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Anxiety is controlling my life
I’m Molly, 19 years old, I have Aspergers and I suffer pretty severely with anxiety. I’ve always been skinny and when I was young I ate anything and everything and didn’t gain weight. So in secondary school I got bullied for my weight and I got depressed to the point of not eating, self harming almost everyday, suicide attempts, losing friends. When I was 15 I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for my anxiety and malnourishment, my anxiety was always more social and towards food when I had to be reintroduced to food. When I was discharged I was okay for a few months, then the anxiety came back and over time it’s got worse. Now I get anxious over everything and nothing, I don’t leave the house. I’m trying to get my meds sorted but what else can I do? What makes it so difficult is that when I get so anxious I throw up, and I’ve developed a fear of being sick which makes me more anxious. Whenever I have an anxiety attack where I throw up, the attack can last days and then it takes days to recover. Being hungry makes me anxious, being full makes me anxious, the thought of relationships, the thought of meeting up with someone, I don’t like messaging people in case they get the wrong idea and think there’s an “us”, I feel guilty and anxious all the time and I don’t know what to do. I feel so trapped, I want to do everything everyone else does but I can’t & if I tried I’d be swallowed up by my anxiety