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    AquaViolet got a reaction from ladysmurf in Anxiety/gad Worry About Everything   
    Hi Rain83, and welcome to DF.
    I'm glad you found us.
    For me personally, the only medication that has helped with my extreme anxiety, and intrusive thoughts is Geodon.
    I also take Cymbalta, and Klonopin. The Geodon is what gave me my life back.
    I've tried a lot of other meds in the past, before my current combo.
    I really don't have any side effects from my current meds.
    Everyone is different, though.
    I'm just saying what worked for me.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Epictetus in Gratitude - Mention At Least Three Things You   
    I'm thankful for:
    1) My sweet husband
    2) My smart, witty, funny daughter (She can make me laugh when not much else in life can)
    3) My two cats (They are there for me, and they don't judge)
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from R0yalRum in Do You See Things?   
    This happens to me too, frequently. I'll think I see something out of the corner of my eye. Then I look, and usually there is nothing there.

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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Just_another_one in Being Bullied In The Past Still Haunts Me   
    I posted this in my blog, but I thought I would post it here too. Maybe others can relate.
    I was mercilessly picked on and bullied when I was in school. The pain of it is still with me all these years later. I was picked on about a lot of things...
    My clothes.
    My name. I have a very unusual first name (which I don't like) that the other kids loved to make fun of.
    I wasn't good at sports, so gym was a nightmare. I was always picked last whenever other kids picked who they wanted on their team.
    I was taunted, punched, spit on, etc.
    What was so wrong with me that I deserved that treatment?
    It didn't help matters that I am a quiet shy person.
    I had very few friends, and the pain of those years is still with me. I just can't forgive those kids who were so mean to me, and tormented me.
    Since then, I've been very reluctant to open up to anyone and try and make friends. I am a loner, I guess. Sometimes that is lonely.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Cassie Mosswings in What Type Of Ocd Do You Have?   
    I have this problem constantly. These kind of thoughts, similar to the one you mention go through my mind all day long. I'm so worried that if I don't do this, or that, that someone I love will die. It's horrible. It wears me out.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Screaming In My Sleep   
    I'm not a professional, but you could be suffering from PTSD.
    I encourage you to see a doctor and a therapist to help you deal with all this.
    ((((Hugs))))
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Facing Past Trauma In Therapy   
    It's just regular therapy, talk therapy. Not CBT, or anything.
    I'm really hoping that this therapy will help me.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Facing Past Trauma In Therapy   
    Hi addict1968. I have only had a couple sessions with my new therapist so far, and we haven't yet begun to discuss my trauma. My therapist wants to make sure I have the coping skills necessary to deal with the feelings that I will have to deal with in talking about what happened to me.
    I will keep you all updated on how things go.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Facing Past Trauma In Therapy   
    Thank you Trying Again. I wish you the best on your journey as well.
    Take care.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Facing Past Trauma In Therapy   
    Thank you Lisa, and everyone else who has replied. It means a lot to me.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Facing Past Trauma In Therapy   
    Thank you leebux.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Facing Past Trauma In Therapy   
    Thank you LaurynJcat and Helium. I appreciate your support.
    To everyone: Thank you so much for your support.
    Going to therapy to deal with my childhood trauma will be difficult, but worth it, if
    I can get past it and move on with my life.
    It's good to know you are all rooting for me.
    I appreciate it more than you know.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Facing Past Trauma In Therapy   
    Thank you absent and HRiddle. I hope my new therapist can help me.
    I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Facing Past Trauma In Therapy   
    Thank you Jim Bow.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in Facing Past Trauma In Therapy   
    I just saw my new therapist today for the first time since meeting her. I really like her, and I think she is a good fit for me.
    In the past, I have said that therapy isn't helpful to me. But it just may be that I was seeing the wrong therapist.
    There is some past childhood trauma that happened to me, that I need to deal with, and try to put behind me.
    I'm hoping my new therapist can help me with that. I'm feeling very positive about going to therapy now.
    I wasn't before with my old therapist.
    This new therapist is really careful to not say anything that will trigger my panic and anxiety. Therapy can proceed at a pace that I am comfortable with.
    I'm feeling hopeful now that therapy might help me, for the first time in a very long time.
    I need to face and deal with the trauma that happened to me during my childhood. It's been over 30 years. I think now is time.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from mulberrypie in What Type Of Ocd Do You Have?   
    I have:
    washing rituals
    checking rituals
    counting rituals
    pure obsessive worries
    upsetting intrusive thoughts

