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Offline Belmont

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Hi, I'm Patrick.
« on: June 13, 2014, 08:46:39 PM »
Hi all.  My name's Patrick.  My story with anxiety goes about as far back as I can even remember, and I feel that I've never come to grips with the world around me and all the sights and sounds that everyone else seems to enjoy kind of scare me, quite frankly.  It's made my life extremely boring and mostly unproductive, but still as if I have all the (nervous) energy in the world.  I never got to do most of the things I wanted to, but I'm 36 so who knows?

Anyway, I grew up on the east coast and now live near the west coast (loving the lack of humidity where I am compared to where I grew up).  I'm an artist and a writer but not professionally.  I have a pretty dark sense of humor but I'm also a goofball and seem to be able to get along with a wide range of people, but over the years especially the teens, I had major depression problems and anger issues that were off the charts and basically had no friends from ages 15 to 21.  I just sat in the house all day and feared going out.  The only thing that seemed to help was the internet.

Today, I'm still fighting anxiety daily and hoping that getting out more will eventually lessen the symptoms, but I know I need therapy and probably some local friends or, what I think might be most important, getting a job or volunteering where I can actually feel like I'm helping others since that always seems to make me feel good.

It's nice to meet you all.
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Re: Hi, I'm Patrick.
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 12:02:46 AM »
Hi Patrick,

Welcome to the Forum - There are Great people at this site, with lots of experience and empathy - you are in the right place  :action-smiley-065:

Long term anxiety is very common, and many people, including myself can really relate.

Fear imprisons us to a dark and dim world, it wasn't until I was 33 that I was able to break the bondage of Panic Attacks, OCD and GAD, to finally start enjoying life.

You find many resources and people here!

Welcome  :action-smiley-065:
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Re: Hi, I'm Patrick.
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 05:05:51 AM »
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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