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  1. "I have anxiety--but not so bad I can't still do fine without meds"

    One of my managers at work loves to talk about her "anxiety." Which she takes NO MEDICATION for. And WITHOUT MEDICATION she can function well enough to be a manager, wife and mother. And she's much...
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    In my family I'm the "special needs" person. I'm...

    In my family I'm the "special needs" person. I'm actually close to average intelligence, but my parents and (younger) sisters are all above average, so any time the whole family is together it's a...
  3. Afraid to being social will mean losing my privacy

    I am an usually introverted person, always have been. I am usually content to work alone on creative projects. But I do get lonely sometimes and like having friends to hang with now and then. The...
  4. It's definitely better to get to know your...

    It's definitely better to get to know your partner before going all the way, and not just because of pregnancy or disease. Like you I'm anti-social and a late bloomer, and I lost my virginity at 25,...
  5. The good news is, you almost certainly do not...

    The good news is, you almost certainly do not have Down Syndrome. The bad news is, you.....definitely need more help than this forum can provide. I'm not trying to be mean, I'm trying to help. You...
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    "This here Nixon still keeps you in his...

    "This here Nixon still keeps you in his thoughts." That made my day. And I've had a bad day up till now. Thanks Mr. Nixon!
  7. Deja vu! Your situation was mine a few years...

    Deja vu!

    Your situation was mine a few years ago. And I'm almost 28 now. I lived with my unstable, psychologically abusive so-called mother until I was 24. I cannot tell you enough how important...
  8. Terrified of parents and get anxiety attacks watching advice videos.

    I'm trying to write a novel, so I watch a lot of advice videos online from published authors. I used to find these relaxing but in the last few months they've been increasing my anxiety, and...
  9. REPORT IT ASAP, before he manipulates your boss...

    REPORT IT ASAP, before he manipulates your boss into firing you. That's what happened to me when I didn't report an elderly worker who was harassing me passive aggressively.

    Unfortunately this is...
  10. I have a problem remembering to do eye-contact,...

    I have a problem remembering to do eye-contact, always have, but a normal amount doesn't bother me. I do however hate those creepy bastards who never break eye-contact at all. I can't even look those...
  11. Poll: Diagnosed with ADD, but everyone has ADD

    A few days ago I was professionally diagnosed with ADD. Which explains, well, everything. Including my anxiety.

    However, I don't feel any better.

    I thought this diagnosis would solve a...
  12. 1. If you listen to music in times of high...

    1. If you listen to music in times of high anxiety, what songs may you listen to and why?

    Something soothing, usually from movie soundtracks. "Lord of the Rings," "The DaVinci Code," "Crouching...
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    Sticky: Poll: I've put distance between myself and my mentally...

    I've put distance between myself and my mentally ill mom (who is the main cause of my anxiety disorder).

    I don't tell anyone about my disorder or my mommy issues until I get to know them; this...
  14. Are you ashamed of your triggers and how you manage them?

    My main triggers are certain noises or smells made by humans, and people who don't respect my boundaries. Usually it's not a problem because usually I can get away, or ask them to stop and they will....
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    Sticky: Poll: I take medication, a mood-stabilizer (Fluoxotine)...

    I take medication, a mood-stabilizer (Fluoxotine) which also helps with my concentration.

    I also minimize contact with people who tend to ignite my anxiety attacks. Unfortunately these are mainly...
  16. Sorry replied to the wrong post last time. Ignore...

    Sorry replied to the wrong post last time. Ignore my last post.

    But anyway, thanks for the long and thought out response! And thanks for rooting for me.
  17. Thanks! It'll be a while before I'm ready for...

    Thanks! It'll be a while before I'm ready for editing though.
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    I don't know what to say. I had a brush with...

    I don't know what to say. I had a brush with suicidal thoughts last summer, but seven people you know taking their lives in one year? I can't begin to imagine that. If we were in person I'd hug you....
  19. Trying to Write a Novel, Anxiety Interfering

    My entire life I have wanted to become an author when I grew up. Well I'm now 27 and living on my own, and have been struggling tremendously to get the first draft of a novel done for a few years....
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    Sticky: You keep talking about "pills." Is that some kind...

    You keep talking about "pills." Is that some kind of hint as to what you're doing right now?
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    Sticky: If someone is being cruel or harassing or...

    If someone is being cruel or harassing or bullying people, they definitely should be gotten rid of. However, some trolls can be funny, IMO. I just read a pretty funny troll post on this site that...
  22. Many would say that trolling a support forum is...

    Many would say that trolling a support forum is low. However, I personally laughed at this. And if there is anything that someone with anxiety/depression could use it's a laugh. XDDDDD
  23. Woa, deja vu! I have an irrational fear of my...

    Woa, deja vu!

    I have an irrational fear of my own that's very similar to yours. Because I struggled so much in school and my social life growing up, I developed an irrational fear that I am...
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