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Really bad anxiety...

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Poolbirthx2 Sun 14-Dec-14 10:09:37

Not sure if i am posting in the right section.

I have also suffered from, what i think it anxiety. I have never been to the doctors but i am really considering but not sure if they can prescribe anything (i really wish they can)

Over the last couple of weeks i have become really scared, worried about everything. I am constantly checking the news, googling 'the world ending' even when out i am checking on my phone. My dp keeps telling me nothing is going to happen but i cant help feeling like this.

I feel like i do not want to take my children to school in case something happens when they are there

It is an awful, horrible feeling.

Please tell me it gets better or i can receive help from doctor.

Thank you for reading

holeinmyheart Sun 14-Dec-14 15:34:40

Nope it will not get better without help. It sounds like classic anxiety and if untreated you may end up with full blown depression.
Go to your GP at once and explain how you feel. They will have heard it all before and will subscribe treatment.
Hopefully, as you have not left it too long you will soon feel better.
You are ill so all your thoughts are getting out of proportion. That is what happens to our thoughts when we are ill.
The alternative is to exercise a lot, go on a Mindful course, obtain CBT and don't go down the drug route.
I feel for you as it is a utterly horrible feeling. Xxx

Nervo Sun 14-Dec-14 15:41:58

Write down your symptoms and make an appointment with your GP.

You can get help. Honestly. smile

Poolbirthx2 Sun 14-Dec-14 16:40:33

Thank you so much for replying

I did think about maybe phoning gp for an appointment last week, but thought i will see how i go (i feel a bit silly trying to explain to gp) but i will give them a call
Thank you

holeinmyheart Mon 15-Dec-14 09:02:18

Don't feel silly about explaining your symptoms to s GP. I have children who are GPs. One of them has suffered themselves from Depression and they have heard it all before.
Probably given the state of the NHS, most GPs are on the cusp of Depression.
There are millions of people who are in the same boat as you at any one time.
Unfortunately, I know it feels as though we are alone with our symptoms but almost anyone of note, Virginia Woolf, Caroline Ahern, Spike Milligan etc etc, has suffered from Anxiety and it's cousin Depression.

You are not alone poolbirthx2 you are actually in exalted company.

MangoBiscuit Mon 15-Dec-14 09:37:20

Morning Poolbirthx2. I too have anxiety. I had it awfully before DD1, then it went almost completely. Since having DD2, it's been creeping back up. I finally admitted this weekend that I'm actually quite ill with it and have let it slip into depression. I have an appointment today. I will be asking for the same pills I used to take before DD1 (propranolol) I'm hoping it'll go the same way it did last time, pills taken when needed, anxious episodes lessen and become less frequent, and the depression clears by itself.

Anyway, I just wanted to say you're not alone, not by a long shot, and your GP really can help. I hope you're doing ok today.

Haggisfish Mon 15-Dec-14 09:49:47

It can be helped. Are you really worrying about something else? I find my anxiety is worst when really I'm worrying about work or money, usually. These things are never the focus of my actual anxiety -I worry about ridiculous things like terrorists etc. read Claire weekes-I found her great to understand the physical background to anxiety.

Poolbirthx2 Mon 15-Dec-14 12:36:37

Thank you for all your lovely replies. Is nice to know i'm not alone and it is quite common.

I think with everything going on in the world, on the news, etc, that has made my anxiety a lot worse

I have managed to get an appointment at dr's, but as it is not an 'emergency' they could only offer me the next available which isn't until next monday hmm

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