Correction for last Post

Hey everyone, I posted something on here a little bit ago, and I just wanted to clarify what I was saying. I am in no way trying to undermine how awful anxiety is. Believe me, I understand. I understand the fear, the worry, the pain of it all. I have reached a point when I was so stressed, that I couldn't actually stress anymore. I have had panic attacks, heart poundings, derealization, depersonalization, dizziness, head pressures, brain zaps, etc. etc. I was in no way trying to minimize how any of you feel. Ugh, I see people in person being able to do things with such ease and I'm like, "I used to be that way. What happened?"

What I was trying to say was that anxiety is awful, but I don't want to live my life around feeling it. I want to overcome it. I want to beat it, and based off of a lot of people I've read about and met, it is possible.

I've had coaches that experienced GAD and have completely overcome it. My original intent was to reassure anyone, which I guess didn't come off in that way. What I believe is that the person you were before this, you can be again. I refuse to believe that severe anxiety is a sealed deal. I mean, after you hit rock bottom, the only place left to go is up, right?

So, I was in NO way trying to offend. I swear, none at all. I was trying to help and I really hope it didn't hurt anyone's feelings. I know how you feel. I'm not a person who can't relate trying to make your situations sound easy. It's so not. It's the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with, but I just don't want anyone to feel like this is all they'll have in life. Like, this is all there is for them. I don't want anyone to have to expect to live like this forever because I do believe that we CAN overcome it, it's just about having the right tools and persevering.

I hope you all understand where I was coming from and I wish you all a great week.

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  • Hi Trea.I have read all your posts and wasan't offended.I understand what your saying,and your right.my neice suffered from severe anxiety,taking panic attacks every day.I do too.but she was much worse than me.one day she had to crawl on her hands and knees to get around the house,she couldn't stand.her head was so light.she is an outgoing person.so she did a course of cbt,and with pure determination.she mastered it.she has no anxiety now.its completely gone.she is away on hols now enjoying herself.and im stuck in the house afraid to leave it...so it can be cured.she just told me that she couldn't live her life like that.and she made herself do one thing every day that she was afraid of..I envy her, because im still not coping attall .and I did cbt too.but I am so tired even to go for a walk is too much for me...love Miarose xx

  • You will get through it! We just have to keep up that determination and not believe this is our lives. We will be back to the people we used to be :) no matter how impossible it seems right now. Sorry you are having such a difficult time.

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