#1
I sort of have this problem that's really getting out of hand with things like anxiety.

Lets say I call someone and they don't answer. Especially with friends. Immediately after I start to feel really uneasy and uncomfortable and it's really hard to control and then I get really depressed later on. And it's over such a small and unimportant thing.

Things like this happen a lot. Very small things can easily make me feel very uneasy and eventually depressed. I don't think my reaction is at all proportionate and I'd almost consider it an anxiety attack, but not that severe.

I was wondering if things like this happen to you guys and if you guys have any tips for controlling it?
#2
I have it too..I suggest going to a psychologist, you have to find the right one but they can actually help ive found.

And when I say "I have it too" I mean seriously, just like you. I know how you feel.


EDIT: Oh, I guess I should try to give you advice !

Well, it didnt really help me..but I was told to try making my mind focus on something else whenever I start irrationally over thinking like that. When you find yourself doing it, immediately ask yourself why its bothering you.
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#3
I can empathize. I get the exact same reaction, and I've tried to compensate for it by having enough friends that I can always get a hold of someone, but it's really not helping that much.
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#4
I have it too. I never actually thought about it that much but after reading your post I was like "I have the exact same thing". I don't think it's really bad seeing as it's a pretty common "condition" but if you're concerned you should go see a psychologist or something.
#5
well everyone thinks im so cool that they know better than not answering when i call...
but in all seriousness try to find something to distract yourself, an instrument and some loud music should do the trick
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#6
It's common among teenagers. You just have to go see your doctor, a therapist, although some don't work, you can hopefully find a good one.

Medicine might be in order if they think it's severe. If you feel it getting worse, talk to someone close to you about it that you think you can rely on.
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Yeah, I have anxiety too. Whenever the phone is ringing or somebody hasn't answered a text yet I'm extremely nervous. I get extremely nervous about the littlest things and completely unrealistic situations.

I had a brief period where I had panic attacks and could only think about one thing(rather not share what it was) last year, hardest time of my life.
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#8
Oh..is this becoming a thread about unanswered calls? I personally dont particularly over react when somebody doesnt answer my call, but rather in other situations.

Say somebody passes me in the hall way and says "hi" to me but I miss them and fail to say anything back thus ignoring them. This will bother me all day as I irrationally over think it and constantly worry that perhaps ive hurt their feelings or sent the wrong message.

This can go either way too. Maybe Ive said hi to them and theyve missed me. Poor example but you get the idea
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Oh..is this becoming a thread about unanswered calls? I personally dont particularly over react when somebody doesnt answer my call, but rather in other situations.

Say somebody passes me in the hall way and says "hi" to me but I miss them and fail to say anything back thus ignoring them. This will bother me all day as I irrationally over think it and constantly worry that perhaps ive hurt their feelings or sent the wrong message.

This can go either way too. Maybe Ive said hi to them and theyve missed me. Poor example but you get the idea

I get exactly what you mean, and I know that exact situation. Like if I touch my nose or something I think everyone is going to think I'm picking my nose and that I'm gross. Or if I act a little awkward in a social situation I'll think about how the person will now hate me all day. I can't really think of any other examples now, but there are definitely other things.

And people not answering doesn't really bother me. It's unanswered texts and while the phones ringing, I guess it's the uncertainty.
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#10
I've gotten bad anxiety this year too. So far what I've found out has helped the most is exercise (this helps balance the chemicals in your brain that are out of whack thus causing the anxiety) and xanax for when I have bad anxiety problems. Although I doubt your doctor would give you xanax if it's pretty minor and only happens over phone calls, but I'm sure he'd give you what's best for your symptoms. Really, you should go see a doctor about it and see what measures he wants to take.
#11
If you feel it coming on, you should go for a quick 10-20 minute jog/walk. Moderate exercise like that has been shown to reduce things like anxiety and depression.
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#12
I'm semi-unclear about what you mean about this. But I often kinda have the same feeling as you. When I'm talking with someone, then out of nowhere they don't answer my mind wonders and I often think the worse, or I over think the little things they mention in conversations, and eventually think they kinda hate me and stuffs... Iono it's complicated. But I do suggest psychologists/councilors. SOMEONE to talk and vent to who knows what they're doing. I've got like 3 councilors, and it keeps me pretty ok in the head overall.
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I get exactly what you mean, and I know that exact situation. Like if I touch my nose or something I think everyone is going to think I'm picking my nose and that I'm gross. Or if I act a little awkward in a social situation I'll think about how the person will now hate me all day. I can't really think of any other examples now, but there are definitely other things.

