i have had anxiety for about 3 weeks or so now, im only 17 but it is slowly taking over my day to day life i i sit most of the days doing research about my symptoms. Ive done so much research on anxiety and im just not satisfied with the results. It seems as if my anxiety is worse than everyone elses or at least thats what i tell myself. My paranoia lead me into reading about heart disease and since then my left arm started to develop pain along with my shoulders, jaw and the centre of my chest not agonizing or anything but enough to worry me. I visited my doctor and had a blood test which all checked out okay he checked my heart rate and said it sounded healthy, yet i have palpitations fairly regulary. I was wondering could this be all in my head? im slowly going mad! :(
Sounds like these might be the symptoms of GAD. Is therapy an option? Since you are only 17 are meds an option?
Know you are not alone...you can check these forums and see how many people have suffered from similar circumstances.
I was hoping that it wasnt GAD in all fairness but what can i do! i think therapy may be an option, im not to sure about meds in all honesty i wouldnt want them even if i was advised too, id rather get through it naturally, and not be dependent on the medication. Thanks for the feedback though its a very scary experience.
Yeah, I am tackling some anxiety for the second time in my life, and trying to do it without meds. I would say that therapy helped me a lot, as did learning relaxation techniques, and exercising was a huge help...I don't think it's a coincidence that I haven't been to the gym in months and I am feeling more anxious lately.
but don't get discouraged...just hang in there and stay strong and seek professional help if you can.
First of all, you are not going mad. Did you get diagnosed with anxiety or do you suspect that you might have it. Heart palpitations do go hand in hand with stress and anxiety. It sounds like a lot of this research you are doing could be making your anxiety worse. Maybe you should express your concerns to your doctor and see what his/her reaction and level of concern is. Let us know.
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