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Feb 17, 2021
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Hi everyone,

I thought i would post my first ever thread, i am totally new to anything like this because of course it gives me major anxiety. for example what will peoples reactions be to what i write , will everyone think i am stupid and don't know what im talking about.

There are many more reasons why i have never shared how i feel.

I have had anxiety and depression ever since i was a child i am now nearly 30, i have been on many medications and at the moment i am on one that works but only masks the problem.

I have generalized anxiety and social anxiety, i get anxious about work , friends and at the moment i am anxious about having to go to work in the morning and what everyone will think of my post.

I hope most people can relate to how i feel most days which is mainly anxious and worried about a lot of things, i try to manage things the best i can which i have learnt how to do by trying to ignore the feelings i get or just deal with them because that's what i am used to doing.

At the moment i am trying to deal with my anxiety's as i also have a phobia of big dogs which i am getting counseling for, i am trying to read books on how to deal with it in different ways. I hope something will help as i know there has to be something out there that will and i just have to keep trying things until i can overcome it.

One i have at the moment is an amazon best seller, it is called help with anxiety and it has 150 tips to help overcome anxiety.

Thank you for reading :)


Well-Known Member
Apr 14, 2019
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Welcome to the forum. We all had to make that first post on one forum or another. You done well with your words. We all suffer from various things here on this forum. So you are never alone. Over the years we all just finds our ways of coping with things. There is no right or wrong way. If something works for you then it is right. Might not work for me. I might have another thing that works for me. Find what works best for you.

So make yourself at home. Put you feet up and try and enjoy making new friends.
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Dec 14, 2020
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Hi! Thank you for sharing your worries so honestly. It sounds like you have the will to keep pushing and keep trying and that’s the best thing you can do. Anxiety is a funny thing, we’d die without at least some anxiety but it so easily becomes too much. That’s why we’ve got this great forum. You’ll find lots of understanding people here! As far as ignoring or dealing with feelings; I’ve found that for me (and as cuchulan rightly said, what works for one is not a panacea for all) is to try and create some time each week to be still and feel and process feelings bc processing around others is scary! I’m a crier so any time I have literally any type of feeling, I cry, and I carry a lot of shame with that so processing in a space that is mine alone and where I know I won’t be interrupted can be nice. Usually this is what my meditation time is for :) I wish you luck and just remember that you’re doing all you can do and all of this takes time!