Worried about sexual anxiety

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i realised that I had anxiety a few years ago when I described what I thought was normal to my older sister and she told me I had anxiety. It's only getting worse and I'm beginning to feel depressed and am having random panic attacks as well. Although I don't remember undergoing any trauma, I get really bad anxiety when being touched or when I'm naked. In my early years I spent a lot of time around a lot of dodgy characters. 

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    Although you may have not experienced any trauma, you were probably always on high alert which is manifesting in your anxiety now.  I would go your GP and seek a referral for counselling.  Depending how bad your anxiety is your Doctor may also suggest medication.  But if you don't think your anxiety is truly affecting your day to day life, counselling may be enough.  What I mean by that is, is your anxiety preventing you from going about your normal life?  My anxiety as been so bad these last few days that I've barely left the couch and my hands shake as I go to pick my daughter up from school (I'm seeing my GP today to up your meds).

    Talking openly to your sister about it is also a good start.  So is coming to this forum.  When we bottle our anxieties up it just makes it worse.  I wish you all the best.  My heart is racing and my hands are shaking as I write this, so I truly understand what you are going through.

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    Skyebeth is spot on. Sweetie, you need to go and seek advice from your GP about how you are feeling. It's horrible to feel that way and be so scared about what you are going through. At least here you have found people who can empathise and advise you as they are going through the same things. Are you UK based? If so, then Google MIND, the mental health charity. They have lots of support and advice.x
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    I think it's possible to develop a fear of anything without having had any trauma attached to it.

    I guess with your fear it would make your Anxiety worse because you mind starts thinking of many possible scenarios why you could feel this way.

    Maybe if you we're comfortable you could talk to your sister about your fears, she sounds pretty clued up. Anxiety is a horrible thing that feeds off its self. Hang on in there. X

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    Hi,

    Trauma from childhood can really shape your mind in your adult life. 

    However, whatever you have been through in the past can be healed with the help of a councelling psychologist. I would strongly suggest seeing a psychologist they will be able to help you enormously without the need for medication. See your GP by all means, however, often they are not too clued up on mental health problems and may just suggest medication. This may help mask the symptoms but is unlikely to benifit you in the long run. Find a good psychologist and work with them to heal your past and move forward with life.

    - Life's a challenge, embrace it and enjoy it!!!!!

    good luck

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