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        03-05-2013, 11:39 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    Because it implies that you don't believe we actually have these issues.
    Do you actually CARE if we've been diagnosed or not? Or just if you get to stand on your soap box and demean a few people for not being diagnosed?

    The general feeling of people who don't have anxiety or depression issues is that those of us who do are faking, or whiners, or liars. It hurts, because we can't control our anxiety or depression any more than you can control your thyroid or pancreas. So coming onto a thread full of people with mild-severe mental/emotional issues and implying that we may not have them, is going to get you a few raised bristles.

    And yes, I've been diagnosed, hospitalized on occasion oh and my script is legal too.
         
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        03-05-2013, 11:44 AM
      #22
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by PurpleMonkeyWrench    
    You can overdoes on water. If throws off the osmotic balance in your cells which can kill you.
    Sorry, I didn't realise I was asking for a doctor to comfirm that my worries can come true. And also, do you have anxiety disorder? Or have you just come to put us down?
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        03-05-2013, 11:51 AM
      #23
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by PurpleMonkeyWrench    
    How was this uncalled for? Pure curiosity...
    Because this forum was started as a safe place for people with anxiety to talk. There's no need to accuse people of lying or self diagnosing. You wouldn't go into a forum for people with any other kind of disorder or disease and say something like that. There may be be people on here who haven been diagnosed, but if they see some signs that they may have anxiety and decide to go get treated for it or talk to someone about it, awesome. That doesn't affect you, and it's actually none of your business if they've been diagnosed or not.
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        03-05-2013, 11:53 AM
      #24
    Yearling
    Btw, so proud of all of you who are sticking up for yourselves right now.
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        03-05-2013, 01:08 PM
      #25
    Trained
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    Btw, so proud of all of you who are sticking up for yourselves right now.
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    Okay, that made me chuckle. I didn't actually think she meant it in a derogatory sense. Its a somewhat legitimate question. For example, I was not "diagnosed" w it, it is the word I used to describe what I felt, but it may not have been the actually clinical term that "professionals" would have used. In my case almost everyone I knew that knew the circumstances said, "oh, a form of claustrophobia". Well, okay..maybe - I am not a professional and neither are they - but it sure felt like anxiety. And, since I knew the only "help" I needed was to get back to the desert...I saw no reason to seek other "help".

    Like I said before, I use to automatically think people that said they had anxiety were not using the term in the clinical sense and just meant "worried" or "nervous", or they were hypochondriacs. However, I meant them no harm.
         
        03-05-2013, 01:35 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    You may not, but I've had a fair few people rip me to shreds for crying and shaking for no reason. I've had my dad try "submersion" therapy on me, not understanding why I needed to be hospitalized afterward.

    Some people get mean when they think your getting something they're not for faking. The kids at school would have loved to go to the nurse once a day for a xanax, so they picked on me because they couldnt.

    Its good you mean no harm, and its good you didnt need help. But some of us did, and still do, and somebody questioning that need cuts deep, and discourages seeking help.

    I notice she hasnt been back anyway.....
         
        03-05-2013, 02:29 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    [QUOTE=AnalisaParalyzer;1923432] It hurts, because we can't control our anxiety or depression any more than you can control your thyroid or pancreas.

    I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and the symptoms were very much like anxiety. Everything caused the racing heart, shaking, difficulty breathing, etc. After doing some research, I realize that that many other problems I've had may be linked to thyroid disfunction, I.e depression, ADD, carpal tunnel. My point is, that hopefully, you all have had your thyroid checked.
    I also want to add that your society needs to change it's view on mental health or we will only continue down this ugly road. How many people don't get diagnosed because of the stigma, because they lack health insurence, because the medication is too expensive or because they worry it will affect their jobs? Even one is too many
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        03-05-2013, 02:45 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AnalisaParalyzer    
    You may not, but I've had a fair few people rip me to shreds for crying and shaking for no reason. I've had my dad try "submersion" therapy on me, not understanding why I needed to be hospitalized afterward.

