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Seems everything is triggering fear more than usual

Everything I see hear think feel reminds me of what horrific thing could happen or reminds me of harsh realities. I’m getting very tired of trying to be positive and counteract the negative intrusive thoughts without success. My head feels full and pressured. I keep thinking how am I going to go on suffering so especially when things get harder. Will I become stronger? Maybe if I believe God and angels and my grandparents are helping me I won’t feel on my own. Im scared;I have this doom type of general fear going on and the littlest things are scaring me. I just don’t know how long it will last why it’s here with me and if it will leave ever. I don’t want to give it power but it is here with me right now so I have to face it. My heart feels very open but vulnerable right now. I’ve been doing all the things I feel I should be doing. Maybe it will lift soon. Thanks for reading!!

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Hey Star xx you’re never alone you have so many friends here! But I understand what you mean x when did you start feeling like this? Are you in therapy for it? Xx big hugs 🤗 and remember time heals all 💕

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Hi Hope! True and I am grateful for you all here.

Therapy isn’t working for me right now.

Hard to say for how long... in a way my whole life but but worse scared feelings started maybe 2 years or so and today it’s just extreme. When I was a little kid I had ocd and anxiety and at 15 I started getting depressed and then down the road turns out I have bipolar and now these fear feelings.

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It seems like with time I get more symptoms so I don’t know but I really do wish time heals all...

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Sending nice wishes to you star 🌺🌼🌺🌼 xx

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Thanks Olivia 💕

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That's what I'm going through too, I'm not watching the news either, just upbeat programs, not working too good through. My wellness nurse called, I broke down while I was speaking to her. She set off a trigger, not knowingly. She listened to me,. That felt kinda good. It's been a BAD day though, I got diarrhea from the stress I'm feeling. I pray every day for Help, it's a living HELL, I'm missing out on LIFE 😖. Take care Starr hope you feel better,☺️

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Want2BHappy3 I am so so sorry. I am crying right now because I just got triggered by a part in a show. Just feeling overwhelmed from it. And I hear you and your intense pain. I cry for you now. I know, it does seem to me too that I am missing out on life...I’m here alive but lost behind my fear. I can’t clearly see or really behave the way my true self would. I’m glad you got the chance to talk and feel a little bit of good from it. I used to have IBS badly so I understand that and I wish for you a good day tomorrow. For me and I’m guessing for you they are once in a blue moon. Sorry I sound negative I usually try to stay positive anc hopeful but I am tired of it!

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Awwe Starr, didn't mean for you to cry😖. I'm not living my TRUE self either. The nurse told me to be checking my blood sugar, I'm diabetic Anxiety can mess with blood sugar levels. If I don't eat enough it can drop I get shaky to where I can't go out. Thank you for taking the time to write even though you're going through you're own HELL, your obviously a caring and compassionate person, you deserve better and hope you get it. I'll pray for you. Write me if you need too? Take care

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And thank you too for taking the time to write. Yes please pray for me and I will pray for you. I have always placed highest importance on spirituality but lately I just feel not connected when I need it the most. It’s so saddening. But maybe I need to try harder to be connected I don’t know. Please take care watching blood sugar.

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Your welcome, I keep meaning to go to church, but I'm so drained emotionally that I can't get out of bed. Everyday I wake up with a knot in my stomach, it's a horrible feeling. We'll take care and keep in touch ☺️

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Yes let’s keep in touch. We could pm.

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Hello, Starrlight. I'm likely old enough to be your mother, even your grandmother and you've touched my heart. Like you, I've suffered with anxiety, depression and ocd since childhood. I learned that faith and prayer truly helps when you know GOD is real and He cares. Another "key" is hope. When we talk to GOD, He listens AND when we "linger" in prayer, we listen. In other words , don't rush thru prayer. It comforts and refreshes a tired soul.

I personally know many who have bipolar& even more serious mental issues, along with physical problems who have experienced how valuable prayer can be. The serious issues we have don't magically go away but become easier to endure. It's easy to lose focus when we pray. Intrusive thoughts may disturb our sincere prayers. Yet GOD is like a good friend who understands and never condemns us. He actually is our Best Friend.

As you see, we're not alone. Seems you've connected with Want2BHappy3 who is reaching out also, and I certainly want to "connect" with her as well. My heart aches for both of you. I'm in a "good place" at this time and my purpose is to express concern and encourage you. Hope I can......Please be gentle with yourself.

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Good idea to really take time in prayer. I used to. You are right God is a good friend. Thanks for that. Glad u r in a good place and glad you are sharing because you have been so helpful to me with your encouraging words. I will try to be gentle with myself. Blessings to you my friend.

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Hi Newbie, read that you mentioned me, sweet of you to care about me n Starr. I feel we have a connection, we both had brothers who committed sucide...I do know what she went through, with the exception that she saw her brother dead, she's going to live with that image in her head Forever, I can't imagine what that must be like? I didn't have that happen, he jumped off a bridge and was found later. So thank you for your sweet thoughts, I pray everyday, and by the way I had a good day, my daughter and I took my grandson out to Chuckie Cheese. God Bless people like you who care🙏☺️

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Yes, I really do care about people, first because that's the way I was raised (old school) and because I know a lot about depression & anxiety. Two of my own sons have bipolar and my father did too. I've struggled & fought mostly depression & OCD all my life. Postpartem depression was terrible after my last baby. She's 44 now.

Happy to know you enjoyed your daughter and grandson. I have 3 great-granddaughters i dearly love but rarely see them. Long story I'll share at another time. I know I'm too needy when it comes to them. They're teens now & have no time for me. It hurts but helping others gives me joy.

My eyes are extremely irritated tonight (occular rosacea) so I have to cut this short. Thanks for cheering me on. Hope we can chat again soon.

Agape (Carol)

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My prayer was just answered. I appreciate your sweet response. Just got home from eating out with dear friends. Maybe I can share photos of them with my hubby & me soon. If you'd like to see what I ate. LOL

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Sure I’d love to see any pics you have to share 💕

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Thank you. Not sure how to...but i'll try. Tomorrow ?

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Hi Starr, checking in to see how you're doing? It's been a week without anxiety, but I still feel the fear of it coming back?

I've been getting out more. I went to a tourist attraction called Olvera Street in Los Angeles California with a couple of friends. But I'm in a lot of back pain because I spend a lot of time in bed. So my body's not use to moving around. It's going to take several days to recover. Take care, 🙏🙂

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I week without anxiety woooooaaaaah that’s awesome. Heal up my friend! I am sore too because I walk or run 40 minutes a day and it’s hard to hive myself a break since the exercise helps with the anxiety. I’m so tired of things. Having a particularly rough day.

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My experience is very much the same, and I have come to realize that it does not last forever. I just try to relax and hope for a better day tomorrow. Hang in there!

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