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    03-05-2013, 05:25 PM
I'm just checkin' in because I suffer from many forms of anxiety. I'm 18 and have been dealing with this since the age of 12 or so. I put off school due to my social anxiety and fear of having to speak with people...
Maybe that's why I spend all my days with horses LOL

Forgot to mention...sometimes when I feel myself getting really tensed my face starts twitching my I get this extremely odd feeling in my neck...
I find it quite odd because it happens with older adults mostly, usually if they're my superiors at work/school
Anyone else get this?
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    03-05-2013, 08:22 PM
I am just curious about anxiety in general and horses. When I had anxiety one of the few islands of "escape" I could find was my horses, especially their smell - it had an immediate and powerful calming effect. Anybody else?

And, analisa, in my case I find it somewhat humorous that some family had a problem w the word "anxiety". They seemed to like the word "claustrophobia" or "dendrophobia" much better. Well, that is the chicken or the egg sort of thing, yes dense forest caused it, but the "it" part was, shshshsh, anxiety. And, some insisted since I had never had anxiety before, I couldn't have it "then" - it was a simple case of home sickness. Haha...home sickness? Well, I suppose it "fits", and if it made them feel better to call it that - it mattered not to me. Yep, there are a lot reasonable thinking good people out there that prefer to believe no "normal" person can ever experience anxiety. But, in the case of a kid or that would be nightmarish if their parents were less than understanding. So, I am sorry your "support" was less than desirable.
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    03-05-2013, 10:08 PM
Originally Posted by GamingGrrl    
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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Who did I accuse of lying? I was genuinely curious about how many of you were diagnosed. I am in no way implying that any of you are lying. It was a simple question.
    03-05-2013, 10:09 PM
Originally Posted by dommycob    
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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I don't believe I came on this thread to put anyone down, but it sure seems you have.
    03-05-2013, 10:12 PM
Originally Posted by dommycob    
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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and to answer your question I have more than an anxiety disorder and spent most of my early 20's locked up in a state mental hospital.
    03-06-2013, 09:10 AM
Then perhaps you should have shared instead of coming on and imploring as to our "certification" if you would, to be on this thread. Why don't you tell us about it purple?

And, I totally understand where your coming from. Family seems to like to make it less of what it is, like if its less of a problem (at least in my mothers case) they didnt have to deal with it. And as far as my support as a kid, I too found it in my pony :) it was only after they sold him I began to really go downhill, drugs and the like. And it was Annie that brought me out of that again. :)
    03-06-2013, 09:34 AM
My horse is totally my escape from anxiety. That's why it's worse in the winter - I can't get outside to ride quite as well. When I'm feeling panicky or sad, I'll jump on my horse bareback and ride him down the road. I talk to him. People might think I'm crazy, but I really don't care.

Right now, I'm having a lot of anxiety involving a boy. It's like all the stuff I've learned from therapy has gone out the window lol. I get all clammed up when I talk to him and just get paranoid about every little signal that might get sent. It's way hard to control myself and to acknowledge I'm being a little bit paranoid and may have to "step back" from the situation. I feel like some lovestruck teenager. ANYWAY...

I think PurpleMonkeyWrench's remark came off rude because this is over the Internet. It's hard not to get defensive because so many people think you're a freak when you have anxiety or depression. I know. I can come out and tell most people the basics of my troubles these days, but it's very hard for me to go into detail and to admit that I still have to take meds for it.

To answer your question PMW, yes, I've been diagnosed by a therapist, a doctor, and a psychiatrist. I really hate the psychiatrist lol but he's the one that gives me the meds so...I think I used to be pretty bad on the spectrum, but now my I'm pretty low on the spectrum as long as I catch myself worrying early.

My anxiety kept me from leaving for college and making friends. The real test will be this fall when I move out for university....
    03-06-2013, 04:45 PM
I have social anxiety, I've over come it a lot, but it was first brought on by sever bullying, by parents, students and teachers alike. Also have depression but that runs in my family like mad.

Horses are my medication, I refuse to be come depend on drugs to feel better. I've gotten some where, still can't get over using a phone though. Terrible at telling when I'm suppose to talk in a conversation, on a phone it gets fustrating because I can't even see them. Also don't touch me, shake me hand and stay two feet back at all times.
    03-06-2013, 10:38 PM
Sorry if I made any of you guys feel bad it really wasn't my intentions. I basically have my story on YouTube so I rather not write everything out, but if you want to view it just type in "kellie sheppard" and click on my channel.
    03-07-2013, 10:02 AM
Believe it or not purple, you and I have had much of the same experiences. I don't have pictures, and I threw away my hospital bands and my paperwork is buried in a "company" file, but I too have been through the system. I too have scars and memories etched throughout my body. At first I was scared of not dying from an overdose, so I cut my femoral in my truck one night. My Best friend intervened so I moved on. Alcohol, exstacy, molly, acid, I dove into it all. Almost kicked it on a binger one night, except my bf at the time recognized the symptoms of an OD and off I went. I had counted on him being to messed up, but he skipped a pill to keep an eye on me.

I can see where you would have taken some offense to people not being diagnosed and claiming anyway, if that's why you posted your first comment. For people like us, the system and the meds have so much control. But they need the help we needed, just not as extreme, and they have every right to be here if they think they may need it.

How are you by the way? Hows it been since then?

How are you by the way?

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