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    (Original post by poppy274)
    I saw a doctor a while ago, took medication (only for a short time as i decided it wasn't for me), and also did CBT around a year ago but found they just thought i was being silly and it did nothing to help me. I feel it's more something I have to work on myself, but what's the best way? I've found pushing myself out of my comfort zone has helped a bit. The anxiety is mainly at school, so i don't know if it will be something that goes away when i leave school but what if i'm doooomed forever:eek:
    Do you have any hobbies along the lines of volunteering or doing drama or anything? Something to push you more? If that kind of thing has helped a bit then I'd suggest doing more. There are also lots of self-help books out there if you want to deal with this on your own - you could see if a doctor or anyone with similar experiences could recommend you a good one.
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    Does anyone else have an issue with their mood sinking at a particular time of day? It seems no matter what i'm doing/have done during the day, i start to feel upset and nervy at around 9pm. Almost as if i've got into the habit of thinking through my life in that time of evening and now it's just stuck as a bad habit. Even if i'm not technically thinking any bad thoughts i've noticed i get anxious at 9pm ish.
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    Do you have any hobbies along the lines of volunteering or doing drama or anything? Something to push you more? If that kind of thing has helped a bit then I'd suggest doing more. There are also lots of self-help books out there if you want to deal with this on your own - you could see if a doctor or anyone with similar experiences could recommend you a good one.
    I literally have no hobbies(makes me sound so boring), but i'll have to find something as i need to break out of this.
    Thanks for the advice
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    (Original post by poppy274)
    Hey all (hope everyone's well),
    I suffer from anxiety and often have panic attacks, it has improved but it's still really holding me back. Any advice on what i should do?
    Thanks in advance :-)
    Welcome

    I also get anxiety. So far all i know to do is to distract myself with things i need to deeply concentrate on :/
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    (Original post by coco_madem0iselle)
    Hi all
    :hugs:
    Currently seeing someone for my anxiety which is going well, but right now I'm kind of freaking out.
    I had an ultrasound scan recently (trans abdominal) due to some period pain issues which is another story in itself, anyway they found a cyst on one of my ovaries.
    Stupidly, I decided to do some googling. Silly me stumbled upon a forum full of women who had been diagnosed with a cyst and later found out it was ovarian cancer.
    Even sillier me decided to look at the symptoms of ovarian cancer and convince myself I have them all,
    I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow to discuss the results of the scan, what do you think I should do? Tell her I'm worried about cancer? I do have a family history of breast cancer...
    My heart is beating so fast right now, I can't think straight
    Yeah googling always make it worse but definitely talk to your doctor about any worries. Mention any symptoms you have or think you have and then you'll get piece of mind. Tonight write down all the stuff you want to say to the doctor so you dont miss stuff but then leave it and go watch telly or something so it don't take over your evening. Hugs.
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    I hate my weight. :sad:

    weight related
    Weighed myself again this morning...way way too much (BMI of 27.3 ), these ****ing drugs.... Just got back from 30mins cardio at the gym, feel like it's not enough but my legs are killing from squats on friday better than nothing I suppose but still not good enough. I desperately want to get in shape, I've even been going swimming to try and lose the weight (yeah imagine an almost naked 27.3 BMI in a pool :puke: ).

    Seeing my psychiatrist next week and going to demand to stop the quetiapine. I've been busting my ass trying to lose this weight and all that happens is I put more and more on. It's incredibly demotivating. It's taking all my willpower not to eat the whole bag of skittles on the table I mean why not? It's not like doing the opposite is having any effect.
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    (Original post by james1211)
    Does anyone else have an issue with their mood sinking at a particular time of day? It seems no matter what i'm doing/have done during the day, i start to feel upset and nervy at around 9pm. Almost as if i've got into the habit of thinking through my life in that time of evening and now it's just stuck as a bad habit. Even if i'm not technically thinking any bad thoughts i've noticed i get anxious at 9pm ish.
    Yeah, I think a lot of people get worse at certain times of day - for me it's afternoons or evenings. It might help to anticipate things and start doing something mind-absorbing before the depression hits, like playing a computer game or watching some good telly. That or having company sometimes helps me.

    (Original post by Sultana)
    Its the middle of the night where my friend is but i made him get up and talk to me because all i ever do is use people. Im so sorry to still be posting i keep trying to stop but am too selfish. I dont know why but typing helps a tiny bit for a second. Am so scared by my head and crazyness. He made me ring the crisis team in front of him cos otherwise he would have and that would have cost him so much. He had to tell me what to say cos im completely unhumanfied. I wish that i could properly act like a human who is ill and get help and talk and not like a mad alien thing. Im sorry for posting again im waiting for the crisis team to call back and i dont understand why because they are so scary and will stop me from doing what is right. I think i just need to prove this point because then he will understand properly and will stop minding.
    It's not using people if they understand the situation and want to help. :nah: And yeah, being ill can be scary, but you're still gonna get through this! :hugs:
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    got all worked up because i got the hiccups now iv gone all itchy, and thee boyfriend has gone to sleep :cry2:

