GAD and stress sufferers ?

Hi, I have recently been diagnosed as a sufferer of GAD (and have suffered with it on and off since 2006). However since November 2011, and after several stressful events in my life, the GAD has come into its own and for nearlly a year has controlled my life to a certain extent. I am currently seeing a psychiatrist and I have decided to try and beat this without the use of medication. Although talking to friends,family and doctors is great,I find they cannot truly appreciate how it makes you feel and the negative effect it can have on your life. For this reason I thought I would come on here to speak to fellow sufferers. Maybe to talk about our indvidual challenges, and support each other as we work through them ?

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  • Hi as you'll find there are a lot of us here in the same boat. A smorgasbord of anxiety peppered with depression. Like you my anxiety is a fairly new diagnosis and I also decline the first port of call that is the GP prescription pad, that's not to say I dismiss meds for anxiety, a lot of people here get a lot of benefit from them, they are just not for me. I often wonder whether I'm doing myself a disservice by not trying them but then the me before my anxiety would not entertain them and I want to hold onto as much of that 'me' as I possibly can. Happy to further discuss my experiences of GAD, PTSD and the CBT, EMDR treatment I have/had. I'm glad I ventured onto this site as the members of this forum are a great bunch and the support they/we give each other is invaluable. Good luck.....

  • hope you are well hollow? :)

  • Hi rouri nice to hear from you. I'm not too bad thanks. Some ups :) some downs :( but mainly ups :) Hope all is well with you

  • Hi rouri nice to hear from you. I'm not too bad thanks. Some ups :) some downs :( but mainly ups :) Hope all is well with you

  • Hi rouri nice to hear from you. I'm not too bad thanks. Some ups :) some downs :( but mainly ups :) Hope all is well with you

  • thats good, at least ups more than downs :)

    am ok, not bad, was extremly busy at work so couldn't login to check on you all :) you are always on the ball!!

    take care :)

  • :) I check my emails from my phone whilst I'm on the go! Looks like my reply's have gone a bit anxious themselves. Don't know what happened there :) Good to hear you're well. Keep looking after yourself.....

  • Hi, welcome.................you have deffinately come to the right place. this site and the fantastic people on here make me feel less alone and less like a complete odd ball! i tried to go without meds but really struggled to the point where i could not function at all. im still on this awful rollercoaster now but they do take the edge off and i cry alot less than i used to. i do wounder when it will all come to a hault and like will just get normal again and i can leave the house on my own and not even think about it and stop getting so ill and run down all the time. chat to me anytime you want to just let it all out. take care. xxxxxxx

  • Hi Sam, its been long time, hope you well.

    any good news?? :)

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