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krosee

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Needless to say, like many of us here, the anxiety has been a real struggle lately. While I do have someone who supports me and does what they can to help me along the way, it’d be nice to talk to some other folk who go through some of the same sorts of things as I do. So here I am.

I’ve dealt with anxiety and panic disorder off and on for nearly 10 years now. I go through spurts where everything is under control and I can live my life to the best of my abilities and then other times for months on end I’m experiencing attacks multiple times daily. I’m in a rough patch. I’m not working, I’m barely leaving the house, obsessive thoughts have started to creep in. All in all it really sucks. I’ve never taken medications for anything as I’m not totally sure how I feel about them, I’m in counselling but sometimes it would just be nice to talk to someone that isn’t trying to analyze me or fix me. Finding comfort with peers would be kind of alright right now.
 

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Needless to say, like many of us here, the anxiety has been a real struggle lately. While I do have someone who supports me and does what they can to help me along the way, it’d be nice to talk to some other folk who go through some of the same sorts of things as I do. So here I am.

I’ve dealt with anxiety and panic disorder off and on for nearly 10 years now. I go through spurts where everything is under control and I can live my life to the best of my abilities and then other times for months on end I’m experiencing attacks multiple times daily. I’m in a rough patch. I’m not working, I’m barely leaving the house, obsessive thoughts have started to creep in. All in all it really sucks. I’ve never taken medications for anything as I’m not totally sure how I feel about them, I’m in counselling but sometimes it would just be nice to talk to someone that isn’t trying to analyze me or fix me. Finding comfort with peers would be kind of alright right now.
Welcome. The state you're in right now sounds similarto what I go through daily. It's great that you have times where you're fairly comfortable and functional. And I'm this way even with medication and years of counseling in the past. I have two "mandatory" things per week that I attend otherwise I too rarely leave the property. Sure hope you can find some wisdom, comfort and like minded folks here.
 

krosee

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Welcome. The state you're in right now sounds similarto what I go through daily. It's great that you have times where you're fairly comfortable and functional. And I'm this way even with medication and years of counseling in the past. I have two "mandatory" things per week that I attend otherwise I too rarely leave the property. Sure hope you can find some wisdom, comfort and like minded folks here.
Thanks! I hope so too. Since I had to take leave from work, I spend a lot of time alone which apparently is quite the trigger for me most days. It’s not much but I at least try and take myself out for a long walk daily. It’d be nice to have some people to fill some of that alone time with some conversation. Even if it is through a keyboard.
 

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Hi @krosee - just wanted to say Welcome to you! I'm the same way - I go through long, good periods, and then periods where I have daily attacks and just barely function. I'm working on trying to balance out that cycle a bit now, and it's a journey. Glad you're here!
 
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..Since I had to take leave from work, I spend a lot of time alone which apparently is quite the trigger for me most days. It’s not much but I at least try and take myself out for a long walk daily. It’d be nice to have some people to fill some of that alone time with some conversation. Even if it is through a keyboard.
Krosee, nice to meet u.. Looking forward to your posts.
I'm curious, when you're home-bound do u have any fun pastimes/hobbies (?) Share some of your interests (?)
And I'm with u, when I need some uplifting, I exercise. More bike rides than walks, but same concept.. peace.
 

krosee

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Krosee, nice to meet u.. Looking forward to your posts.
I'm curious, when you're home-bound do u have any fun pastimes/hobbies (?) Share some of your interests (?)
And I'm with u, when I need some uplifting, I exercise. More bike rides than walks, but same concept.. peace.
Thanks for the reply. I haven’t felt much motivation to do the things that I usually love to do but when I do I usually spend a lot of time drawing portraits or painting. Everyone once in awhile I’ll go for a little jog or just a long walk. Read. Video games. Netflix. Those are pretty much the main things I’ll do to pass the time.
 
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Thanks for the reply. I haven’t felt much motivation to do the things that I usually love to do but when I do I usually spend a lot of time drawing portraits or painting..
Cool.
I'm an illustrator. I understand not feeling motivated.. creating can definitely be a cyclical thing. Sometimes I force myself to do some drawing & it's usually rewarding when I do.
If nothing else, suffering can be a good inspiration for art y'know..
 
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