And people not answering doesn't really bother me. It's unanswered texts and while the phones ringing, I guess it's the uncertainty.

Its nice to find out there are people that know how you feel, isnt it ?

Of course, I know exactly what you mean too. We need to get an anxiety group going here
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I get exactly what you mean, and I know that exact situation. Like if I touch my nose or something I think everyone is going to think I'm picking my nose and that I'm gross. Or if I act a little awkward in a social situation I'll think about how the person will now hate me all day. I can't really think of any other examples now, but there are definitely other things.

And people not answering doesn't really bother me. It's unanswered texts and while the phones ringing, I guess it's the uncertainty.

I also do this. It's part of insecurity like if I see someone breifly look at me I automatically assume they've noticed every blemish on me or the way my hair looks, or that they think I'm fat, etc.
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Its nice to find out there are people that know how you feel, isnt it ?

Of course, I know exactly what you mean too. We need to get an anxiety group going here

Haha, I think this is why I like the internet. I can edit my posts and look over them before I post

but definitely, it seems like it's a pretty common thing here.

We should either keep this thread going or make a group.

I've always been anxious though. I don't know about you guys, but as a little kid I was the most anxious person alive. I couldn't be on a floor of my house by myself, whatever we would learn about in school like fire safety or natural disasters would keep me up all night, and I just thought about everything. I'm still like this, but it was worse when I was a little kid. I never had a panic attack until last year though.
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#16
DOOD. Who's gunna start the group? Cuz I think some of us are genuinely crazy. We need to unite!
#17
Hmm, well Ive had OCD, which is considered an anxiety disorder, since I was a really small child.

My sister has panic attacks that started just last year. Ive never had one yet (Anxiety attacks =/= full blown panic attacks) but I know they are very frightening.


EDIT: ^ I dont mind starting it ! We need to agree on a name though
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Back OT: My dad's got some depression and anger issues, and I guess that makes me more prone to that kind of stuff too. According to my councilors, I've been in some depressed state lately (which i think is utter bs.)....
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Back OT: My dad's got some depression and anger issues, and I guess that makes me more prone to that kind of stuff too. According to my councilors, I've been in some depressed state lately (which i think is utter bs.)....

Nah, that's too general, it has to have something to do with anxiety.

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#20
I get this sometimes. I just really focus on my breathing by taking big breaths through my nose and out through my mouth.
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#21
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I sort of have this problem that's really getting out of hand with things like anxiety.

Lets say I call someone and they don't answer. Especially with friends. Immediately after I start to feel really uneasy and uncomfortable and it's really hard to control and then I get really depressed later on. And it's over such a small and unimportant thing.

Things like this happen a lot. Very small things can easily make me feel very uneasy and eventually depressed. I don't think my reaction is at all proportionate and I'd almost consider it an anxiety attack, but not that severe.

I was wondering if things like this happen to you guys and if you guys have any tips for controlling it?



Yeah used to happen to me all the time. I think it had to do with paranoia from weed smoking as well though.

I think the best thing is to find happiness and joy in things that you can do on your own while you wait for a returned call or whatever. I find that you can't really achieve happiness until you achieve solidarity in your daily life through solitude and isolation. It sounds negative but it really isn't. If you aren't happy with yourself then that is a problem on its own altogether- whether it is clinginess or social addiction to attention.
#22
I've had very similar anxiety and panic issues since I was little. Around last year, I let it get elevated to a point where I was having full blown panic attacks almost everyday. Really got outta hand, so I finally manned up and went to a psychologist for it. I'm not sure about other psychologists, but he really helped me out and I haven't had any REAL case of anxiety or panic for a few months.

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#23
has anyone ever seen that episode of house when he was on the airplane? this reminds me of it. one person has a problem then everyone starts to think they have it lol. to the point where there mind makes them physically sick cause they really believe that they might have it. also i guess i know what you mean. its not that i get anxiety but im really impatient. so when i want to like go to movies and i call some1 if they dont answer i immediatly call again in case they thought it was just a text or didnt relize the first time, then i call someone else
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^I strongly disagree. TS, if you do see a psychiatrist, be wary of somebody who just throws prescriptions at you. They'll probably give you xanax, a benzodiazepine, which will probably give you problems far worse than mild anxiety. It's fun to use every once in a while, and it really does help with anxiety, but it's dangerous when used regularly.

I also have pretty mild anxiety, which I'm certain I've gotten from my dad's genes as he has high blood pressure and has been prescribed xanax. I haven't sought any kind of help, and I don't plan to. Sooo unfortunately, I don't have much help to offer.


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#27
^ +1

I denied the meds. Taking the cognitive therapy etc. route.
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