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Old 02-13-2012, 02:27 PM
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Question How many people here have anxiety?

And out of those people, how many would go as far as to say they have a diagnosable "syndrome" or "disorder" that impacts on their day to day life.

I'm just curious as there seem to be a lot of people claiming to have anxiety problems on here.

*disclaimer - I am not suggesting people don't have genuine problems, just curious as it seems every other person has some issues!! I get bad anxiety when I am stressed, but certainly wouldn't go as far as to say it impacts on my day to day living. I would say my job is affecting my day to day living, but I wouldn't put that down to a disorder, just extreme stress. It will pass.... when I get a new job

Are there abnormally high levels of people with anxiety on Chaz? Are people with anxiety more inclined to own dogs AND use the internet???
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:29 PM
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I often wondered the same thing

I don't have any kind of general day to day anxiety. my biggest anxiety is flying and that's easily avoided so it doesnt' really affect my life much if at all.

but I wouldn't say that's anything diagnose-able lol. just a general fear. I do wonder though if the doc would give something like a two week supply of anti anxiety meds if I ever did have to fly. I need more than just the day of the flight because I tend to have bad nightmares about flying if I know there is a flight coming up in my future lol

and I also wonder if it's a body thing or what. I used to love to fly but it was my first flight after having Hannah that I developed this fear. BUT did I develop the fear because something in my body chemistry changed or if it's just because I had an extra person to worry about or what lol

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Old 02-13-2012, 02:33 PM
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Yep, I have 3 diagnosed anxiety disorders.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:33 PM
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I think all people probably experience anxiety about specific things. I do get anxious in a variety of settings and have had a panic attack before (on a plane. sucked), but I don't consider myself all that unusual and it's not a diagnosable condition. Rescue Remedy is my friend!
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by stardogs View Post
I think all people probably experience anxiety about specific things. I do get anxious in a variety of settings and have had a panic attack before (on a plane. sucked), but I don't consider myself all that unusual and it's not a diagnosable condition. Rescue Remedy is my friend!
This, except I used to have panic attacks during finals week (that's what I get for being a procrastinator ). And sadly I didn't know about Rescue Remedy then.

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Old 02-13-2012, 02:46 PM
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None here. I certainly have worries from time to time, just like everyone else in the world, but nothing even close to life-affecting anxiety.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:54 PM
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I have general anxiety disorder...mine is well controlled by taking meds and having learned my triggers and how to cope with certain things differently. There have been periods when I can get of meds and function fine, but if and when I derail it can make me seem pretty odd

Most people experience anxiety attacks, panic attacks, or bouts of depression at some point in their lives even if they do not have a disorder.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:11 PM
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I've had panic attacks before, more often when I was in high school. I think it's been about four years or so since I've had one. A doctor (not a gastroenterologist nor a psychologist) once told me my stomach problems are "an anxiety disorder." I disagree with that one.

I am under a lot of stress and it is affecting me physically, but I wouldn't call that an anxiety disorder.

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:12 PM
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I have situational anxiety I guess but I definitely would not say its an actual disorder nor does it impact my daily life. Now, my adrenal fatigue sometimes does, and does cause me to have more anxiety and I do have actual panic attacks here and there (those run in my family)
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:25 PM
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I have 3 diagnosed anxiety disorders as well and it does affect my day to day life and activities to the point that my medical team 4yrs ago deemed me permantently disabled.
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