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IanRei

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Hello. I’m new to sharing my experiences, so bare with me if I don’t really explain it well: Anxiety has pretty much been with me since I was a kid, which is normal, but as I got older, it only seemed to have gotten worse and more of an actual detriment to my everyday life. It’s too much to explain what I went through to get here, but the results of it left me with no friends, no job, and a dropout of two schools. I feel a sense of fear just thinking about changing, so I try to “hide” from it, but I know I can’t do it forever. I think the only things keeping me up are my run-ins with my brother and sister and my hobbies, but I feel they’re slowly slipping away, because of my constant anxiety. I guess what I’d like to know is, how do you deal with something like this, or make it a little easier to bare the feeling?

    • ThatOneNerd

      858d

      I relate to you. I have had some super high anxiety experiences lying there thinking I gotta be inpatient or should just give up. In the moment, I’ve learned I just have to force myself to work on something…a project, cleaning up the house, playing an engaging game, talking to someone about a distracting topic, etc, or sleeping if it’s close enough to bed time. Long term, finding a therapist to talk to helps a lot, and find a psychiatrist (there’s several online services now) and work on anxiety meds. It takes a long time to dial in the right meds, but you should get at least some relief pretty quickly and more improvement over time. If you can’t find someone specialized any medical doctor can at least get you started on some meds. I’d ask for an SSRI like Prozac or Zoloft, and a instant-acting anti anxiety rx like hydroxyzine HCL or propranolol. They should give you those without needing a thorough exam because they’re safe and have very low abuse potential.

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