I could use some advice

BrokkenSaint's picture
Hey guys, I know that this isn't the Endless Problems but I have a problem that I could use some advice for.

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So I guess I should start off with saying that I have had anxiety forever. Usually me and anxiety were able to somewhat co-exist without to many problems. But around thanksgiving this changed. My anxiety began to grow worse. Basically I started worrying about things more and more, I became a huge hypochondriac to the point that if there was so much as a tickle in my throat it could set me off into thinking the worst. I started dwelling on things more than I usually would and there were times where I questioned reality. I don't really know what to do, I'm really scared. I know you guys aren't doctors or webmd, but I'm not looking for a symptom checker, I'm really just looking for advice. One part of my head says to go to a therapist and talk things out but there is another part that tells me that is a bad idea because they are just going to prescribe a unwanted prescription. So tell me guys, what should I do and what can I do?
riddledrhyme's picture

I'm no professional by any

I'm no professional by any means, but the only thing going to talk to someone could do is help.. Talk it over with them, maybe see if there's another route to go that doesn't involve medication if you want to avoid that. Either way, we're here for you ^^
keepspeeps's picture

A therapist differs from a

A therapist differs from a psychiatrist. A therapist listens to your problems and helps you to come to conclusions, a psychiatrist prescribes medication. Therefore by going to a therapist you don't need to be concerned with medications.

I think of OTC help with anxiety/depression such as Saint Johns Wort?.. hrm.. I don't have any personal experience with it, so I can't say if it's helpful or not.

If you're quite scared of these obsessive traits you've been showing, and if you can afford it, go ahead and find a therapist that you're comfortable with. Also, take note that holidays can and probably will impact your anxiety. Take precautions to deal with this.
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quadraptor's picture

Heya, I just wanted to share

Heya, I just wanted to share my experience with you.

I went to a therapist for roughly a year to deal with the depression after my dad's death. I was able to talk to someone about what was going on with my life and she gave me some good advice and encouragement. We eventually set up an appointment with my university's psychiatry clinic, and after a long bit of testing, it was determined that I have chronic anxiety. It explains a lot of what I am feeling and how I react to things.

I tried a prescription, but I am not taking it now. I think most of the brunt of my stress is over with to where I can handle, for the most part, what life throws my way. Doesn't mean I don't break down from time to time, but it's just not as bad as it used to be.

I learned a lot about myself through therapy. Before I went, I would repeatedly tell myself that I'm useless and should have never been born. I know better now, and am much more accepting of myself as a person after therapy.

Every therapist is different and have different techniques. I will admit I went to one at my school after a nervous breakdown and she wasn't very good since she kind of criticized me. A good therapist listens and doesn't judge you. The therapist I went to did exactly that, and I'm glad I went to her.

I understand where you're going as far as that. I hate going to doctors because they always prescribe expensive medicine that I can't really afford. But as far as a therapist, I'd say definitely go for it. It's much better to have someone to talk to than to keep everything bottled up. I know this personally, concealing your emotions is absolutely toxic.

*nuzzlenuzzle* If you need someone to vent to, please feel free to contact me. My skype is , and I'd be more than happy to help in any way I can.