I don't know if I am posting this in the wrong place so forgive me if I am.
I have just registered on this site simply because it was about two years ago around this time that I was using this site heavily. I never registered but found comfort and advice reading many of the posts on here.
The issues I was dealing with is one which comes up on this forum a lot, I essentially believed I had got my girlfriend pregnant. At the time I was convinced about it. For 3 months it was all I could think about, the uncertaintly was killing me.
I used this forum for a lot of support (some days I would be on here for hours and hours on end) and although I knew there was no way I could have impregnated my girlfriend I still could't let the thought go. I'm not going to go into why I thought my girlfriend was pregnant but I can now see that my thinking was irrational and had I trusted the advice on this forum I would have not even thought about this. Sadly during this time I was crippled with worry and even though my girlfriend had her periods as normal I was still worried. In fact I was worried right up until 9 months later. It was that 'what if' thought which I couldn't let go.
I just came back on here to say thank you to the volunteers of this site, without knowing you helped me through some tough times and I really comend what you do on this site. Secondly to let people know that if you do find yourself in my shoes and are obsessively worrying about these things then go get help. The worst thing to do is keep it bottled up.
I went to see my doctor and found out I was actually suffering from an anxiety disorder. I am not saying that everyone here is but if you recieve advice on here and still continue to ask the same questions over and over (like I was doing) then please speak to someone about this.
What I went through in those 9 months was horrible, I just hope by coming back and posting on here someone else like me might read it and recognise themselves in what I have said.
Thanks again to all the volunteers, keep up the good work!
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