Pure anxiety

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I've been pretty bad the past few days, can't see my mental health provider until monday. I'm just curious if anyone has had a pretty bad anxiety attack for a majority of the day where you feel depersonalized, then feel like you are completely going crazy, then get angry? It's kind of new. I've felt the depersonalization, and always feel like im going crazy (one of my biggest fears) but never got angry. I was just mad that everything is happening. I had a good few day before the past few, now its just irritating and my head just feels weird. I didn't take my ativan today, I'm thinking maybe it just made my anxiety worse. I only take it once in a while. The anxiety and dizziness has been all damn day for the past 4 days. Sleep is a big problem too, my gf says I sleep but I toss and turn and feel liken I haven't slept well in 4 days. It's been horrible. My memory is sh*t too, maybe because of ativan and full blown anxiety. Does anyone else feel this way? This bad and for this long? I feel like im alone in this.

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    hi lockerby i feel ur pain i get these weird headaches like my brain is jumping out of my head it makes me jump up of my seat and i have to shake my head thinking im going to pass out it only lasts for 5 seconds but really frighting i feel crap then for the rest of the day dizzy brain fog i wish there was a cure for aniexty
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    I used to have some symptoms a bit like that.  I'd get upset about the way my life was going, feel too anxious to do anything, then fly into a rage with myself and self harm, then burst into tears and cry for hours and ring Samaritans. 

    I have to say this did not happen to me until after I had been prescribed Ativan for years, back in the 80s when apparently they didn't know any better. I was addicted and had to come off it.

     Careful with that stuff.  If there isn't a really good reason they are giving it to you, and they are willing to explain it to you, I would recommend asking them for Diazepam/Valium instead.  Less addictive too.

    I had some therapy and did a lot of work on figuring out why I had the problems I had.  I still have them but can manage them a lot better than I used to.  antidepressants helped as well but you have to be prepared for side effects.

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    Hey Lockerby just curious when did a Dr. say u were maybe bipolar and what was his reasoning behind that and what did he suggest u do about it? I saw ur post the other day but didn't have time to post back. I am so sorry u have been having such a bad time of it.
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      They think the not being able to sleep is the start of bipolar, that's what she said. I don't know what to think, I just want to feel better. I'm so sick of feeling like this. I love the good days I have but I'm still not 100 percent those days. It's terrible. I just want to be able to look forward to falling asleep in my bed and being able to relax, not feeling my stomach churn when I go in my room and worry on if I'm going to be able to sleep tonight. I hate it. I was up most of the night again last night and I feel like complete sh*it today. Ugh
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    I had pretty bad anxiety for the last couple of days, worse than before.

    Can't sleep right, can't eat right and i have these headaches that are so freaking worse just like landy10 said, make me jump out of my seat. I also feel nausea, dizzy, Derealisation & depersonalization, constantly checking my pulse and symptoms.

    Fear of losing control, of fainting, of going crazy, of death.

    Believe me man, you are not alone..

    But then again that's what I think sometimes, that I'm the only one going through this terrible process but as we both can see, this isn't the case.

    Try to be strong and hope for the best!

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    Yes i had this a few weeks ago i still think im going craxy.. a alao fell that a was guna become possed etc... really frienghting experience.. the doc sed that its just anxiety but am not so sure
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    Hi Lockerby, 

    trust me when I say that this is quit in fact JUST ANXIETY. 

    I used to have these sympomps really badly end of high school to beginning of university. My life was really bad at the time (you can imagine those are the rebelious years). They got so bad I would sleep all day to avoid the going crazy feeling. It does feel like you are going crazy but trust me when I say you are not. If I was around friends I felt fine but when I went home it started all over again. Then it slightly eased up in about 1 year bc I had no treatment at all. In fact back then (8 years ago) I had no idea it was anxiety and literally thought I was going mad. soon I started realing I hadn't felt tht way in over an hour, a week later id get a good 2 hrs or so, then 1 day, then a week, and so on until it dissapeared. Now my anxity returned and that was my first symptom. Soon after I had to call 911 bc I felt I wasn't breathing and thats how I was diagnosed with anxiety. 

    Take my advice. Go out with some friends or do something fun and distracting and see how you feel. smile 

    Take care. 

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