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Topic: Worries make me feel silly

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. LimeGreenTea
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    13 posts
    20 June 2020


    Recently I've been dealing with some pretty severe anxiety, which has led me to begin worrying about some things. However the things I've worried about are, well... Odd. I don't want to go into specifics because (as said by the title) I feel really silly whenever I have to explain them to someone (I try to avoid explaining unless it's someone like my psychiatrist). This combined with worrying about only a couple of things has led me to believe that maybe I don't even have something like generalized anxiety disorder, that maybe I'm impossible to treat as I don't actually have a problem. I suppose I wrote this as I've been feeling pretty hopeless recently and I wonder if there was anyone else who maybe has dealt with something similar.

  2. white knight
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    20 June 2020 in reply to LimeGreenTea

    Hi, welcome

    Yes, I was a chronic worrier in fact nicknamed “the worrier” at 13yo by a teacher.

    Over the years the anxiety grew and 1987 at 31yo it came to a climax. Since then I’ve been proactive with finding peace from it all. I’m now anxiety and worry free.

    This forum is an advantage in that between your psych visits you can increase your overall knowledge from reading on other people’s experiences.

    please put these topics in the search bar at the top of the page-

    worry worry worry

    anxiety how I eliminated it

    Reply anytime


  3. sisu100
    • Masters of Psychology student on placement
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    67 posts
    24 June 2020 in reply to LimeGreenTea
    Hi LimeGreenTea,
    Thank you for taking such a brave step in sharing this with us. It takes a lot of courage to be so open and honest with your feelings, and we are so glad that you have reached out here. I hope these forums will be helpful for you to share and receive support from others who may be experiencing, or have experienced something similar.
    What I’m hearing is that you’ve been experiencing a lot of anxiety recently, which is leading you to feel quite worried about some specific things. You’re concerned that people won’t take these worries seriously, which is making you doubt your anxiety and the possibility to receive treatment to feel better. Is this right?
    It sounds like these thoughts and feelings have been quite overwhelming for you, and I’m sorry that you’re in such a tough situation right now. Please know that you’re not alone in this and that we are here to work through this difficult time with you. I was wondering if you have discussed your concerns about your anxiety and treatment with your psychiatrist? To help us better understand your situation, would you feel comfortable in sharing when you started experiencing these worries? Or what was happening in your life when these worries began?
    You mentioned that your worries are “odd” so you feel silly when you have to explain them to others. Anxiety can come in all shapes and forms, and I want to acknowledge that your worries and experiences are valid. Please know that this is a safe and supportive space to talk through your thoughts and feelings. No worry is ever silly, and we’re here to help you without any judgement.
    Thank you for trusting us to listen to you, and please do keep checking in with us here and updating us whenever you feel like it. We are here to give you as much support, advice and conversation as you need.
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