Anxiety :: Paranoid Personality Disorder
Aug 23, 2007
I have a brother with paranoid personality disorder. He was always paranoid as long as I remember. I am 6 years younger then him. Every time when I tried to speak with him he was suspicious about my attentions, it can be rather annoying. But I restrain myself because I am aware of his situation. Since our parents have died he became impossible to talk with. What should I do?
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Lately I feel like I'm losing my mind. I suffer with bipolar disorder so I'm use to the ups and downs, im use to anxiety and thoughts about hurting myself but there's something new. I always feel like I'm dreaming. I question reality.. Sometimes I feel like I'm not really here and everything just seems like a movie sorta.. I sometimes get dizzy and a lot of headaches and confusion! My thoughts are strange, I get very paranoid but also get what my therapist says is "delusional" 3 days ago I thought me and my friend were dead and we were invisible and no one could see us and I was in shock but then started to panic because I was scared of being stuck in a in-between world. Then today I got a lot of weird thoughts that I kept trying to stop. Things like "God is doing this. This is what it must feel like to be dead if you kill yourself. You're stuck here! He wants me to know!" And I also stared at a piece of squished gum and a face formed and I was like in a trance and couldn't snap out of it. I'm really scared and I think I'm going mad. Anyone going through this?
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23 year old BPD sufferer. I recently got married in August. He's wonderful and willing to weather the storm of my ever changing moods, and awful social skills. My marriage has been so difficult why you might ask? I constantly try to push my husband away. It's pretty much once a month... He has his faults he's been unemployed for eight months. Which causes friction because I'm the sole provider. Also my family thinks he's not contributing enough so they tell me I should leave. As y'all might know we suffer making a decision as it is. So as a result I start stupid fights. Push him to his breaking point, and try to get him back. Which is completely unhealthy. How do I try to keep my emotions in check? Should I get in regular therapy? How do you keep a marriage with constant fear of abandonment?
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Something is wrong with me. I can feel it for some time. My wife is noticed, and my kids too. I am under a lot of stress on my job. I work in marketing. Last few months I feel that somebody is constantly watching me. They follow me to work, on vacation everywhere. I think I am paranoid. What should I do?
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I am wondering if it is possible for a person who has been diagnosed with paranoid personality disorder to also suffer from a paranoid frantic psychosis, simultaneously? There is a person in my circle of friends, and I am suggesting this is what he is going through. I looked his behaviours up on the web, and this is what I came up with.
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i have been using for 6 years i used to have so much fun specially meeting new girls now if i do it in front of them that's it i wont see them again its ridiculous so glad to know that there are others like me staring at windows and doors i wanna quit of course but find it hard till then wish there was some solution to paranoia
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I've been suffering from Anxiety disorder for some months now and I never had paranoid thoughts what so ever, but lately my Anxiety as gotten worse and I've been having paranoid thoughts like ,what if my family member is try's to hurt me,what if their talking about me behind my back,what if my brother tries to rape me eh !!!!!Where the hell are these strange thoughts coming from!!!Is it normal to get these thoughts off anxiety , I really don't want to go schizo or turn crazy!
