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    Ah dear rule number one of symptoms when in a panic never Google! Never Google!

    Hope you're okay :hugs:
    Yeah usually I can control my urge to google symptoms but grrrr, today I caved in! Much better now thanks. I'm kitty sitting for two days while my mum is away and Callan is about to leave to go back and stay overnight with our own cats so I'm eager to see how I get on spending the night alone at mum's

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    Yeah usually I can control my urge to google symptoms but grrrr, today I caved in! Much better now thanks. I'm kitty sitting for two days while my mum is away and Callan is about to leave to go back and stay overnight with our own cats so I'm eager to see how I get on spending the night alone at mum's

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    Yeah I know it is difficult sometimes but next time remember what a state it got you in will hopefully act as a deterrent

    Yeah of course everyone's on the end of the phone if you need them so
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    Bit embarrassing to admit this aa a guy even though it shouldn't be but I get very stressed as well. I think what I've learned is that trying to live what you perceive as a normal lifestyle may not suit you. I think the idea of 'highly sensitive people' as a mental condition is nonsense but thet provide some useful info on less stressful lifestyles just youtube it.
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    Bit embarrassing to admit this aa a guy even though it shouldn't be but I get very stressed as well. I think what I've learned is that trying to live what you perceive as a normal lifestyle may not suit you. I think the idea of 'highly sensitive people' as a mental condition is nonsense but thet provide some useful info on less stressful lifestyles just youtube it.
    It's really sad that you felt the need to say it's embarrassing to admit that as a guy. Please don't think like that!
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    you're not a burden so stop that thinking right away! Though I know how you feel. I feel like a burden every time I post a problem or talk to my family although they are understanding, as I feel I should be strong and not complain as ***there's worse off people than me out there, especially in my own family.***

    My family were supportive when they found out I had OCD but tbh, they didn't know much about it but they researched it and asked me questions instead of just sitting there in ignorance.

    Tbh I don't know where I am getting the strength to cope. One minute I feel that I can deal with this, I just need to accept my batteries are flat for a while and I need to go with the flow and then the next I feel like I don't know how the hell I can go on feeling like this and that I need serious help right this very instant. Do you feel the same?



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    *** I know exactly what you mean, I'm complaint about this yet people have it worse. Then I feel guilty and become paranoid, it's a horrible cycle. I've been coping better these last few weeks thanks to my counsellor, but it's hard to hide it from my family. Definitely I feel like everything's fine and I'm ok, getting on with coursework, socialising and then next minute I'm stressed paranoid, worried I'm going to relapse back into by old self. (Sorry about not revealing my username but I'm paranoid someone will found out who I am and won't feel safe, stupid I know)

    I feel like things are going good but then think that something bad will change my mood and I'll become depressed. I'm grateful that I'm not alone but wish we didn't feel like this 😔
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    Bit embarrassing to admit this aa a guy even though it shouldn't be but I get very stressed as well. I think what I've learned is that trying to live what you perceive as a normal lifestyle may not suit you. I think the idea of 'highly sensitive people' as a mental condition is nonsense but thet provide some useful info on less stressful lifestyles just youtube it.

    Don't feel like that just because you're a guy. It can happen to anyone, we are just unfortunate, we will get through this.
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    *** I know exactly what you mean, I'm complaint about this yet people have it worse. Then I feel guilty and become paranoid, it's a horrible cycle. I've been coping better these last few weeks thanks to my counsellor, but it's hard to hide it from my family. Definitely I feel like everything's fine and I'm ok, getting on with coursework, socialising and then next minute I'm stressed paranoid, worried I'm going to relapse back into by old self. (Sorry about not revealing my username but I'm paranoid someone will found out who I am and won't feel safe, stupid I know)

    I feel like things are going good but then think that something bad will change my mood and I'll become depressed. I'm grateful that I'm not alone but wish we didn't feel like this 😔
    No worries, I understand why you would want to remain anonymous on a subject like this.

    Do you suffer from anxiety and panic attacks as well as depressive thoughts and feelings?
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    I managed to stay at my mum's myself without even having to call Callan once. I was terrified I would panic during the night so told him to keep his phone beside him all night but we ended up just talking through FB mail for about an hour and them I fell asleep lol. Its always the same with anxiety, the thought of doing something is always a million times worse than actually doing it.

    I don't know if this is a good sign or not but I noticed last night and today that some of my old worried such as money are coming back. For the last week I was too deflated to even think or care about them but they are coming back now. Not to the point where they are stressing me out too much but the point I realise I need to be productive and that's what I'm doing.

