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    I need Answers. Is this anxiety?
    Jose1127 posted:
    I self diagnosed myself with anxiety Last May. I went into an enormous panic attack at 4am. Apparently, lack of sleep can cause panic/anxiety attacks. Well, my Anxiety at night calmed down so much. However, in the day time, I'd get all these hot flashes, I'd feel heavy and I'd feel like Everything was a dream or not real and I'd Panic because I'd think I was stuck in a dream or that Nothing around me was real. I hate that feeling with all my heart. Any little think really makes me panic. For a few days, I'd get these thoughts where I'd want to hurt everyone. (Never suicidal thoughts) But I'd think about hitting everyone I saw and It'd scare me. I fear going crazy and not being able to get rid of this stupid feeling. I'm 18, Male. No one really knows about my Anxiety because again, I'm afraid they might think I'm crazy. Also, other Symptoms.. I feel like My stomach turns to knots, or I feel like I'm gonna pass out. Or I'll get Ringing in my ears and palpitations, and It feels like someone is watching almost? Like.. Everything off the corner of my eye scares me. I know when I'm about to get an Anxiety attack because I start feeling like everyone around me is starting or I'll feel really light headed and dream-like and I start looking around and When I try to talk, my tongue just trips on it's own and it's just really scary. Also, I was kissing someone (We're dating) and all of a sudden, I turned my head a certain way and Liike.. everything felt again, like a dream and I freaked out and tried not to show it. But it totally ruined the moment. I heard that has to do with your inner ears.. IDK. But I really want to get rid of this. Also, when I get a panic attack, I get on my phone and start looking up all these symptoms. And I try to find a way to make myself feel better. Someone please help me. I've felt so alone going through this on my own. I also get really moody. Like.. It makes me really pissy and I'm easily irritated. That's actually how I feel right about now, which is why I typed this up.
    rohvannyn responded:
    Don't be afraid of what people will think. If you have a doctor, discuss it with them and make sure you include all your symptoms. It's their job to help you. It could be something as simple as hormonal fluctuations. In the meantime, use some of the calming techniques you can find over in the tips section, and realize that you can take control of this. You aren't going crazy but your body might have something going on with it that is causing the symptoms. Your age is a common one for problems like this, it's not your fault, and you can get help. You don't have to be alone.

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