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Anonymous asked: If I'm shaking and crying and my heart is racing and a nurse has to tell me "keep your legs up", is that an anxiety attack?

it sounds like one!  Try talking to the nurse about it

the morning after anxiety keeps me up:

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Anonymous asked: Hi, I have anxiety and I'm having a very hard time admitting to myself and even my therapist that I have anxiety and that it is ok to have it. I mean, I know it but I don't. I can't even call my best friend who knows I have anxiety and has anxiety herself and say I have anxiety. I want to know how to let everything go and be fine with this.

Hi! Just try telling yourself that you deserve treatment. At first you might not believe it, but if you hear something enough you’ll start to believe it. Try writing a note to your therapist about your anxiety and reading it to them. Take small steps and don’t be too hard on yourself.

Anonymous asked: hi, im not sure if this blog deals with depression so im sorry if this is off topic but so i have been diagnosed with major depression and i have three friends that i feel i can talk to about it but recently one of them said to me that shes sick of me thinking i have a monopoly on being depressed and she said that everyone gets depressed sometimes. Is she right? I dont really think that everybody gets depressed, although many people do I just dont think that everybody has expirienced it.

Your friend isn’t right. Depression is an illness, and everyone  feels sad, but not everyone is depressed. Everyone has things in their life that make life hard sometimes, but not everyone has depression.

Anonymous asked: To the person who is scared to apply for jobs, I have a pretty severe case of social anxiety. I mean I can't even go anywhere by myself or even enjoy things such as bowling because I feel like people are constantly watching me and judging me. I recently got a job at kohls and you have to talk to a lot of peoe there and I was so scared when I got it. Honestly my job has helped me a lot with this anxiety thing. It may seem hard at first but you just gotta out yourself out there. Chin up. <3

Anonymous asked: To the anon about anxiety meds: I got the same reaction when I started talking to my T about taking meds for my anxiety. My family hasn't really been all that supportive. Took me forever to make a decision; realized it's one that I have to make for myself and no one else. And it's one that doesn't have to be permanent. If it's something you want to try, go for it. Don't let anyone make you feel bad about it. My T says she found that a combo of therapy and meds can be quite successful.

Anonymous asked: Hi, I have some form of social anxiety but it's not something I've ever really talked to my doctor about. I'm seeing a therapist at the moment, but I find it so hard to talk about, I feel like I have to live up to some sort of ideal person, someone without anxiety, and I'm so scared that this is something that will make it difficult to apply for jobs and go to work :( :( Most of my friends have moved away, so I'm feeling very alone atm, and it's so scary to meet new people, idk what to do :(

Hi! Take a deep breath. Try telling your therapist exactly what you told me. They aren’t expecting you to live up to anything, just honestly tell them what’s going on. I know it’s so incredibly hard, but i promise you it’s worth it. As for jobs and whatnot, my anxiety has never hurt me in that way. If you feel like it is, you can recover. Try saying hi to someone every day, or smiling at people. Take small steps to meet new people; don’t rush yourself. Be patient with yourself and know that recovery is a process. Stay strong!

Anonymous asked: They suggested I go on pills for my debilitating anxiety but everyone is putting me down for going on medication. They keep making it a political issue and it just makes me feel bad taking any medication. I don't know what to do. Is medication that bad to use as a tool with therapy?

I’m so sorry people are treating you that way! Medication is perfectly fine if it’s necessary and you’ve discussed it with your doctor. It’s usually not someone’s first choice since it can have side effects and be hard to come off of, but it is ok to be on medication. Mental illness needs to be treated and medicine can be just as necessary as with physical illness.

Anonymous asked: Hi, it's me again :) I'd love to tell a doctor how I feel but I'm not really good at talking to people and I'm 16, I don't know if a doctor could take seriously what I have to tell him... And also, I changed my doctor when I was 14 and I've actually never met the new one so it would be kinda embarrassing, you know, going all alone and tell him everything and I just don't think I'm brave enough to do it. I'm so, so sorry if I bothered you but I really need someone to talk about this.

you don’t bother me! Doctors are required to take you seriously. I know it might be awkward, but it’s their job and they do it every day (my mom is a doctor and sees people with anxiety all the time). 

Anonymous asked: I want to tell you about somebody. We're really good friends, and he's one of the only people that gets me. We're both dealing with anxiety and minor depression, I have OCD and he has ADHD. We get each other and we help each other, and he's some of the best support I've ever gotten. I love him. But my best friend doesn't like him. Every once in a while (not very often) he smokes weed because he doesn't know how to handle his problems. She thinks he's a stoner and a douchebag. What do I do?

It’s your life, and you can listen to your friend but you have to make your own decisions. I think your friend is trying to be helpful, but don’t let her opinion stop you from keeping a good friend.

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