general anxiety disorder..cant work, feeling helpless

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I have struggled with anxiety and depression every since i was very young. Its a constant ongoing battle and im not sure how i coped working retail jobs before but i have got to the point where i havent worked in over a year because i am unable to cope with constant interaction with people in a work environment. I have been living with my boyfriend and living off savings(thankfully i had that) but the stress that's comes from seeing your bank account slowly dwindle down has been so crippling. My health has never been worse. Constant worry, fear, crying spells everyday. Scared ill never be able to work again or find a job that i wouldnt have to feel so overwhlemed and horrible. I thankfully have supportive parents and boyfriend and am seeing a psychiatrist and am on medication. Just recently switched so not sure if they are working yet. Everyday that im not working feels like impending doom if i dont figure something out just scared that i never will. My parents have even offered to take care of my expenses at this point until i get on my feet and that makes me feel terrible that ive put them in this position. Cant handle knowing im not supporting myself but i dont know how to sad

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    You are so lucky to have your parents support. Im a mom and speaking for myself,parents generally are more then happy to help when its needed. You need their help right now,accept it,work on feeling better and dont feel guilty,you cant help it. Someday,when you are better and able,you can slowly repay them if you can and they want. Xx
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    6 years ago i had extreme anxiety abd depression was signed off work and eventually had to leave as i couldnt physically walk through the door to work when the time came without loosing it big time.

    It took me 3 years to get well enough to work again and build confidence.... anyway i have had a job 3.5 years now and its happened again...m crippling anxiety and obsessive behaviours getting worse and worse over 8 months i have been signed off for the past 3 weeks but feel it could be a lot longer.

    My partner is very supportive telling not to worry about money because he will pay the bills but i feel awful and helpless. I know who you feel i just wanna get better again. Sorry for the negative post but i identify with your situation.

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      Oh dont worry about that I dont find it negative at all thank you so much for sharing your experience with me it always helps knowing someone can relate very closely to your situation. This feeling you describe is exactly what I feel the guilt builds knowing im depending on others and it feels as though it adds the the anxiety. It seems there is always something im fighting with no matter what
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      I completely understand and relate to that. Thats been my main feelings lately too. But a whole job interview and that whole process reminds me of last time i tried and it was very difficult and i would get that sick feeling too everytime i thought about pursuing a job. Its so hard to feel good with any choice because the anxiettly comes through no matter what. Its there if i decide to try and make a change and its there if i dont. Very hard sad I feel like we could really connect and have a lot to talk about. Maybe help each other through this tough time. If your interested we should share emails or something.

      Take care and stay strong xo

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