How long does this last? Help.

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Hello, well that is not my only question, I just want to understand why and how, no just I don't know if I need help or will these what I would call anxiety attacks just leave at some point. So my story, well I have always worried alot, my mother called me a worry wart when I was younger. I continually think about what could happen and just everything. Anyway it was not wicked bad back then but for the past few months it has seemed to have gotten worse. So I usually have an anxiety attack a few times a day. It could happen during work which I would take a break and look at myself in the mirror and try to calm myself down, my heart starts beating I start breathing heavy, it is like a deep fear like something is going to happen even though nothing will. Then I get back to work and working can do a good job at distracting me from it. When I am at home in my room alone is the worst I could be just fine then boom I feel almost terrified and start breathing heavy and such and I just lie down in the middle of my room trying to calm myself down. If that doesn't work I try to find something to distract me with like reorganizeing my room or really just anything. Now this might sound bad, if all that doesn't work I well, cut myself on the leg. It works very well at distracting me from my mind and it feels good in a sense. That may sound bad but honestly it doesn't seem that bad to me at all when it is happening. And I have not gotten any help, I know what it feels like to worry about everything and I don't want to be someone's worry.

Anyway that is it I don't know what else to say, just I want some advice or something, I am not sure if any of this means anything I kinda just want it to stop. And I am 17. If you have any questions please ask, and thanks for reading this.

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    Hi Sheldon. Cutting yourself has a term which I believe is called self mutilation. Please stop doing that. When my heart would race and i would get hot and shakey,if I were at home,Id run ice cold water over each wrist for about five minutes. For sone reason it helped me to calm down and slowed my heart rate. Maybe a distraction like the cutting? Consider an anxiety med if it continues,I resisted taking them for years but they really can take the edge off. Xx
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    Cutting yourself can lead to a very dark place that you really do not want to go. I paid attantion to your writing and grammer and see a glimpse of a writer. Some of the Horror and Space Alien Sci-Fi type writers started writing from a space like you are experiencing now.. Why not make these fears real...in a story, or comic book, etc. Make this go to work for you. Think about it!!!!!!
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      You are very welcome. I have been a columnist, but am not a book writer. In Mexico, especially living in the barrio, there were challenges you wouldn't believe. I ended up writing about them truthfully...but  turning my frustration to humor, and was very successful at it. People loved the columns, and I didn't kill anyone.lol

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    Oh Sheldon,  what can I say, my heart goes out to you younger people going through this when you should be enjoying life. I was young when i first started with the anxiety and all the feelings and thoughts you are going through are "classic" anxiety symptoms when i was younger it wasn't even recognised but I remember having to go to a psychologist because I was always sleep walking I realise now it was part of the anxiety process. Please speak to your mum and see if she will go with you to your GP and get some support. one of the reasons I feel people suffer from anxiety is that they are oversensitive, overthinkers and of course worry a lot. the cutting of your body is a release, I have worked with self harmers and they all say the same thing you should seek help for that. there are programmes such as CBT  cognitive behaviour therapy, its about changing the way you think and see things and try to retrain your brain. we have something called serotonin cells in our brains these are the feel good cells in our brains and some people have a shortage of these and need a little help with medication. I dont know how you would feel at taking these, but there are other alternatives what I would say discuss it with mum or someone you feel will support you be honest and tell her about the cutting of your leg you need some help my lovely and support. This is an excellent forum if you need to talk to people and they are all going through the same thing as yourself but will be at different stages. I hope you start to get the help you need my love 

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      I honestly I would tell my parents and see a doctor about it but I don't know how my parents would react. From what I have herd they are against psychology and such, so I don't think that is much of an option, I may have to wait until I move out to get the help I may need. So I basically need to find a way to survive between now and then...

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    You need to tell someone for starters. Cutting yourself is most definitely not the answer. And how far will it esculate. You need to talk to someone and get councilling. Tell your parents and go to the doctors and be completly honest with them! Suffering in silence is not the answer the sooner you get help the sooner you can get better. Going to the doctors will be day 1 of your new better life! You are still so young and have so much life to look forward too dont waste your days like this with no help Goodluck and take care. X
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