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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/1/2009 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
  I am 20 years old and my goal in life is to play and create music. I am self taught which I started doing when I was 14. I want to go further, so I have decided to change my major to music. I am really excited to be taking my first music classes this fall, however, I am also a little intimidated by  the other students because most of them have had lessons and have been playing for way longer than me. I keep telling myself not to compare myself to anyone else and just try to progress as much as possiable. So here is my problem: I can't seem to bring my self to pick up my instrument at all, not even just for fun. I keep finding excuses to avoid playing all the time. I feel so guilty because I know that I am just setting myself back, but I can't do it. This has created so much anxiety that I have been constantly oversleeping, eating and missing work. I have never felt like this before, I feel like I have no control over my actions anymore. I just want to know why I feel this way and what I can do to get back in my groove.  confused

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/2/2009 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
First you need to see a doctor about what sounds like Depression to me and get yourself on an anti-depressent. Then if you still don't feel better I suggest seeing a Mental Health Counselor.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/2/2009 2:44 AM (GMT -7)   
hi and welcome ravenbrook to the hw depression forum. agree with hara about seeing your doc. the anxiety and worry it is causing you extreme worry. maybe your uni school peer officer or uni counsellor of you music dept may help aleviate some of your fears. hey, for me at school, current we have a buddy system, i also got involved with a buddy at uni. helps. with loving compassion. jamie.
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