Crippling Anxiety and feeling like I am going mad!!

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so I suffer from really bad health anxiety and have been on fluoxetine for two weeks. it got to the point where i am breaking down and hiding myself in my room. ive been to a and e and everything was checked and i am fine.

on thursday night i woke up at 1am and felt out of this world, I remember my name, age and everythinf but I feel like I dont belong here anymore. I have been so distant with my son, I fight with different feelings each day and im petrified i am going to die, have a seizure or go mad and get locked up.

it today it got to the point I was going to call an ambulance because I feel weird and nothing I do calms me down and I am scared ill lose control soon.

i even look up the afterlife and death in an attempt to console if thats what happens but seen skeptics that set it off. I am in really bad shape and not sure what I can do đŸ˜¦

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    hi lee, what happened to spark this off? you need to speak to a mental health specialist, it sounds like more than anxiety this sounds like panic attacks. what other symptoms do you have when this happens? ask your to speak your doctor about the mental health team if they have one. it sounds as though grounding techniques would help you. step by step one day at a time may help you the most when it gets most scary write down what you see or feel. keep writing until it all goes away.

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    hey Sam,

    I had a stomach cramp on holiday then started to believe I was going to die and then started googling symptoms etc and getting myself down more.

    a few nights ago I woke up and felt out of body and weird which trigger anxiety and fear more as I thought I was going to have a seizure (even though ive never experienced one ever). I felt like I was not part of this reality anymore and I struggled to process things I seen snd weird thoughts.

    I remember my name and everything a normal person would do but I just worry and overthink thr worst which sets me off deep down I know it is mental illness.

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      hi lee, this is my point, you definitely could do with some decent support! i have the same thing health issues and i struggle to cope! i speak to a company called lifelinks, they deal with mental health isdues, the company name is richmond fellowship. i hope someone can help you, you shouldn't have to suffer in silence, good luck!

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    you are not going to die and you know are not going to go mad. The symptoms you are experiencing are unfortunately very common with major stress and anxiety and possibly depression. When you feel like you are not even here that’s called De personalization which is not harmful but it’s caused by the anxiety. The worst thing you can do is overthink this because it makes the symptoms worse.

    That is why you need counseling on a regular basis to get this under control. You can even do virtual counseling which works great. That would be your first step and it’s very important!

    This is too difficult to do alone. it’s not fair to yourself or your son. He needs you to be your healthiest.!

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