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5/16/08 6:06 P

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I have been in treatment for 10 years. I take 3 different meds. I have tried every med known to man and yet not much relief. I have had couseling for a year or so. I don't know. I just feel like I have to live with it. Ugh!

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5/16/08 10:34 A

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Becky - that can be really tough to live in the world with so much anxiety! Have you tried counseling or thought of medication? I know those may sound drastic, but with such severe anxiety, you may want to try anything to feel relief!

I have social anxiety that didn't develop until I was almost ready to complete a Master's Degree. For some reason the phone thing is hard for me too, groups can be tough, etc. You may want to consider making a list of things that make you anxious, and then all those things that don't make you anxious and that you CAN do, however small. Putting anxiety in perspective can take away some of its power.

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5/16/08 9:50 A

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I have anxiety to everything!! Introducing myself to a small group makes me shake like a leaf. I am anxious while driving. Family events make me anxious. Even calling on the phone to make a hair appointment makes me anxious. The worst one for me though is terrible anxiety about losing a loved one.

The toughest part of a diet isn't watching what you eat. It's watching what other people eat.



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CANINELOVER1 Posts: 235
5/11/08 12:54 P

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GAD and do I ever! I am such a worry wart. Even if there is nothing to worry about, I worry because I am not worried. LOL I am a mess

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4/26/08 5:33 P

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GAD and Panic Disorder, which at one point a couple years ago became comorbid with major depression

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4/5/08 4:30 P

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My diagnosis is Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

I used to be afraid to be by myself. I had to have a babysitter constantly - even in Wal-mart!

I also worry about people breaking into my house, how will my children feel if I passed away unexpectedly, and when I have a job, I worry constantly about getting fired to the point I cannot function properly in the workplace!

What if doing the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?...


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3/27/08 11:10 A

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Lately...I seem to mostly have Health Anxiety. I am triggered by other things though. If I see a magazine in the check-out that says something like "The world is going to end in 2011", my anxiety definitely flares up. It all seems to be pretty much death related for me. :(

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3/23/08 10:50 P

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Same here. I worry about everything and sometimes the stupidest things. I'm always scared there will be a big earthquake here and I'm going to get trapped somehow or die slowly undiscovered.

And of course, work, always work, because I hate going so much I mostly get anxious about that. I'm looking into finding something that might suit me better, but that in itself is anxiety causing!

I worry about family or people I care about dying as well. I'm very uncomfortable in crowds and especially in social settings like a party where I don't know many people.

And so on... therefore, generalized anxiety.


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3/19/08 5:21 P

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I get really worried about things too. People tell me I just need to focus on something else but it seems like everything else comes back to that one things I'm worried about. It's frustrating that people get annoyed with my obsessing and worrying and I feel like I can't do anything about it.

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3/19/08 4:43 P

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I think my diagnosis depends on the doctor! I've been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Also Depression -- not always all of them by the same doc.

Here's what I've learned about myself -- and my anxiety:

1) I am not shy or anxious around close friends or family -- AT ALL!!!
2) I worry a lot -- and it can get obsessive.
3) My depression seems to stem from my anxiety. If the anxiety is kept in check: no depression.
4) Writing or talking it out *really* helps. It doesn't make the source of anxiety magically disappear; but it does make me realize that most situations are something I can deal with. Which keeps me from obsessing. That is why journaling and talk therapy are such a big help to me right now.

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3/19/08 4:13 P

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Yes, people thought I was stuck up too, but I really wasn't. I just was terrified of speaking for some reason, and didn't really talk to anybody unless I felt comfortable with them.

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3/19/08 3:35 P

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I saw that thing about selective mutism. I'm not quite that bad, but I'm pretty close. I was always "the quiet girl" in high school and my dad said that people thought I was rude and stuck up because I didn't talk much.
The day I moved to college was hard. I didn't want my friends to leave me alone and basically threw a fit. I like to think I've been getting better, but it's really a day-to-day thing.

-- Suzy
Never have regrets because at one point, everything you did was exactly what you wanted.

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3/17/08 6:17 P

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I know it was all throughout school, but I graduated in 2004. I went to a community college, and it was the same way (04-05).

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3/17/08 1:08 A

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I watched it last night too. Do you still have that or just when you were a child?

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3/16/08 10:41 A

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I think this is what I have/had... I saw about it on 20/20. www.social-anxiety.com/area-selectiv
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3/14/08 10:14 A

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I don't know.....all I know is that streesfull situations make it worse.....the kids don't help either

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3/14/08 9:53 A

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You sound like me!
I used to be the "shy one" in school. I was even voted for who's who in the yearbook as "shyest girl". My friends laughed because they knew how I really was.

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3/13/08 11:33 P

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I've been told that I have generalized anxiety. Work especially seems to exacerbate it, dealing with patients one on one. Also, I think I have a social anxiety, I'm not usually comfortable in large groups, especially in social situations.

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