Zoe hey, sounds like we share the same fears. I mean it's destroying my life I used to be fun .... I think! My leg hurts constantly and my bloody even feels fizzy. Being called a hypochondriac is just so frustrating when it feels so real and scary. I feel for u feeling the way u do, im glad I have found this site, I felt so alone. I to share ur fear for family and friends everyone some I love has a headache or sickness imagine how annoyed they are when I start testing for meningitis. Stay strong Zoe. As Kelly said anxiety is a bastard!!! X
Thank u everyone for ur support. It all very scary but I feel right at home here. It brings some peace of mind to hear these are common sysptoms but I'm sure this peace of mind will not last to long. I am about to start counselling but I'm a bit wary as I feel so ashamed and embarrassed. Have u all found a way to live with this?
Thank you again x
It's so good reading that so many people go through this !
Before I had anxiety I was confident loud and outgoing , now those days are just memories
Before i had anxiety, I was a party animal!
well i dont do drugs and all that stuff, but i was a confident person as well.. and now im like in the dumps..
You're right in that the peace of mind may only be short lived, but once you're able to convince yourself this (through experience, acceptance & understanding of the condition), that peace of mind grows stronger and will eventually pull you from the rubble, so to speak.
I'm sorry to say that anxiety disorder is NORMALLY quite a struggle and may take many months to overcome. However, follow the professional advice given, GO to therapy, listen to the doctors and eventually it'll all make sense.
Remember, most ALL of us were without this condition not long ago. It strikes from seemingly nowhere (although there is usually a phsychological reason - like overwhelming fears or trauma)
Last edited by dazza; 08-20-2012 at 03:15 PM.
Dazza knows what he's talking about. hahah
Ciao Bella Welcome to Anxiety Universe and no you are far from being crazy. Just relax sit back and enjoy the ride, there are some great people here who are supportive and put a smile in your face when you need it the most.
Well make yourself at home and share as much as possible as it is better for you and also reminds us that's we are not just a bunch of Insane obsessive kind of people in here :-)..