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Need answers about my anxiety :(

Saoirse

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Hey guys, I wanna try to keep this short but it’s a lot.
I’m 21, was diagnosed with GAD and then panic disorder and depression at 13. I spent a year or so in my house when I was 15 because I had severe agoraphobia. Last few years I have been able to leave the house and work and live a relatively normal life. The past month I’ve been feeling really “off”. I’m getting physical symptoms out of nowhere when I’m not anxious at all. I start to sweat soooo much and I feel lightheaded and tired and I can’t focus at all! Memory hasn’t been right also. I just never feel like I’m “here”. I recently spent 5 days with extreme tremors from anxiety. It wasn’t just normal anxiety, it was something I had never ever felt. Nothing felt real, I felt like I was on a hallucinogenic, my heart was racing and I was sweating for an entire day. I really did feel like I would die. I couldn’t see and I really felt like I was floating. There is nothing physically wrong with me that the doctors tested for. I haven’t left the house for about a week now. Too afraid that intense anxiety will happen again.. I’m honestly phobic of feeling that way again. It was so scary, I couldn’t deal with it. I felt like I would end everything if it didn’t stop. What is happening to me? I am going crazy? I’m afraid I’m crazy.
(I can’t get mental health help where I’m living right now and I can’t move back to my home because I’m too anxious to fly right now)
 

Cuchculan

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Depersonalization. That is the whole feeling that nothing is real. Is like a dream like state. Just another symptom of anxiety. When it first hits it can frighten people. there is no magic cure for it. But it does go away in time. I simply just got used to it. Began not to fear it. Once this happened it stopped. it can just make things seem a big bit strange. Like looking at things down a tunnel. As if you are that far away from something that is really much closer to you. That whole floating feeling too. Distraction can work at times. to keep the mind busy. Also trying to figure out what triggers it off. With me if I was in a room. It was loud in the room. Suddenly it all went silent. That would trigger this off in me. Omportant to note that it can not harm you at all. Just another symptom of anxiety.
 
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Saoirse, you are not crazy because, as a person, you are too complex to be put in one category.
 
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