Anxiety and Fear

I have such bad anxiety that I worry about things constantly. I worry about tomorrow before it even arrives. I have tried to talk to family about it, but it seems they don't take it seriously. I worry so much that sometimes my chest hurts.

sunset78 sunset78
31-35, F
7 Responses Dec 21, 2008

I think your tapping into a hidden epidemic writing on this subject. Great to explore it. See how far you can take it. It needs awakening in peoples conciousness to allow them to see it i think. Well done.

I think your tapping into a hidden epidemic writing on this subject. Great to explore it. See how far you can take it. It needs awakening in peoples conciousness to allow them to see it i think. Well done.

I have always had anxiety, but ever since my mom died 3 years ago my fears have shot through the roof. I am a new young mother and through my entire pregnancy I could not bring myself to get excited because I was scared that my baby was going to die. I am so consumed with death, I constantly think about dying. I have to force myself to take any kind of medicine that has any kind of dangerous side effects (and even then sometimes I cant take it) because I am scared that I will have the side effects. I am scared that I will have an allergic reaction and that will kill me. I hate living this way but I refuse to take any antidepressants because I am breastfeeding my son. My fiance trys to understand but when I keep telling him the same fears over and over he gets irritated. I do not want to be like this anymore.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I have ridiculous thoughts all ofthe time like "am I really here? oh my gosh I am going to die someday!" I start to think so much about this stuff sometimes that I get lightheaded. I wish I could filter all of these stupid thoughts out of my head but I have such a hard time! I am 1000 miles away from my family so i find that its harder to deal with these things sometimes. Anxiety also gets on my boyfriends nerves....he understands it but i think he gets irritated with me sometimes. again you are not alone.

I have horrible anxiety...I haven't talked to my doctor yet but plan on it. I haven't even told my family because I know they wont understand, but my boyfriend with whom I live kind of understands, but my anxiety gets on his nerves sometimes I believe... I feel like my whole life is consumed by anxiety. All I do is worry worry worry all day long. I am so exhausted just from stress and worry all day long. I pretty much had a panic attack on the way to church this morning because I thought we were going to be late, and we ended up being 20 minutes early...It's insane and so life consuming.

Well I talked to a cousin about this and she suggested that I try exercising for at least 10 minutes at a moderate rate. I have been doing that for about 3 weeks now and I feel a lot better. Maybe if I keep doing it I will keep reaping the benefits. Maybe you could try it as well if you don't already do it. I walk on the treadmill for exactly 10 minutes on an incline, but I am going to make it 15 minutes now.

I know I'm exactly the same way. My family thinks I'm strange they don't get it. I've been this way ever since I was a little kid. Just the other night I was lying in bed then I began to worry about what happens when we die. I scared myself so much I started having trouble breathing and my heart was beating really fast. I had to go sit in the living room with my hubby to calm down. Usually when I get like that I'll try to start thinking about something pleasant (for example: sex) and I focus on that pleasant thought until I calm down. If your anxiety is extremely bad you should see a doctor.

I know how you feel I think about death too at night and it scares me and I have really bad anxiety I'm having trouble dealing with it part of me can't face that it is anxiety I need to talk to someone about it if you can help me out that would be great