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I finally managed to go out to dinner for Mother's Day with my children. Phew!!!!

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Went to see the Doctor \Thursday in a terrible state was shaking felt like i was going to faint after some consultation i decided i needed some medication as i am really scared of taking tablets. I was put on Citalopram. I came home crying and uneasy all day.

I promised my Daughter i would take them which today will be the 3rd day. My children had arranged to go out for Dinner i was in a terrible panic thinking i cannot go out let alone sit and eat in a crowded restaurant with other people.

Cut a long story short i managed this and it was the best feeling in the world.

I wanted to shout from the rooftop i am sitting here like any other normal person not feeling full of anxiety and wanting to run out.

For myself and my wonderful children and grandchildren i am so pleased i could fulfill the day and i am truly blessed.

I keep telling myself this is the way forward and will persist if this anxiety and panic allows. I want to crush the demon that is taking over my life and stopping me from getting on with life.

Thought i would share this as i never thought for one moment i would be able to conquer this. So what i am trying to say is i wish everyone the best of luck to regain living a perfect life and understand the fears. I pray to God everyone here makes a recovery soon.

Best wishes to all

Love Seyi xxx

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That's wonderful Seyi and I am so happy for you. This should give you the boost you need to keep taking steps forward to a full recovery: where I can see you embracing life and give and experience happiness for yourself and family. :) When we are free, life is without limitations.

I hope you have a wonderful evening and I thank you for sharing such an uplifting story. It trult does make a difference to someone else's day.

Take care and Kindest Regards,

wanderingwallflower xx

P.S. I am looking forward to recovering, reluctant as I am to take medication I don't see there any harm in trying some so I will. I went last Thurs too like you and told her about all the things that were bothering me and it was a successful consultation. I see her again for a catch up on Thurs and will enquire about medication then. I am already having counselling which is a good start. :) Hopefully I can get through my A levels and start my new life at University. :) xxxx

Hi Seyi,

Well done :) I'm so pleased for you.

It is the way forward ~ to keep telling the anxiety that you will be going out and doing things whether it comes along or not!!!! It's hard though and it's so reassuring to read posts like yours :)

Thank you for sharing your good news.



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Good for you,try not to let children and grandchildren down,they would have loved it today as well,gives hope for a lot of us.Hope this is the start of better times for you.

Brilliant, Seyi, SO pleased for you, that you were able to enjoy your day with your family - that's so wonderful!! And I'm sure you'll have given hope and courage to lots of other people on here with similar fears!

Well done - and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!




Well done that you did it! Very pleased for you and keep going!!! :-) xxx

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Well done love

You are facing your fears & dealing with your anxiety , you should feel you want to shout from the roof tops & feel proud of yourself , you have acheived such a lot in the last few days

Keep letting us no how you go on




What a wonderful start to the week eh?????

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It is nice to read these positive words, Meals are hard for me, mostly because i wind myself up for weeks before hand, but I cant seem to stop myself, the thought of being sat in a busy restaurant not at ease to come and go as i please without looking odd puts me in a right state! But i do love the proud feeling off achievement that comes after facing your fears and surviving the social event!

We must keep fighting! Well done you!

that is wonderful Seyi. Now you know that you can do it, hold on to that and hopefully it will get progressively easier.

Thank you to everyone that left a comment on here. I am not saying its easy because not all days are the same. I am going to see the therapist tomorrow evening and hopefully she can give me some useful advice to get my life back on track.

I pray everyone makes a recovery.

Nothing worse than living your life full of stress and anxiety and sheer panic.

Together here i am sure we can share our ups and downs.

God Bless

Love Seyi xxx

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