I have a certain situation that always brings about huge levels of anxiety, to the point where my chest hurts, and I have OCD thoughts running through my head for days. This situation is not going to go away, so is there a way for me to learn to control or relieve my anxiety when this occurs?
Deep breaths help, but ofcourse I can’t breath deeply continuously for days on end
I have a diagnosis of Major Depression, but I also have anxiety and mild OCD. I understand how you feel.
IMHO, You might want to try cutting back on any stimulants you are taking, like caffeine and see a counselor about anxiety issues.
Start with a complete physical to rule out any high blood pressure or cholesterol level issues, then ask your doctor to recommend a mental health professional. If income is a factor, most communities offer mental health services on a sliding fee scale, depending on your level of income.
best of luck to you!
on: 9th April 08