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Anxiety took over my life

Has anyone else been in my position? I quit working and stay home almost every single day all day am. I the only person that is this weak?

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No there are many who are like this including myself xx

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you're not alone. I haven't worked for 5 months now..

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I hardly leave my apartment :/ I hate it but I cant help it

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Hi lulu , it's Binkynoo , luckily at the mo I only do a Sunday job I have a boy & partner lucky , but was a career woman up until having boy now 2.5 but was hoping to get more hours but just this anxiety made me a recluse I used to love shopping fashion beauty going out with girls for meals don't do anything much I do enjoy being cosy with my man & boy but a lot to do with my anxiety feeling nervy at the min & sleep up & down, could you find something just a few hours a week, i was at work today I actually felt normal for my work shift buy we come home & it kicks in likr iv judy posted to other friends on here not sleeping im sat on bed now really want sleep so chattinb to all you guys can see me in an hour going yo make a cuppa !! in. It's great to talk. Binkynoo :-)

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I agree with you normally after I come on here for a bit I feel better its nice to have an anxiety family that TRUELY understands

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Hello hunny, this happens to me too but the goodnews is I set up my own business from home. Could you perhaps consider this? An online business or freelance business? This might give you the money you need without having to leave your house. The more you do what you enjoy the less you will have anxiety and agoraphobia. Also if you want to work have you considered asking someone to pick you up and drop you home from work or perhaps you could working part time. Write a list of the things you love more than anything and start trying to do these things. Because we can't have fear where there is love and enjoyment. When I am working on my business the anxiety disappears because I love it so much xxx good luck and get stronger soon xxx

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Yes I was doing that a couple months ago getting rides and stufd but then work started getting anxious cause I was a manager so its frustrating so I agree I need to do something I love doing cause other stuff makes me stress more wich makes anxiety :/ thank you soo much!! And I pray for that everyday! Take care thx for your reply

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Yes. I lost job because of my anxiety two years ago. I let it take over my life at the time and I eventually got fired at work. I have come along way since then and so can you. I am getting ready to start fulltime again soon. I have worked since then at a grocery store parttime and now i feel like i can do it. Keep your head up and learn all that you can about anxiety and depression the more you know about the less scary it is. Keep reminding yourself that while it is disturbing it is NOT dangerous. I am here to tell you I have had ups and downs and been so low i didn't want to live anymore. With patience and perserverance you can do it!

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Thank you!!! I agree trust me I've been low but the bad days always make me appreciate the good ones 100 % more I am being as patient as I can but you know I just have horrible days sometimes!! Thank you for replying god bless and I believe in time ill be fine its just hard at the moment

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Just found your post after posting something similar. I find it increasingly difficult to leave the house everyday and often go long periods where I don't leave. I recommend starting your own business from home if possible, as mentioned by @babygirl29.

It helps me to have some focus for my day and I hope it will enable me to reach the point that I can manage to have more freedom. I hope you manage to do the same.

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