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Old 10-22-2009, 06:09 AM   #1
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Feel like I'm going crazy... Please help!!

For the past several days I've been feeling like I'm going crazy, but not having any other anxiety symptoms really. I just get really out of it feeling and it's almost like I'm living in a bubble all by myself and I'm watching everyone else outside of it live their lives. My eyes are so tired, but my body isn't so when I lay down to go to sleep even if I can hardly hold my eyes open, I can't sleep for at least an hour after that. I'm just so scared that I'm going to lose my mind. Can this all really be from anxiety even if right now it's the only symptom I'm having? I hate this feeling, probably one of the worst I've had and it comes and goes throughout the day and sometimes will last for a long time and other times just for a few minutes. I also feel like my typing has been off lately. Like I can't get my fingers to work right. I don't know what this is, but I'd appreciate any help you guys can give me. Thanks
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:52 AM   #2
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Re: Feel like I'm going crazy... Please help!!

i feel the exact same way right now...like i am balancing on a roof and about to fall off...but for what? i don't have anything going on that should make me this way, other than winter coming i don't know what to tell you since i have the same problem and can't figure it out myself BUT i am going to my Dr next week and i will let you know what he tells me.

 
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Re: Feel like I'm going crazy... Please help!!

I know where you are coming from because I felt that way too. First I went and had a complete physical. You might want to talk to your doctor about how you feel. Is there stress in your life? Stress can overwhelm you and give you body symptoms of being tired, being nervous, feeling hopeless, headaches, feeling dizzy, etc. I used to feel like I was going crazy and that someone was going to lock me up one day. I use meditation or walking meditation. I started acupuncture which has helped a great deal. Get a workbook about anxiety. I exercise too which helps with the bottled up energy I have. I don't eat much sugar which can make anxiety worse. Practice some breathing techniques. Positive affirmation are very helpful. Maybe talk to specialist.

 
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Re: Feel like I'm going crazy... Please help!!

also, the mind is very powerful - I have to recondition my thoughts with all positive because my bad habit is too always think the worse. Do your research which is what I had to do. I had to take baby steps and sometimes I still have my moments. Stress always creep back at me and I just have to learn how to deal with it. If you feel it not stress - maybe there is something that is bothering subconcously and your just not aware of it. Could you be worrying about something?

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Old 10-22-2009, 01:42 PM   #5
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Re: Feel like I'm going crazy... Please help!!

Thanks for letting me know that I'm not alone in how I feel. I've been seeing a therapist for over a year now and I don't know that she's really helping me a whole lot, but it's nice to go and talk to someone for an hour once a week or so and just have them listen to you and not judge what you're saying.

I do have some stress in my life right now. My son who is 6 hasn't been adjusting very well to 1st grade. He wants to stay home with me and we had this problem with separation anxiety for him in kindergarten, but because it was only a half day program, it was better. It does seem to slowly be getting easier and we've put a "reward" program into play that will hopefully be a success. I'm also a worrier and negative self talker by nature. I have been that way since I was a little girl and my husband also has anxiety, but his isn't so health related like mine is so he doesn't really understand. I feel like my anxiety and his anxiety stresses our relationship to an extent which then results in more anxiety for me.

I've had a ton of tests, both for the head and the heart and all have come back fine so I'm thinking that it most likely is just my anxiety, but it can be so incredibly hard to deal with!! I did try accupuncture and felt so calm afterward that it scared me so I never went back. I'm thinking of giving it a shot. I just want some instant relief and I know that isn't going to happen, but it makes trying breathing techniques/meditation/exercise seem so hopeless. I guess that's the negative self talk that I need to work on.

I'm not going to give up, but sometimes it's so so so hard to rationalize and believe that you aren't going crazy because you feel like you're going to lose it any minute
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #6
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Re: Feel like I'm going crazy... Please help!!

I know that exact feeling. Try to take baby steps everyday and before you know it over time you will change a great deal. First step is reading books on it. I find great comfort in reading about anxiety and how others deal with it. That way you feel your not alone. Try finding a support group in your area. I found support groups that meet at my local hospital. Talking and sharing experiences with those who are going through the same thing helps. Try taking walks with your husband when the weather is beautiful. Positive affirmations should be read everyday so you can get rid of the negative thoughts - I like "You can heal your Life affirmation kit" - I read the cards everyday in the kit like "I deserve the best and I accept the best now" or "I am totally adequate for all situations"



Allow yourself to make room for mistakes and take time for yourself. Remember the negative thoughts are only thoughts and thoughts can be changed. I still have anxiety but I recognize that I cannot replay the negative thoughts and I must change them with positive. I worry about my health alot. I had my gallbladder and now I have problems with digestion. I always think I will have complications from this surgery like liver problems, etc. and then they will have to rush me to the hospital. I just can't keep torturing myself anymore.

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