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GAD setback

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  1. Jakeb1993

    Jakeb1993 New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Long story cut short, was diagnosed with severe anxiety 2 and a half years ago. 1 year in I started to do much more again, started the gym, playing football etc. Had a lot of ups and downs along the way with many setbacks.

    Since the begging of this year (2018) I started my own business which to this date is doing very well. About 1 month ago I fell into a very bad setback which I can’t seem to get out of! I am trying to accept that it’ll pass but it doesn’t seem to be doing that. I would class this as a big setback due the the amount of symptoms that have returned along side extremely negative thinking (which I need to combat).

    Does anyone have any advice, reassurances, positive outcome from the same thing? As I am sure you are aware of how heartbreaking it can feel thinking you’re nearly there to suddenly feeling bed bound with symptoms again.

    Thanks a lot,

    Jake
     
  2. janemariesayed
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    janemariesayed Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a shame that you are suffering again. Especially after managing to get so far forward with it. Everybody is different. As you have had temporary sickness before, then I would suppose that this bout could be temporary too. Do all the things that you did before to get over it. I know you said it is worse this time around, but that just means a little harder work than it was before. Good luck Jake and let us know how you get on with it. We are always here for you to chat with anytime.
     
  3. Peanutbuttercup

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    Hi Jake, I can’t many things that are more stressful than starting your own business, even if it is successful. You have every right to feel the stress, which can easily turn to anxiety and depression. You have definitely taken the first step by realizing what it is. I say cut yourself some slack, use the tools you have to manage the anxiety and also take some steps to manage the stress. When was the last time you got some meaningful r&r?
     
  4. Jakeb1993

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    Thank you so much for the reply.. it is stressful which means considering my brain is still repairing that it is even more stressful! On top of that I push myself so hard I think I don’t give my body suffeciant rest.. sorry what do you mean by r&r?

    Thanks
     
  5. Peanutbuttercup

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    Sorry, I meant rest and relaxation. Starting your own business is a marathon not a sprint. Burning yourself out with too much stress in the short run, won’t help you sustain that business in the long run. You have to remember to take care of yourself even if you have to slow down for awhile. Do what you need to heal and nurture yourself, and it will help with your business in the long run.

    Post back and let us know how it is going.
     

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