Overcoming my anxiety! No more agoraphobia or social anxiety!

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Hi everyone,

my name´s Jon. Im 29 years old and have suffered from anxiety since I was 11 when I was bullied at school.

I started suffering from agoraphobia, my legs would shake when I tried to walk down the street. I didnt know what was wrong with me. It was absolutely horrible. I started being tense all the time. Constantly had anxious thoughts. And I was just a kid. I didnt even know what anxiety was!

I started getting counselling when I was 15 because my mother died. I was seeing both a psychologist and a psychiatrist. And I was taking seroxat every morning before going to school. I was a mess. I felt absolutely terrible.

However I have overcome my depression, no longer have the agoraphobia, and dont get panic attacks anymore. My confidence has probably never been higher. And my self-esteem has grown so much too.

All I have now is a little bit of tension from time to time. I think it is because I am still a little adrenally fatigued.

Anyway, I want to help other sufferers. I have been at rock-bottom, and considered suicide a few times, although I never attempted it. So I can relate to you guys, and how you are feeling.

I hope I can offer some support and advice to you all!

My best wishes!



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    Hi Jonjones, It's great that your sharing your experiences with this forum and i cogratulate you for coming through this illness. It is an inspiration to hear from you and i am sure it will give people some hope. I have had depression for years and recently started with anxiety. I am taking Citalopram and it has taken the edge off. I am feeling quite good at the moment and am hoping i will stay stable. I hope you continue to feel good. Thanking you for your thoughtfulness in wanting to help other people.
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    Hi Jon.  Thanks for posting a happy story.  It's great to hear the positives too.  I've just had a few sessions of EMDR and after 28 years of anxiety and panic attacks I feel as though I'm 95% better.  Still got a tiny way to go but just about there.  I think it helps for people to know that you can get better and that actually there are a lot of different things to try.  I'm glad that you found your way.
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