• 4 months ago

    Anxiety?

    So, I need some advice on what's going on with me. About a week ago, I went to my first carnival and on the first and only ride I went on I had what I guessed was a anxiety attack. The funny thing is, a few months ago I went to Disney World and went on almost every ride, but no problems. It was extremely fun. My mom told me that it might be because I had no control over that ride and that triggered anxiety. I'm not sure though. Ever since then, I wake up at night gasping for air and sometimes when I'm laying down, my hands start to randomly shake. I'm also easily startled now and my breaths become shallow. I have always been an anxious worrisome person, fearing the worst. I am a 13 year-old girl. Like it has gotten worse. Sometimes at night I think someone is going to come and murder my family or steal us and I always make sure to check every door and windows and double check everything. I feel like I may have anxiety. I'm terrified of car crashes, death, kidnap and anything bad that could go wrong that I always cant stop myself from thinking about. I'm always fearing the worst. Any little noise scares me also. Can someone tell me what it is?

Responses

  • 4 months ago

    RE: Anxiety?

    please go see a shrink only they can dx u
  • RE: Anxiety?

    Hey, hwwosu12-
    Of course, I cannot diagnose you simply from reading your note. But you absolutely have anxiety and worry. (I guess you know that already.) Most adults have had at least one panic attack in their life, so welcome to the club. That does not mean that you will develop what we call panic disorder. It's possible you will have no more panic attacks. If you continue to have panic attacks, or if you start worrying all the time about having panic attacks, then panic disorder would be the 1st condition we would think of. The good news is you have great memories of Disney World, and you should let that offset this one bad experience. If you get a chance, get determined to get right back on another ride. The key phrase is "get determined." Since anxiety tends to exert more control over people who back away, your job is to step forward.
    Your worries are another matter. But whether you get strong on your own, with support of family and friends, or with help from a counselor, you need to develop another voice inside you... One that will support you. One that will push back against your fearful thoughts and give you reassurance that even though you're having thoughts and feelings about danger, they stem from a thinking mistake inside your mind, and you can let them go. Since you say you have always been an anxious, worrisome person, fearing the worst, then you and I can assume that, once again, you need to get determined to not allow those thoughts and feelings to control you. You might have to allow yourself to feel anxious at times; that's OK. But you don't have to allow those worries to dominate you.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Anxiety?

    yes. You are having anxiety attacks from what I read from your post. and plausibly before you were able to go on rides with no problem because you were ecstatic and looking forward to it then like your mom said she's right... no control caused the attack. At the moment what you can do is distract your thoughts from fearing the worst to maybe what's going on at the present.. watching TV, doing your homework, playing a video game... if you dwell on what MIGHT happen and the worst scenarios.. the worst your anxiety becomes. Well, I hope this helps.