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Offline Bhc1993

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Never thought I'd be here but here I am!
« on: March 18, 2014, 02:36:20 PM »
Hello fellow anxious friends,

I have never joined a community like this before but recently reading boards like these have really helped me through my ordeal.
About my ordeal: I have always been prone to anxiety, overthinking, and mild OCD. Once a scary thought pops in my head it sticks around, but usually fades after a while. This is why I've never seen a need to get help before since I'm usually able to handle things on my own. That all changed this year. I had my first full blown panic attack which lead to me being terrified to leave the house. Luckily when it happened the first time I was on a break from school and didn't need to face the world. I decided it was time to get some help and went to a psych who put me on lexapro. I've been on it for just under a month and I can tell that it is helping me. I still have anxiety but I'm waiting for it to go away. Last night I had a pretty scary episode which has made me very depressed today and that is why I joined this site to try and get some comfort. (I've posted my issue in the meds forum)

About me: I am a college student. I do well in school. I love pets. Especially cats. I have a boyfriend and a pretty good social life (when I'm not a ball of anxiety) I have a job that requires me to be present and happy at all times which is difficult. I've been officially diagnosed with GAD and OCD. I am on 15 mg lexapro and occasionally 20mg propranolol.

My anxiety is mostly in my stomach, like butterflies. When I start having panic attacks it feels like the rise up all through my body.
My OCD is weird. I have a lot of doubts about a lot of things.

So, hi everyone!
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Offline Emski1980

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Re: Never thought I'd be here but here I am!
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 05:24:00 PM »
Hi

I have only been on here for a couple of months it helps me too, if you ever want to chat i am here hopefully we can get through it together

Emmax

P.s love cats too!!
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Offline Cuchculan

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Re: Never thought I'd be here but here I am!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 05:36:33 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
All users of the chatroom must be 18 years old or over. The room is off limits to anybody under the age of 18.

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