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  1. H

    Severe anxiety over family member's health problems

    Hi all. For the past week I've been worse than almost ever before. I used to have problems with anxiety, but I was doing so much better for like 5 years. Now my family situation is making my daily life hell. My stepdad (whom I come well enough along with) got a stroke two years ago. It...
  2. N

    Unknown Anxiety - holiday/vacation?

    Hi Evening Folks, I know that it has been highly unusual for me to offload, a main major ailment these days; all of the sudden, and it only lasted a couple of minutes, I must have been feeling pre holiday/vacation anxiety; I put on my travel motion sickness bands, which I have discovered...
  3. B

    Seems like never ending sickness

    Winters are bad for Asthma, but the last 3 or 4 weeks have been some of the worst for my Asthma in years, I'm recovered from that stomach bug (or whatever it is that I had) and now I feel like I have Bronchitis or a similar Respiratory Infection as I feel too sore (if i move anything with weight...
  4. M

    Sickness absence - scared to return to work

    Hi all, New to this forum, at a loss as to what to do. I have long-standing anxiety and depression and for the third time in my professional career (I am only in my late 20s) I find myself unable to cope with work. When I am well, I am intelligent, hard working and very capable, but when the...
  5. M

    Healthy Reality Check

    I have Pure O OCD tendencies. If have a intrusive thought pop in my head it's really hard to clear it out. I have a tendency to think I have it so bad due to various feelings. One is fear of possibly getting a terminal illness. I am a healthy 44 year old male. So I have nothing to...
  6. F

    Please read and respond to the Tory consultation on sickness benefits

    Please read and respond to the Tory consultation on sickness benefits | Vox Political Government plans to make many ESA support group claimants undertake work-related activities
  7. M

    Feel so sick. Need reassurance.

    Im 6 weeks pregnant and I am up early feeling really nauseous. It sets off my anxiety and it then becomes a vicious circle. Does anyone else experience anxiety with pregnancy and can't tell between morning sickness and anxiety sickness?
  8. S

    Sickness bug ? Anxiety

    I always see people saying there poorly or they've caught the sickness bug! &I I PANIC, I haven't been out my house for over a year due to anxiety but I'm convinced I'm going to get the sickness bug so much that I start feeling sick 😞 Am I going to catch it? Do other anxiety suffers feel this...
  9. cpuusage

    What Disability Benefit Trends Tell Us About Psychiatric Treatments and the Economy

    What Disability Benefit Trends Tell Us About Psychiatric Treatments and the Economy What Disability Benefit Trends Tell Us About Psychiatric Treatments and the Economy - Mad In America By Joanna Moncrieff, MD Foreign Correspondent January 29, 2016 Sickness and disability benefits are a hot...
  10. J

    Too afraid to go to doctor about physical symptoms.

    Hi, not sure if this has been posted before but please let me know if it has. I've recently been extremly anxious about diseases like cancer and kidney failure because I always hear about them on the news, in newspapers, in movies and tv shows. Literally every time I hear the word 'cancer' I...
  11. L

    tired of trying to find reasons to live

    so this is a little strange for me, but it was pretty much my last resort.. I'm alone and I can't deal with keeping all my thoughts to myself any more, but I don't want to trouble anyone in my personal life with all my problems.. and even if I did, the chances are they'd just feel sorry for me...
  12. R

    De Facto Detention

    Hello. This is my first time posting but I'm looking for some advice. My wife is currently a voluntary patient on the local mental health ward. Now this should mean that she's free to leave whenever she wants, that's what the law says, but every time she's asked to go out she's been told that if...
  13. E

    Are there different sorts of panic attack?

    When I used to imagine panic attacks, I thought of shortness of breath, pain in the chest, dizziness, sweating, fainting, nausea, etc. Basically the things that are listed on the NHS website. I haven't had those symptoms so much. But I have had times when I feel really, really worried for...
  14. N

    I want to stop feeling guilty

    I know I shouldn't do, but I feel guilty for almost everything. I feel just guilty and ashamed that I'm upset a lot and that working is hard for me right now. I apologise too much and it's so easy to make me feel like something is my fault, even if it isn't. I just want to feel like I have the...
  15. Spooks 007

    Anxiety causing dangerous moments.

    My anxiety disorder comes from sickness, it was a severe allergic reaction that started my first panic attack since that moment I was a different person and that mental sickness started to spread into every aspect of my life, joining with my already imbedded depression to make a dangerous...
  16. J

    feeling guilty

    Hello again everybody. I havnt been online in a few days been feeling terrible. I hope everyone is doing ok. In an update to myself i visited my doctor again this week where he prescribed me with double the dose of Prozac that I'm currently on. I have been keeping busy doing chores around the...
  17. merrida

    Depression set in, I feel like a zombie

    I've been kind of bad lately, definitely not myself. Dreading things more than usual, not wanting to go to work, this cold weather is really getting to me too. I wish I could tell you, describe to you the amount of sickness I felt today. I was so scared I was going to get even sicker, that...
  18. E

    Pissed Off About Judgement

    Hey guys, another topic that I would like to talk about is parents not understanding me. By that I mean why do they think they have to fix me and think I'm sick. First of all I'm not something that needs to be fixed! That really pisses me off because I'm not a toy or a thing! I'm making...
  19. O

    Advice needed

    Hello, I'm new here and I really hope I can grt some help around here. Ever since I got sick four months ago, my life has changed completely. It started with diarhhea and high fever, followed by headache, toothache, dizziness, trouble breathing, etc. Some symptoms went away, some remained the...
  20. cpuusage

    DWP Gets Tough On Sickness Benefit Claimants