I don't feel like my old self, is this anxiety?
- 4 Dec 2014 by Gdela
- 4 Dec 2014
- anxiety, birth control, generalized anxiety disorder, medication
I keep asking around here because I love to hear others input.
I am 19. I take birth control and that is my only medication.
I graduated high school in June 2013. I can't afford to go to college so I have been literally at home every day since then.
I really have always relied on friends for my mental well-being. I love being social and I miss all of my friends, who are away at college who I never get to see anymore.
Sometimes I get a feeling in my stomach, like my stomach has dropped and I feel awful. It happens out of nowhere and I usually get some irrational thoughts and overthink things. I'm tired of getting that feeling.
I want to say that I feel this way because my life has changed. It's my first time being out of school, my friends and boyfriend all live far away, and my dad got a job (he used to work from home) so now I don't see him as much. Does anyone else think this is why I feel this way? I'm pretty sure but I want to know if I need to seek professional help. Would love to know what others think.
Added 4 Dec 2014:
the irrational thoughts are always really negative and I do not enjoy it at all.
If you Can Gdela yes it sounds like a bit of anxiety and such your life has changed alot how about trying something like donate time or work..like a nursing home a dog shelter something to keep you and your mind busy without that you have to much time to focus but if while you are doing this you have problems that are stoping you from they by all means check with a pdoc.I can totally understand what you are going through too I have worked in understaffed anamil control and the satisfaction is better than any pay you can get..or just go in to talk to the elders at homes where they can't get out... you need a natual high..which helping the underprivileged always does for me... its worth a try.prior to the doctor route unless you really know you are having problems like hurting yourself etc we all care for our fellow man and woman that is why we spend lots of time here its a good way of being able to help now that i can't work... think of a job??? hope this helps some feel free to write back..Chuck1957
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