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    Coping mechanisms

    I almost dated a guy who found my relentless foot boucing really annoying. Its a coping mechanism I adopted from my Mom. I do it even when I don't necessarily feel anxious, its just comforting. My current boyfriend actually finds it just as comforting as I do. Keep surrounding yourself with people who care. He knows it helps me and he put in the effort to try to understand. Just very thankful for my support system.

    #AnxietyCoping #restless #encouragement #supportsystem

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    I'm new here!

    Just wanted to say hello. I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia in February. I'm pretty new to all of this. I'm happy to finally have some answers. I don't have a support system at home. My husband refuses to believe anything is wrong with me. According to him, "I don't know what real pain feels like." "I'm just lazy." So I'm hoping you all can help me with a support system. #FibromyalgiaDiagnosis #supportsystem

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    Bipolar Steals My Credibility

    <p><a href="" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce6600553f33fe98e465" data-name="Bipolar" title="Bipolar" target="_blank">Bipolar</a> Steals My Credibility</p>
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    How to ‘be there’ for someone with an anxiety friend/ other half #Anxiety #supportsystem

    Most articles that I’ve read when dealing with anxiety issues’ support system is to ‘be there’ and listen. But how to be a good listener and better support companion for them? #Anxiety #supportsystem

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    When the situation is delicate, how do you grow your support system ?

    My illness induced PTSD has gotten bad lately and my support system is very small ( 3 people total, 1 being my psychologist ). As much as I want to tell some of my friends, I’m afraid to because the things involved with my PTSD are some of the worst days of my life and I can’t have those things just blown over in conversation or become common knowledge to others outside my circle.
    #supportsystem #illnessinducedptsd

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    Lack of emotional support

    Every single hospitalization I can remember, my mom didn’t really show emotion, so when I was in pain, going or something traumatic , there was no emotional support. She was always the one to stay overnight in the hospital with me . If you can relate, what did you do? Im thinking that maybe I should just try to find people I’m close to who can provide the emotional support during those times.


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    Does anyone ever worry about overwhelming you’re support system ?

    I’m in the middle of some pretty tough stuff and I worry that those who make up my support system will leave if I contact them too much.


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    Reaching out to friends after a depressive episode advice?

    I'll try to keep this as short and to the point as I can. A little over a month ago I stopped trazodone cold turkey (shouldn't have, I know but I couldn't get more due to outside circumstances) and had to deal with nearly 3 weeks of withdrawl symptoms. In addition to this, my depression symptoms came back stronger, the main one being a strong need to isolate myself from everyone and everything. During that time I was fortunate to have 3 friends message me concerned that I hadn't replied to them and wondering if I was ok. Now that I have a little more energy I want to reach out and tell them I'm back and apologize for not talking to them sooner. But the problem is, I'm afraid to tell them why. I'm afraid to tell them about my depression and how bad it can get. One is skeptical of antidepressants in general, one knows I take them but doesn't know a lot of details, and one has trouble "seeing me as" someone with mental illness because apparently I hide it well. I can't just use the "things got busy" excuse. I don't know what to tell them or how much. Any ideas? #Depression #trazodone #selfisolating #supportsystem #Friends #DepressiveEpisodes

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    Unhealthy Weight Loss & Struggling To Recognize It

    <p>Unhealthy Weight Loss & Struggling To Recognize It</p>
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    support system #supportsystem

    feeling so grateful for the support of my husband... his love for me never ceases even in difficult times!! I wanted to post something positive for once!!