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Is my anxiety chronic?

I should say I was diagnosed with autism last summer. As I have gotten older I have discovered that I do have anxiety and it is very bad. I have gone three days without eating anything before and have felt like I was going to die. I don't know what it is no matter what anyone tells me to do when the time comes there is like a bomb in my brain which will explode and I can't control. I don't feel comfortable discussing it with my family because I don't feel they really understand how difficult it is. I have a job at a hospital where they know I have autism but not anxiety. (I would probably be fired if they found out). I feel it is effecting me more and more and no matter what I do it won't get better. I have never had a panic attack at work but I have come close. I also don't drive or socialize because of my anxiety. Whenever I talk or don't talk I can't help feeling am I boring or annoying. Sorry if I sound like I am wailing in self pity but it is just really hard.
If it's been going on for a long time, it's chronic.

No one is going to fire you for having anxiety.
Original post by Anonymous
I should say I was diagnosed with autism last summer. As I have gotten older I have discovered that I do have anxiety and it is very bad. I have gone three days without eating anything before and have felt like I was going to die. I don't know what it is no matter what anyone tells me to do when the time comes there is like a bomb in my brain which will explode and I can't control. I don't feel comfortable discussing it with my family because I don't feel they really understand how difficult it is. I have a job at a hospital where they know I have autism but not anxiety. (I would probably be fired if they found out). I feel it is effecting me more and more and no matter what I do it won't get better. I have never had a panic attack at work but I have come close. I also don't drive or socialize because of my anxiety. Whenever I talk or don't talk I can't help feeling am I boring or annoying. Sorry if I sound like I am wailing in self pity but it is just really hard.

There is a lot of support out there such as:

-The Samaritans, you can call 116 123, which is available 24 hours a day

-Mind, 0300 123 3393

-Saneline, 0300 304 7000, from 4.30pm-10.30pm

-The mix, 0800 808 4994, 11am-11pm

-SHOUT, text 852258, 24 hour text service

-Crises, 741741, text service

-Papyrus, 0800 068 4141, if you have thoughts of suicide or in emotional distress

-Rethink mental health, 0300 5000 927

-No Panic, 0800 138 8889

-Relate, they have a chat advisor

-Mental Health 24/7: 0800 008 6516

-hubofhope website, useful contact information for your local area

You can self refer yourself to talking therapies on the NHS website.

There is the mind forum

Also Facebook groups

You can join support groups

You can contact a crises team if things get very bad

Plenty of resources online, information regarding well being.

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