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Hi, I am new to this group but not new to anxiety and depression. I had my first panic attack when I was 9 years old, though it wasn't until much later that I understood what had happened. I grew up feeling crazy and ashamed, sure that something was terribly wrong with me and that I was the only one with this problem. I know now that's not the case, but I still struggle with anxiety on a daily basis. I can go for long periods without any "problems" (ie, no full-blown anxiety attacks) but I'm realizing that I never truly feel relaxed, ever. My mind is constantly turning things over and I'm always second-guessing myself and worrying about the past, present and future. I worry about my kids, I worry about my husband, I worry about the things I say and do, and the things I don't say and don't do. Does anyone have any advice at all on how to calm this all down? I've tried doctors and medication, but the meds just made things worse. I exercise most days, I've tried keeping a journal, I've tried counseling but nothing seems to work long-term. Help please!

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  • Hi, I'm new to this site also. I understand exactly how you feel. I've been dealing with anxiety and depression for years. I've also tried medication and counseling and nothing has worked. I wish I had some advise for you. I wish I knew how to calm it all down and to stop the worrying and constant thoughts. I really wish I knew how to get out of my own head. I hope this site can help. Counseling didn't help me and talking to my family hasn't helped because they don't understand what it's like to constantly feel like this. I'm really hoping that talking to other people who feels the same way I do will help. I hope this group can offer you advise and you can find some relief. Good luck to you.

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