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An_251362 posted:
I'm a 20 year old female and I'm on the struggle of overcoming my anxiety. I don't take any kind of meds and I haven't actually been diagnosed by a doctor but it runs in my family so everyone is saying all of my symptoms are anxiety related I just can't get over how anxiety could cause such horrible things.I absolutely hate feeling like I'm not here, I'm so tired everyday so sometimes I will try to take a nap but it just never works out I don't a actually fall asleep that well like I feel like I'm sleeping but I'm still thinking all these things which makes me feel like I'm dying in my sleep its a very scary feeling and I feel like I'm not even describing it that well but I'm not even sure how to describe it. I feel like I've been a hypochondriac for so long that I'm just sort of convinced that I am going to die of some horrible disease its such an uneasy feeling and its really disturbing to have all this weird thoughts running through my head all the time. I wake up feeling like I'm not really here like I'm just floating along but not really living, I don't know it's hard to describe. I just can't take th geese feelings and no matter how much I try to convince myself that it's just anxiety tricking me I always go back to thinking that something horrible is actually wrong with me
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Reid Wilson, PhD responded:
Hey, An_251362-
What you are going through sounds terribly uncomfortable. I see no reason why you should continue to suffer without getting some help from someone who knows how to treat anxiety.Anxiety is a very treatable disorder.if you live near a big city, then you can go here, to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and find a specialist: http://www.adaa.org/netforum/findatherapist Otherwise, you can go here: http://anxieties.com/41/self and take a little quiz to find out what type of anxiety you might have. It will also direct you to some free self-help advice for whatever issues turn up. There are also lots of books today that can guide you through self-help steps for anxiety. Don't let it keep runningyour life! And if you really do think you have a physical problem, then by all means see your physician to get reassured that all is okay physically.


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