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Hello all,

This is my first time joining an online support group so I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing yet. I decided to make an account so I could talk to other people who are going through the same things I am and hopefully get some advice.

I deal with a lot of depression and anxiety. I’ve suffered from it for many years now and It’s made my life very difficult at times. Lately my depression has been crippling and I can’t seem to make it any better.

I would like to chat with anyone who is going through similar struggles.

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Hi and welcome 🙋🏻‍♂️

Thank you 🙂

Hi Olivia, its also my first time & I'm here for similar reasons as yourself. Dk if I'd be any good at offering any advice, but it would be nice to have someone to chat with.

You can always chat with me anytime 😁

I’m also new to this community so hopefully we can maneuver our way through it together? And you can always lean on me for support

Thank you, that means a lot 💕

Welcome ❤️. You’re not alone - I’m sorry you’re feeling so awful just now. I have Generalised Anxiety, depression and OCD. Some days are like hell I think. are you on any meds for your anxiety and depression? Xx

Thank you 💕 I used to take Prozac for my depression and anxiety years ago but I don’t have the funds to pay for any medication at the moment 😔

That’s just terrible. I’m very blessed her in Scotland to benefit from our national health service (not that they always get it right....I at least don’t have to pay for meds). I take meds for my tummy problems (IBS). But I actually have never been able to take anything for the anxiety and depression. They all make me violently ill. So I’m trying to live with the conditions without meds. It’s very, very hard, isn’t it?

Have you ever tried the 4,7,8 breathing technique? X

Yes, the medication did help me tremendously so it sucks that I can’t access it at the moment. And I have never heard of the 4,7,8 breathing technique, is it for depression or anxiety?

It’s for anxiety.

I find it helps me to focus when I feel really anxious. If the link doesn’t work, let me know xxx

Welcome Olivia,

I hope you find the group helpful. I can relate to your story of anxiety and depression. I myself at this very moment am getting ready to go out for the first time in a few weeks. I know what it is like. Lately after many years of doing ok, my anxiety is worse. I try to find the root of the problem but then another pops up so.. i can't keep up with it. My social phobia is the worst right now. So you see there are people just like you here..Peace to you..!

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Thank you very much. I understand where you’re coming from. Anxiety is crippling at times.

Hello & welcome to the site! So many of us understand all too well! I want you to know I'm here for you. Wishing you peace of mind. Love & Hugs!!!

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Thank you so much 💕

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My pleasure. Sure hope you are doing good now. I take slow breaths in through my nose & out through my mouth & find it to be very helpful. Love & Hugs!!! XXX

This is a good step. Welcome to the site! As you can see, you'll get a lot of support here. Just share and interact with others. It's been helping me so far.

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Thank you! And yes everyone seems very supportive of each other and I love it.

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It's great to find a place where there's no online trolls.

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I know! It’s great

Hello. I am sorry you are having a hard time getting through. I hope you will be feeling more hopeful soon.

Thank you

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