    What about you?
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from mate568 in What Dose Of Sertraline(zoloft) Are You On?   
    I am on 300mg of Zoloft daily. 200mg wasn't enough to lift me out of my depression, but 300mg is working quite well for me. My depression has lifted..
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in I Want To Be Me Again.   
    I think that as long as they are just thoughts, and you don't have an actual plan, you'll be OK talking with your therapist about it, without her sending you to the hospital. Many people have these types of thoughts, and I'm sure she has probably had people tell her this many times before.
    When she asks how you have been doing, you could just mention that you've had these thoughts.
    Best wishes to you!
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in I Want To Be Me Again.   
    Hi K_Pluto, and welcome to DF!
    It's good to have you here. You certainly don't need an official diagnosis to post here. You are more than welcome. And you DO matter, your feelings matter. I'm glad you joined this forum. There are many people here struggling with the same things as you. And the people here are warm, and welcoming and compassionate.
    There is a lot of good information here on depression, anxiety, and OCD.
    There are many Rooms here, as you look farther down the menu. There is an Anxiety Room, and an OCD Room, and many Rooms dedicated to different medications.
     
    I feel I can relate to you because I suffer from depression, panic/anxiety, and severe OCD.
    Many others here can relate too.
    You are not alone with us.
    Please make yourself feel at home, take a look around the site, and post wherever you feel comfortable.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Browneyed_gal61 in New Here---From Southern California   
    Hi Browneyed_gal61, and welcome to DF.
    I'm glad you found us. This is a very welcoming, and supportive community of people, who understand struggling with anxiety and depression.
    You are not alone with us.
    Please make yourself feel at home here, take a look around the site, and post wherever you feel comfortable.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Els1e in New Here---From Southern California   
    Hi Browneyed_gal61, and welcome to DF.
    I'm glad you found us. This is a very welcoming, and supportive community of people, who understand struggling with anxiety and depression.
    You are not alone with us.
    Please make yourself feel at home here, take a look around the site, and post wherever you feel comfortable.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from neurotic_lady89 in Hey...   
    Hi BPDGirl, and welcome to DF.
    I'm glad you found us. This is a very caring, supportive community of people.
    If you look a bit farther down the menu, you'll find the Personality And Other Mental Health Disorders Room, which you may find helpful.
    Please make yourself feel at home here, take a look around the site, and post wherever you feel comfortable.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from freckledface in On September 10Th, 2015, Everything Changed   
    Hi mhawkins, and welcome to DF.
    I'm glad you found us. This is a very warm, welcoming, and supportive community of people, many of whom can relate to how you are feeling.
    I'm glad to hear that you are going to seek professional help. Getting treatment can make all the difference in your quality of life.
    There is a lot of good information here on this Forum.
    Please make yourself feel at home, take a look around the site, and post wherever you feel comfortable.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Fizzle in On September 10Th, 2015, Everything Changed   
    Hi mhawkins, and welcome to DF.
    I'm glad you found us. This is a very warm, welcoming, and supportive community of people, many of whom can relate to how you are feeling.
    I'm glad to hear that you are going to seek professional help. Getting treatment can make all the difference in your quality of life.
    There is a lot of good information here on this Forum.
    Please make yourself feel at home, take a look around the site, and post wherever you feel comfortable.
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    AquaViolet got a reaction from Orso in Scared To Talk.   
    Hi Ben, and welcome to DF.
    I'm glad you joined, as this is a very warm, welcoming, supportive community.
    You are not alone with us.
    I do really encourage you to see a doctor about your feelings, and impotency. I'm sorry for your pain about losing the relationship with the woman you loved. Now it's time for you to seek help for you and your future. You may very well get another chance in love with someone new.
     
    There is a lot of good information here about depression, and various treatments for it.
    Please make yourself feel at home, take a look around the site, and post wherever you feel comfortable.
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