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New and nervous.
« on: August 23, 2014, 01:36:36 AM »
I'm 23 and from New Zealand. I have struggled with anxiety in varying degrees throughout my whole life.
I had panic attacks when I was a kid. Most of it was school related. I had both social anxiety and a severe fear of failure.
Then when I was 14 I developed other mental health issues that took me out of regular schooling. Since then I've pretty much struggled continuously from one thing to the next, yet anxiety has been a feature that has remained. As of now, according to my psychologist, it seems to be presenting itself as a "nervous smorgasbord". I never really go anywhere apart from work and the supermarket. I really want to see Cirque De Soleil while they're here but the thought terrifies me. Nevertheless, I've purchased the tickets so what choice do I have?  ::)
I recently started attending an anxiety management group based around CBT. Even going to that for the first time had me in a cold sweat. I'm hoping the next time it will be easier but I somehow doubt it.

Anyway, I'm unsure how to finish this off. I guess this is it. Hi.  :action-smiley-065:
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Re: New and nervous.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 10:00:58 AM »
Welcome :action-smiley-065:

I am reading your post and how you suffered from anxiety as child, and you currently seeing a psychologist which can be really helpful.

Have you seen a psychiatrist yet?  And since u had panic Attacks when u were young have you been prescribed any medication?  If so... Has it helped u?

Again Welcome aboard.... You will find great people here! :action-smiley-065:

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Re: New and nervous.
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 04:13:41 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.
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Re: New and nervous.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 04:06:38 AM »
Thank you .

Never-Quit, I never saw any mental health professionals as a child. I was thought of as shy, awkward and told by people to "grow up". It's only when I saw a psychiatrist for my depression and anxiety that we traced my anxiety back that far. Currently I take Effexor-XR,  Quetiapine (aka, Seroquel) and Valproate. Recently unofficially diagnosed with Bipolar II but the Quetiapine does help with my anxiety as well.
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Re: New and nervous.
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014, 04:35:43 AM »
I am very Proud of your Efforts!

You are taking ACTION - and you are doing all the right things!

It will take some time - but I can tell you already headed to a Brighter Future!

Keep up the good work you are doing - you will keep getting Stronger!
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