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Offline brit3392

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Hi all- this is my intro
« on: April 27, 2014, 12:35:57 AM »
Hi everyone. I'm new here, I decided to join after a particularly rough week. I've had anxiety issues for about 12 years now, since I was in high school. It started as an agoraphobic kind of situation and has progressed since then into Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I'm trying to decipher now what parts of what I thought were my personality have actually been caused by anxiety all these years, and it seems to be quite a bit of it. Usually I can handle my anxiety and I know what the worst-case scenario of a situation will be but every once in awhile (like recently) it spirals a bit out of control. I obsess about things that really don't matter, and I realize that it's happening but I can't stop it which stresses me out even more. I cry about everything. I think about all the things I "need" to get done, and about having to work the next day, and every aspect of my future. What doesn't help is that I don't want anyone to know I'm going through this because I don't want them to think I'm crazy or that I'm being dramatic, and no one I know really understands what it's like. So anyway, I'm glad to be here amongst people who get it :)

Britnee
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Re: Hi all- this is my intro
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 12:52:35 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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Re: Hi all- this is my intro
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 10:05:01 PM »
Hi! I just joined as well. Dealing with the conditions is tough and like you, I'm hoping for some support through here. Its tough when you feel like people are thinking your crazy. Talking to others with similar situations is going to be a positive situation. Well wishes!
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Re: Hi all- this is my intro
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 12:35:05 AM »
Hi, your experience sounds very similar to mine. After college was really tough for me, my anxiety truly manifested itself and I was debilitated by it. It does and did affect my personality, in good ways and bad ways.  But the good news is that things can get better. I am 42, female and I am surviving this. It's not perfect but there is hope. Our sense of normal is our own. And sometimes, for a person with anxiety, "normal" is really great! We appreciate it.
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