feel so alone...

Posted on: Fri, 08/09/2019 - 9:19am
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i'm new here and it's nice to have somewhere to come and share how i'm really feeling bc i feel like no one i know gets it. my anxiety has been spiraling out of control and i dont know who to talk to about it. i try explaining it to my family and closest friends but they look at me like im speaking a foreign language. this makes me feel so alone. i'll be out and a crazy wave of anxiety will hit to the point where i feel like i cant breathe and friends will tell me to just not think about it or they'll tell me to calm down which makes it worse. my family will do the same, they'll say "calm down." well that's a lot easier said than done. i feel like it's getting worse by the day and maybe not having the support is making it worse.

is anyone else going through this? any thoughts on what i can do at this stage?

Posted on: Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:41am
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Hi Jules, I understand what you are going through. For a long time, no one I ever talked to understood what I was going through. It seemed like there was a stigma attached to anxiety. But it wasn't until I became more open about it that people around me would open up about their struggles too. Even seeing people on reality shows I watch talk about their anxiety struggles helped me to not feel alone.

Posted on: Mon, 08/12/2019 - 1:04pm
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I agree. I feel like people who have not gone through what we are going through will never understand.

Posted on: Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:38am
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Yes! I feel like when I talk to anyone about how I am feeling when going through bad anxiety spells they don't understand. I might as well be speaking a foreign language and that makes me feel so alone. It helps to talk to people who understand and that's why I'm happy to have a place like this where I can share with people who get it.

Posted on: Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:27pm
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i have good supportive friends but they don't get my anxiety so when i have it i can't even share that with them. they give me a lot of the same responses as your friends do jules. they tell me to stop stressing and relax but that always makes it worse. i've tried explaining it to them and they have blank stares. you do feel really alone when going through it.

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