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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:38 am 
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Not silly!!

Well done. Sounds big.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:25 pm 
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I don't think it's silly either, I think it's great! Go you!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:55 pm 
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Well done! That's an incredible achievement! Keep it up!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:37 pm 
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(I dealt with agoraphobia for years.)

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:39 pm 
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my ocd just decided to, like, whatever me so much today. and i was sitting in the student center trying so hard not to c while my brain was all oooooooooooooooooo. and so i went to the student center and bought some candy (that's not related to any of my rituals) and went to a quieter lounge and read some class notes and then read some of my book. then i went to class.

and i didn't cry, go home, or do my rituals too much. (i did just a little, but you know. i managed to stop myself.) then my class was super cool and i learned new things. i'm still struggling, but i can feel proud of that.

i'm kind of a rockstar.


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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Kind of, hell. You're a bona fide rockstar.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:39 pm 
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There is a gallery opening this evening that I was supposed to go to with my guy, but his day is running long so he can't go now. Instead of sitting at home and letting my social anxiety (and general anxiety...which has been forking horrible lately) take over, I'm going alone. Granted, I'm shaking and feel like I'm going to shiitake my pants, but I'm going to go. And without drinking a glass of wine first.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Go get 'em, tiger!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:16 am 
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It wasn't that bad! I just immediately immersed myself in the art, and then found my friend and boss who is the gallery director and chatted with him for a half hour or so. The parts leading up to the actual social interaction are always so much worse than the actual interactions. And it helps to have something to stare at when you don't know what else to do with yourself, besides leave early.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:36 pm 
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Thanks, FootFace.

Awesome job, allularpunk. You rock! I'm glad it ended up going well.


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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:35 pm 
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I'm working on a group project. I just put a really, extremely, terrifyingly rough rough draft of my part of the paper up on google drive. Where they can see it.

I'm such a perfectionist about schoolwork (I seriously take 0s all the time rather than have people see the garbage I produce), but if I didn't post this, my group might spend time redoing work that I did and/or get stressed out about it not being started yet. So I had to, because it wouldn't be fair to them.

Anyway, I am so anxious, but I am a big container and I can hold unpleasant emotions and pleasant ones alike. And I did it. And I'm alive.


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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Paperweight, I know only too well how terrifying that can be - congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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I had a panic attack the other day and I didn't have my meds with me. I almost canceled plans with my friend but I stuck it out and she helped talk me out of it. All the holiday crods triggered it.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:31 pm 
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my ocd is making me want to cancel my trip this weekend. i am really not wanting to disappoint my boyfriend but i feel contaminated & dirty because of coming into contact with people this weekend....i feel if i go out my germs will spread from that.


this forking sucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:14 pm 
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I don't get a lot of anxiety anymore, but I had kind of a crepe week at work this week (so far - here's hoping it gets better). I was informed of a mistake that happened months ago that was apparently mine (though now it's so long ago I don't remember what happened). It was a tiny mistake on my part, but since it didn't get caught for 2 months, it became a much bigger deal. It gave me a lot of anxiety to have to tell my boss what happened, but I'm proud to say that I did it, apologized, and did what I could to make it right and avoid similar problems going forward. This seems like nothing, but it's the kind of thing that I would have really, really struggled with a few years ago, so I'm pleased with myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:42 pm 
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Well done Jordan!

So, the side-effects of one of my medication has been too bothersome...... sedation and insane appetite so between myself, my GP and my counsellor all felt it would be best to reduce with the aim of discontinuing eventually. Since I have such high anxiety levels around the possibility of relapse I was starting to look like I would actually relapse but after a few weeks of a higher level of anxiety I actually started improving again. My quality of sleep has improved despite the decrease and I love having control over my appetite now that it is healthy again. Yay for me managing to manage my anxiety about going without a med that helps with my anxiety!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Yes, yay for you! Anxiety about anxiety seems to be one of the big things, doesn't it?

For me, I've actually been riding the bus a fair amount lately. Even unfamiliar routes, by myself, with little psyching-up required. It's kind of incredible. A whole boring world of bus-riding is opening up for me!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Oh brilliant! Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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working on my ocd progress today, went shopping without much fear of germs!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:05 pm 
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I met an ex-colleague for lunch today near where I used to work. Afterwards I went to the actual building and went onto the corridor where the creeps office is so I could drop in to see the nice manager. I totally didn't care that I could bump into him. 2 years ago I used to panic every time I had to go in to the building. Not only was I proud of myself but the manager was amazed that I am doing so well.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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That is wonderful DC! Way to go!

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Thanks! Totally chuffed with myself. I was thinking to myself lately that I don't worry about him and his actions as much as I used to. The fear had been slowly shrinking so I am seriously proud that I got to test myself like that today. Last time I sat in that same office with that manager and the door closed out I jumped every time I heard footsteps and even held my breath when I heard his voice. The manager tried to get me to talk to her but I was actually completely and utterly paralysed with fear.

Today she said I looked totally relaxed and stress free.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Check me out! It's an anxiety-defying two-fer:

I'm on the bus (trigger #1, even though it has become manageable) on my way to meet a stranger (trigger #1.5) for some Korean/English conversation (trigger #ohmygod)!

What came over me? I tried to organize this for weeks because, like a dentist appointment, it's good for me. I think I need this.

Still, it's hard not to imagine how thrillingly awkward this could be.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumphs over anxiety!
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Well done footface!

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