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I wish I had found this site earlier. I’ve had ODC and anxiety for years. It’s more of repetitive thoughts that sometimes causes my anxiety to get worse. It’s horrible when you can’t shut the thoughts out. My life has taken a turn for the worst here and I just need some help. I have a lot of phobias and it’s really limiting me. I’ve been so depressed that I have shut everyone out. I’m ready to live again I just need some help to get there.
 
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Hi, KitKat, and welcome. I’m sorry to hear you are feeling down. Are you getting any help with your anxiety, depression and phobias - like medicine, therapy, other?
 
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Hi and welcome
Its great you have joined the forum.
A great place to be for support and help from people who know what its like to suffer from a mental illness
Its great to hear that you said you want to live again,the first thing is to reach out and let others help you
 
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I just started an antidepressant. I’ve have been pretty depressed over the last year. I’m not in therapy yet. My anxiety had gotten so bad that I don’t leave my home unless I have too. I’m a mess right now. I don’t have a lot of support or understanding from my family. They don’t understand why I can’t just get over it.
 
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Its hard as some just can't understand mental illness
Just get over it,that makes me so cross.
Its like having a broken leg and saying there's nothing wrong with you.
I am pleased you are getting some help.
Antidepressants can take up to 6 weeks to work, did they give you something for anxiety as well
 
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Yes. My doctor did give me something for the anxiety. I’ve been trying not to take anything but I can’t live this way. I wish they would understand. I’m extremely hurt by some of the things that were said when I tried to reach out for help. No one wants to live this way.
 
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Thank you for the Welcome. I need all the support I can get right now 🥺
 
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It is a good idea to try what the Dr has prescribed. It can take up to 6 weeks to work.
I have had that a number of times reached out for help and people not listening. One time a practice nurse at my GP's says "your life must be so bad" meaning in a sarcastic manner.
Some people and sadly even some health professionals just dont get it.
Its horrible being denied help.
Better to just ignore these sort of people. There are genuine people who do really want to help, keep asking because you're worth it,
Life will get better,
 
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I am trying to fight this as hard as I can but I can’t do it any longer with out help. I don’t think they will ever understand. I should have gotten help before now but my anxiety is so bad I couldn’t leave the house.
 
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