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I need to talk to someone

attt30

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Hi, my name is Andrew. I've had anxiety issues for many years, but lately things have gotten more out of control. The past two years of my life have been extremely stressful, and as a result, I've seen my anxiety and stress levels get even worse. They've recently morphed into OCD symptoms. I've never really had that before, but it is stressful and starting to be debilitating. I know that this is due to high stress levels, but they are so hard to control. My body just doesn't respond the way I want it to. I've been taking an SSRI (Celexa) to help cope, and am trying to find the right dose. However, it's no cure. I'm just really freaked out by these OCD like things (e.g., going for walks, I feel like I have to stay on the right side of the sidewalk, or else I have to "re-walk"). In the back of my mind, I fear that suicide is inevitable, but I am going to try everything before that point. I just need some support, and know that reaching out to others is important. Thank you.
 

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Anxiety can be simply awful and I assure you many people on this site would agree. My suggestion to you is to look up posts by Jonathan123 and MATD. You’ll find their posts very helpful. Many others have great suggestions as well.
 

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Thanks - I appreciate the comment. I have friends and family, but I feel like reaching out over the internet to people going through similar things is also important. Is this forum all you do or are there any other resources you use online? Has this forum helped?
 

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Thanks - I appreciate the comment. I have friends and family, but I feel like reaching out over the internet to people going through similar things is also important. Is this forum all you do or are there any other resources you use online? Has this forum helped?
I use this forum and one called anxietycentre. Definitely look them up. There is a lot of free information or you can join for something like $50 per year. Counselling is useful as well. This is a wonderful site and I’m sure you’ll find it helpful.
 
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davide.h

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Suicide is not the answer. There are many people here who experience what you do and it's a nice community. I've had some OCD tendencies too. You might like reading Dare by Barry McDonagh
 
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