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Old 06-09-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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Anxiety Gets worse wathing "Obsessed"

I have General Anxiety Disorder, and my symptoms are usually under control. My wife watches shows like "Obsessed" or "hoarders" While watching these shows, my anxiety starts to peak. I don't have OCD, and am not watching people with any real similarities.

Does any one else have this? Why does this happen?

 
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Anxiety Gets worse wathing "Obsessed"

i'm new to the boards and anxiety as well. i've been going through this for a few months. i developed anxiety from an inner ear viral infection. right now they have me on ativan as needed. it seems to help when it gets bad.

i use to love watching shows like hoarders and obsessed. me and my fiance would watch these shows together, but since i started feeling like this, i cannot watch these shows anymore. they make my heart start to race and i just cant sit through it. i dont know what causes it, but i just wanted to let you know you're not alone.

 
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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Re: Anxiety Gets worse wathing "Obsessed"

I have felt this as well. I am in no way a hoarder, but I guess just watching people with other types of issues makes me uneasy! I think in a way I'm almost thinking, "Oh gosh, what if that happens to me too?" even though I don't think it's likely.

I find that I really break down if I hear about people who ARE like me. For a while, I used to ignore some of my feelings and was almost in denial. One time a doctor just asked a question and I just broke down because it was something I never admitted to or talked about. The other day I was reading about agoraphobia and just felt so bad because I realized that I am becoming that way, even though I never would have suspected it in the past.

 
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