was buried today in his hometown... There was a fire in an area where he and many of my relatives and friends...
  10. S

    Please someone help me :(

    Am new to the forums but somewhat glad I have come across this website. In fact, if I am being honest this is my first time sharing what I must go through every day. So, I am glad that I can at least let people know what I go through and just paint a vivid image in their head of my sad...
  11. Hera017

    How to cope with anxiety attacks?

    I was with my boyfriend for 4 years then he broke up with me because we were young and stupid and didn't know how to handle so much love, it has been three years since we broke up, we talked in those years but stopped, last week I started talking to him again and we both still love each other we...
  12. Lostinthestatic

    Feeling abandoned

    Hello, just found this forum and thought it would be a good place to feel a sense of community and support. I was diagnosed with depressive disorder with anxious distress and “psychogenic rumination”. I don’t fully understand what that means and I only saw a therapist very briefly, too brief...
  13. R

    Tracing

    I don’t know if this is the forum I should write this in, but here we are. I have a problem. I have just realized that I trace shapes and words with my hands, legs, hips, head, and any other way. I literally use my body to trace shapes like rectangles, squares, triangles, etc... I do it in any...
  14. Suddenleigh88

    Ever wondered..why am I doing this?

    Hey group, So I was invited to an all female gathering at a friend's house recently. I had been invited well before the event, so I knew there would be some women there that don't like me. (As in this woman has in no uncertain terms told me that she actually doesn't like me or want me near...
  15. O

    Pure ocd is crippling me...

    So basically these sexual, harm (dismemberment and others) and also cannibalism pure ocd intrusive thoughts thoughts are directed towards friends and even loved ones. I spend most of the time nearly throwing up, wanting to cry, self harming. Things I’d never do as I love them so much. I can’t...
  16. M

    Please read this

    WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOUR SELF OR YOUR LIFE. Write it down. Nice, plain and clearly. And look at it. I don’t like the way I look. I don’t like that I’m not funny enough. I’m jealous of certain people. I envy something specific about someone I know. I don’t believe that I...
  17. W

    Trazodon Questions

    Does anyone have any experience with taking trazodon to sleep? I have a fear of taking new medications and I was prescribed 50 mg to go to sleep at night. Is it scary? Do you just fall asleep? Is it gradual or fast?
  18. C

    New to this...

    Hey All. I am new to this so I am going to introduce myself with the hope of getting some advice or reassurance. So im 25 years old and I have never suffered with any kind of mental illness. I have always been a bit of a worrier but nothing major Last October roughly 4 months ago whilst abroad I...
  19. L

    Long term fluoxetine use and suicidal ideation

    Hi all I have been on fluoxetine a long time on and off. My dose was upped in November 2018 due to crippling anxiety and depression to the point where I was off work. I did feel it helped initially but recently I’ve been having horrible thoughts about self harm/suicide. I haven’t and don’t think...
  20. M

    Social Anxiety & University

    Hi, I was just looking for some advice. I have been suffering from social anxiety (or what I think is social anxiety) for the last ~7 years, since the age of about 16. I get what I perceive to be very anxious in all social situations, to varying degrees pending how busy a place is or how...