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Anxiety Disorders

Also known as Agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Stress

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  • Panic attacks

    Will my attacks ever go away? It started last month when I was smoking weed, I went into a panic attack. It stopped for a month and now it started again about two weeks ago? I don’t feel normal anymore. How do I get my life back? :-(. Did the weed alter my brain cells and made me have these attacks now....

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  • Weird feeling on throat, paranoic about throat cancer :(

    Hey guys! I'm a 20 year old asian male, and lately my throat has been feeling so weird as if something is stuck in my throat and as if my ''Adam's Apple'' is sticking out more than usual. I'm an hypochondriac, so I've been literally 24/7 thinking about THROAT CANCER....

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  • Im scared of flesh eating bacteria

    So i went to the beach today and sat in the sand and decided to make a big hole but before i almost went into a pamic attack before i left aboit vibreo amoeba what are the chances cause im freaking out and are the symptoms happen right away cause i have little aches in my arms and my eyes are itching...

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  • Am I struggling or have I convinced myself I'm struggling?

    Hey everyone I'm new here and this is my first post which i'll try and make as brief as possible but need to explain how I've been. i'm on a long waiting list for counselling and need help and direction while waiting.  I'm not too sure how to begin but thanks in advance So basically...

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  • So I saw my cardiologist...

    I had my first appointment with a cardiologist yesterday morning and I gave him all my symptoms - the panic attacks I’ve had for over a decade, the heart palpitations and feeling short of breath at times, the dizziness. He listened to my heart and said I have mitral valve prolapse and he says he is totally...

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  • Problem with "lymph nodes" help?

    Okay I'm sorry this is my second discussion, I just feel talking to people eases my health anxiety when I have nobody else to speak too. Basically iv had lymph nodes come up on my neck both sides, we'll the doctor said lymph nodes or a cyst but I have 2-3 on each side. I had blood tests and...

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  • Constant clenching jaw and grinding teeth

    Hey all, I've been a jaw clencher for as long as I can recall, but now I'm reaching my higher 30s it's really now starting to take its toll, tension headaches, dizziness, sore neck are just a few of the side effects. I only do it when I'm conscious as far as I'm aware, and it's...

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  • Anyone vibrating in body?

    Last March 2017 detoxed off methadone (chronic pain, not abuse). Then April 2017 a DR. overmedicated my thyroid . Since then I've been so nervous & anxious. I've seen naturopath for 10 months & $8,0000 later still feel awful. Its affected the quality of my life. Been on benzodiazepines...

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  • Is this my panic attack or something else

    I am 18 years old and I'm suffering from major panic disorder and anxiety attacks from an year or so....the first time I had a panic attack I consulted my doctor and he said that I had panic disorder So I'm usually a victim of anxiety attacks But a day ago I went through something which I think...

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  • Changed up meds.

    Been to docs today, had a good talk. He has changed up my meds I am on a cocktail of them now. But he has put me on mirtazapine for two weeks with propranolol and after two weeks I will be on a high dose of it. Anyone else on here take mirtazapine and propranolol. Hope it helps. And as always hope everyone...

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  • Fear of Brain Tumour

    Hello there, I just registered specifically for this issue that i am having. Im an 17 year old male, who's normally very healthy Over the last few months I have been having issues with my health I noticed around the Christmas holidays that i had a constant headache and generally feeling unwell,this...

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  • Cancer scare

    I'm a 53 year old male with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  I've been diagnosed with GAD,  depression,  2 inguinal hernias, obesity. In February 2017 I was urinating more than I thought I should. So I went into my doctor.  They found microscopic hematuria in my urine 3-10hpf. ...

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  • Anxiety from Antibiotics?

    Hi everyone!  So I'm currently being treated for Lyme with a ten day round of Doxycycline Hyclate. I didn't have anxiety about taking it because it's something I've taken before, however. I'm about five days into it and all the sudden feeling an extreme surge in my anxiety....

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  • Anxiety getting worse

    Hi  I’ve had anxiety for 10 years plus and it’s always been a struggle but I’ve tried my hardest to cope with it .. but now I’ve got a 2 year old an a 4 month old baby an I’m a stay at home mum . I’ve started to feel so lonely in the day An my anxiety has elevated with a side of depression I think...

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  • Anxiety getting job

     I had a job for six months as a cashier  and all the sudden I was having issues managing the money I was told that cash for the Register was always short I have worked 16 years at one company and now I feel I can’t even do a simple cash register job I quit because I was so humiliated that...

