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AIBU?

To think some people cannot be “treated” for anxiety

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alwaysworries · 20/09/2022 10:37

in the last 3 months my mental health has plummeted. I feel like my anxiety has passed a border into actual paranoia, but I’m not sure?

I think things like

  1. Everyone’s taking about you and there’s a good possibility you’ll end up in hospital, probably detained under the mental health act
  2. Your body is failing you, you’re dehydrated & you’re going to pass out.


What’s even more bizarre is that I almost convince myself of things I know are impossible, and it’s hard to talk myself out of it. for example, I had repeatedly fainted a few months ago and was taken to A&E. I had an abdominal scan which was clear. Despite this, and despite the fact that I have had consistent periods, have the coil and would have been around 6 months pregnant then…. I just couldn’t let the idea go. It made me extremely distressed and only when I passed a reasonable “due date” did I stop worrying.

then I worried about physical symptoms (that are obviously anxiety!) we’re things like MS or a cardiac problem.

I worry that I am somehow involved in crimes that are reported on the news… regardless of location.

These thoughts are worse in the morning and by evening I seem to have calmed myself down and realise I was being silly. It goes from one thing to the next…

ive been off work with anxiety for a month and it’s just getting worse. I’m on antidepressants, receiving CBT and try all the self help I can… early nights, fresh air, eating hearty meals, trying to stop the worry spiral.

im just feeling hopeless
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gamerchick · 20/09/2022 20:02

Have you spoken to someone IRL. It does sound like you may be spiraling a bit.

I was in beta blockers for years. The only thing that keeps me stable is exercise. Don't know if that's an option for you but I'd definitely speak to someone about how hour feeling atm.

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