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psychosis or anxiety?

Hello, I could really use some support. I have a history of depression and some anxiety, but recently I'm feeling there might be something worse going on psychologically. It makes me scared to even say that. I am twenty seven years old and moved to a new location a few months ago, which I'm sure contributes to the anxiety. Also using alcohol makes it worse, so I should stop that as well I know. However recently I have the sensation that there may be something worse approaching, like I might be "going crazy." I know this term doesn't mean anything, but the sensation of a mental breakdown or psychosis of some sort has been worrying me for about a month now. From what I read, this is most likely just anxiety, but it could be more than that and I fear that I may need to take further steps to deal with this. Unfortunately, seeking professional help may not be an easily achievable option at this point. I already exercise, eat healthy and try not to suppress any emotions. People can tell me all day that it is just anxiety and that is helpful to know, but I also know other worse illnesses are possible and obviously there is no way to rule that out in my mind. I guess I am looking for others with similar experiences, or want to know what are some other warning signs of mental illnesses, or when do I really need to take drastic action to ensure that I do not 'lose control' and become a threat to myself or others. I have no desire to harm anyone or myself, but the idea of this 'loss of control,' reasoning, etc. frightens me.  
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You sound just fine to me, and I think often we anxiety suffereres fear that it could become more.  You have a good grip on it all and staying healthy...but do keep in mind that alcohol makes anxiety worse.  I think loss of control is common with people who suffer from panic attacks because we often feel powerless while having one.  Putting so much worry into this is making your anxiety worse, you have no desire to hurt yourself or anyone else, so you can relax where that is concerned.  There are clinics in every city to help you if money is an issue, and it would be worthwhile for you to check this out.  You're very lucid and I feel your fears are not warranted.  Try to keep your mind occupied with other things, our anxiety feeds off of our fears and keeps it going strong.  Moving to a new place is stressful and this may have brought on additional anxiety, causing you to have these fears.  Don't allow these fears to hold you hostage, do what you can to not think about them.  But try to find some help with all of this just so you can have peace of mind and get back to living your life.  Best wishes!
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Wow your story sounds just like mine the thought of going crazy terifys me its so scary I hate dealing woth this every day I wouldn't take it anymore so I went out to look for help and I have my first apt tommorow . Thank god I am so scared but I need the help because I don't tthink I can do this alone maby u should do th same and please stay aay from alchohal
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you don't really say what is making you think psychosis, a fear? a thought? I know i worry alot and really had to be convinced i wasn't crazy, i couldn't believe a sane person could have these thoughts and sensations and still have a hard time believing the right situation will put me right over the edge. I am reading a book, what to say when you talk to yourself, and changing up that self talk that was convinced i was not sane has helped alot. I read my list over and over and over. supposedly the subconcious will take it in whether you initially believe it or not. I have been feeling pretty good doing that with meditation with staying grounded in what is. I do think  it is probably the fear of insanity more than a diagnosible mental illness itself. Sadly it seems panic sufferers fall into being a victim of their thoughts.
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