Tag Archives: anxiety

Don’t say I don’t push myself…

A few weeks ago, I had a number of episodes where I almost fainted, and had other worrying symptoms such as chest pains, a racing heartbeat, and breathlessness. It began one morning, on one of my days off, when I … Continue reading

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She’s only gone and got herself a job!

I haven’t posted on here in ages, mostly due to the combination of university coursework and exams, and the fact that I also now have a job. As usual, I have loads of posts that I’d like to write, but … Continue reading

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The Term From Hell

While I imagine that every student feels that way about university at some point, the above is especially true if you suffer from the additional stresses that are part and parcel of anxiety and depression. Last term was by far … Continue reading

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Spiralling

I’m waiting for my moment to come I’m waiting for the movie to begin I’m waiting for a revelation I’m waiting for someone to count me in ‘Cause now I only see my dreams in everything I touch Feel their … Continue reading

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BSc (Hons) Surviving Intense Anxiety & Becoming a Big Phoney

I often think that that’s what I’m actually studying. I started the new term at uni 4 weeks ago. I feel that I’ve kind of shot myself in the foot by going part-time because I don’t know anyone in this … Continue reading

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Still alive…I think

First of all, thank you to everyone who has emailed me or commented on my blog since my last post. I’ve been so busy with university and the mail sorting job (which have been taking up every waking minute of … Continue reading

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I must be insane…

Halloween meet up First of all, I should probably mention the meet up that I went along to on Halloween. I was shaking with anxiety before I’d even left my grandparents’ house because I find being in pubs so difficult. … Continue reading

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J’ai un crocodile

So I came across this video a few days ago: It’s a very good metaphor for what having social anxiety disorder is like. The difference being that overcoming SA is not as simple as just telling ourselves not to worry. … Continue reading

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My family still don’t understand…

My mum upset me this morning. I was maybe going to go along to a meet up group and meet an online friend there this afternoon, but my online friend wasn’t able to make it to the meet up, and … Continue reading

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University Stress

I finally have a weekend where I don’t have to work on coursework. I’m using it to try and recover a little bit before beginning the next large piece of coursework. Where to begin…my anxiety has been pretty bad lately … Continue reading

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