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Depression and severe anxiety

Why do these disorders always have to be a part of my life. Will I always be sad and fearful...never normal. I guess I was meant to suffer my whole life. This sucks...it never ends 😔

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I just had my first panic attack ever three weeks ago. I'm 21 and never knew what anxiety was before this. now i just have severe anxiety that comes in waves throughout my days and i agree, it really sucks. People give me hope and confidence that i can overcome and then boom, another wave of anxiety hits and i lose hope. However, I have noticed that when I stop responding to my symptoms with fear, and I start giving myself positive self-talk, I am having less severe waves of anxiety. I know that anxiety can be cured with the right strategies. Our minds are very sensitive, and our bodies are simply highly sensitized right now because of anxiety. Ive heard a cure is that we have to retrain ourselves to not fear symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, tightening chest, tingling feelings and all the other symptoms. We have to understand that we are safe, these feelings are just feelings and like a big workout for the body. When you start accepting the feelings, acknowledging them instead of facing them with fear and trying to ignore and run away from them, we stop fearing them as much, and our bodies can desensitize. It sounds weird and it sounds like it won't work, but it has for me so far. I still fear anxiety and having a panic attack, and i still am getting scary waves of anxiety and fear, but they are shorter now because I've retrained how i respond to them. my mind is starting to not be so afraid. hope this helps in some way, and if not, I promise you that you will recover. It takes time and we have to be patient, sometimes our minds and bodies just need a mental break. As awful as it the sensations we feel are, our bodies are only trying to help us.

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Thank y'all for the helpful advice and motivation to push through

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many people around the world suffer from mental disorders. you can find a way to manage it so that it doesn’t greatly impact you so negatively. and what is “normal”? no one completely fits the standard of “normal”! and plus, if having a disorder means you aren’t “normal”, count in all of us!

you were not meant or suffer your whole life. you have a purpose for this world! you are unique and precious in your own way. don’t give up! this sadness/anxiety will end.

we’re here for you!

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Thank you so kindly Sad Angel, you kust made me smile through the tears. I'm grateful for ppl like you who give us who are struggling helpful warm advice and motivation. You're truly and Angel...Helpful Angel you are. 😇☺Thanks again ❤

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I find I am better in times of spiritual interflection. Then the temporal world rears it's head and I go down, like a tidal wave has washed over me. I tumble and and tumble and somehow I come up for air. I tread water, once or twice I can touch sand under me and think I will make it. Then I feel the pull and even at times I can see the next wave . Panic sets in and then eventually it comes back and I am tumbling all over again. This is a seemingly never ending cycle.

That is how I feel my life. It sounds melodramatic, I agree. I have tried many different therapies, meds, even ECT. The bottom line is it never goes away. Whether that is because I choose it or it is incurable, I don't know. It just is. Depression and PTSD are very tough to work with. I know some who have done great with overcoming it. I am not in that category.

The thing is I haven't completely given up, as I am still alive. There is still this sliver of hope. I just want to feel the sand at my feet and think maybe this time I can escape.

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Thank you Hayrikki, nice to hear from you. ☺

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How are you hun. Hope all is well.

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Hello my friend, I'm so so...Just hanging in there as best as I can.Thanks for asking ☺ I hope you're doing good. It's nice to hear from you ...You're always in my prayers.😇

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Thanks hun. I always remember you. I’m so so too. A bit down on some stuff but still trying. Xox.

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I'm always here for you and anyone else who needs support, and understanding...or if you just want to vent. I hope we will overcome this one day. What doesn't kill us...only makes us stronger 💪😇❤

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Thanks hun. Hey do you use iTunes. I may have a gift card to give you. I received a USA gift card and since I live in Canada it wouldn’t allow me to use it. Really sucks for me but at least someone else can use it So if you want it let me know. I will send you the code

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Sorry quieturban I'm sorry for such a late response, been sleeping alot lately again smh. That is so sweet and kindto offer that to me. Music has always helped me out when I'm depressed, stressed, worrying or panicking. It's very therapeutic. I appreciate that greatly 😇❤😊

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No problem dear I sent it to your inbox 💜

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Thank you kindly my friend. So greatful for good people like you here. Bless your kind heart Quieturban 😇💕

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I can relate to your post and everyone’s comments, anxiety and panic attacks are part of my life but I am so much more than an anxious person. There are ways to help yourself work through the panic when it comes, and there will be times when it doesn’t affect you as much and then when life throws stress balls the old anxiety feelings come back full force. I’m going through this now, knowing eventually life will be more peaceful again as I gain solid ground. It’s a process and so thankful for this community of people who understand.

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Hi lynnalice thank you for your reply. I am too going through panic and depression again right now. I had 2 terrible panic attacks because I'll had a stressful time lately. I hadn't had bad ones like that I'm years but new I would have to deal with them again one day but wasn't missing the horriblefeeling if dreas, fear and panic. I pulled through thanks to praying and benadryl smh. That's the only thing right now that I can take to calm me because I have no medical insurance and therefore out of meds. I'm depressed aswell but trying to think more positive esp because my grown sons are tired of me going through this...some ppl just don't understand, even family at times. This site is a God sent... literally, I feel blessed with all of you who can relate and understand 100%. Like you saidthis shall pass...it always does and I'll be ready to fight the next battle. Thanks again for your wise comforting words...keep in touch 😇😊

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Yes my family is over it too, they want me to be ok and I try but my wiring is messed up. I do pray and I do have hope. This site is amazing and I am thankful for it. You are not alone

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