Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California's Central Coast
I used to feel that way often. Looking back a lot of it was not handling stress well. There was also pressure to be a perfectionist and control issues. I have one of those brains that will not shut off. So as others have said, prayer and meditation helps and getting a good sweat going from working out, every other day, long walks with the dog.
Here is a reference to a good book that may help you.
Is there depression and anxiety in your family history? My father is generally an OK, good guy, but he doesn't handle stress well and tends to be anxious. My mother is depressive - very - and probably says the word " worry" in every other sentence. If one of your parents was like this, your brain may be trained to think like them, but with practice you can start to retrain or rewire your brain so you don't get those automatic "what if" anxiety thoughts.
Also check the fine print in the side effects of your medications - some may have the potential to increase anxiety. Hope you feel better knowing you are not alone.