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  • Gilly

    So, here we are. And a big thank you!!

    By Gilly

    January 2012. The past year has been eventful to say the least. Met some amazing people, had some bad times, some great times, some frustrating times but lots of laughs too. And now I find myself in charge of a site. Just how did that happen? lol It's never been my intention. I love to help people, in helping people, I help myself. I've said in the past, if it came down to it, I would be willing to do something. I guess I didn't really think it would happen, but here we are! It's a shame th
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  • MrsRoryFromRunrig

    Why Make A Blog?

    By MrsRoryFromRunrig

    Why should one make a blog? There are a number of reasons to why making a blog is great, the advantages are: 1 - Relieves Stress 2 - Can help others 3 - Preach what YOU care about 4 - You have control 5 - It can actually turn into a business (like Cake Wrecks). There are a couple of disadvantages though: 1- Research, can take up time and not always be correct, always double check. 2 - People may read what you see as light hearted chat as to be someth
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Struggles

I'm struggling. I will be completely honest with myself and you lovely people out there. Today has been really, really hard. I don't quite know why or what has caused this but I just know I feel....broken. Some days I feel like nothing is going right and nothing is okay and today is one of those days. I have a couple of friends who have stopped talking to me and I am always the one trying to organise to meet up with them but they never answer me. My mum is overseas and I miss

georgiamadelene

georgiamadelene

 

Blue (sky) Monday.

Yesterday was Family Dinner Sunday. After we buried Mum FDS has been switched abt but now it's back on the right 2 Sundays as it was while she was making her awesome dinners. Now it's just my Dad, my Baby Brother (21) and myself. So we hit Burger King, KFC and last night a carvery now. (Forgot to pick up a spade and my drill, grrr) when my brother dro e me home we ended up spending abt 15 mins talking about the latest season of DareDevil and House of Cards. Think the three of us spent half the e

discodoggie

discodoggie

 

Zeros Second Entry

Roller coaster of moods,  I just couldn't help but look at old photos of my kids and I started crying out of nowhere because it was before my son was diagnosed with this and before he had his other surgeries.  I just want healthy kids.  They are beautiful and handsome kids.  I love them with all my heart and more.  Why can't i keep them safe and healthy.  I would give up both of my eyes just to make sure Jasper doesn't lose his one. I'm sorry it was so short.  I just cant..... Crying far to

Vincent

Vincent

 

Zeros entry

4:16am and waiting for my son to wake up so we can go to his surgery thats 45 minutes away.  Have to be there @ 7 am and his surgery is @ 8:45am Anxious as ever and hoping everything goes well, taking my spare bottle of valium with me to get through the whole process.  Hallucinations are really bad right now, unable to focus or concentrate on anything, hoping a xanax will calm me down but i think im just going to sit in my chair, afraid as always that something bad may happen.  They wo

Vincent

Vincent

 

Middle of the night

I've had panic attacks in the middle of the night before. They sucked, but were manageable, for the most part. Tonight, for this first time, I had a full fledged panic attack. My heart was pounding and felt like it was going incredibly fast. I was shaking really terribly. I had to wake up my husband and I wanted him to call an ambulance but he said I was okay, that it was a panic attack (he ended up being right I guess...) my arms were cold my legs were numb feeling... This was by far the worst

hummingbug

hummingbug

 

howdo i survive

Living this life and trying to survive is ridiculously difficult. Whatg am I suppose to do? I don't even get enough assistance to make rent let aloe everything else. At the moment my father is helping me make ends meet and credit cards but this cant go on forever. I need a job from home so bad it  hurts. I would excel at that job, I'd be a workaholic I'd be great...But how do I land that job? I've been searching forever and nothing. I try to work outside but I can't hold a job longer than a minu

ursela196

ursela196

 

New here

I'm not sure what the protocol is here, but I already have a blog with a small amount of content in regards to my anxiety. I don't know if I should transfer the posts here, or just start from where I left off. If anyone is interested in what I've already written, you can find it here: http://crazyanxiouslife.blogspot.com/   I would really appreciate any feedback! I look forward to getting to know you guys.

James88

James88

 

Patience, Loving Myself for Me & Climbing Mountains

Being patient is not easy. But when you are someone who is recovering from a mental illness and who has to deal with it in their daily life, patience is a crucial skill one must acquire. Healing and recovering takes time. It doesn't happen overnight, or in a day, or a week or a month, but over a long period of many months and years depending on the individual of course. I find it hard to be patient in this area. In all other ways in my life and my behaviour, I am a very patient pe

georgiamadelene

georgiamadelene

 

The fear of being right

Of the many anxieties that I have hypochondria is my least favorite. The reason for this is simple, the fear of being right. As a hypochondriac I have to be very careful about when and why I go to see a doctor. Not only because of the expense which only seems to get worse as you get older (but then what doesn't?), but also you don't want to be the patient who cried sick. I can't speak for others but my knee jerk reaction when I think I have a serious medical problem is to look for other explanat

SlowAndSteady

SlowAndSteady

 

What Is Worth Fighting For?

