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DizzyLizzy

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Hello, I will be 62 next month and have lived my entire life with panic disorder and most of it with Ménière’s disease. It has taken away my ability to be spontaneous, to travel, and to live a free life. Would love to talk to others who have gone through the same types of experiences. My purpose in life is to help others… I am a hospice volunteer and love Random Acts Of Kindness. I have a 25-year-old son who lives in another state, and I live alone.

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    • DizzyLizzy

      860d

      That is one lesson I have learned, we don’t have to keep toxic people in our lives. I learned that lesson way too late in life!

    • DizzyLizzy

      860d

      That is one lesson I have learned, we don’t have to keep toxic people in our lives. I learned that lesson way too late in life!

    • Thasia

      860d

      I am a people pleaser too. Or I use to be. I have gotten so tired of being taken advantage of because of wanting to please people that I have become angry and selfish somewhat. I still am kind to the ones that don’t take advantage of me but if you are taking advantage of me I won’t stay silent any longer.

    • DizzyLizzy

      861d

      I can relate to both of you… Nobody can tell from the outside. I think having these types of issues turns us into people pleasers. For me, it’s almost like I’m trying to make up for some thing so I go overboard in helping people and doing things for people. It kind of gives me purpose but it’s also draining. I’m also on Xanax, I have been on a very low-dose for 40 years. I take a low-dose beta blocker which helps me a lot because my heart races when I get anxious.

    • Thasia

      861d

      I have anxiety, depression and ptsd. I’m 57, it has been disabling for me. I also have other issues on why I’m on disability but I would say that my anxiety is 50% of it. I am on meds for it but it’s still so hard to function. People can’t always tell that I have it because I greet them with a smile but that little interaction of a face to face hello took every ounce of energy I had. I don’t know how to have a conversation because my brain shuts down. I just listen. People say I’m such a good listener.

    • Merrie

      861d

      I suffer from panic and anxiety attacks. I take zoloft and Xanax. Helps a lot. I also have a wonderful therapist

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