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Originally posted by guidanceofthe third kind
i must admit i am not sure what that questionnaire proves because most of that has to do with loud noises and city life and most people dont like city life.
Originally posted by dizziedame
Well that's me in a nut shell. I scored 27.
Is this an indication of a mental disease? It isn't easy going through life with this type of disorder if that's what it is.
I feel like I've been misunderstood all my life and like I didn't fit anywhere.
How nice to have a name for what I am. I thought I was just totally insane.
I'm on anxiety meds, if that tells you anything. Generalized anxiety.. meaning I didn't get it from an event. It was random and unexplainable. Felt like I was having an asthma attack combined with a heart attack. Also thyroid problems.
Originally posted by impaired
I hit a 20. What a surprise.
Hey, anyone extremely sensitive when it comes to violence? I'm not talking about on TV so much, but I mean in real life. Even when people are argueing (sp?), I get freaked out. For some reason, violence, hate and anger shakes me to the core (hate affects me the most), and I could never figure it out. And if 2 people are fighting in front of me, It just - like I said - shakes me to the core.
What's up with that?
Edit to add: I suffer from anxiety, and I have for awhile. I wonder if anxiety disorder and HSP are one in the same. Does anyone else here have anxiety (I mean, an excess of it to where it gets in the way of your life)?
[edit on 6/3/2009 by impaired]
I had to pull over in my car if I had one.. and I felt the need to lay down and act as if I was sleeping. But it was always something I couldn't talk myself out of. It was worse if I tried to do that. So it was more like laying down and playing Opossum. I just had to give in to it.
Originally posted by wclv13
reply to post by seagrass
"Felt like I was having an asthma attack combined with a heart attack."
You described it so succinctly! I have always just said to people when having a severe panic attack that "all I can handle is just trying to breath, because I feel like I am about to die, leave me alone."
Maybe explaining it your way will help my friends/family understand how debilitating the physical reaction are.
I'm glad you are still here taking it in. I am a little concerned for the 26+ers. I think it's great that you are participating.
Originally posted by Angus123
reply to post by Uniceft17
Wow... you're exactly like me. And yes, I'm a little choked up thinking about it, because I know your pain intimately.