    Some people get mean when they think your getting something they're not for faking. The kids at school would have loved to go to the nurse once a day for a xanax, so they picked on me because they couldnt.

    Its good you mean no harm, and its good you didnt need help. But some of us did, and still do, and somebody questioning that need cuts deep, and discourages seeking help.

    I notice she hasnt been back anyway.....
    what's xanax?
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        03-05-2013, 02:58 PM
      #29
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    Originally Posted by AnalisaParalyzer    
    You may not, but I've had a fair few people rip me to shreds for crying and shaking for no reason. I've had my dad try "submersion" therapy on me, not understanding why I needed to be hospitalized afterward.

    Some people get mean when they think your getting something they're not for faking. The kids at school would have loved to go to the nurse once a day for a xanax, so they picked on me because they couldnt.

    Its good you mean no harm, and its good you didnt need help. But some of us did, and still do, and somebody questioning that need cuts deep, and discourages seeking help.

    I notice she hasnt been back anyway.....
    Although it is not fair, people are judgmental. This will never change. And, I understand how this makes any disorder all the more difficult to navigate.

    To me, there is little to no "science" in the "social science" of psychiatry. It is not "magic" when the brain reacts a certian way to a given stimulus. Without hard physical evidence, it is mere "opinion" if a given reaction is a malfunction, or what the malfunction is, even. Until all there is to be known about the brain is known, having a disorder isn't just a problem in and of itself, it has the additional "negative" that comes w some of those around you (i.e., people that do not understand, or that are mean). To me making fun of someone's disorder is indicative of some pretty serious mental problems, as well as extremely poor upbringing. But, you can depend on some people being "that way".

    It might not be wise to discuss "stuff" on a public forum if people's less than helpful comments bother you. I don't mean that in a bad sense. It is just like large cities bother me to the extreme....I simply limit my exposure to them to the degree that is humanly possible.
         
        03-05-2013, 05:09 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    Good point redpony... it didnt even cross my mind how the symptoms are so alike, I was just trying to give an example, lol. And xanax is a suppressant prescribed for anxiety. I take mine once a day in the morning, and I can take one if I feel a panic attack coming on or know im going to be in a situation im going to potentially freak about.

    Less than helpful comments don't bother me, my family is full of less than helpful sentiments and im sure im not the only one who has to brush em off daily. I agree completely that theres no perfect science to this stuff, theres no right or wrong or real answer to any of it. But if calling it something and counseling or therapy or what have you helps, then why fight the positive results. Its when those comments are meant to accuse, or demean or illegitimatize that gets me worked up.

    Its ok to not understand, or not believe, or have a different opinion. Its not ok to tell me theres nothing wrong with me, when I can't keep my food down or stop my hands shaking long enough to light my cigarette. Or to say that its not true because its not diagnosed, etc. Those kind of thought processes hurt the mental health community more than they help.

    I didnt mention my cutting to anybody other than my lovers for 6 years. The first time my mother saw a scar on my body, she drug me by my hair to the shower and told me to scrub it off. She said she hoped it hurt enough I wouldnt do it anymore. I continued for 6 years, and never said a word because I couldnt bear to have her angry at me. I couldnt bear to have somebody tell me I had a problem, on top of all the bad things I felt and couldnt control. That single experience with the type of atittudes im talking about shaped my entire life, and not for the better. I didnt get the help in needed because I felt I couldnt say anything because it made the people around me so angry. My mother saw my scars now, now that I have over 300 of them from my hip, to my thighs, to my wrists, ankles and genitals. Some days she can't even look at me.

    Whos to say whether it would have been prevented if she had taken different action, had I said something to somebody, etc. but its just one example where the negative connotation towards mental/emotional issues can lead to even worse consequences.


    And, I don't mind shareing this online, I don't care who sees it. I am what I am, and I own it. You don't have to be supportive, just don't be mean.
         

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