How to deal with anxiety?
- 30 Dec 2017 by Anonymous
- 1 January 2018
- anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, stomach
Since I was a child I would begin to cry frantically whenever my stomach hurt and I felt as though I would throw up. On December 25 I woke up in the morning feeling a bit gross and ended up getting to anxious and stressed about throwing up that I threw up the 2 drops of water that I drank. It is now December 29 and I can't eat, sleep or drink water without getting scared that I will have a stomach ache again. My stomach will feel fine but then I will think about it more and more until it starts to hurt and the cycle starts all over again.
Please help :( I'm 21 and this affects my life in so many ways
i think you should get to the emergency at the hospital to get some nourishment , even if it’s through intravenous. Then see the staff psychiatrist to talk about what is the fear driving the anxiety about about food, stomach aches & throwing up.
I'm sorry your going through this. I recently came off medication for anxiety after being on them for 6 years. I did this mainly by learning how to distract. Deep breathing exercises and meditation You can find through Google or you tube. Learn about mindfulness which is understanding yourself and how to control these feelings. The benzo I was put on did more harm then good as it turned on me and is not meant to be taken longer than 2-3 weeks. The withdrawal symptoms were unimaginable. Wish I learned how to distract and take my mind off of stresses before ever going on meds. Eating healthy is key as well. As you are having difficulty with this fresh veggie shakes or fruit will be good for proper nourishment. Stay away from sweets and caffine. Exercise is helpful, a nice walk even. Anything to keep your mind from whatever stresses you. Helpful anxiety groups on Facebook as well. You are most important. Take care of yourself.
Go to the emergency room. Check for G i bleeds. Have a ENTiRe blood check . ( i was a paramedic before my problems ..ill skip that. Im titled amaraeuq . * translates to kind lone wolf ". ) so blood work for everything ... everything ? ... yes !!! EVERYTHING . !!! I wish i did ! Thyroid / cholesterol ..liver enzymes( should be 5. 2 ). Check for anemia . .blood plate level. Get that gastrospic done asap.
I know your story . ( to a degree . ). I lived your days. Pepto was my best friend . In hindsight ..it wasent all medical ... i passed all the tests . Everything ..even a ct scan.
It was my perfectionism and fear of failure that caused my downfall and lead me to a place i dig to get out of.
Im only responding bc ... maybe ..just maybe . It is societys pressure or your own or your family or ? . Look at your origins of distress . Chose goid food ..all the cliches you heard . They are true . Solve them b4 you are given meds . Meds ruined me . Im 39 . In bed . Hurting bad. But it has taken me one hour to advise you... your body is telling you something . I ignored mine ... pepto. . And countless tests ... only to lay here and realuze my body was telling me something by punishing me .
I have four university degrees and a paramedic emt level one . Why belueve me ??? Bc . I see a long ago me ..in your description of anxiety..stomach ..vomiting .( go the hospital..u need fluids please ).
The degrees mean norhing ..nothing .! Unless u have your health . Save yourself . Change your way of socitally enforced norms . Do what you want ... your health is everything.
Im not being negative . Im trying to help you ... .
You try Medical Marijuanna or Xanax? Sounds like you have generalized anxiety without talking to you about your lifenand finding out the source to this anxiety.
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