What was a life changing quote or tip that helped you with your anxiety?

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Hello everyone,

I'm Stella, one of the Patient team. We would love to hear about your most life changing tip or quote that really helped you with your anxiety

It could be what someone told you when you were diagnosed or what you have learnt through experience. Anything you think would help someone else in a similar situation.

We will be sharing these on our social media channel to help more people deal with anxiety. If you prefer, we can keep your quote anonymous (so your forum name won't appear with your quote).

Please let us know when you reply with your quote if you would prefer your name to be included with your quote or not.

Thank you so much for getting involved,

All the best

Stella - Patient

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    When I was having severe panic attacks, I was told to 'just allow it to happen'. 

    The more I'd fight it the worse it got. So, when a panic attack started I'd say in my head, 

    'OK, do your worst, who cares, go for it!'

    They kind of lost their power then and there. 

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    • Posted

      Hi Gillian, thanks for posting your quote - just to let you know that because it contained an external link it was automatically moderated and then deleted but I have now approved your post so it should appear again in due course.

      best wishes


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    • Posted

      Yes my dear callianne just do one thing spend some lone time with your self close your eyes sit straight place your palm on your lap and just look whatever is coming to your mind just look it dont try to analyze it or go deep into, it takes time but it will heal you up from within. Try to understand the true life. And just try to look at the body as well as to what its doing in that present moment. Trust me you will get a new life. As the anxiety and depression is just a process of spiritual awakening.iv been out of this.
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    Hello Stella

    My Anxiety is pain induced and I was sent to Pain Clinic, they helped me control my Anxiety.

    I was an attender of a Mental Health Day Centre for ten years and eventually I was put into their Information Centre, I had a small Terrier, He would sit on my knee all day and people outside saw the dog and it broke the ice with those needing help.

    The whole centre was really good, the members would be help in their own right. we would stick up for eachother and help when ill. That eventually helped my Anxiety and Reactive Depression. I moved a long way from my friends there and now never see them, shame really.

    That was my help, still have problems and will take medications for the rest of my life. However I remember happy days with nice people/friends


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      I hope you don't mind me asking, does reactive depression mean the depression is a result of your anxiety? I was only told by my doctor 3 days ago that that is what I am experiencing, although he didn't use the word reactive but it seems to make sense - he said that the waves of depression could be comnig after particularly anxious epsidoes. Do you find this too? Thanks smile

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      My Reactive Depression, and some Anxiety comes from my Chronic Pain and disability, these conditions cause me be be negative in my outlook 

      I am always wanting to push myself for various activities and when I become fed up and thughtful, that is when I suffer my Depression, that reacts with my disability.

      In my past I have gone through difficult times. We need to be able to address this problem and move on. That an be very dificult.


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