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Um hi.. I don't really know how to write on these forums and it's even worrying me to write this in fear of being judged which is really stupid I know :').

Um I'm Emma,from England. I'm almost nineteen and have been struggling with anxiety , negative thinking, panic attacks, depression and self harm for several years now. I have been diagnosed with social anxiety for almost two years now and have been on medication for about a year.

I haven't had the greatest start to life but I have recently completed the first year of college after dropping out halfway through the year before due to stress and overwhelming anxiety that I would be a failure and couldn't live up to expectations. However I recieved my as level results last week and they were definately not what I was hoping for which brought back all of those feelings again My family isn't the most supportive even though i have several relatives with mental disorders including my sister who has bipolar, and nobody seems to understand that i'm upset by my grades and that i am dreading to returning to college in a couple of weeks. I haven't had a panic atttack in a while but when I had them I used to get tightness in my chest, headaches, nausea, tingling of fingers and toes and occasinal blackouts, once i threw up on a bus in the middle of a panic attack. I guess i just need reassaurance that it won't always be this hard. I probably just sound like a hormonal teenager who needs a reality check.

So um nice to meet you all and sorry for the rant, i hope to maybe talk to some of you soon.

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Welcome firestarter and congrats on completing your first year of school after the bumpy ride. Not sure where in England you are, but I was in London for the first time two years ago for work, and great memories.

Hope you find constructive ways to deal with your anxiety around here. I've gone to this site over and over to hang out while I struggle with anxiety at work and at school.

Take care!
 

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Hey Emma, welcome to :sas
 

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Welcome, Firestarter! :)
 
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