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I am 17 years old, I think it's some anxiety because I get really paranoid and frustrated a lot, especially at when it comes to my boyfriend (I seem to always have something to be mad at him for and he's really not a bad guy). I get angry all the time and convince myself that I have nobody there for me and no friends, so when one bad thing happens in my life, it seems everything comes out at once and makes me even more upset than I should be, and I end up looking crazy for getting so upset at something so small; when people don't know it's a lot more coming out all at once. My mom won't believe that anything is wrong with me, I tell her I think I have anxiety problems and she's just a typical parent in denial: "You don't have that, you're too young, you don't need to be put on meds.." and so on. It takes me an extra hour to hour and a half from when I lay down to actually fall asleep, and when I wake up in the mornings for school, I feel really heavy and don't want to move; which is typical early in the morning, but it seems to be feeling heavier and heavier as the week goes by. I always feel hungry, but as soon as I open my mouth to take a bite, the hunger turns into nausea and I can't eat. I have to force as much down as possible and I end up not being able to finish a kids meal at restaurants. My bones are always aching and I feel like I have to always crack every part of my body: my neck, my back (which by the way, my lower back has crazy pain which makes it uncomfortable when I'm trying to sleep), my knuckles, my toes, and my elbows are feeling the need to be cracked even after I crack them. My muscles always feel tight, I feel like every muscle had stiffened and turned into a knot that won't go away.. My muscles also feel weaker. I do football cheer leading and before a game about 3 weeks ago, I did a split to stretch my hamstrings and when I leaned down into it, a muscle in my lower butt check/upper thigh popped and felt like I tore it... I didn't but to this day, I can't lift my leg all the way anymore and it hurts when I sit for too long. I don't think I'm pregnant, every time I take a test it's negative, and I'm on birth control, and don't have sex that often anyways. My period comes when it's supposed to, but it's crazy light, it's almost like its not there. This past June, I had to go to urgent care to get an IV because I didn't have enough fluids in my body, so my body starting denying water. During that, I didn't have any of these painful symptoms, except I did experience the hunger without eating a few times. Most days I have to get high to force myself to fall asleep at night or to eat something so I don't starve or loss more weight (I've lost about 20 pounds now) but it seems that getting high isn't working that well anymore. My body is really sensitive, I bruise easily and it takes so much longer to heal than it used to. I've researched this on google and it seems that a lot of women have these symptoms, some don't know what it is, but most have been tested for different things and gone to the doctor.... my mom won't take me. Can someone please help? Tell me what could be wrong? What I can do to fix it? If you need more info or anything let me know
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I'm 21 years old with a 2 year old daughter for starters. And I have been dealing with anxiety and depression totally unmedicated for about 3 years. It recently has gotten so bad that I don't even want to get out of bed, I can't make it through an 8 hour shift where I work (at a plastic factory) without wanting to breakdown. I'm trying really hard to do it myself by drinking green tea, positive thinking, taking vitamins, and small meditation breathing counting techniques. But I fear that it's not helping as much as I need it to and I feel like it is really taking a toll on every aspect of my life.
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My mom really encourages me to speak to a therapist and get on medication, but I can't stop seeing that as the easy way out and I just don't like the feeling of having someone listening to my problems knowing that they have their life together enough it makes me feel really weak and vulnerable. But things are looking pretty bleak and I don't know if I have the energy or strength to keep going like this, something's gotta give.
So I was also just wondering
1 what a therapist would do for me, what a visit would be like
2 are there any medications that will uplift my mood but without any negative side effects such as insomnia, numb feeling, worsening my depression.
I struggle with anxiety and it is so much worse during pregnancy!
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Okay, so I'm 13 years old and I have severe constipation problems. I have had them most of my life, actually. At times it is worse than others, like right now. In the past, I have seen gastroenterologists who just told me they didn't know what was causing my constipation and that I should just drink two glasses of juice a day with MiraLAX. It didn't really help.I have showed up at emergency rooms several times because of this and they always run a few tests, a scan and an x-ray, which always comes back normal, so they tell me to drink some of that gross lemon-fizzy stuff (you know what I'm talking about) and send me home. I have been taking laxatives because my mom tells me to, as well as fiber supplements, and mineral oil. Still very bad pain. The constipation started to get worse when I started taking an anti-anxiety medication, but I HAVE to take it because I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and the doctors tell me I have to take it. I have chest pain, and very other terrible anxiety symptoms, but it's the constipation that is currently the worst. I'm so worried I have Crohn's Disease, but my mom won't take me back to a doctor because I have already seen so many and they always tell me I'm fine. But being a hypochondriac with anxiety issues REALLY bad, I am afraid. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm scared that this problem will only get worse in the future and that it might lead to an early death. I'm afraid I have an underdiagnosed serious problem, even though everyone says it's because I have had an anxiety disorder most of my life.
