I feel better- and so can you

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Hi.

I just wanted to send some words of encouragement to all the nice and helpful people on this board. Ive recently suffered a bad bout of anxiety and all that it entails, but i have now started conquering it and i feel better every day.

Being anxietyprone is probably something many of us will have to live with, its a part of our personalities and who we are. A vunerability, but also a strength cause were capable of feeling all sorts of really strong emotions, including joy and excitement. I like to consider that the positive part of it all, at least for me. I have had anxiety to the point where i just wanted to grab a knife and slit my own throat to stop feeling that way, hard to imagine when youre in a more stable mood but thats how bad it can be. Id like to think that if i can feel better and learn to live with myself and try to acknowledge anxiety for what it really is- irrational fears, so can you!

I realize we all have different backstories and reasons for feeling the way we do, but being united in this forum all of us anxietysufferers its a great way to help each other. I just thought id share something postive.

Hope u all are having a good day 

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    Hi Sam thanks for the positivity! I have health anxiety......irrational fears as you said. How did you stop yourself staying with the negativity. Thanks in advance. E.
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      Hi Elizabeth, i think preoccupying yourself with other things can help, try and get your mind to take in new impressions and maybe you can "forget" your concerns for a while. Try to accept that the feelings are there but know that they cant hurt you and that ur okay! 
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    Hi Sam well done, it is good to know that maybe one day I will feel a bit better.

    x

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    Well done Sam

    Can I ask how you managed to conquer it?  Xx

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      Hi Gill, well its a process id say. I have "conquered" it for now- but i do know it may come back in another shape or form later on, i just hope time and experience will render me more capable of dealing with it in the future should it come back. I have tried to occupy myself with things, despite feeling bad. I also changed my environment for a while and went to stay with a friend in the countryside. I forced myself to do things despite that awful feeling in my gut- and i could feel it loosen its grip on me. Its hard and other people may not always understand, its worn out advice but somehow you have to tell yourself that- it may feel like hell, but its not dangerous- and it will pass! 

      Best of luck to yousmile

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    Thank you for sharing with us Sam gives us all hope ,can I just ask did you take any medication and if yes what did you take and how much did it help .so pleased you are feeling better
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      Ur very welcomesmile Despite having experience with both ambien and diazepam, whats helped me the most medicationwise is Atarax. Im not sure how well it works for in the daytime, as i have only taken it nightly however. My sleep tends to be greatly affected when i have anxiety and i have found atarax really useful for that purpose. It doesnt feel "unsafe" to take either or addictive, which for me is a concern. I havent used any antidepressants, so i dont have any experience in that department. Thanks for being so nice, hope you are doing well Marilyn!
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