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|Tue, 07-13-2010 - 9:48am|
I'm new to this board. I've had anxiety off and on for the last nine years. It got better for a few years, and lately (for the past year) It seems to have come back. I'm having a hard time controlling it.
I've give you some examples: I have a fear of catching viruses, so I am constantly sanitizing my hands/or washing them. If someone is sick and they come near me I have this horrible uneasiness that consumes me, and i'll obsess over whether or not i'm getting sick for a few days.
Yesterday I went to the doctors (family doc) because i've neveer got a blood test before he recommended that I get one. I told him i was terrified that he would tell me i was dying when the results came in. He kindly reassured me that I was healthy...but people always seem to be reasurring me...
Nothing anyone says makes me feel better...i'm always panicky! Some days i'm a lot less affected by all this, but then there's other days where it's pretty bad.
I hate feeling this way! I've been to a psychologist before, and she gave me deep breathing techniques. What do you guys suggest I do? and Is there anything I can try to do that will help me break out of this phobia I have?