Honestly, I'd say it's more likely that your nerves are delaying your period than that you are pregnant. If you used protection and he didn't even ejaculate, that further reduces your risk. Adding the negative pregnancy tests to that, I'd say that the best thing you could do is take a few deep breaths, have a nice cup of hot tea or cocoa, and distract yourself a bit. I've had my own anxiety delay my period so I know it can happen! One month, the dang thing lasted all month long because I was under such high stress. Another time, I went two months without one, also because of stress.
So breathe, don't fight your anxiety, but relax into it and tell yourself "I can handle this." Because you can.View Thread
It could be the effect of the THC in your brain, or it could be due to feelings that you are confused, overwhelmed, and "drowning," or it could be your brain processing random stuff in your head. If I had advice, it would be to shift your focus to finding understanding in your waking life.
Your brain uses dream time to organize information, file it away, and process what happened during the day. Sometimes some really odd things can come up. Your dreams can show you what's going on in your emotional state, so it can be good to pay attention. Like if you are really worried in your dreams, it might be related to being worried in waking life. So it's good you're keeping track!View Thread
As we all must do who can't afford a doctor, learn all you can about anxiety. Learn your triggers. Keep a diary if needed to help you track it. Keep in mind, anxiety can even be caused by lack of certain nutrients and by additives in food! So a natural, simple diet is good qhile you are trying to figure out your triggers. The mind/body conection can be strong at times. There is a lot of help available at http://www.anxieties.com . Just check the free section.View Thread
If you run away from the anxiety, it will make it stronger. Basically you are giving in to the anxiety every time you mentally run from it. It can be tricky at first but it works... embrace the anxiety, seek to understand it, recognize that it is just really, really uncomfortable, but you can deal with it.View Thread
Sounds like you are having a pretty difficult time of it, Aerwin. I can understand some of what you are going through. Here is what has helped me:
Try to just sit with the feeling and not avoid it. Recognize that the feelings your anxiety is causing are just that, feelings, and won't actually harm you. Basically your brain is screaming panic for no reason. So what do you do? Embrace those feelings, acknowledge them, face them.
The minute you stand up to the boogey man, he will lose his power. Don't fight, don't struggle. It just makes the anxiety worse.
Did the pediatrician prescribe melatonin for her sleep? I've noticed that has a good ability to help me sleep with probably the fewest side effects of anything I've tried, including valerian, kava kava, and good old diphenhydramine (benadryl or tylonol pm).View Thread
Definitely a good idea. I might reccomend trying a child psychologist first though, rather than a pychiatrist, because they will be less likely to medicate immediately. The coping behaviors she learns can help you too, and knowing her mom got through it will help her get through it. I've heard of some of these behaviors in autism spectrum children as well, so a good thorough workup will help you see all sides of the problem and find a better solution.View Thread
I have a suggestion or two for you. First, try to let your worry spur you to study earlier. Break things up into manageable chunks. Perhaps join a study group once you feel a little better. When the anxiety comes up, think about it this way: "I know this is going to be uncomfortable for a while, but that's just my anxiety acting up. I'm stronger than my anxiety. I can handle this." Say it even if you don't believe it. Once you start to push back against your anxiety and embrace it instead of trying to avoid it, you will start to feel better almost immediately.
Also, have some nice green tea before you study. It has natural calming effects and is good for your brain. It also doesn't give you a jittery effect. The warmth in your stomach lends itself to calm, too.
Lastly, breathe. It's pysically harder to be anxious if you are breathing slowly and deeply.