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    I took a bad panic attack the second I walked back into my own flat. It was horrible. I thought enough is enough, I need to be seen by a doctor finally so managed to get an appointment for an hour later and I got my heart, lungs and pulse checked and he confirmed physically I am in tip top condition and that it's just stress and panics. He was very understanding. That's made me feel a lot better as my health anxiety has been through the roof recently. I still feel a bit rough from that panic and a bit detached but hoping a good meal, a bath and some sleep help and that I'm finally on the road back after being checked out and I'm fine.

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    No worries, I understand why you would want to remain anonymous on a subject like this.

    Do you suffer from anxiety and panic attacks as well as depressive thoughts and feelings?
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    Hey, hope your ok. I hate that feeling of feeling anxious, glad you spoke to him, it's good to have someone there to listen and support you. Wish I had someone. I'm so grateful I found this thread. Glad you went to get checked out. Did it feel better? Are you feeling better?

    I went out with a friend today and had a good time but on the way home I had a panic attack. Was about money, and asked my dad to check it, feel better now but was in such a state felt like the world was ending. Feel paranoid for saying it is about money. I had to double check everything. Coming home I was like a freak checking my bags and almost burst into tears, how embarrassing. I physically felt scared and I'd do something stupid.

    Sorry for be stupid...
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    Hey, hope your ok. I hate that feeling of feeling anxious, glad you spoke to him, it's good to have someone there to listen and support you. Wish I had someone. I'm so grateful I found this thread. Glad you went to get checked out. Did it feel better? Are you feeling better?

    I went out with a friend today and had a good time but on the way home I had a panic attack. Was about money, and asked my dad to check it, feel better now but was in such a state felt like the world was ending. Feel paranoid for saying it is about money. I had to double check everything. Coming home I was like a freak checking my bags and almost burst into tears, how embarrassing. I physically felt scared and I'd do something stupid.

    Sorry for be stupid...
    I'm glad this thread has helped you. I'll try and help you out as best as I can do as I know how isolating feeling like this, whether you have people around you or not. I'm feeling a bit better thanks. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders as I got checked out and I'm physically fine, I got some bills paid off that were worrying me and my mum comes back tomorrow so that's good. Whether that makes the panics go away for a while that's yet to be seen but the doctor said I done the right thing by going to get checked out and that should definitely help me.

    Sorry to hear you had a panic earlier. They always seem to pop up at the worst of times. The one I had earlier was horrible. I had really strong depersonalization and derealization for the first time in ages so it really scared me.

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    I'm glad this thread has helped you. I'll try and help you out as best as I can do as I know how isolating feeling like this, whether you have people around you or not. I'm feeling a bit better thanks. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders as I got checked out and I'm physically fine, I got some bills paid off that were worrying me and my mum comes back tomorrow so that's good. Whether that makes the panics go away for a while that's yet to be seen but the doctor said I done the right thing by going to get checked out and that should definitely help me.

    Sorry to hear you had a panic earlier. They always seem to pop up at the worst of times. The one I had earlier was horrible. I had really strong depersonalization and derealization for the first time in ages so it really scared me.

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    I'm having a panic attack/meltdown now. It's stupid but I'm paranoid that my computer hasn't had a proper scan for a month and I wan to run one but it's night time and the PC will keep me awake. Norton, my PC security, says it's protected and for some reason I don't believe it. Sorry for sounding stupid. I'm not on a high panic but can't seem to get it out of my head. Trying to keep my stress levels low by using my coping techniques but it's not completely working.

    I'm really scared I'm going back to being very stressed, anxious and panicky! I have things to look forward to but it's not helping to distract me. Really wanted to vent, sorry... 😖
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    The last few days have been a bit rough. My OCD has been through the roof and that let to me not eating which doesn't help anything when you're run down and also have the flu now and my panics were through the roof the other night and it was one after another and I hadn't slept the day before so was absolutely shattered and it got to the point I was begging my bf to take me to hospital for fear I was dying or needed sectioned. Thankfully, he convinced me to call NHS24 instead and they were lovely. They reassured me it was just anxiety and to make an appt with my GP first thing in the morning. So I did yesterday and I saw a lovely GP who couldn't have been more supportive. She confirmed I'm not going crazy or anything like so I need to stop thinking like that and she confirmed its just a bad spell with OCD and anxiety but she will get me through it. She also gave me an urgent referral to a psychologist for OCD.

    I've still not ate much as I just don't have an appetite but going to make it a point of eating a full meal today and not just snacks. I've finally caught up on sleep. I got 14 hours last night and feel better physically for that but mentally I still feel a bit anxious, lost and deflated
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm having a panic attack/meltdown now. It's stupid but I'm paranoid that my computer hasn't had a proper scan for a month and I wan to run one but it's night time and the PC will keep me awake. Norton, my PC security, says it's protected and for some reason I don't believe it. Sorry for sounding stupid. I'm not on a high panic but can't seem to get it out of my head. Trying to keep my stress levels low by using my coping techniques but it's not completely working.

