So I have severl issuse and people like to call me a hypochondriac.
I hate crossing bridges, If I never had to cross one I wouldnt
I riding in a car really, I always think Im going to get into an accident and die, which is why I dont have a drivers license
I get angry easily
I cry a lot
Sometimes I eat too much but cant help it
Sometimes Im not eating enough but I dont feel hungry
Sometimes it feels like I havent eaten for days, when thats not the case
50% of the time I hate the way I look
I feel like I have way too many nightmares and way too many very bad thoughts
I change my mind a lot about a lot of things, I like something then I dont without any reason
So besides seeing a doctor what should I do?
I don't give sincere answers often but hey I will try! I have bipolar and use to feel exacty the way you described. Not saying that's your problem though. Seeing a doctor never helped me and medication only made it worse or made me a zombie. For a while I self medicated with Marijuana at night so I could sleep and to balance my hunger. It worked very well but I have children now and I fear doing things that are illegal (even if I don't agree with it being illegal). So I have just learned to understand my thought (when I have them) are not rational. by telling myself that I am able to stop and correct what I am doing. I have an alcoholic drink before bed and it helps me sleep without nightmares. So if you're crazy so be it. Do what you can to understand you are not being rational. If need be find something that helps. My examples of things to help are probably a bad idea for most!
You have problems but none of the things you mentioned indicate craziness
But if you are truly worried, you probably should go see a psychiatrist
If these things are causing you problems why not see a doctor, specifically a psychiatrist? They are there to help.
Im going to see a doctor this week. My problem is they always want to give me pills, there has to be another way.
I would suggest you look up natural remedies for mental illness or anxiety. I am strongly against medications because of side effects and long term effects they can have. We treat almost everything in our house with natural remedies. Also a good doctor will try other solutions first if you ask and tell him you really would prefer not to take medications. That being said it doesn't mean a natural remedy will work but at least it can be an option if you don't like meds.
To add to that (and slightly disagree) she needs to remember that herbal supplements can have just as many side effects as pharmaceuticals. Also just reading an article on an herb doesn't mean that you have any idea how much to take or how to prepare it... nor most of the time does it list what will happen if you take the herb with other herbs or medications.
And to be completely honest I can't think of an herbal supplement that has the ability to deal with anything other than mild depression that wouldn't need to be 1. Taken in exceedingly large doses or (more likely) 2. mixed with other herbs.. which leads to the possibility of interactions or compounding side effects.
In short... if someone is going to go the herbal route on something like this then they should probably be seeing a licensed herbalist (if state has licensing) or one who can produce proof of education (in areas that don't license)
I so agree! I simply suggest the looking up part as a place to start so she has an idea if it may even be something she would want to do before she sees the doctor. Te doctor should be able to point her in the direction of someone with more experience. Many natural remedies(not all herbal) are used for anxiety.
"I hate crossing bridges" and such strictly psychological. I would guess an identity one wants
for some reason or another.
You really need to consult a psychiatrist.
I know some people hate taking pills but if your problems are causing major interference in your life, you shouldn't postpone this trip.
Going for therapy along with these pills will surely be helpful. You can learn quite a few life skills in therapy to help you cope in a better way with all your issues and life in general.
Besides this, I cannot emphasize it enough but exercising and some form of relaxation can really be helpful. Just spending 30 minutes in the morning meditating will make a world of difference. Just sit in a comfortable position and focus on your breathing.
Walking, running, cycling, swimming or hitting the gym will make a world of difference in the way you feel.
Try it out and I am sure it will make a difference.
It does sound like your fears and intrusive thoughts are interfering with your happiness, if not your life.
The advice here on both ends of the spectrum is good. It depends on your own comfort.
A psychiatrist will definitely want to put you on meds. That's what they do -- prescribe drugs for the mind.
S/he will also recommend psychotherapy. There are all kinds but you know these thinking patterns CAN be retrained. You don't have to be imprisoned by fear of bridges, etc.
The natural route also has merit, if you believe the problem is within you and believe you can overcome the problem with your own efforts (e.g., your mind/body want to be well and just need to be cued to respond in a healthier way).
Seek out a good acupuncturist/Chinese herbalist. I've had great success with this route.
The advice about meditation and relaxation -- and exercise -- also all good.
Meditation is something you can learn with tapes.
All the best to you, ladywithwords!
The mind is a powerful thing.
I think you could use a good cleansing (not a bath, a spiritual cleansing), too, and a Spiritual Healer is who can help you.
Everybody has strange thoughts, we all just don't say them out loud. It's actually normal to have them and you say you are always able to stop anything bad from happening, so you're aware of right/wrong. You're not crazy; maybe just very very sensitive in several ways.
Seeing a doctor is a very good idea, even if you also want to see a healer. Depression (and other ailments) is sometimes a chemical imbalance in your brain, and the meds simply force the body to balance out somehow. If you need medicine to feel right, then take the medicine and feel right.
Meditating is also an excellent idea. You can't believe how it can un-stress your life, it's very helpful. If you don't know how, I wrote a hub on it but you can do searches for "how to meditate" and check out the links it shows you.
Good luck and do keep us posted on what's going on.
A lot of the experiences you are experiencing, I've had many.
A lot of it can stem from childhood trauma, don't think you're wrong to feel these things, there's nothing wrong with you, except that you're in pain.
Seeing a therapist can help you work out your anxieties. (I've also written several hubs...........)
But, it's importatnt you discuss all this with a good therapist who will understand and help you.
Please ask specific questions if you have any. The fear of bridges is anxiety, the body image is very common in young women and the anger or lack of eating, lack of eating can mean your'r depressed or upset which can be temp (I was when my dad passed) there are so many valid reasons,hun, to feel these ways.
I hope you feel better!!
Fear is mostly an illusion or a memory of a trauma that manifests itself in odd things. I would suggest you speak to a professional but more importantly breath and reframe questions in your mind that might be increasing your worry?
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