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A variety of things making me anxious lately… can anyone relate?

JayJay123

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So I’m in the process of looking for a new and better job, as my girlfriend and I plan on moving states soon. That alone has been somewhat stressful. Now, I realized we’ve been cooking with these non stick pans with a good bit of scratches on em for a couple years now. I was reading that the chemicals and metals underneath can leach into the food and cause serious problems, so that’s been on my mind.

I’ve also been having headaches. They’re not particularly bad or even frequent, but I do notice them. It’s sort of alarming to me, because I feel like I’ve never been one to have a lot of headaches. I feel like I’m probably overthinking it, but I’ve always had a big fear of brain tumors. I also had COVID back in May.

Something that’s also been dwelling on me for a good while is alcohol. I never had a problem with it or anything, but during college, I realize now I drank entirely too much. It wasn’t like I had to drink, but everyone around me drank and that’s just what we did. It makes me anxious sometimes to think about how much we drank at times. I feel like I’ve only recently in the past year or two began to really understand how harmful alcohol can be. Now, though, I really only drank for the taste and drink very moderately - as in a bottle of wine a week with a beer or glass of wine or two extra occasionally. I’ve developed a big passion for wine, as in the whole experience, history, science, and culture behind it. It’s just every time I take a sip, I feel like I’m just slowly killing myself or like my excessive drinking from college has already doomed me in the future.


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If the pans worry you, get rid of them and buy stainless steel. You said you don’t have headaches frequently, so that’s stable. Everybody gets headaches infrequently. With the alcohol use, you’ve already tamed it down and we can’t change the past but we can use it as a learning tool, which it seems you are doing, maybe a little too much. The Bible tells us to take a little wine for the good of the stomach. Also, Jesus presented the wine to the disciples to be drank in remembrance of Him. And Jesus Himself drank it. Wine was a very important thing in those days. It was representative of many things and one of them was purity. It’s all in how you conduct yourself, as the Bible also tells us, in moderation and with discipline. It sounds like you are trying to beat yourself up over things you have no control over now. Let up and allow yourself to be the imperfect human you are and will always be. It’s only anxiety making you think this way. Recognize it and accept it and chalk it up to good ole anxiety and low confidence in yourself. Allow yourself to let it go and move on to better ways of looking at it. If I had a penny for every time I dredged up the past and berated myself I’d be a very rich person. And all it did was make me more miserable than I already was. Now stop that and cut yourself a break! It’s ok! It really is even if you can’t see it right now.
 
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Right before I got married in 2019 it seemed once I started to resolve one anxiety issue something else would rear it's ugly head. I wondered whether it all was coincidental or it was due to my life change. (like you looking for job, moving, etc)Either way it was a season that I got through and you will also.
 

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So I’m in the process of looking for a new and better job, as my girlfriend and I plan on moving states soon. That alone has been somewhat stressful. Now, I realized we’ve been cooking with these non stick pans with a good bit of scratches on em for a couple years now. I was reading that the chemicals and metals underneath can leach into the food and cause serious problems, so that’s been on my mind.

I’ve also been having headaches. They’re not particularly bad or even frequent, but I do notice them. It’s sort of alarming to me, because I feel like I’ve never been one to have a lot of headaches. I feel like I’m probably overthinking it, but I’ve always had a big fear of brain tumors. I also had COVID back in May.

Something that’s also been dwelling on me for a good while is alcohol. I never had a problem with it or anything, but during college, I realize now I drank entirely too much. It wasn’t like I had to drink, but everyone around me drank and that’s just what we did. It makes me anxious sometimes to think about how much we drank at times. I feel like I’ve only recently in the past year or two began to really understand how harmful alcohol can be. Now, though, I really only drank for the taste and drink very moderately - as in a bottle of wine a week with a beer or glass of wine or two extra occasionally. I’ve developed a big passion for wine, as in the whole experience, history, science, and culture behind it. It’s just every time I take a sip, I feel like I’m just slowly killing myself or like my excessive drinking from college has already doomed me in the future.


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Heavy heavy HEAVY alcoholic here. Sober 6 years. Your liver has the ability to regenerate itself and it does. Any lasting effects from drinking would have been incredibly noticeable and already diagnosed. Neuropathy and liver problems are something you would be acutely aware of and is pretty easily diagnosable. I don’t know about anything else but from a drinking standpoint I don’t think you have much of anything to worry about from your college days
 

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I've been too scared to go outside at night and I've been struggling to fall asleep due to me constantly being afraid of a bat biting/scratching me and giving me rabies. Also, every now and then I freak out about having a brain tumor
 
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