I dont have anxiety, but i do? help?!

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Whats up guys,

For the past 3 weeks, i have been having a battle with my own mind. Its like having a conversation with myself. One person saying you have anxiety and concentrates on it, where as the other says you do not stop thinking about it. it started off as something so small into something that now upsets me.

It started when i went grocery shopping. While i was shopping, for a split moment I had a spacey feeling. I had thoughts like what is this, stop thinking about it etc. Ever since then it seemed to have gotten worse and it has been causing me stress. I could be minding my own business watching a video or doing an activity and my mind will say 'you have anxiety' in any situation. I can try to ignore it but thought suppression was the reason it had gotten so big.

What is even more weird is that, i know that nothing is wrong, i know that it shouldnt be taken serious. However my mind doesnt agree, it just likes to almost scare me saying that I have a problem. It is almost like I cannot take control of my own mind.

I live a healthy life, im not on any medication and this has come out of nowhere. the fact that something so small is playing a huge part in my life makes me feel worse about it like 'why cant i be normal?'

Any advice would be appreciated.

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  • Posted

    I feel exactly the same, i over think everything and end up freaking myself out so much that i cant go to work recently, i hate that its taken over my life so much i cant earn money properly, this time last year i was absolutely fine with no trouble but now my anxiety is getting quite bad.

    Do you know what triggers your anxiety?

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    I think its when i go to the store, the fact that m mind knows this is where it started it makes me think back to that day. I sometimes forget what I was going to buy due to my over thinking
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  • Posted

    Is there something that worries you about the store for some reason, the fact your on your own or?.. mine is when i have an event coming up such as work i feel i cant get on with my days properly. yeah i cant help but overthink.
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    See thats the weird thing, i dont. It just comes out of no where, i dont label myself as stressed but this is adding stress to my life. all i think about when i walk in is 'this store triggers your anxiety' and 'you're anxious' for no reason! I feel like im on the urge of insanity. Even talking about it and reading it back leaves me baffled. It a very weird thing and I dont know what to do
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  • Posted

    the going crazy feeling is so so common, and so very distressing. almost as if ure not in control anymore and afraid of what you might do?
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  • Posted

    thats exactly how i feel! its like its my own mind and i cant control it?!
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  • Posted

    its a terrible feeling for sure, mine is always worse when general anxiety is higher - it does pass, it can just take a little time - the key is to lowering your anxiety - which in itself can seem impossible i know
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    What can i do to lower it?
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    ah its very different for everyone, a discussion with a dr is always a good idea - meds, therapy or both will be your options perhaps. try and just view it as a tired mind fighting back, try not to focus on it too much, just let it wash over u
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  • Posted

    Its not so much that im afraid of the store, im afraid that I have that 'feeling' in the store again if that makes sense. The fear of the feeling makes me anxious
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    thats understandable and very common, quite often people struggle to identify the real reason that anxiety hits - and in many ways that isnt important, associations are very common - its all just part of it. speak to a dr i would say, then see which is the best way forward for u
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    What type of doctor am i looking for?
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    just your regular doctor initially, they should take care of any referalls for you
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