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My anxiety pain story

Reed

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So, I guess I wanted to find some safe space like this to talk about what I'm dealing with, but I'm kind of nervous too, so here we go. So, the first time I remember it started happening would be in September or early October but, I remember the day because we were going to see rouge one in theaters and, I got my weighted blanket as well, oh I'm also autistic as well. And so, what would happen that my stomach would hurt and, I would think about it and, it would hurt again so I thought it was with anxiety. But I think it was 2 weeks and, it kept happening. So, after that, we went to the hospital and, I decided to get an ultrasound but, we got the results Wednesday I think and, everything came back normal but, my stomach still hurt after that. So, I think I waited on getting medicine or I paused to get so it was a constant pain but, sometimes it would be prominent pains when I wasn't anxious. And, when I was dealing with pains, I found out I had sensory issues like noise and, then smell later I guess I've had them without knowing which I don't understand so I guess they evolved so sometimes when I got anxious about the issue moments it would hurt sometimes. But recently my pain has become bigger I guess you could say that once I thought about it, I get large headaches and when I got sad or cried it hurts even more so last week, I decided to call a psychiatrist from the numbers my therapist gave me and, hopefully, I get response Monday I've also been getting sad about my sensory issues so I dunno if that's apart of either. But I think that something else is causing my pain because why would my anxiety cause it all these months? But hopefully, you guys can read my story since it's been bothering me a lot recently
 

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So, I guess I wanted to find some safe space like this to talk about what I'm dealing with, but I'm kind of nervous too, so here we go. So, the first time I remember it started happening would be in September or early October but, I remember the day because we were going to see rouge one in theaters and, I got my weighted blanket as well, oh I'm also autistic as well. And so, what would happen that my stomach would hurt and, I would think about it and, it would hurt again so I thought it was with anxiety. But I think it was 2 weeks and, it kept happening. So, after that, we went to the hospital and, I decided to get an ultrasound but, we got the results Wednesday I think and, everything came back normal but, my stomach still hurt after that. So, I think I waited on getting medicine or I paused to get so it was a constant pain but, sometimes it would be prominent pains when I wasn't anxious. And, when I was dealing with pains, I found out I had sensory issues like noise and, then smell later I guess I've had them without knowing which I don't understand so I guess they evolved so sometimes when I got anxious about the issue moments it would hurt sometimes. But recently my pain has become bigger I guess you could say that once I thought about it, I get large headaches and when I got sad or cried it hurts even more so last week, I decided to call a psychiatrist from the numbers my therapist gave me and, hopefully, I get response Monday I've also been getting sad about my sensory issues so I dunno if that's apart of either. But I think that something else is causing my pain because why would my anxiety cause it all these months? But hopefully, you guys can read my story since it's been bothering me a lot recently
Hi. Welcome. Anxiety can go on much longer than three months if not treated. Most of those with chronic anxiety and who are looking for ways out can get very impatient with progress. Seeing a psychiatrist may help, but it always comes down to us and how much effort we are prepared to put into recovery. To me, the best treatment costs nothing and works if persisted with. Acceptance!
I make no apology for repeating this again because it is a proven method. Acceptance without adding 'second fear' is important. We frighten ourselves when we feel anxious. The OMG's and the 'What ifs' come thick and fast. This adds to the fear we already have.
Dr. Weekes' book, 'Essential help for your Nerves' available on Amazon will only set you back a few dollars, while a psychiatrist will ask a lot more. As an ex counsellor my experience with psychiatrists over the years has not been good. They are doctors and will always reach for the prescription pad. A good counsellor would be a lot cheaper and give the same results. Theory is all very well, but unless someone has been there any advice given will be theoretical. The pain of anxiety needs to be experienced to be understood.
 
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