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...UGH. What is Wrong with me?! - January 14th 2010, 06:25 AM

So what does everyone do when they're scared?! What do you do to calm yourself down?!

I've tried distractions.
I've tried telling myself things.
I've tried praying.
I've tried convincing myself that the thoughts are irrational.
I've tried talking to other people
I've tried doing stress relieving things like taking bubble baths etc.
... it works sometimes, but half the time it doesn't...
I'm scared all the time and half the time I don't even know why.
I think I'm just scared of being scared.
Or I'm just scared of everything...
It's really painful...
I think I'm afraid that there is something wrong with me... so then i start hurting... then i can't convince myself theres nothing wrong... but when I'm not thinking about it... I don't hurt. I try telling myself that I'm hurting only because I'm scared, but I only believe myself half the time.
I'm running from it.
I just wanna breathe again...

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Re: ...UGH. What is Wrong with me?! - January 15th 2010, 04:02 PM

I must say this sounds like a phobia, or it may be anxiety related - is there anything specifically that scares you? Anything that scares you more than other things? What are you most often scared of?

Do you have times when you feel calm, or is the fear constant? If you could list as many fears you have and when you experience them, I think one would be able to help you further.

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Re: ...UGH. What is Wrong with me?! - January 15th 2010, 04:14 PM

Personally, I spend time with friends. If I'm feeling lousy, I haven't found a thing yet that will cheer me up if I'm alone. Find a couple people you can trust, and tell them about what you're feeling. Nothing lessens a burden like support from people you love.

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Re: ...UGH. What is Wrong with me?! - January 15th 2010, 04:53 PM

I totally understand where you are coming from. In the past 4 years I have become more and more scared of things but have great explanations for why....But it sucks because it's in daily life...for example: I am afraid of the dark outside(I can't be alone in the dark outside anymore)the thing is I have diving at night and have to walk to the car by myself half the time and my brain starts going on over drive and I have to walk really slow.

I know you may not like this suggestion because I know I hate it too but have you thought about going to a therepist and talking about your fears and maybe you guys and work on them so you can get past it and won't have to be scared all the time?

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Re: ...UGH. What is Wrong with me?! - January 15th 2010, 06:09 PM

This to me sounds like - anxiety and the phobia of having anxiety.
I should know - i suffer from it.
What i do is i try to keep occupied, like mentioned before, being around friends can be the best cure.

But sometimes just taking time out to think through things will help - i sit on my bed and just stare at my wall, breathe slowly and think. It can be painful but dont be scared of it - it only makes it worse.

My best advice and i know it sounds stupid but - ignore it. The more you pretend youre okay then the more you'll find youre being distracted. hmmm =/ its a hard thing to deal with so dont blame yourself for being worried or annoyed.

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