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Hello everyone, never really posted about my anxiety ha. But I have been struggling with is literally all my life . I don't even remember when there was a time without it. I've been on medication for about 6 months now and it has gotten a lot better. But there are times that it just hits me really hard, and I get really low. I used to cry all the time before my medicine because everything was so overwhelming, but now it's like I don't cry, I just want to stay in the house. And just be in my own reality, by myself . I just try to stay positive, and just know that it will eventually go away.

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  • Hi Maygan, I wish I could make you feel better. The breathing exercises help for me. Also just coming here and reading through the posts has helped. There are many people on this site with great advice. There is no judgment here which makes me feel comfortable posting whatever is on my mind. I hope you continue to post. Wishing you peace and wellness..

  • Thank you. I tried a breathing exercise last night, and it helped. I just discovered it here, it really makes me feel better. I think I will continue to post it helped me today.

  • Hello Maygan,

    Welcome to the Site - I joined today too! You have a very pretty name..

    Never been shy to talk about your anxiety, It is a pretty common thing nowadays and a lot more people are becoming aware of it - which is nice. I am sorry to hear that it has been a struggle, But also glad you finally decided to seek some medical advice 6 months ago. As for medications - They only tend to balance out your emotions, which can sometimes feel like they've just taken them away completely! (Feel like a bit of a robot), Days seem to repeat themselves and its the same ol' same ol'..

    But only you can make changes, Just got to pick yourself up and brush yourself down!

    I believe in you :)

    I sadly regret to inform you that anxiety/depression never will go away - You just learn coping mechanisms which build up in strength overtime. Obstacles in life such as these are what make us stronger as individuals and I truly believe we are better of for it, Even though it doesn't feel that way at the time.

    Staying positive is a great way to overcome it though and learn to live with the hand we have been dealt. I personally try to find something I can achieve each day to make my day positive - like doing housework, making someone else smile or even just focusing on myself, although sometimes it is nice to just cry it all out, people see it as a bad thing - But I think it is good to release all that built up emotion someway and crying is the best way to do it.

    Hope this somewhat helps a little, I know how it feels.

    Here if you need me! xx

  • Thank you so much❤️❤️

    Made me feel a lot better today. 💕

  • Very well said Siannah, I try to live for today. Live in the present if you can. It takes practice and focus. It’s just so easy to drift back into the what if, negative thinking. Like you said, anxiety is a part of us and will not go away but we can manage and deal with it to lead a more enjoyable life. Accept it and distract yourself when it arrives.

  • I know your pain I have my good days and my bad days a lot of my anxiety attacks I thought were heart attacks in the beginning because of the physical symptoms I was always having (heart pounding, dizzy, impending doom feeling, breathing difficulty) but after years of having them and talking to doctors and therapists I realize now when I have them they are just anxiety attacks but they can be very scary for sure if you don't know what it is in the beginning. I hate taking RX meds too so it's a double edge sword, I feel like I trade one problem for another when I take the pills the doctors give me and all the side effects that come with them. To be honest I have been using medical marijuana for the last few years and I feel it really helps me and doesn't have near as many bad side effects. I know it might sound crazy but look into it and try a sativa strain it really helps with mood, anxiety and depression. But use a low does if you never tried it before

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