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Uncontrollable anxiety

Kodak

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My mind is driving me crazy and making me think and even come close to believing completely irrational thoughts are actually true. My holiday season has been horrible. I have never struggled with anxiety and excessive worry and overthinking until now. Is it normal for teenagers to deal with this? These are supposed to be the happiest days of my life with no worries, but I’m ruining it for myself. Anyways my mind makes me think the craziest irrational things. A few weeks ago I was convinced I had gotten hpv from my girlfriend. I drove myself crazy over it. My mind constantly thought about it when I woke up, during the day, and at night before bed. It was nonstop. Next, my mind thought my girlfriend was unloyal. It tormented me over this even though I knew it wasn’t true. She has never done anything to be unloyal to me. My mind was making things completely different from reality. I laugh at how irrational my worry is getting for no reason. I also worried that I had cancer in my mouth because of how my taste buds looked. All I can say is that my anxiety and worry has gotten too out of hand. I’m going crazy over thoughts that are insanse and so far away from true.
 

triceps

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Hi Kodak and welcome. My anxiety/irrational thinking started when I was 13. I wish at that time I had the insight you have, that those thoughts just aren't realistic and shouldn't be paid attention to. I ended up going many years not telling anyone and just thinking I was crazy. If you can muster it, talk with your school counselor who has dealt with many students in your same spot and has counseling resources and who can assure you that you're not alone.
 

Kodak

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Hi Kodak and welcome. My anxiety/irrational thinking started when I was 13. I wish at that time I had the insight you have, that those thoughts just aren't realistic and shouldn't be paid attention to. I ended up going many years not telling anyone and just thinking I was crazy. If you can muster it, talk with your school counselor who has dealt with many students in your same spot and has counseling resources and who can assure you that you're not alone.
Thanks for the advice and support. I appreciate it!
 
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Hey there! Welcome to the site - I also started having anxiety as a teenager, and it's rough. And like he said, I don't think I had the kind of insight that you have. I thought everything WAS truly wrong, and that I was the cause of all of it. :)

So it's not normal to have those thoughts and anxieties in the sense that it's ok, and you should just ignore them. But it's not uncommon - you're not crazy, weird, or alone, and there are resources that can help you with it. Depending on your age and gender, there can be physical things happening that can play into it, or there may be things going on in your life that are causing you to worry excessively....and some of us just seem to be blessed with the tendency towards anxiety, with or without other factors. Either way, there is help, and you are not alone in this at all!

Definitely talk to someone you trust - either a parent, or a school counselor, pastor, coach whatever. A school counselor IS a good place to start if you have one because they can put you in direct contact with resources sometimes. But if that doesn't work out, keep looking. Best of luck to you!
 
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