Iv'e recently come out and told my family i have anxiety. I am scared to take meds or see someone.

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Im 24 years old and have had this for so long

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    Proud of you man. My family knows I have anxiety and everytime I tell them a new symptom they just point it out to anxiety. Which I believe its true because anxiety makes you have a lot of symptoms. Medecine helps alot. I am not currently on any anxiety meds be cause I'm trying to fight this without being dependent on them. But I do carry xanax for emergency situations when it just gets to much. And boy have they saved me. So don't be afraid. Talk to your GP. Go see a counsler. It helps. Trust me you don't wanna do this alone

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    I just saw a doctor last week. Great for you for telling your family. It is good to have a support network. I'm not the hugest fan of meds but they are helping. I have had panic attacks that make doing things almost impossible sometimes, so it is good to feel better and be able to function.

    Please see your doc and check into it. As a minimum you will have more info.

    Take care

    B

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      ive never had a panic attack yet. I have had one time a tight chest and racing heart. I will see a dr tomorrow. I feel if i dont i will lose my partner cause she gets tired of hearing about it and yells at me to tell her what is wrong and that makes me edgy right away.
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    I feel you I always thought if I needed meds then I'm crazy cuz only crazy people take them. But that's not true. Meds can help and seeing a therapist will. I know it's scary but if you want to overcome and be a better you. Then you need to know your not a weak person or crazy your strong and courageous for seeking the help of others

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      Yeah you pretty much read my mind thats how i feel. I dont want to be judged. I started to think i was crazy 4 days ago thats when it hit me it wasnt normal anymore.
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    Start slow. Go and get a therapist, hopefully a good one who also can teach you cbt. Then see how that goes. Now at least you have some support. No rules you must use medication. Its an option.
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      I know it sounds like i dont want to help myself i really do but with a therapist i feel like they are tricking me into thinking i need them and to pay $$ same with meds i am going to see a dr anyway as hes pretty straight with me. Thank you for your reply.
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    Hi, Kris! Would you mind describing a situation where you started to feel anxious?
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    Oh my gosh please see your family doc,and I promise you will feel so much better. I was a nervous child and grew up as a panic anxiety ridden adult. I thank god for these meds because I don't know what would have become of me. I suffered with this and you are not alone,thousands of us have suffered with this. It always amazes me that people can feel so terrible with anxiety,but say they are afraid to take meds. I think that is so crazy. When I finally went to my doc because I was losing it,if she would have told me to take 10 pills I would have because I knew I couldn't feel worse. Feel better!!!

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      Hi thanks for you kind reply. I went to the drs today and hes signing me up for 10 free sessions with a physchiatrist. I am happy now i am not affraid to say but at the same time sad because half the reason i get worse is because of my job and people are so nasty. I hope to get out of this negative infested enviroment in the new year.
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