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I need help with anxiety.

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Hello! my name is Lisa, I am new to this forum since I've been trying to find some online. I am pretty mature for my age. I've had anxiety for a year now and I don't think anyone understands me because mental and emotional problems are not common (rare) where I'm at and does not run in my family, so I am pretty much alone. I have ongoing anxiety and hypochondria and I hate it. it affects my life so much and I worry way to much. I tried telling my mom about it but she tells me I'm just to young to worry and that I should let it go but its not that easy. I try breathing in and out and it kind of helps but not fully. I remember having my first panic attack when I was 8 and the doctors said I was fine. They kept happening and they stopped after a week. Then when I was ten when I had another one. The thing that triggered it was a movie of thing man having a stroke and I began to question what if that happens to me. then when I was 11 I began to worry much more. It became more severe this summer when I had a panic attack for the first time in two years and worrying for me was much more severe and I began to worry about my health more. I've had 5 panic attacks since this summer but hadn't had a an full blown panic attack in two months but little episodes of a fast heart rate and fear if I'm too worried. I feel like I'm never going to get help with this and I'm all alone. That is why I came here. Any advice?
 

Kelculator

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I'm so sorry to know that, really. Unfortunately I cannot really help you with panic attacks because I don't experience them... But the only advice I have is to understand that everything will pass, no matter how hard it gets.
It seems like you have health anxiety-- which I do have, and oh boy, is it hard to deal with. Talk to us when you are scared and worried about certain diseases or symptoms, alright?
You are not alone. I promise. NEVER. And it DOES get better-- not that anxiety will fully go away, but that you do deal with it better and better as days go on. Is anything making you particularly anxious lately?
 

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Hello! my name is Lisa, I am new to this forum since I've been trying to find some online. I am pretty mature for my age. I've had anxiety for a year now and I don't think anyone understands me because mental and emotional problems are not common (rare) where I'm at and does not run in my family, so I am pretty much alone. I have ongoing anxiety and hypochondria and I hate it. it affects my life so much and I worry way to much. I tried telling my mom about it but she tells me I'm just to young to worry and that I should let it go but its not that easy. I try breathing in and out and it kind of helps but not fully. I remember having my first panic attack when I was 8 and the doctors said I was fine. They kept happening and they stopped after a week. Then when I was ten when I had another one. The thing that triggered it was a movie of thing man having a stroke and I began to question what if that happens to me. then when I was 11 I began to worry much more. It became more severe this summer when I had a panic attack for the first time in two years and worrying for me was much more severe and I began to worry about my health more. I've had 5 panic attacks since this summer but hadn't had a an full blown panic attack in two months but little episodes of a fast heart rate and fear if I'm too worried. I feel like I'm never going to get help with this and I'm all alone. That is why I came here. Any advice?
Hi and welcome. I've been getting panic attacks since I was 13 and unfortunately for me, I'm 52 years older and still get them. I've come to learn not to worry about them as I'm able to ride them out for the most part and just accept that they're part of my mental makeup. When they start I immediately tell myself "you're not dying, it's just a panic attack" and then concentrate on slow, deep breathing until the attack subsides. They'll happen when I think my anxiety is relatively low or high, day or night, basically I haven't seen a particular trigger or pattern to them. Oddly, as someone with generalized anxiety disorder, I really don't worry about the next attack (perhaps since I've had so many) but sure manage to worry needlessly about so many other things. One suggestion I would have is to explain your plight to the guidance counselor at your school or college as they understand and have many resources. The reason they understand is that so many have anxiety-related conditions that they are exposed to probably on a daily basis. My best to you.
 
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