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General Anxiety Disorder

I have been battling this disorder since I was very little. I was told by my mother, when I was young,  but I didn't believe her at all. I refused to accept the fact that I had something wrong with me. She decided to let it be and let me find out myself on my own. I wished that she had kept telling me until I listened but now I think what she did was the best thing. I was ready to deal with it even though it took over 20 years! Now I am medication and I know what my symptoms are and how I can help them.
eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2007

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I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder back in the late 70's. Also known as anxiety neurosis according to the DSM 5. To anyone who doesn't have this thing, it's pretty impossible to describe as you well know. We are simply nervous all the time and expect the worse case scenario in what ever we do, which makes being optimistic a tad bit impossible. <br />
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I was on antidepressants, used alcohol (which I don't recommend) to combat the anxiety. The problem is the next morning you wake up with the same anxiety you vanquished the night before. <br />
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I would probably go back on medication if I could afford it, but right now I have no medical insurance (just like half the people I know).