    I'm really scared I'm going back to being very stressed, anxious and panicky! I have things to look forward to but it's not helping to distract me. Really wanted to vent, sorry... 😖
    How have you been the last few days?

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    I'm recovering from a bad cold and that's knocked even more energy from me and yesterday when I went out for a drive in the car, I panicked the entire time and I was like a zombie when I came home, both physically and mentally. I felt so deflated so I started to re read my Dr Claire Weekes books and audio tapes and yesterday I was so worried about becoming housebound again from panics and today, I ended up going out for an hour with my mum. We went to Asda and Homebase both were mega crowded. They most busy I've seen either shops tbh so I was thrown in the deep end and I did have a few panics here and there but when they came on, I just told my mum to stop for a few seconds while I got my bearings and then we walked around the shop as normal. If you were to tell me yesterday that I would do that today, I would have been gobsmacked.

    I was only out for an hour and came home very tired as I'm not fully over the cold but also felt more calm and even managed to cook for myself when I got in instead of eating snacks and I ate my first full meal in weeks. My OCD (I have contamination fears related to toxins and drugs) flared up during and after eating and had me in a state for a few hours but I was expecting that after eating my first full meal in ages. Thankfully when I ate again later on at night which was an hour ago, the OCD was minimal this time.


    The best way I can describe how I feel is that, when I am fine (as fine as you can be when you have a nervous illness) everything is colourful. When I was at my worst the last few weeks, everything was black and white but now its not totally black and white, its like faded out colour if you know what I mean?
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    How have you been the last few days?

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    I'm recovering from a bad cold and that's knocked even more energy from me and yesterday when I went out for a drive in the car, I panicked the entire time and I was like a zombie when I came home, both physically and mentally. I felt so deflated so I started to re read my Dr Claire Weekes books and audio tapes and yesterday I was so worried about becoming housebound again from panics and today, I ended up going out for an hour with my mum. We went to Asda and Homebase both were mega crowded. They most busy I've seen either shops tbh so I was thrown in the deep end and I did have a few panics here and there but when they came on, I just told my mum to stop for a few seconds while I got my bearings and then we walked around the shop as normal. If you were to tell me yesterday that I would do that today, I would have been gobsmacked.

    I was only out for an hour and came home very tired as I'm not fully over the cold but also felt more calm and even managed to cook for myself when I got in instead of eating snacks and I ate my first full meal in weeks. My OCD (I have contamination fears related to toxins and drugs) flared up during and after eating and had me in a state for a few hours but I was expecting that after eating my first full meal in ages. Thankfully when I ate again later on at night which was an hour ago, the OCD was minimal this time.


    The best way I can describe how I feel is that, when I am fine (as fine as you can be when you have a nervous illness) everything is colourful. When I was at my worst the last few weeks, everything was black and white but now its not totally black and white, its like faded out colour if you know what I mean?
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    Late reply, I'm sorry!!! Awwww, I feel proud even though I don't even know you. It must have been hard to get through those panics yet you did! I'm glad you have your mum for support, it must really help! I hate when OCD flares up unexpectedly!

    I've been ok, during the week I spent time with the family although my mood has been spoils today! I wanted to order some things from Amazon, I was going to pay, and yesterday she said she would think about it and today she told me no. I know I'm being childish but I want it, and my OCD has kicked in, feeling annoyed I can't get them. Spent lots of time finding the right things I wanted.

    From that, I have become OCD about organising again, having everything perfect and in order. I feel a lot of pressure on myself to hide it from my family and yet cope with it. Don't mean to self pity. Finding it difficult to stop the obsessive thoughts and calm myself, haven't been feeling too good either. Feeling the need to organise myself constantly and repeat the action many times, also feeling very stressed over not being in control of my thoughts. Sometimes I'm terrified I'm going back to the old me if I'm not in control.

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    Late reply, I'm sorry!!! Awwww, I feel proud even though I don't even know you. It must have been hard to get through those panics yet you did! I'm glad you have your mum for support, it must really help! I hate when OCD flares up unexpectedly!

    I've been ok, during the week I spent time with the family although my mood has been spoils today! I wanted to order some things from Amazon, I was going to pay, and yesterday she said she would think about it and today she told me no. I know I'm being childish but I want it, and my OCD has kicked in, feeling annoyed I can't get them. Spent lots of time finding the right things I wanted.

