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kdizzle90

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Hey all, my name is Kelly. I had no idea forums like these existed, and let me tell you - I'm so happy I found this!
I've had anxiety all my life. It's always stopped me from doing things, and also caused me to go through life changes much slower than my friends and peers. (Which always sucked... for example; getting a job, moving out, etc.). I'm 27 years old and currently live with my boyfriend of 8 years in our own home. When I started college I began having panic attacks, where I'd be sitting in class and all of a sudden need to urgently leave, the feeling of being nervous too. That's something that I've always been plagued with is feeling nervous for NO reason at all, even when I'm in a calm situation or just watching TV. NERVOUS. It began giving me heart palpitations back in 2014, and they put me on anxiety medication, which stopped the panic attacks and random nervousness. BUT....I have to this day, the worst time with "worst case scenarios" popping into my head. It drives me nuts. If my boyfriend doesn't text me back, or doesn't call I automatically assume he's hurt or in trouble and I freak out (which, honestly, makes me seem psycho. D: ). So not only does it drive friends, family, and boyfriend nuts, but it makes me feel physically ill. My stomach begins to hurt, I cry, get shaky, call whoever I'm trying to get a hold of a million times. This literally just happened 20 minutes ago, and I can't explain how horrible it makes me feel to feel so helpless and scared over something I've blown up in my head. None of my friends get it and neither does my boyfriend or family. I also have no idea how to stop these thoughts from happening, or how to even manage something like that.

So, I'm happy I've found a forum where I can chat with people who have anxiety like myself. <3
 

triceps

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Hey all, my name is Kelly. I had no idea forums like these existed, and let me tell you - I'm so happy I found this!
I've had anxiety all my life. It's always stopped me from doing things, and also caused me to go through life changes much slower than my friends and peers. (Which always sucked... for example; getting a job, moving out, etc.). I'm 27 years old and currently live with my boyfriend of 8 years in our own home. When I started college I began having panic attacks, where I'd be sitting in class and all of a sudden need to urgently leave, the feeling of being nervous too. That's something that I've always been plagued with is feeling nervous for NO reason at all, even when I'm in a calm situation or just watching TV. NERVOUS. It began giving me heart palpitations back in 2014, and they put me on anxiety medication, which stopped the panic attacks and random nervousness. BUT....I have to this day, the worst time with "worst case scenarios" popping into my head. It drives me nuts. If my boyfriend doesn't text me back, or doesn't call I automatically assume he's hurt or in trouble and I freak out (which, honestly, makes me seem psycho. D: ). So not only does it drive friends, family, and boyfriend nuts, but it makes me feel physically ill. My stomach begins to hurt, I cry, get shaky, call whoever I'm trying to get a hold of a million times. This literally just happened 20 minutes ago, and I can't explain how horrible it makes me feel to feel so helpless and scared over something I've blown up in my head. None of my friends get it and neither does my boyfriend or family. I also have no idea how to stop these thoughts from happening, or how to even manage something like that.

So, I'm happy I've found a forum where I can chat with people who have anxiety like myself. <3
Hi Kdizzle. I'm pretty sure I can match you with the worst case scenario stuff. Luckily my wife and a couple close friends are willing to adjust to me although nobody can really understand unless they have anxiety disorder. If my wife forgets to call if she's coming home late, I'll mentally have her dead and cremated, absolutely beside myself. I just plain worry about so many things that I'm completely aware are unrealistic but can't seem to help it. I've actually gotten so used to the panic attacks over the years and I know I'll make it thru them. I'm very fortunate that those aware of my anxiety do their best to keep me posted on any changes to their plans and are tolerant of my cancelling on them so much. So welcome.
 

kdizzle90

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Hi Kdizzle. I'm pretty sure I can match you with the worst case scenario stuff. Luckily my wife and a couple close friends are willing to adjust to me although nobody can really understand unless they have anxiety disorder. If my wife forgets to call if she's coming home late, I'll mentally have her dead and cremated, absolutely beside myself. I just plain worry about so many things that I'm completely aware are unrealistic but can't seem to help it. I've actually gotten so used to the panic attacks over the years and I know I'll make it thru them. I'm very fortunate that those aware of my anxiety do their best to keep me posted on any changes to their plans and are tolerant of my cancelling on them so much. So welcome.
Ah, someone who is similar! The struggle is definitely real with worst case scenarios. My boyfriend has adjusted, and so have my friends and family, but they don't understand it. They are usually confused as to why I'm freaking out so much. I told my boyfriend tonight that if he's off late from work I need a phone call or at least a text - otherwise I literally imagine something bad has happened to him. It's a horrible feeling. I think that's the part that sucks is knowing it's all unrealistic, yet worrying about it anyway. Well, feel free to chat with me whenever you need to! It's nice to know we aren't alone in this!
 

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Ah, someone who is similar! The struggle is definitely real with worst case scenarios. My boyfriend has adj usted, and so have my friends and family, but they don't understand it. They are usually confused as to why I'm freaking out so much. I told my boyfriend tonight that if he's off late from work I need a phone call or at least a text - otherwise I literally imagine something bad has happened to him. It's a horrible feeling. I think that's the part that sucks is knowing it's all unrealistic, yet worrying about it anyway. Well, feel free to chat with me whenever you need to! It's nice to know we aren't alone in this!
My wife is currently driving up from Minneapolis to our farm three hours north. She has called me twice and texted me once and is now a half hour from home. It's inconvenient for her but she does it because she loves me and knows how worked up I'd get without her considerate contacts. I'm really glad you had that discussion with your boyfriend.
 
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