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Does anyone feel embarrassed because of having anxiety?

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Stronggirl

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I know i should not feel embarrassed but i do..i guess because i was always perceived as a very stable person by everyone as well myself. Lately anxiety is back again and i fell so weak and embarrassed and started taking medication again. Does it mean you are weak? I don't know. Feel so lonely in this, feels like i cannot get anywhere with my life when anxiety takes over.
 
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Apart from other mental illnesses, I also have sometimes crippling anxiety. I don’t consider myself weak because of it though. I figure mental illness (such as anxiety) is the same as any other medical condition. You wouldn’t consider someone with diabetes and taking insulin as weak would you?
Just the same in my book and sometimes mental health conditions require medication too... no shame in that.
 
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Definitely taking medication is not weak.
In fact it is a sensible thing to do.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about.
You can’t help it.

Keep in touch with people on the forum when you
are lonely.
It really helps.

Best wishes
 
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Mujihina

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anxiety or medications shouldn't be a reason to be ashamed, one way that i've looked at anxiety or medications for it is is a confirmation that what i'm feeling is real, if it's real it means there's hope, and there's help
 
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I've definitely felt embarrassed by my anxiety before and often dwell on the past. Although I know it's just a part of my make up and just the way I am, I still can't help feeling ashamed whenever I've had an anxiety-related issue, especially in front of someone else. However, I now find that anxiety is so common among everyday people and people in general are becoming more and more understanding as we speak out about our problems and come together. Mental health is still overlooked sometimes but it's better than ever before! People are becoming more aware which is great! I'm on medication and at first I didn't want anybody to know, but now I'm comfortable telling people :)
 
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Stronggirl

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Thank you so much for your reply, I am slowly understanding that this is part of me and learning to accept it. I started my medication now and feel horrible side effects that making me feel down in even more. But I know I will get there soon once the side effects subsided.
 
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