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I don't know if I am alone in this fear but for quite some years, I have been transfixed on the idea that I have HIV. There are good periods but then there are times when it utterly consumes me.
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I have had unprotected encounters (or should I say encounter) some years ago and that is what triggered my anxiety over the disease. During this time, I have had two full STDs tests including HIV and they both have come back negative and each were when I was out of the window period.
I guess my question is, is there a chance that I could still have HIV? Perhaps the tests were done wrong both times and I got a false-negative test back each time. Do I need to go and have another test just to confirm that I do not have the disease?
I was already apprehensive or should I say anxious about my GP appointment today. I had a panic attack while I was there and just couldn't seem to calm down. He gave me a script for Ativan and said I need to relax. My anxiety this week has been through the roof. I've never had issues with anxiety but since all my other symptoms started I have been on edge. I can't focus on my health because i'm always thinking that something is going to happen to me. I know the numerous tests tell me I'm ok but I can't shake the doom and gloom feelings. They just come out of nowhere. Does anyone else ever feel like the doom and gloom and is this normal? I am starting to think I have generalized anxiety disorder where i'm just out of sorts all the time.
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I am 18 years old and I think I have developed an anxiety disorder from smoking weed. I had 2 small puffs of weed from when I was in my early eighteens and I got a bit high but not much at all. I was with some good friends and the effects of being high wore off. When I joined University I smoked less than half a blunt with my new friends because it was late, I couldn’t go home and it was the only thing they were doing. I had this bad anxiety attack when I was shaking, my throat was dry and I was tired. I could tell this was a bad panic attack and I felt like I was fighting for my life. I had to go to sleep to calm myself down. The next day I felt fine, I had a shower and continued with my life. A month later, I was with two of my mates and they bought a bit of weed. I had two puffs of it to regulate the amount in my mates University room and tried to remain as calm as possible to avoid a panic attack. It worked and we went to a night club. The next day I felt a bit anxious. The day after I went to my friend’s university corridor and knocked on it to let me. However, I smelt a tiny bit of weed through the door and I started to panic again. I had to lie on my bed and I missed two days of lectures. I was having fast heart palpitations, I was shaking and I couldn’t stop worrying about weed. Every time I am in a stressful moment such as getting to lectures on time makes me slightly panicky and have moments when I can feel in my head an adrenaline rush which is how the panic attacks start. I had a panic attack in one lecture while sober and I thought to myself that when I learnt my lesson not to go near weed it was too late. I have become more anti-social because I feel too anxious to be around the friends I have smoked a bit of weed with. It took 3 weeks for my panic attacks to go but my heart feels it beats a bit faster than usual. I also have this ache in my chest. I went to my GP and he said it was not due to the weed because I did very little and it was due to stress and anxiety. When I do University work and I stress a bit more my heart starts to palpitate and I don’t know how to calm myself down. Every day I have this feeling of anxiety all over my body. The weed couldn't have been laced with other drugs because my mates would have seen it was.
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I worry about hearing weed and I have this big anxiety attack when I smell it which makes me not want to do anything. Has the weed damaged my body in any way? I know quite a few people who have smoked weed and they are fine. I became sick once because I smelt weed. Will my brain ever repair itself to make me feel normal again without this big anxiety attack and chest ache? I guess too much of anything is bad for you but for me, that is not the case and I hate how I feel every day.
I have suffered with anx and depression for many years, but lately bipolar has been mentioned by my therapist. Could I run through my main symptoms and you kind people can give an opinion? I have bad anxiety most of the time, I don't have a classic high, my high is more about lack of need for sleep, don't seem to need much food, loads of creative work going on and I get really out of sorts if I'm interrupted. My downs happen generally after a high time of a few weeks, then I just crash out - don't want to do anything or talk to anyone
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Some things that have happened to me (some older, some more recent) which seem like they could fit into schizophrenia. I am going to a psychiatrist soon, so I will also get a professional's opinion.
