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    What's wrong with me?

    I think that I have some sort of mental oddity. I go to therapy for arachnophobia, and my therapist included me when she was talked about people with social anxiety a few times, so I guess I have that?? i think that I might need medication for anxiety, my friend takes meds for their anxiety, and...
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    Being paranoid, What is your life like?

    For me, I think the GP looks at me sometimes like I'm mad, but I'm happy some GP'S are trained in mental health so I feel a bit more comfortable. I sometimes worry when I walking alone if someone is following me. I don't trust a GP, I have reasons but no evidence I feel worried about...
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    ROCD and long distance relationship, can anyone relate please?

    Hi so I’ve been dealing with ROCD/POCD/HOCD for some time now and in a couple of weeks I’ll be moving to London for an incredible job opportunity, the only thing is that my girlfriend is moving FROM London back up north to where we’re from (so essentially swapping around). My ROCD is already...
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    Does my partner have bipolar???

    I am currently struggling with a situation involving my partner of 4 years. I was told from the beginning that he has schizophrenia, which I accepted and was something I had experience in due to a past job, so wasn’t something that worried me too much. Three weeks ago he suddenly stopped...
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    losing the will..has anyone ever had this obsession before?

    Hi so I’ve recently started Fluoxetine 20mg for the first time ever 7 days ago to help with severe POCD/HOCD/ROCD (I’m a lad), don’t really know if it’s working much yet although I did have a couple of really obsession free days last weekend. Anyway, one of my Hocd triggers a while ago was a...
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    Can anyone relate/fully get their life back?

    I’m in a really bad place at the moment and I’ll just summarise my situation... Mild/Normal social anxiety until last summer when me and my girlfriend spent time apart due to university commitments. Started with HOCD thoughts but didn’t take over my life...until Xmas when I finally plucked...
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    Has anyone ever got over this? (HOCD/ROCD/POCD)

    Hello, so around a year ago my general anxiety took a completely different turn when I started to spend large amounts of time apart from my girlfriend due to work/university commitments.. during this time I started to feel quite lost and developed mild HOCD which would come and go once in a...
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    New GAD diagnosis

    Hi guys. I'm new to this forum so I'll introduce myself! I'm Lazz. I'm a university student who's recently been diagnosed with GAD (about 3 weeks ago). I just wanted to join this forum to hear about other peoples' experiences with anxiety. In particular, I find it quite isolating sometimes as I...
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    Newly diagnosed

    Hi guys! My name is Lazz, I'm a uni student from England and I've recently been diagnosed with GAD. I joined this site as I've found it quite hard to talk about my anxiety with friends/family as I'm not sure they'll understand etc. I'm still coming to terms with my diagnosis and medication so...
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    bpd relationship problems

    i am in a loving and healthy relationship which i would not trade for the world. my boyfriend and i love each other but lately we’ve been encountering some problems. he’s been insecure/upset and he had told one of my friends that he loves me, but not as much as i love him. i experience emotions...
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    Am I a bad person or do I need help?

    In the past my partner has referred to me narcissistic and occasionally emotionally abusive, this got me looking to find help about these traits and attempting to find ways on improving my behaviour (less drinking, therapy etc) but I'm beginning to wonder if I am ill or if it's much worse than...
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    20mg Paroxetine - is it safe?

    Can anyone who has been on Paroxetine or is currently on Paroxetine tell me about your experience taking it? Or anxiety medication in general? My boyfriend was prescribed 20mg Paroxetine for anxiety. The initial reason he went to see the doctor is due to a pain in the left side of his chest...
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    Losing the plot

    Hi guys, So the reason I've joined is that I feel I've started to lose the plot a little in the past couple of days. This post might be a little lengthy So, a little background about me: I have had issues with anxiety and depression a good few years ago. I'm a 27 year old. I'm a single father...
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    what is the web address for "Keran or karan house" not sure of spellng

    what is the web address for "Keran or karan house" not sure of spellng but this came up yesterday when I was filling out my registration and now I cant find the link - does someone have the link please?
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    Good Day

    Today has been a wonderful, nice day! I had a hard time yesterday, but I feel so refreshed. Life isn't always perfect, but we all have our ups and downs. It just depends on how you handle everything. Cheers to future good days like this one!
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    SOS - Depressive Episode

    I'm having a severe depressive and anxious episode. Help! What do I do? My mind is racing and I can't think clearly. I feel horrible.
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    Mood Swings

    My mood swings are absolutely horrendous. I don't know how to control them properly. I always feel like I'm going crazy. My mom says that I'm a drama queen, and my sister treats me like I'm an idiot. I feel so unheard and misunderstood. I don't know what to do about it anymore. I need to go back...
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    I’m afraid to go to counselling.

    I always had a problem verbalizing my feelings, so I never did. Actually, this is my fist time trying to describe what I’m feeling because I really don’t know what to do anymore. I have to reach out to somebody even if that someone is a total stranger on the internet. I’m 25-year-old female and...
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    How to help a friend?

    Cheers! A friend of mine has been pretty "down", lately, mostly College and another thing, which I will explain right away, and with him being my best friend, I can't help but worry, so I was hoping that maybe someone here would maybe help me help my friend. (Thank you all in advance!) So, to...
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    Is this normally how counselors act?

    I have had counselling and it didn't work out very well as she was rude, impatient and her 3 phones where constantly ringing and she was looking at them and kept losing her patience when I needed her to explain something. Then when I explained how my problems were starting to impact my work life...