Anxiety/feeling withdrawn

Posted , 7 users are following.

Hi everyone, This is very hard for me to explain I think I have been experiencing anxiety I would really like to know if anyone has experienced what I am feeling on a daily basis. Im 19 years old and I have just started a course in college. I had gladular fever about 2 months ago and I have been extremely fatigued. About 3 weeks ago I experienced a very bad panic attack were I felt like I was falling out life. Now on a daily basis I feel anxious and withdrawn from life I also feel detached when talking to people. I feel like I am going mad as I have never experienced this before or gave taught to anything like this. I am experiencing this everyday and I feel like I getting worse. When i go to sleep i wake up thinking i am still in a dream i feel so detached. Today I forgot everything I did I feel like my brain is blocked. At first i did not think it was anxiety as I have never experienced this before. I went to my gp who has done blood tests which have came back clear. She suggested to take a week off college which I have done but I do not feel like this has helped as i feel the same.

I would aappreciate if there was anyone on this who has experienced this or felt how I am feeling that could help me and give me advice I would be so greatful as I feel like I am going mad.

0 likes, 15 replies

Report / Delete

15 Replies

  • Posted

    Duno if I can help you bup I can relate to you, I have feelings of loosing my mind and going mad and I just feel I cantvenjoy my life for the fogginess in my head n the anxiety, I've been put on meds x
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Yea I have been experiencing this. Talk to your doctor again and explain this is how you are feeling, they should look into depression, normally make you fill out a sheet and score you
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Have you found anything that has helped you or even stopped you from feeling this way? and yes I have scheduled another appiontment with my GP. I am finding it very hard for me to describe to people what I am experiencing and going trough as I feel like I am going completely crazy. Thanks for replying

       

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Sometimes I feel like I'm starting to pull through it but then plummet again, it's only been since may, I don't want to go on medication, I've just started seeing a psychiatrist so am hoping that will help
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Zoe. I just finished reading online about a guy who had a breakdown after glandular fever.

    I think that because it makes you so very poorly and run down that you where in a very vulnerable position to get anxiety,especially with the college impending aswell. 

    It's very common for people with anxiety to think they are going crazy but they are not. I think you get so dizzy,confused and frightened that you feel irrational.

    Medication will help and it isn't  anything to feel ashamed of. You are young and you want your life back so accept all the help you can get. This isn't forever,it just feels that way when you are living it. 

    I had a full mental breakdown 13 years ago and fully recovered. I had a few little blips throughout the years but nothing I couldn't handle.

    My latest episode came because I was overworking myself,taking on to much responsibility..,I didn't see the signs as I was too busy..Then I had a accident at work, that was the trigger,,My world came tumbling down.

    I started on 1 type of antidepressant which unfortunately didn't work for me even though I gave it 8 weeks. 

    I am now 4 week into a new antidepressant. I'm not going to pretend I'm better,far from it but I have hope. For each tiny moment that I see or feel like my old self,it reminds me that I'm not lost. Somewhere within all that chaos is the strong me,,the one that wants my life back.

    I will get through this chick and so will you.

    Be gentle with yourself and realistic. This will not get better overnight but it will get better xxx

    We are here for you xxx

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Gillian, thank you much for replying to me I am really going trough a very tough time. I just needed someone who could understand what I am experiencing. 

      Yes what you are saying makes sense as it is what i am going trough on a daily basis. I am very frightened that I won't be able to stop feeling this way.

      Since having glandular fever I do not feel i have came back to myself atal. I feel extremely tired, run down and also a feeling of not being real everyday. I think starting college has took alot out of me aswell as since starting college and I have started to feel all this. I just want to be me again.

      Thanks you much xxx

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Glandular fever can take quite some time to recover from and yours is very recent still... Go easy on yourself, get fresh air daily and eat well, i know alot of girls of your age its not really their priority but it is vital after glandular fever
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      You need lots of rest and tlc. To get over your glandular fever and any anxiety issues.

      For the next few weeks why not set yourself a little pampering and rest regime. You could introduce a little meditation..gentle walks in the fresh air..long relaxing baths..massages...All them things that help us relax.

      it may not solve everything but it will certainly give you the best chance to heal xxx

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Thanks Tracie,

      Yes since starting college I havent had time to relax or to do any of them things. Now that I think about it I feel I've just rushed into college which I proberly should not have done. Thanks for your advice I do think I need to start doing little things like that bit by bit to get my mind off everything I have been feeling.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Baby steps! Just don't over do it, glandular fever knocked my daughter for six as they say a couple of years ago and you must fully recover from it before you take on too much... Just make sure you get plenty of sleep, eat well, if you can't at least take a multivitamin for a while... Deep breathing or meditation, listening to music, walking, reading a book... Or am i showing my age now? Lol! Everyone seems to live in the fast lane these days and some of us are not built for it. 
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I've also heard that glandular fever can trigger anxiety... Go see your GP pet. 
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi I've being feeling the exact same for 3 months and odd and it's so awful I have being missing so much time off college and I'm only 15 which mean my exam are a few months ahead. One day I had a bad panic attack and couldn't help but feel not real. The doctors told me it was a virual infection but I looked online and it didn't say anything about that! I honestly don't know what to do if you have found out how to overcome it let me know please x

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up