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Hey all,
I noticed that Generalized Anxiety Disorder has been brought up in tiny doses in the past, and so I thought I'd write a little about my experience with it so far. I'm hoping to find out how other people have dealt with it or how they are currently handling it.
No matter how logical something is to me, or how long I've been certain about something, I can find ways to worry about it. For example, my latest worry is that I am going to hell. By my personal religious beliefs, I have no reason to think this at all. Yet, I have been up crying about it for the past few nights, and can think of little else. In a few days the worry will go away, and I will be back to my logical self and my normal belief system. Until then, I will worry nonstop.

Another worry I've had is about getting pregnant--even when there is NO chance whatsoever. I do not have sexual intercourse, and during other sexual activities I use all of the proper precautions *all* of the time. Yet, I still worry. I bet this is a common worry, since becoming pregnant is such a life-changing event. But, I have even worried about being pregnant when there was no kind of sexual contact whatsoever--in other words, absolutely 0% chance.

I'd really like to hear from anyone else who has anxiety disorders, because I think I'd feel a little better just knowing that there are other people who go through the same thing. My friends all just think I am a worrier, when there's a lot more to it.


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Intense Awakenings
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I'm sorry, I personally do not have this, but I've dealt with people who do, and I think that there is nothing to worry about (no pun intended). It's something that you go through and we have no right to judge. When people call you a worrier, just tell them about this disorder, they should understand, and if they don't, give them links to websites on the disorder.

Good Luck



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I've had several problems with anxiety and most of them have gone away when my depression got under control.

The first one was an intense fear of sleeping. Just the thought of going to bed would get me shivering. I was afraid because every time I slep more than 4 hours
I would get terrible nightmares and wake up feeling really bad, even physically. Just as a side note, this is the only one that still haunts me, even though its a lot easier to deal with now...

Also, at the peak of my depression I started being afraid of srtaying home alone. Actually, I just couldnt be alone, period. and when I say alone, I mean..without someone I knew and trusted. I would start feeling so alone it hurt and I'd start getting all the kinds of harmful thoughts, such as starting cutting again. And things got worse when I got afraid of LEAVING the house. Every time I saw a stranger, I felt like running screaming and hiding under my bed. So I ended up afraid of leaving and staying in the house. At the same tiome, I also got afraid of fast-moving vehicles... Taking a bus or the subway was hellish... Thank god those 3 are gone now that my depression is under control...

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