So for the last 3-5 years, I have become more and more anxious. I think about every little thing I do during the day at school at work talking to my girlfriend etc. This is becoming a huge problem. ANYTHING I say, do, the way I carry myself is a result of my analyzing. I think about every little thing people can say or do or feel about me and in advance I do things to "counter" it, which really does nothing. I also get very angry and upset when I think about certain things that don't matter.
For the record, I'm 17.
Here is one example:
My girlfriend (also 17) smokes weed every once in a blue moon. She also drinks occasionally. She also told me that she took a drag from a cigarette when she was drunk once or twice. Now I love my girlfriend and we have been going out for a long time, but this example is not about her. I get so infuriated and anxious when I think about that. I get so angry when i think about her doing that stuff and I get very anxious. Now all of my friends drink and some do smoke, but I cannot stand thinking about my Girlfriend doing that. My friends have told me that it's nothing to worry about and I should not be getting so mad. I don't understand why I'm so mad, and this example is probally very out of place for my question, but that's because I'm thinking about it right now and it's making me mad.
Ok example #2
Also with my girlfriend, yesterday was valentines day. This was my first time having a girlfriend and it was her first time having a boyfriend on the holiday. Before I was going to pick her up from her house, I was having an anxiety attack in my car and house for so many reasons. As soon as I got to her house and picked her up, everything I feared went away and I was fine.
This last example is my main type of anxiety I guess. Just replace getting my girlfriend with, something like going to a big party with people I don't know too well, going somewhere where I think someone is angry at me but it turns out that nobody is angry etc.
I'm just looking for some extra help on this, because I can't take this anymore. I want to get some-sort of prescription drug (Xanax works well for panic attack situations I've read online, may need someone to back this up) or just a new way of thinking.
And one more thing to clarify:
I do not do drugs
I do not drink
I currently hold an 88 average, I'm telling you this to show you that this anxiety is holding me back in not just a social aspect but also a academic aspect.
Notice: Psych Central Answers shut down to new questions on January 11, 2013.
Looking for a place to ask your question? Sign up today for our community (you'll need a separate account than the one you use here), and ask away!
Ask and answer questions about mental health and relationship issues in a safe & supportive environment. If you ask a question, you will have to answer someone else's first, in order to give back to others here.