I am a 24yr. male who never was really socially troubled, but after seeing a movie it gave me panic attacks, disturbing thoughts, and anxiety about myself and everyone around me. I would get headaches from thinking trying to convince myself none of it was true. I felt that when ever I look at someone its a sign of sexual interest, even though I was just looking at them. It really started making me panic when my libido towards girls i usually would be interest in all of a sudden are not as appealing as they once were. I have thoughts telling me I am a homosexual when I have never given thought to being one or cared when confronted by a homosexual, and because of these thoughts I become scared worried. Everything I did became a test to weather or not I was gay. At work I freeze up and just think about these thoughts that pop into my head. I know they are not true, yet I continue to worry about them. I know deep down I am an heterosexual, but between worrying about school and how my friends/family accept me causes me great distress. I know deep down inside though that even if my thoughts were true my family and friends would all still be there for me. Will Zoloft make these ideas, and constant worrying? Will it help me get back to the class clown I use to be?
I think you should find someone you can talk to like a psychiatrist or a Dr that can help you with you feelings and the anxiety you are feeling with it. Med's may cure somethings but will not control who you are attracted to. We all have our owe things we have dealt with and this is yours, life will do that. Hope your ok and understand it's ok if you are.
Hello LivinLife2! I really think that you need to see a therapist so you can work on all of your "thoughts.". Medications can help alleviate some symptoms. Zoloft is not "crap" as another member stated. It has helped alot of people including myself. I have been on Zoloft over 10 years and it has helped me calm down and not worry so much. In fact I hardly worry about anything much. It helps me have some perspective on things. It also has helped me with my anxiety. Everyone may respond differently to medications since our biological make up is not the same. I encourage you to meet with a psychiatrist for medication evaluation. He/she can refer you to a therapist. I am sure if you follow up with these resources, you will be able to live without so much turmoil in your life. I wish you the best! Sweetie Pie
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