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Hello, Ada here. Just joined this community, because it looks very nice and hopefully it'll make me feel better. I've been struggling with anxiety for a while. I've been suffering from social anxiety and a severe lack of self esteem since middle school, and lately my anxiety is only growing worse. Three years ago i started suffering from Hypochondria, which by the way is absolutely freacking terrible, and it made me feel so sick it reached the point of depression (it happened last year), i had trouble sleeping, eating, and generally just doing anything. It felt awful. But after a lot of months of struggle, i felt like i got better, until i started having panic attacks earlier this year. And my health anxiety is coming back, mixed with all that previous stuff. I don't want to fall into depression again, it was so bad i felt like i wanted to just disappear and finally end my sufferings. i don't want to feel like that ever again, but my anxiety just feels like a loop of pressure i can't get out of. So hopefully being here, with a lot of wonderful people who are struggling just like me, will make me feel better. And i also hope i can help any of you who are going through the same stuff, because we're all here to help each other (also english isn't my first language, so please forgive me if i make any mistakes)
 

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Hello and welcome Ada. This is a good place. Have you gotten an anxiety diagnosis and what steps are you taking to improve your dealing with it? Again, welcome and your grasp of written English is just great.
 

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Hi Ada,

Most of us here know all too well what you have, and continue to go through. It is a good group of similar folks here. We try to help each other.

Welcome!

Bob
 

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Welcome to the forum. Hope you like it here. Lot of good people. Lot of good help.
 

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Hi Ada! Don’t feel bad about written mistakes! I hope you feel welcome and open to post and reply, we’ll help you whenever you need!
 

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I make spelling and grammatical errors on a regular basis, even though English is my first language. So don't feel bad about making written mistakes, Ada.
 

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Welcome, Ada. I hope being here will make you feel better. Good to have you here.
Thank you!
Hello and welcome Ada. This is a good place. Have you gotten an anxiety diagnosis and what steps are you taking to improve your dealing with it? Again, welcome and your grasp of written English is just great.
Yeah, i told everything to my doctor and she confirmed i suffer from anxiety. Last year though, i never really seeked professional help to deal with it, because it was the first time for me to suffer like that, and i kept telling myself it was nothing serious, that i didn't need to see a psychologist (my parents told me the same too). I just took meds to help me sleep and such, but it really didn't do much for me. My way of dealing with it was probably a very unhealthy one, such as shutting myself in and sleeping a lot/not sleeping at all, crying very often... etc.
But now i think i'm going to see a psychologist for real, since i also started having panic attacks, and i have decided to take an appointment as soon as possible, because looking back at it now, i wish i did that sooner. Also, thank you for praising my english! :)
Hi Ada,

Most of us here know all too well what you have, and continue to go through. It is a good group of similar folks here. We try to help each other.

Welcome!

Bob
thank you! I will do my best to help as well!
 
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Welcome!!!! This is a pretty good place, it helps ground us to get this stuff out and talk to someone who seriously cares and understands 100%. Seeing a psych can be challenging at first to get adjusted to meds but once you find the right ones. Things get a little easier, especially the panic attacks! Praying for you.
 
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