    really dont need a night like this :sad:
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    (Original post by poppy274)
    I literally have no hobbies(makes me sound so boring), but i'll have to find something as i need to break out of this.
    Thanks for the advice
    Do you have the Mind charity in your area? Sometimes they run classes/groups in stuff which would give you some hobbies - for eg. the one in my area ran badminton, dress-making, art, woodwork among other stuff. You could try that? Or sometimes universities or local libraries run classes in stuff (I did art and a language) which is generally quite cheap and might help your anxiety by being around people as well as fulfill your lack of hobbies.
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    (Original post by poppy274)
    I literally have no hobbies(makes me sound so boring), but i'll have to find something as i need to break out of this.
    Thanks for the advice
    I didn't a couple of years ago so i just threw myself at various social clubs and sports and whatever i enjoyed i just continued. Can honestly say it's hugely transformed my life. I don't go to them anymore but the friends i made at them stuck and now we do our own things.

    Good luck finding something and don't be afraid to step out your comfort zone
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I hate my weight. :sad:

    weight related
    Weighed myself again this morning...way way too much (BMI of 27.3 ), these ****ing drugs.... Just got back from 30mins cardio at the gym, feel like it's not enough but my legs are killing from squats on friday better than nothing I suppose but still not good enough. I desperately want to get in shape, I've even been going swimming to try and lose the weight (yeah imagine an almost naked 27.3 BMI in a pool :puke: ).

    Seeing my psychiatrist next week and going to demand to stop the quetiapine. I've been busting my ass trying to lose this weight and all that happens is I put more and more on. It's incredibly demotivating. It's taking all my willpower not to eat the whole bag of skittles on the table I mean why not? It's not like doing the opposite is having any effect.
    But...
    That's not even that much above ideal. You look absolutely fine, you exercise constantly, I really think your issue lies in your lack of confidence about yourself, rather than how you actually look.

    You really think coming off the quetiapine is a good idea right now? I'm not convinced your psych will think so... Definitely definitely switch to something else rather than just stopping it, but really considering the kinds of thoughts you've been having lately I'd say you're way better off waiting a while. :console:
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    BBQ did not go well at all. :cry2: Spent the whole thing struggling not to burst into tears then had a complete meltdown as soon as I got back home. :sad: So useless I cant even manage to sit through a bbq. :cry2:

    (Original post by james1211)
    Does anyone else have an issue with their mood sinking at a particular time of day? It seems no matter what i'm doing/have done during the day, i start to feel upset and nervy at around 9pm. Almost as if i've got into the habit of thinking through my life in that time of evening and now it's just stuck as a bad habit. Even if i'm not technically thinking any bad thoughts i've noticed i get anxious at 9pm ish.
    Yeah I'm exactly the same. :sadnod: Start feeling really awful at around 8pm. Nights are so hard. :hugs:



    Also, hello to the new people. :wavey: :hugs:
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    (Original post by james1211)
    Welcome

    I also get anxiety. So far all i know to do is to distract myself with things i need to deeply concentrate on :/
    Helloo :cool:
    Yep distraction sometimes works, it's just there's not always something to distract myself with
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    Yeah, I think a lot of people get worse at certain times of day - for me it's afternoons or evenings. It might help to anticipate things and start doing something mind-absorbing before the depression hits, like playing a computer game or watching some good telly. That or having company sometimes helps me.
    I actually rewatch some shows i've seen hundreds of times when i feel particularly bad - sounds weird but sometimes just a certain presenter can cheer me up :laugh:
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    (Original post by zonkfrog)
    tried to reply to people 3 times and each time my internet crashes. Its ridiculous and I get so frustrated. Ahhhhh I give up
    Mines been going off continuously all day, so frustrating. Maybe try using the TSR phone app, i doubt it uses much data at all.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Do you have the Mind charity in your area? Sometimes they run classes/groups in stuff which would give you some hobbies - for eg. the one in my area ran badminton, dress-making, art, woodwork among other stuff. You could try that? Or sometimes universities or local libraries run classes in stuff (I did art and a language) which is generally quite cheap and might help your anxiety by being around people as well as fulfill your lack of hobbies.
    Not sure, i'll definitely look into it though:cool:. Problem is I live in the middle of nowhere so there's not much opportunity for that kind of stuff :mad:
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    (Original post by tasha96)
    BBQ did not go well at all. :cry2: Spent the whole thing struggling not to burst into tears then had a complete meltdown as soon as I got back home. :sad: So useless I cant even manage to sit through a bbq. :cry2:
    I wouldn't call you useless at all. :nah: We've all been there - I once spent an entire two hours hiding in the toilets of a bowling alley because I couldn't stop crying (for no reason ). Hope you feel better soon, but definitely don't feel ashamed of yourself!
 
 
 
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