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I am also interested in which ways your thinking is different from those around you.. as I am not sure what is merely my personality and what is 'pathological'
So this is the list;
- Friend was talking, his voice gradiently silenced and a song started playing instead while his lips were still moving
- I was listening to music from another room and a song I vaguely heard maybe 2 times in my life came on, played through (lyrics, everything) and then ended. I wanted to put on another one, only to notice this one never played, in fact there was silence the whole time.
- I hear people calling me by name when they're not
- I hear people near me say things when they're silent (not sure)
- I saw a small object being thrown and disappear when touching the ground, I followed it with my look and my friends were all staring at me, shocked
- I lose vision sometimes
- I saw my room warp and my roommate grow larger
- My mentality is alien and I've been paranoid since ever
- I dropped acid and realized it's how I feel all the time; my thoughts can inflict physical pain/choking/paranoia or a very good trip, I draw same art sober or not
almost two weeks ago I was diagnosed with PCOS and the doctor gave me Glucophage and I started it right away
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she said that my hormones are normal .. but she tested me the last day of my period (the 8th day)
right after I took Glucophage .. I noticed changes in my personality
I'm not intense as I used to be ... I take things more freely
I also feel sorry for everybody .. not really sorry but mercy? I don't know but I feel I want to help everybody
my sex drive also is up
and some other changes too
and I don't feel like myself .. it feels weird
it feels like there is a difference
I'm wondering can it cause these changes?
I don't if I supposed to feel like this. I feel emotion but i don't feel it when I'm supposed to. I know when i do something it's bad but I usually don't feel bad. i can't relate to people or know I'm hurting someone emotionally. the only time i cry is when i get hurt. Sounds nerdy but the only thing i like is playing video games and riding by myself on my bike. I don't know. Just hope some comments with questions to ask so I know if this is normal or i'm just weird. I don't know. T
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i recently went on a bit of a bender on weed this week. i don't normally smoke it, maybe once every 2 months or whenever i get offered some, i stayed round my mates and we did a fair bit, i had about 10 or so cones (that doesn't really sound a lot does it).
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i got home later that day, and just started freaking out, i felt sh*t, and then i kept on thinking 'im gonna stay this way forever' and 'you've changed permanently, you're not you anymore' i started sitting on the computer and started telling my friend my problem and got even more freaked out, even now im freaking out, i was shaking thinking im gonna stay like with this sort of paranoia.
is this normal?
i stopped taking anti-depressants a couple months back as well.
is there anything i can start taking to stop me feeling this way or will i get over it in a couple days, this is eating me from the inside.
I am a guy 34 years old and I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I am very unpredicted with my behavior. One time, I am really in the mood for everything, and at next one, I want to bash the whole house. I am paranoid, at those times. It really annoys me, and that fact alone makes me worse. What to do?
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So basically I'm a teen girl. Over the past 2 years I have been having these symptoms and they have been more apparent these past days. My anxiety has been raising and there are times when I'm super happy and then a second later I get super depressed. I'll get paranoid and scared of I don't even know. I have terrible memory and can't remember a lot of things. My parents yell at me for not doing things they asked me to do, but I don't even remember. My teacher was crying one day and I smiled at her. I know I shouldn't do that, but that's how I reacted. I'll hear things like whispers and someone saying my name, but that's all. I can't perceive any actual words, just sound. One time I thought someone had said my name and blew into my ear. I've also seen thing that I know aren't there. For a while I just thought to myself everyone has those kind of moments so it's fine. But then yesterday I thought I saw an actual person standing there. I was so scared and told myself is wasn't real and it was gone. Then today I thought I saw a kid in the parking lot, but when I looked again they weren't there. Just like I thought there was something on my friend today, but when I blinked it was gone. I'm so scared now that its going to happen one time and it's not going to be gone after I blink. That one day I'll actually be able to talk to the voices. Then I even question if it was real or just imaginary so many times everyday. They only thing that helps is to listen to music during the day. I'm also losing interest in a bunch of things I used to love. I would also self harm as punishment. I don't even know what for, but I just think I have too. My grandfather has schizophrenia also.
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