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    I worry alot over stupid things, always doubting myself, get anxious about the smallest of things and analyze things over and over in my head until i feel 'comfortable' about something. I dont like change to the point where if something is changed (e.g. work hours) i start to panic, i haven't always had this problem, or have been aware i have this problem until a few months ago, and now im aware of it, it seems to be getting worse. Anyone have any experiences of this or have tips on how to overcome it, im afraid it will start to consume most of my daily activities.
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    What you just said basically describes me! Firstly, you're not alone. Secondly; I am by no means an expert but as someone who suffers from it i would say you probably have a mild sort of anxiety. It is a really common condition and causes mental as well as physical symptoms, e.g overthinking, panicking, generally worrying too much about everyday occurences, and physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating, tiredness, nausea.. there are many ways in which anxiety manifests itself.

    Many people find relief in either medication (personally i have tried to stay away from this as my anxiety is not very severe, and it can have unpleasant side effects, but some people have lots of success with medication) or some form of counselling or CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which helps you think differently (i think - not 100% sure).

    Check out the NHS's page on Anxiety http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Anxiety...roduction.aspx

    Lots of people - myself included - find they don't need to pursue meds or therapy because their anxiety is not severe/debilitating as other people's but its all about finding what's right for you. Hope i helped a bit
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I worry alot over stupid things, always doubting myself, get anxious about the smallest of things and analyze things over and over in my head until i feel 'comfortable' about something. I dont like change to the point where if something is changed (e.g. work hours) i start to panic, i haven't always had this problem, or have been aware i have this problem until a few months ago, and now im aware of it, it seems to be getting worse. Anyone have any experiences of this or have tips on how to overcome it, im afraid it will start to consume most of my daily activities.
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    Just quoting you so you'll see my reply above
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    Hi , I also have problems with anxiety from time to time. It's perfectly normal to go through periods of feeling anxious in certain situations, though it sounds like you are starting to feel a bit over whelmed?

    I think its about learning what works best for you, as everyone learns to cope with things in different ways. I haven't had meds but I did have some counselling which helped me to manage my anxieties and worries in certain situations.

    If you start to feel anxious, try to keep yourself calm and remind yourself that it's okay to be slightly nervous about change. Its also worth remembering that whilst you might feel anxious initially the anxiety will go away; I think the more you put yourself through situations that make you anxious the easier they become. You may come to realise that the idea makes you more uncomfortable than the actual 'doing' if that makes sense.

    Breathing exercises can also be really useful to some people.

    Hope things feel better soon,
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    I found that doing exercise helps with that sort of thing, I suffered from severe anxiety to such an extent that I actually had a complete breakdown, I keep it at bay by addressing the things I am concerned about, the one thing that was a constant was a feeling of unattractiveness, whilst I haven't progressed much physically, I certainly feel a lot better.

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