Everyone here wants to feel better. I'm sure we'd all like to be more successful, make more money, maybe be in better shape, maybe find that special someone, maybe a job or a promotion... I think that's fairly common of everyone. The thing that anxiety has taught us though, is that simply wanting something isn't enough. We can all wish our anxiety would go away, or that someone would develop a med that would just magically make life great. Unfortunately, that's not how it works. So then, it

Cubmanben

Cubmanben

 

Here goes nothing

Writing has always been a stress release for me. Mostly because I knew my family was sick of having to listen to me freak out about things that they considered stupid, it was the only way to get my feelings out. I guess that I'm hoping that other people will be able to relate to what I've been going through here, and with that in mind I'll start this blog with something I wrote a while ago. Please forgive any grammar mistakes, or if it's a bit rambling. "Just calm down" "It's not that

SlowAndSteady

SlowAndSteady

 

Back.

So I'm back and I know its been a long time.  But hear me out. I have been through the ringer in the last 4 months. I dont really know what happened or you know, how I got over it. Sometimes I feel like I just kind of sail through stuff like a cloud and then I dont realise how hard it  was for me to get through it.  One thing I did do that I am actually, for the first time in my life, I am proud to say that I finished my teaching degree. I actually for some unknown reason/s s

georgiamadelene

georgiamadelene

 

Big Picture vs Near Term

So it's occurred to me as myself and others have sort of rode the back and forth pendulum that is managing and dealing with anxiety a lot. There are good days, there are challenging days. There are good weeks and challenging weeks. The temptation is always to ride the waves a bit, but that can be dangerous. For a lot of us though, it's that unrealistic fear of the big picture that leads us to our anxious states as well, and that's obviously dangerous. So what are the answers? One of the thi

Cubmanben

Cubmanben

 

The long day

Hi, been a while since I have posted.Sometimes I just did not have the mental energy and also no progress to report.I thought by some chance I would find a holistic cure.That one day I would walk out my door with a smile on my face and no sunglasses to hide behind.Nope that didn't work out .So far I',m stuck inside all day and maybe go Out only IfHusband goes to a store  with me.I want to work anywhere even flipping burgers anything but, I cant even work up the guts to ask for a application.Gett

BunnyNY

BunnyNY

 

First Post

My name is Francesco or "Frank"  as I am known in this great country of Australia. Early Days: I Was born in NSW and still reside and work here. I grew up with fear and was quiet my whole life and I didn't understand why but I just couldn't bring myself to get close to anyone or have conversations. I always hid in the background keeping to myself and not saying much and if i had the choice I would stick to video games and television because no one could be angry at me or scare me. Television d

Fcesco

Fcesco

 

Bad days

Bad days happen. It's hard to tell yourself that when you're in the middle of the bad stuff, the bad day, the anxious moment, the panic. But as all things come and go, and so do the bad days.  Sometimes the Bad Day just starts bad from the get go. Sometimes it gets triggered and the rest of the day just becomes worse and worse. Either way, it just plain sucks.   Today, my Bad Day started out meh and progressed to annoyance. Then I was triggered. A friend brought up my past, and I came to the

Reeka

Reeka

 

28/12/15

Hey    So Christmas is finally over and i cant say im disappointed, i have always loved Christmas time and everything that comes along with it however this year was the first time i felt incredibly anxious and depressed, i dreaded the family visits and socializing, which hit me pretty hard as i had realized that instead of getting better which i thought i was slowly doing, i have in fact tuned out worse than ever! from christmas eve i had been crying non stop, so full of self loathing and gui

Sara95x

Sara95x

 

The best way out

My legs gave out at the end of the day. As I lay completely flat on the floor, exhausted physically, mentally, emotionally... With a smile on my face, I muttered to myself, "I made it through."   Earlier that morning, I had the dread. That pit of the stomach ball of doom that makes me despise leaving my comfort to face every single fear my brain has told me to believe. A snow storm the night before, two presentations back to back in front of my highschool (2 hours of me talking ), a co-present

Reeka

Reeka

 

Anxiety interfering with my social life

I am a college student who has been affected by generalized anxiety disorder ever since I can remember. When I was about 8 years old, I went and saw a therapist who really helped me cope with my panic attacks and gave me techniques with how to know an attack was coming on and how to deal with it. Now that I am in college and surrounded by a lot of people my age, I am noticing how badly my anxiety is affecting my social life. In high school I was moderately outgoing and had a boyfriend and never

haley13

haley13

 

Shift in mind

I joined AC not even a week ago, and I've already noticed a big shift. Before last week, my most hated physical symptom of GAD was happening more and more frequently. I vomit. And don't stop. I work at a mental health organization where I will go to highschools and universities to present on mental illness and the myths and stigma associated. I'm also a yoga teacher once a week. So I do alot of  public speaking, but I have been for the last 10 months, and so far I've been doing really well at m

Reeka

Reeka

 

Stop Calling Them Panic Attacks, It Only Makes It Worse

Hey guys. One thing that I always found helpful when I was struggling with panic attacks was to stop calling them panic attacks! I know it sounds silly but it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it. What you’re going through is the fight or flight response, that’s it. If you’re telling yourself that you’re under attack, then of course you’re going to get nervous, that’s what the fight or flight response is for, for dealing with attacks and threats.  Instead, I used to think of th

vagabondster

vagabondster

 

Lonely nights

Does anyone else get overwhelmingly lonely at night? I really envy people with a partner they can talk to and be intimate with. I dont do one-night stands, so intimacy is limited at the moment. I want someone i can trust and love in my life so bad.. The only boyfriend i've had broke up with me earlier this year, which has really ruined my self-worth and confidence.

BasketcaseMichelle

BasketcaseMichelle