I love my religion to bits but I'm scared of going out and feel like everyone hates me. I have bad anxiety and I don't know what to do. It's been made worse now with all the news and I don't know why I'm posting this because I don't want to give up my religion no matter what. I need advice on how to get rid of this feeling. It's making me very anxious, scared and depressed
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- 03-07-2014 14:32
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- 03-07-2014 15:02
So your anxiety is what's causing you to leave Islam? You say you don't want to leave Islam no matter what, then why don't you see your GP?
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- 03-07-2014 15:26
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- 03-07-2014 16:04
No it's stopping me from going out and talking to people, I'm scared someone might attack me. I don't know how to talk to him about it because it seems like such a silly thing.
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- 04-07-2014 20:08
It sounds like you might have GAD (general anxiety disorder); perhaps do a bit of research? The NHS have an entire page on it and the more you know, the easier it is to understand. I know you might feel as if your thoughts are irrational but it's a lot more common than you think - I've had it! If you need someone to talk to then please feel free to message me. I would definitely recommend seeing a GP if you can - I promise if you explain your anxiety they will be able to offer you potential solutions such as counselling. You're not alone in this
- 10-07-2014 05:44
If you're feeling anxious or have panic attacks it's most likely GAD (General Anxiety Disorder), especially if this feeling is uncontrollable and is having an impact on your day to day life.
However, if you're having obsessive thoughts that cause you to repeat rituals or patterns of behaviour to relieve your anxiety, it could possibly be OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
And lastly, if your irrational fear of being attacked has come from an event in the past, such as you being hurt/attacked by someone after leaving the house/due to your religion, it could possibly be PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Unfortunately, you wont be able to know for sure, or get proper help to cope with these feelings unless you see a professional. The best thing to do is to reach out to a family member or friend and let them know about your anxiety, go with someone you trust to a GP or a therapist/counsellor (that way you wont feel like you'll be attacked since you're not alone) and they'll be able to give you a better diagnoses and treatment plan for what you're struggling with.
If you decide to go to therapy, I'd suggest CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), as it helps to change your way of thinking and avoid negative and terrifying thoughts.. You will be much more in control of your anxiety.
Please do go speak to a professional though, that'll be the best way to resolve your problem.
Till then, here are some websites you may want to look at, they might provide you with some calming techniques/self help:
Hope this helps