Post # 1
Ladies, I am beginning to think there is something wrong with me.i wonder if I somehow perceive things and feel more deeply than a normal person. Like if I had a bad day at work, I would keep replaying the scenario in my head and would be in tears and hyperventilating.
Luckily I’m able to hide it in public, so far that gas not been an issue. I honestly find myself crying to sleep and shaking whenever I’m alone just stressing out about life, I take years to get over breakups, I replay things in my head all day long etc. I feel like I’m suffering a lot more than an average person when going thru tough times, and I have no idea why. Could that be a medical reason? Im not sure how much more shaking and pain my chest can take or if thats normal when a person is upset.
Post # 2
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i would highly encourage talking to your primary care doctor and/or a mental health clinician. Can be many factors and its best to get the right recommendation from either professional. (im a menfal health clinician and would hate for anyone to give you a false diagnosis that can heighten a possible anxiety diagnosis or other health issue).
Post # 3
Not a doctor but definitely sounds like some mental health attention should be your next step.
At my worst, I went to my doctor and was just crying of nervousness. He asked how often I cried and I said a few times a day. That’s when I realized something was wrong.
i hope you can get checked out! Don’t sell yourself short, you don’t and shouldn’t have to feel this way
Post # 4
sounds a lot like me. I have GAD, and have had depression in the past. When I get really anxious, I start visibly shaking, and I can’t control it. I overthink ALL the time, and replay scenarios and what ifs ALL the time. It is emotionally and mentally exhausting. It can be paralyzing. And it gets to appoint where I feel dizzy and start fainting or puking, but that’s usually when I’m having an anxiety attack. But all signs point to it, bee. Seek a professional to diagnose.
what helps me: (cold showers even though I love warm showers, cold always shocks me into survival mode instead of unnecessary thinking). Also, dancing helps me, I put on good music and dance.
Post # 5
You may well have a mental health issue and it sounds like you are having a really hard time. You must seek medical/ therapeutic help l think, and l am not one to advise therapy lightly.
l think also, that it is not useful, and will gain you little sympathy to suggest you feel more deeply and suffer more than others as it is tantamount to suggesting they are insensitive/oblivious/have it easy etc, and l’m sure you don’t mean that…
Post # 6
I don’t think she was trying to offend you. She only meant she felt specific things more, when she wished she didn’t and she do3snt think they’re worth feeling that deeply over, which seems to be an accurate description of her emotions. Thats nothing to be offended by.
Post # 7
Not a doctor! But I am someone who suffered similarly. I could hide it all day at work and at night, alone in the dark, tears, panic, chest pain. Since seeing a medical health professional I’ve started talk therapy, meditation and medication. My world has changed! Good luck! You’re not alone!
Post # 8
elderberry : foodie90 :
I disagree. You may very well feel emotions more extremely. One of my illnesses makes it that way for me, and after proper medication I do not feel such extremes. Talk to a professional doctor or therapist!
Post # 9
I understand what you are asking Bee. I am not a medical expert, but have had anxiety for 25+ years, so I recognize some of what you are saying.
I have anxiety and OCD. You mention replaying a situation over and over in your head. I know when I get a thought in my mind, I sometimes will repeat it to myself or others for hours. And it takes my husband or parents more than a few times of telling me, no, yes, it’ll be alright, etc, to get me to stop my circle thinking.
I hope you are open to talking to someone. I’ve had numerous counselors over the 25+ years. Some good, some not as good. But I do hope you can find some solace in knowing there may be a simple reason for how you feel and that you can figure out what that is. Hugs Bee.
Post # 10
Oh for heavens sake, l am not ‘offended ‘, l was merely warning her against certain potentially not useful, phrases. As l said in my post I have no real idea, nor would l speculate as to what her actual level of feeling compared to others might be.
And l sure as hell do not need you, of all people here , to interpret other people’s posts for me, and most especially do l not need you, of all people ,to tell me what is a reasonable response .
Post # 11
It sounds like it is probably anxiety, although you should rule out a medical cause (like thyroid problems).