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Ashash00Ashash00 Posts: 2 Newbie
edited July 2020 in Introduce Yourself
Hi guys well I’m 22 struggle a lot with anxiety, especially social anxiety. Currently on sertraline and have been for nearly 2 years now. My anxiety is set of a lot over what people think, people taking bad about me, and not being good enough. My anxiety gets in the way of me sticking up for myself and that’s what I’m working on at the moment, I’ll let people say what ever or have them talk about me and then have a panic attack about it and keep it to myself. But I’m trying to stand up for myself when this happens and give my thoughts as when I do try I end up having a panic attack and end the conversation. Ashh

mod edit: removed medication dosage
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    independent_independent_ Community Champion Posts: 8,678 Legendary Poster
    Hiya @Ashash00, welcome to the community <3<3 

    It's great to have you here and know that we're always here to listen to you <3 it's great to hear that you're working on standing up for yourself. I also struggle with anxiety too about what people think a lot as well so you're not alone there.
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
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    Ashash00Ashash00 Posts: 2 Newbie
    @independent_ thank you so much! ❤️❤️
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    mishraamishraa Posts: 1 Just got here
    hello everyone I am Mishraa
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    SienaSiena Posts: 15,565 Skive's The Limit
    Welcome. We are here for you and would never  judge! Hope this place helps!
    “And when they look at you, they won't see everything you've been through. They won't see the **** that turned to scars that began to fade with time. They won't see the heartbreaking things that shook up and changed your entire world. They won't know how many tears you cried or even what it was you were crying about. They won't see how strong you had to be because you had no other choice. What they will see though is how compassionate you are because you experienced pain. What they will see is how kind you are because you experienced how cruel the world is. What they will see is how good you are because you've seen how bad things or people can be. The difference between you and your experiences are who you choose to be, despite everything that could have turned you cold and unkind.You are the good the world needs and the best of us.” ~ Kirsten Corley
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    JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 5,348 Part of The Furniture
    Welcome aboard, Ash! Really glad you found us and it's good to see you posting. There are a lot of folks here who deal with anxiety day-to-day, among other things, so we can relate.

    Just a small thing: I edited your post to remove the dosage of setraline you gave. Talking about medication and mentioning names of drugs is totally cool, we just have a guideline around not specifying dosages so we don't get people self-medicating based on forum advice. :3 
    The truth resists simplicity.
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    ZenZen Posts: 1,989 Extreme Poster
    Welcome @Ashash00! It's lovely to have you here! 
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