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  • Health Anxiety / Panic Disorder

    Hello everyone, I just want to start by saying thank you for taking the time to read over this and for giving me advice  . I posted this earlier under the "Hypertension" Forum and realized it's probably more suitable for this section. I'm a 24 year old male, I'm 6'1"...

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  • Why do i do this to myself?

    Hi Everyone, Is it just me that immediately thinks the worse when i get any sort of symptom?? Its driving me crazy, all these rash thoughts running through my head. Since last Monday i have had random stomach / abdominal pains and they seem to getting worse and my thoughts are running wild, I don't...

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  • Waves of feeling faint and actually fainted twice in 2weeks apart.

    Two weeks ago on Monday night I went to bed as normal and just as I was drifting off I had palpitations continuously till early hours of the morning. I actually fainted and had dioriah once but hardly nothing. I thought at first it could have been a bug or food poisoning but as days went by I kept feeling...

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  • Prozac increase from 30mg to 40mg ???

    Only my 2nd time on this forum.  Age 63 and GAD since early thirties.  On off meds for last 20 some years.  Last Jan was hospitalized for Xanax addiction and then weaned to Val and stopped that by end of July.  It’s been a long recovery and have made progress but now having difficulty...

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  • Anxiety or something else

    Lately my chest and back muscles feel tight and it feels like I can't breathe, I also have a constant feeling like I need to take a deep breath, sometimes it feels as if I can't, but if I lay on a heating pad then the feeling goes away, I also feel as if something is in my throat so I keep trying...

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  • Anxiety hell

    Hi all I have struggled with anxiety all my life. Never been on medication until recently. I always managed to suppress it somehow However  something happened to me about 2 years ago which made me anxiety hit the roof and I have not been able to cope very well. 2 years ago I was put on fluoxetine...

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  • The Cloud and the Umbrella

    Here’s how it works: When you first experience the dread, fear , worry, scary thoughts, symptoms... this is the cloud. It is hovered above you and is a very big and very nasty cloud that is lashing down heavy rain on you. You are in the middle of nowhere, alone without shelter and soaked through to...

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  • Cant swallow

    Cant eat solid food right now and im having a hard time trying to swallow my own saliva, it also feels like my tongue is going numb. Do i need to go to the ER please help.

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  • Struggling with anxiety and depression

    I'm 30 years old and I am on 60 mg of Prozac a day which i have been on 2 years and 4mg diazipan when needed. I have been In such a low mood and my anxiety is so bad so days I can't get out of bed because it's easier not to have to deal with the world i have the skin on my fingers bitten...

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  • Cann't understand my oroblem

    Hello to all of you. I had a EPS 3 year ago. After then I have serious heart problem. I feel heavy chest. Paint in throat. Dazzling, and when I take food I cannot take eaisly. Because I feel heavyness on heart and feel my heart will stop. I cannot eat anything. When I walk or do any work I feel heart...

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  • Health Anxiety! Obsessed with cancer!

    About a year or so ago i found a pea size lump on my neck i was bored at work at decided to google what this could be! Lo and behold all websites sent me to the dreaded C word mainly Lymphoma, I was driving myself crazy poking at it constantly feeling if it had changed shape or grew in size until i finally...

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  • Weird feelings in head! Please Help!!!

    So last night I was very stressed out so I went for a fairly fast paced walk and I felt fine. But when I got back to my house I started freaking out again and began pacing a lot around my house and freaking out. After about 20-30 minutes my head began to hurt and I felt weird. It got a lot better when...

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  • Claire

    Hi...I have been clear of depress and anxiety for 2.5 yrs now but it seems to have gripped me again and I’m devastated because it’s so frightening. I changed jobs and think I’ve basically burnt myself  after putting in so many long and stressful hours. I can’t sleep, don’t  have much of an...

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  • Warm sensation inside leg but not hot to touch

    I have severe health anxiety and have been experiencing every symptom for the past 4 months. Recently I have developed a new sensation which of course sent me into a panic all over again. I am getting a warm sensation on the outer side of my left knee but it's not hot to touch. It feels like a hot...

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  • Advice on what I should do with Sertraline and medications.

    I've been on sertraline for over 3 years now....it's the only drug that seems to have worked decently for me, I was prescribed it when I was 24 and experiencing great loss in my life, and for panic and anxiety. (panic attacks were prevalent then and have lessened.) Last year, my (old) shrink...

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