Looking to make friends with the same illness as me

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muchafraid
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   Posted 3/5/2007 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Looking to make friends with the same illness as me. I do have friends and family but they don’t really understand what I’m going through because they don’t have the same illness as me.

My husband works full time and my sons at school everyday.

So most of the time it’s just me on my own who sits in day and night.

I feel too anxious to go out on my own.

I find it so hard just to walk the dog around the block, my husband always offers to take me out but the places he chooses to go are the places I find the most hardest like cinemas or restaurants.

I always come over hot and panicky on buses and trains and people look at me because I start to shake and cry. It would just be nice to go out with someone who knows exactly how I feel and what to do.

When I’ve been out with other friends and I’ve come over anxious they just say pull yourself together or we’ve come all the way now, were not going back.

So therefore I don’t want to go out with someone that makes me feel worse.

It’s hard to find someone to come to the doctors with me because I get too panicky to go on my own.

It feels like it’s never going to end. These panic attacks and anxiety and depression. I just wish I had some more support. I hate facing each day. When I come over anxious at night is bad cos every one is in bed – no one I can phone for a chat! L

It's very hard to deal with anxiety alone when others don't seem to understand what I’m feeling!


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/5/2007 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
You have ppl right here THAT do understand and know what you are going thru they and I have gone thru it as well ......for awhile a bit ago I would just get on here and make sure all house cleaning done ( not really having any lol am severe OCD0 and then sit in chair depressed and blanking out losing most of my day to this
I fell into such a hole a dark dark hell I never will go back to it scared me and my daughter as well as adopted daughter on here ........
I use to be panicky all the time going out especially shopping stores and would freak right there and have to get out I now have done many things using different tools to learn coping skills such as Cognitive Behavioual Therapy and self help books but I do get alot of my support and friends right here
I Live in Ontario I have a good plan for long distance if you want to email me or add me to yahoo or msn when I am on ( has not been alot lately but am going to be going back to messaging) all info is under my name and I would be happy to talk to you
I also have faith that many others here would as well
They have alot of same fears or problems with same things you do ........
Let me know if yo want the addy to CBT it is free and in my opinion it has helped me and many others out
My hubby now is in another town we have seperated and my daughter is at school all day as well I am 53 but young at heart lol.......
I know this is rough for you BUT keep coming here stay with us read other posts and then you will see you are no longer alone in this battle
Are you on any meds at all .......
We will be having chats come up but you can always go to chat room and see if any A/P er's are in there to talk with you .....
I am up most am's by 4 so I will be around early mornings and I pop in and out all day till early evening then it is my time with daughterand dad.........
Hapy you found us now all ya gotta do is stay with us and get to know all of us and we shall get to know you as well
Take care and looking forward to email
LYN
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Junebug05
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   Posted 3/5/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I agree with Lyn, you have found a place with many people who suffer the way you do and come here to find the help, support and comfort they so need.  It has worked wonders for me to be able to come here and post about my symptoms or problems and have others respond that they feel the same as I do.  Our stories sound similar in that my husband is gone all day at work and my daughter too school and I'm home alone all day.  It used to terrify me to be here alone, but now I'm okay with it and even enjoy it some days.  I use cbt to help me get through the rough spots, so take Lyn up on her offer there, it does really help.  I don't, yet, go out alone, so I'm reliant on my husband to take me where I need to go as well.  I'm here for you if you need to talk, you can e-mail if you'd like.  I do know how alone this can make you feel, but look around here and you'll know there are many others who are going through the same things you are. 

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/5/2007 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks sweetie
I knew you would definitely reply
Luvs ya and hope all is well
LYN
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   Posted 3/5/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there read the posts on here and take your baby steps....We are a very supportive group here and little by little you will get to getting out more etc.
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