I'm being forced to move out. (9)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2008-11-20 02:46 ID:g9jhug7L

I've been living in my room for quite a long time (I'm afraid of stepping outside my house and have panic attacks around/communicating with people, even family). I know that I won't even be able to deal the formalities and communication needed to move out, let alone actually finding a job, supporting myself and the such. I have no idea what I can possibly do and am scared.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2008-11-20 03:58 ID:Heaven

Stop thinking so negatively. Make sure to prepare a lot of each thing you're worried about so there's no longer anything to be afraid of. Then do it.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2008-11-20 05:40 ID:g9jhug7L


4 Name: Anonymous : 2008-11-20 08:43 ID:Heaven

Should be 'Make sure to prepare a lot for each thing you're worried about'

and don't '...' me, >>3!!

There's a way to do anything, but you won't find it just saying 'I can't'. Insted try and figure out a way. A well researched = no or less insecurities.

5 Name: Anonymous : 2008-11-20 09:24 ID:K573bVkB

Go to your GP explain your extreme anxiety and your situation, ask them if they can refer you to counselling and to put you in touch with people who can help you, possibly a social worker or similar.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2008-11-20 09:38 ID:g9jhug7L

I'm essentially being forced to take all sorts of drugs and go into therapy.

7 Name: Anonymous : 2008-11-20 10:12 ID:K573bVkB

>>6 I wouldn't say thats a bad thing, if you can get better. Speaking from the perspective of someone who was once in your position.

If you are concerned read up online about what the drugs are, what they do, how they work and possible side effects. Although your doctor or therapist will be able to answer your questions.
I think its best to educate yourself and go into it with all knowledge fully available to you. You may decide after reading about the drugs that you are okay with it and you think they might help, or you might decide you want to talk to your doctor about other treatment options. I don't think you should feel as though you are being forced to take anything you don't want to.

8 Name: Anonymous : 2008-11-20 11:00 ID:g9jhug7L

That's.. not really the point.

I have looked the drugs up online and really don't mind taking them; it's just that I know all this will be for naught.

9 Name: anon : 2008-11-20 14:54 ID:T/4MScD2

#8, nothing will work unless you try. You CAN get better, you can learn to live without fear. But you must take the steps, however small they are. Don't look at the big picture, just look at tiny steps and take it from day to day. Just start by taking the drugs and talk honestly with the therapist. Don't do anything more then that, don't worry about the end result, and take it slow. You can make it!

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