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#289130 - 05/27/09 11:08 PM Anxiety
king tut Offline

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2488
Loc: UK
This is kind of like me standing in in alcoholics anonymous right now and saying i am an alcoholic (i'm not), what i'm saying here is i seem to have developed an anxiety problem.

I'm really relieved actually that i have an explanation, with the weird way my body has been acting i have been worried that it is some kind of health or heart thing.

Now i know what it is, or think it is, i can deal with it.
I highlighted in red the ones that apply to me.


. heart palpitations
shortness of breath
thinking about breathing
chest discomfort
abdominal discomfort
fear of losing control
fear of dying
always in some expectation
excessive anxiety or worry
sleeping problems
muscle tension
constant depressed mood
lack of interest
lack of enjoyment or pleasure
significant weight loss/gain
sleeping changes
energy loss
thinking difficulties
low self-esteem
thoughts of dying
thoughts of suicide
being "keyed up"
being "on the edge"
concentration difficulties

Now i know what it is, that it is all in my mind, i think i can do this much easier- i think most of the problem has been i have been worried that its physical and every time it happens i worry im going to die and then end up having an emergency sleep in case my body is shutting down on me. Now i know it isn't my body, it's my mind, so i can over-rule that.

#289132 - 05/27/09 11:23 PM Re: Anxiety [Re: king tut]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Some of these problems are also associated with depression. I think it would be a good idea if you had this checked out. If you are depressed, then the proper meds could do wonders for you. Many guys hate the idea of seeking help for depression - I know I did. But now I wish I had done this much earlier. It would have saved me a lot of trouble and grief.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#289139 - 05/28/09 12:36 AM Re: Anxiety [Re: roadrunner]
Trucker51 Offline

Registered: 05/21/08
Posts: 2826
Loc: Denver, CO
Some of these could also be associated with an allergy to various pollens or molds. Have you had a wet Spring there? I remember that it snowed there at least once this past Winter too. Are you gaining weight or loosing it? It is pretty normal to gain some weight in the few years after high school too. I was 175 lbs as a senior in high school and 215 lbs at the age of 21 even though I stayed the same height. Certainly some of these could be attributable to depression too, and you have been under a fair amount of stress with studying for your finals lately too.

See if your doctor would prescribe you some Lexapro or something similar for depression. It will take between 2 and 4 weeks of taking the product daily to notice much of an improvement. Some anti-depressants can make you feel like you've drunk way too much coffee at first but over time that side-effect will go away. Taking Lexapro or another drug might also help you concentrate better on your studies. There are also anti-anxiety medications available too, but perhaps I would try to start with a lower-dose anti-depressant like Lexapro first.

Hope that you are feeling better soon,


"We stay here, we die here. We've got to keep moving". Trucker Mark

#289141 - 05/28/09 12:47 AM Re: Anxiety [Re: roadrunner]
king tut Offline

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2488
Loc: UK
My doctors don't give medicine for things like that, not unless you can prove that you only have a minute to live.

I'm not depressed. I just have alot to deal with right now.

I think that there are some things that i have to do.

There are some things that i must do Larry, and i will, because it's important, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.

#289144 - 05/28/09 12:57 AM Re: Anxiety [Re: king tut]
king tut Offline

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2488
Loc: UK
No my weights been fine, and the weather is normal. But like i said doctors near me only give drugs as a very last resort. And i am not going to grovel like they want you to, i have some self respect. Doctors treat people with very little respect in that sense. In America, and seemingly England, it seems different. I also find that doctors don't listen to me, i guess because i'm not 40yrs old therefore can be easily pushed aside- lessen the workload (we don't pay for healthcare in the same way that America does), and i don't have physical signs of distress so it is hard to be taken seriously. Maybe i should consider wearing my underwear on my head, and take a dead pet fish in a bag and see if they take me seriously then. Really, i have very little respect for that profession.

#289454 - 05/30/09 04:32 AM . [Re: king tut]
bardo213 Offline

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 812

Edited by bardo213 (06/21/13 11:36 PM)


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