I know what you are going through because at your age, I developed an anxiety disorder too. It started in 7th grade. I was sitting in the middle of everyone in class where I started having a panic attack. My heart started to race, I felt dizzy and I felt like I was going to have a heart attack or pass out. There were times where I avoided going to school because I was scared of having a panic attack. I did miss a lot of school because of this. It's probably harder for you too because you have the panic attacks before school and not during school. I've had an anxiety disorder ever since then and throughout high school also. There are many ways that your school can accommodate you. Talk with your counselor at school. Talk about setting up an IEP, which is an Individualized Education Program. I had one throughout middle school and high school and it helped a lot. They would have a spot for me to come to whenever I felt anxious at school, there always would be someone to talk to, I had a pass that all the teachers knew about in case I needed to leave class. There are alot of things that your school can do to help you. I'm sorry that your dad doesn't listen, it's probably hard for him to understand it because he's never gone through it. Try talking to him again, it it doesn't work then talk to someone at your school. Is there anything at school that makes you feel anxious or do you have panic attacks when your actually at school? Sometimes it helps knowing why you are anxious but sometimes you have no idea why. I hope this helps and good luck. I know school can be tough sometimes but try to make the best of it because I had a hard time in school too.View Thread
Is it true that some antibiotics can worsen anxiety? I've read this online and I don't know whether it's true or not. It's hard to belive anything you read online about medicines or side effects.View Thread
alot of us with anxiety like to go on the internet and on this discussion board to learn about our symptoms, to talk with other people who can relate and try to figure out what is best to help us.. but i feel like that sometimes that can be a really negative thing. we try to find other people who are going through what we are and talk to other people to see how they are dealing with it.. there's so much negativity. we want to see other people who are struggling who have had success in dealing with their problems but it seems like all i see are people who are claiming that they have had anxiety for years and nothing works for them and they are completely hopeless.. reading things like this makes me feel so much worse. if i wasn't a positive person, those things would make me feel miserable and i know they are making alot of people on here feel hopeless like no one ever gets better from anxiety and they have to live like this forever. that is so NOT true because i KNOW there are so many people out there who have gotten over anxiety and are able to live healthy normal lives. just because there alot of people who still havent gotten better doesn't mean that they aren't any people out there who have gotten better.
this is not to bash on anyone who has written anything on here about how awful anxiety is making them feel or anything like that. i KNOW how anxiety can make you feel and i'm not trying to tell you that you can't post how your feeling on here.. all i'm saying is alot of us read what other people say and when there alot of negative things about anxiety.. it makes alot of people feel hopeless.
i just think that we all need to be positive! i know its very hard. but i want people to know that we don't have to live like this forever and hope is out there. if anyone has anything positive to say about anxiety or how they have gotten better, please share it. i hope this board can also turn into something where other people can share their success stories with anxiety, not just the negative things.
once again, sorry if i offended anyone because like i said.. this wasn't made to bash on the people who write on this discussion. i just want everyone to know that there is hope out there and i want to bring some positivity to everyone. the goal of this is just to make everyone feel better and help them know that just because alot of people struggle with this doesn't mean they have to struggle forever, and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.View Thread
I've felt like this many of times but you aren't alone. I'm sorry that your dad is the way that he is but if hes never had anxiety/panic, he's not gonna know what it feels like. I'm not a doctor but if you have been to the doctor and have had tests done then there is nothing at all wrong with you. anxiety can make you feel this way, it can produce nones of physical symptoms. It's really hard when you have no one to talk to but you really should consider talking to a therapist, it will help you so much. but believe me, your only 19 like you said, you have your whole life ahead of you, your too young to be worrying about something being wrong with you. your letting your anxiety rule your life, and your letting your mind get to you. be thankful that you are young and healthy. please talk to someone though, whether it's your doctor or a psychologist. you don't deserve to go through what your dad is putting you through. there are alot of people who are in the same situation as you are and you are not alone. get out of the house, do the things you enjoy doing, get your mind off of how your feeling because trust me, your mind is tricking you into thinking like this. you can't help feeling sick and being anxious and scared but you can control how you react. please believe me and believe your doctors if they tell you that you are fine. don't make yourself feel worse, chances are all you are doing is making yourself worse when there is nothing wrong with you, its crazy how our minds can trick us. Don't let this get the best of you. You'll get through it. Good luck. dont hesitate to ask if you need anythingView Thread
yes, it can. ive been on clonidine for 16 years now. i got put on it when i was only 2 years old for a rare sleep disorder and ive taken it every night since then to go to sleep. i swear by this medicine because i cant sleep without it. it does have a very calming effect and it can help lower your blood pressure or heart rate. ive had anxiety since i was 12 and i dont know what id do without it becuz it always helps me get a great nights sleep. id say give it a try becuz it is a great medicine but different medicines work differently for certain people and im only on this medicine for my sleep disorder but i do have anxiety. i hope this helped, good luckView Thread
I just wondering if anyone ever notices that their temperture goes up when they are anxious and if this is normal? my fever can go up to 99.9 when i feel very anxious and hot. most of the time its around 99.4. I was freak out when I take my temperture and i have a low grade fever thinking I have an infection but there are nights when my temperture goes up to at least 99.5. Is this normal or something to be worried about?View Thread
Alot of people know what you are going through and you are not the only one. There are alot of things people share on here and useful things you can do to try to feel better. You are obviously going through a hard time right now, it is normal for you to have these feeling. It very well could be PTSD. It takes a while for things to get back to normal and you have to have patience. Klonopin is a good medicine but you should really switch to something different if its not helping and because it's too easy to get dependent on and hard to stop taking. Having anxiety can make you feel foggy minded and make you feel like your losing time. Talk to your therapist, it takes time to find the right therapist for you, someone who can really help and who you can relate to. Try to see him more often can help too. Get anxiety books or any books relating to PTSD, get out more and get excersise, try to go out and do the things you enjoy to get your mind off of it. Your not suffering alone. Good luckView Thread
does anyone ever have thoughts that you just can't get out of your head? like has someone ever talked about something or you heard or read something that for some reason got stuck in your mind and scared you? you never would of thought about it before it got brought into your mind yet when you read or hear something, it just becomes stuck in your head like for example if you read about someone getting in a car accident that you are now terrified to get a car accident or you read about symptoms of a disease and now your scared you have that disease? it can be something your so scared of and you know you won't ever do or it won't ever happen but sometimes your anxious mind just gets stuck and it doesn't make any sense. it happens to me alot, i can be scared or worried about the stupidest things, things i know i won't ever do or won't ever happen. but when we have anxiety, our mind just wonders alot. does anyone else have any weird fears or anything?View Thread
the anixety and phobia workbook is great. one that my psychologist recommended was the mindfulness and acceptance workbook for anxiety: a guide to breaking free from anxiety, phobias and worry using acceptance and commitment therapy by john p. forsyth and georg h. eifert. i just started using this workbook and i find it very helpful, it talks about how to accept anxiety, and how to take charge of your life. in my opinion, reading and learning from books like this can really help you in the long run without having to turn to medicine because you really can develop new thinking and skills from books like this. im sure any anxiety book out there will be helpful also. good luck!View Thread