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Thankful things aren't worse

triceps

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I have severe GAD, am on disability and don't know what effect my anxiety will have on me on any given day. I used to love to cook. Now I make cereal or frozen pizza for meals that my wife doesn't provide. There are days I can barely walk or am completely befuddled and can't make a simple decision and where taking my daily shower is a major project. But it could be worse. I could have one of the many diseases that those with health anxiety obsess about. Then, my physical anxiety symptoms could be real and I might then be thankful that I could even feed myself. Yes, we all have anxiety, a terrible disease that manifests itself differently in each of us. Every now and then, in the midst of our suffering, it might be a good idea to realize that things could actually be worse for us.
 
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I have severe GAD, am on disability and don't know what effect my anxiety will have on me on any given day. I used to love to cook. Now I make cereal or frozen pizza for meals that my wife doesn't provide. There are days I can barely walk or am completely befuddled and can't make a simple decision and where taking my daily shower is a major project. But it could be worse. I could have one of the many diseases that those with health anxiety obsess about. Then, my physical anxiety symptoms could be real and I might then be thankful that I could even feed myself. Yes, we all have anxiety, a terrible disease that manifests itself differently in each of us. Every now and then, in the midst of our suffering, it might be a good idea to realize that things could actually be worse for us.
Amen..
And life isn't over. We may all still have great moments ahead of us..
 

Rinka

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I have severe GAD, am on disability and don't know what effect my anxiety will have on me on any given day. I used to love to cook. Now I make cereal or frozen pizza for meals that my wife doesn't provide. There are days I can barely walk or am completely befuddled and can't make a simple decision and where taking my daily shower is a major project. But it could be worse. I could have one of the many diseases that those with health anxiety obsess about. Then, my physical anxiety symptoms could be real and I might then be thankful that I could even feed myself. Yes, we all have anxiety, a terrible disease that manifests itself differently in each of us. Every now and then, in the midst of our suffering, it might be a good idea to realize that things could actually be worse for us.
Wow you are absolutely right. It is easy to forget that we could have it worse, because we feel so drowned in the current situation or dwell on the past too much.
 

scharley1973

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I have severe GAD, am on disability and don't know what effect my anxiety will have on me on any given day. I used to love to cook. Now I make cereal or frozen pizza for meals that my wife doesn't provide. There are days I can barely walk or am completely befuddled and can't make a simple decision and where taking my daily shower is a major project. But it could be worse. I could have one of the many diseases that those with health anxiety obsess about. Then, my physical anxiety symptoms could be real and I might then be thankful that I could even feed myself. Yes, we all have anxiety, a terrible disease that manifests itself differently in each of us. Every now and then, in the midst of our suffering, it might be a good idea to realize that things could actually be worse for us.
i agree with them. its like i know i have this and it can be dabilitating but then i think about all the people out there with REAL serious deadly diseases and i think why are you crying...it could be so much worse :'( like when i call the ems every other month becuz i feel like im dying or having a heart attack, every time, every test, has come back normal...sigh....i just need to remember its all in my head and so many people have it for real...and it could be alot worse. but is it strange to kind of want something to be there or is it just me? becuz then i wouldnt feel so crazy in my head :(
 

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I think it’s normal to feel like that @scharley1973 the fear and anxiety is sometimes worse than actually dealing with the condition (not saying that the condition is not dreadful). it’s the unknown, the feeling that we can’t even control our own body, that makes it so hard and we sometime wish we had a condition to be relieved from anxiety.
 
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