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  1. Hiya I have stopped taking citalopram b4 and they lasted a few months. Seems never emding and forever but they do stop
  2. I like this Jonathon.. Thanks for sharing. We are normal indeed
  3. Yay, I love it Quite apt for the current weather also hehe
  4. An old song/poem, but never fails to inspire me and make my arm hair stand on end. Just heard it on the radio so thought I would share Read the lyrics or youtube the song Sunscreen - Baz Luhhrman If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience... I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked... You're not as fat as you Imagine. Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind. The kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you. Sing. Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don't waste your time on jealousy; Sometimes you're ahead, Sometimes You're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; If you Succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch. Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your Life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone. Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't Congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. Enjoy your body, Use it every way you can... Don't be afraid of it, or what other people Think of it, It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own... Dance... even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don't follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. Brother and sister together we'll make it through Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there For you. And I'll be there, just tell me now, whenever I can. Everybody's free. Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; They are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will Philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, Maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out. Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth. But trust me on the sunscreen... (Brother and sister together we'll make it through Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there For you. And I'll be there, just tell me now, whenever I can. Everybody's free More lyrics:
  5. Thats a shame theyre not being more understanding about this. Especially your sister. I take it she knows about your anxiety? to be honest with you, I wouldnt want to go either! And you definitely have the right to make your own decisions! I think its perfectly reasonable so dont feel bad. Good to vent though
  6. Fightingnwas probably the wrong word to use. I just mean dont run away from it kind of thing. Im not good at getting my words out!
  7. Did something happen in 2010 to trigger the reversal? The thought of being as bad as I was is the worst thought ever. I literally make myself go somewhere every single day. Even if its just to the shop. If I spent a whole day inside I would get anxious from the fear of going backward. Good old anxiety.. u conquer one thing n then it finds another way out lol.
  8. Its hard but u just gotta fight through them.. distraction has always been my best tool. Do something to keep your mind busy..
  9. Hi rosie. Sorry to hear youre not feeling good right now. You are not alone! Ive only been on this site for a few weeks but I find it a great help and comfort to speak to likeminded people, hope you find the same. X
  10. Yay! Go jon! I think its so important to share good news as well as the bad so thanks for that! Gives us all hope.. I was just saying this on the other post so il keep it short lol
  11. Hi jon. U familiar with cornwall then? I love t here thanks for ur comment. I suppose in the grand scheme of things I am doing well. I have come a hell of a long way since it first started. I was full on agorophobic and didnt leave my house for a year when I was 18.. but through self cbt, and amazing friends, I got over it. Flying and going abroad still scares the crap outta me but il get there dont get me wrong I still get bad phases, but I think its important to remember how far youve come/ will come and to share good news!! Hope you are well.
  12. I still get so gutted now wen I have a wobble, after 10years of it. Makes u feel so disappointed in yourself. But I have come to realise that sometimes u need to take a step backwards to take 2 forwards,, hope that makes sense! I know its hard to believe but u will feel better. A lot of people dont understand, bcos they havent experienced it, which is fair enough. But there are also lots of people that do understand. Like everyone here I think anxiety is a lot more common than we think though.. a lot of people hide it, I know I did and sometimes still do. Keep with the therapy and talking about it youre on the right track xx
  13. Thanks for ur reply gilly. Lots of helpful tips and deffo good to chat to like minded people
  14. Hi all. Im new to this group so thougt I'd introduce myself. Im claire, im 27 and am 8months pregnant! Ive had anxiety for about 10 years now. Its been on and off but finding its back with a vengeance since getting closer to having the baby! Not joined on e of these forums before but thought itd help to talk to like minded people? My usual tactic for avoiding full blown panic attacks is distraction and keeping myself busy, eg cleaning, working, going for a drive. However finding this a little difficult at the mo as I am so tired, heavy, fed up etc! Its like a catch 22! Any tips, comments, words of wisdom or just motivation eould be much appreciated hope youre all having a good day!!