    From that, I have become OCD about organising again, having everything perfect and in order. I feel a lot of pressure on myself to hide it from my family and yet cope with it. Don't mean to self pity. Finding it difficult to stop the obsessive thoughts and calm myself, haven't been feeling too good either. Feeling the need to organise myself constantly and repeat the action many times, also feeling very stressed over not being in control of my thoughts. Sometimes I'm terrified I'm going back to the old me if I'm not in control.

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    I'm sorry to hear your OCD has been pretty bad lately. If you haven't already, I advise talking to your GP about it. I done that last week and got an urgent referral to a psychologist and today I got an appointment through.

    I've been OK thanks, very up and down but definitely out of the worst of this setback/breakdown/whatever the hell it is. I still don't feel 100% like me yet but every now and then I'm getting moments where I feel like me again. Sometimes it only lasts for a few mins and then last night it lasted for an hour until OCD kicked in full force. I still have an underlying feeling of dread and weirdness but it's not as strong now and I'm managing to get outside again which helps though I'm nervous as hell before going out. I'm also eating and sleeping more now.

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    I'm sorry to hear your OCD has been pretty bad lately. If you haven't already, I advise talking to your GP about it. I done that last week and got an urgent referral to a psychologist and today I got an appointment through.

    I've been OK thanks, very up and down but definitely out of the worst of this setback/breakdown/whatever the hell it is. I still don't feel 100% like me yet but every now and then I'm getting moments where I feel like me again. Sometimes it only lasts for a few mins and then last night it lasted for an hour until OCD kicked in full force. I still have an underlying feeling of dread and weirdness but it's not as strong now and I'm managing to get outside again which helps though I'm nervous as hell before going out. I'm also eating and sleeping more now.

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    I hate feel up and down. You sometimes don't know how to feel. Glad to hear you are eating and sleeping well! I haven't been feeling right these past few days too. Off my food and not much sleep either! Don't be nervous about going, easier said than done but once you start, don't look back and keep going! Cliche but still! OCD is very hard to cope with, full force is worse, I can't believe how well you seem to be coping? What's the trick?

    I've been ok today, few friendship issues, which often triggers my OCD but I'm coping. Well trying to atleast. I've got a deadline next Monday and am kinda freaking out but am trying not to. I'm feeling OCD about being organised and having everything ordered and filed away! Although I'm trying to get through!

    You have no idea how much this forum helps me! Probably jinxed it now!!!
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    I hate feel up and down. You sometimes don't know how to feel. Glad to hear you are eating and sleeping well! I haven't been feeling right these past few days too. Off my food and not much sleep either! Don't be nervous about going, easier said than done but once you start, don't look back and keep going! Cliche but still! OCD is very hard to cope with, full force is worse, I can't believe how well you seem to be coping? What's the trick?

    I've been ok today, few friendship issues, which often triggers my OCD but I'm coping. Well trying to atleast. I've got a deadline next Monday and am kinda freaking out but am trying not to. I'm feeling OCD about being organised and having everything ordered and filed away! Although I'm trying to get through!

    You have no idea how much this forum helps me! Probably jinxed it now!!!
    The only reason I am coping so well is because I'm forcing myself to expose myself to things that OCD scares me from such as eating for fear of contamination. At first I was literally forcing the food down my throat which felt horrible but I knew I had to get the nutrition so just had to grin and bear it and slowly, eating got easier again. Now my OCD is mainly flaring up with objects being contaminated now instead of food and I keep getting severe panic attacks from that but I am able to go out a lot easier now. I'm just back from being at my mum's for a few hours and tbh, for the most time I was there, I forgot my problems which I wasn't able to do at all last week. Now that I'm back home, my mood is up and down. I've ate a chippy so at least I know I have some food in my stomach for a change.

    As for the deadline, I know how stressful they are. I had an assignment due last week when I was at my worst and I just skipped it. I didn't even email my lecturer explaining things which I probably should have.

    I'm glad this forum has helped you, that's what we are here for I find this forum as well as anxiety forum called NoMorePanic to be very useful when I'm at a bad point with OCD and panic attacks. You feel so alone with this sort of illness so its nice to talk to people who are in the same boat though it sucks they are in the same boat.
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    I think also having a hobby is helping me recover too. I have a spare room in my flat that I've been using as a walk in wardrobe pretty much for years and decided to claim the room as my own little study and relaxation room. I've started stripping off the old wallpaper and going to put the new one on today and then paint the rest of the walls tomorrow. I've got a chandelier for the room. Always wanted one of those

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    Lucky you with your hobby to distract you. I had a panic attack/breakdown this morning. I feel so isolated from my friends. Feel like I'm a burden. I'm afraid to trust anyone truly! Currently sat alone in the library. I was in class but my teacher took me out and haven't been back since! I HAVE to go back for next lesson but am freaking out! I just don't know what to do anymore. Feel ever so alone!
 
 
 
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