Reaching out for some help

Hi, I'm new to the group and I'm not really sure how to begin really. I've not joined any other groups so thought I would find one, this one seems really friendly from the posts I've been reading and when I've felt an anxiety attack coming on, I've read some comments and started to feel a bit better. I've not really found anyone in the same situation as me so although it's horrible for you guys, it's nice to know there are other people out there that have the same thoughts/feelings.

I guess ill start at the beginning I started having panic attacks about 7 years ago and they sort of went under the radar for a few years after some counselling, (I may have been able to control them better) but last year they have reappeared and I'm struggling to control them. I feel I'm going mad with it because although some of my family/friends are trying to support me, they don't fully understand what it's like to have these thoughts and feelings constantly and not being able to shut off from it. Because at the end of the day they can walk off or go to work and carry on.

Sorry I've gone on a bit there.

7 Replies

  • Hi Unsure2. Thank you for your first post and Welcome to Anxiety Support :)

  • Hi Unsure

    No you are not going on , this is what the site is for , you can have a good rant & sometimes we even have a laugh on here as well

    We are lucky when we have people to support us , but you are right , they can walk away & deep down they dont no just how we feel & are suffering , on here though everyone does , as we have or do feel the same , so you will get lots of support as people come on & see your post

    Sometimes anxiety can come back

    You said you had counselling before & it helped

    I would go & see my GP & tell them exactly how I felt , again they have heard it all before & maybe either meds or counselling again , some have counselling more than once

    Keep coming on here & talking as that really helps as well , just knowing you are not alone




  • Hi, you haven't gone on at all. Don't worry about that. It's nice to see you here and welcome xxx

  • everyone needs a listening ear sometimes and boy are these people friendly and amazing, we all help each other, good to talk.

  • Hi Unsure,

    Welcome to the site :)

    This community has been a godsend to me since I joined and I hope it will be for you too.

    Looking forward to getting to know you better.

    Best Wishes,


  • Hiya Unsure2 and welcome to the site. You are right we are a very friendly bunch. Thats why a site like this is invaluable as we all understand anxiety here whereas while family can be supportive, like you have said, they don't and cannot fully understand. We are all here to understand and support each other. So I am happy that you have joined us.

    Bev xx

  • Hi Unsure, you are not alone....I suffer exactly the same as you do, we are all here for you xxx

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