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Azlyn’s Story

“…if you think something is up, please seek professional help!!”

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I have been battling extreme anxiety for my entire life (since birth; since I was adopted). I have been to countless doctors, specialists, anything you can probably think of. Eventually I was able to get most of it under control, but I have many other issues happening. But again, I got it under control for the most part, and I lived an okay life… up until recently. One day, something didn’t seem right, but I avoided my feelings and thought it was just me having an off day. PFF. I wish that was the case. Day by day, things got even worse; until I couldn’t ignore my feelings. So I understood that something about me was changing, but I couldn’t describe it. I ignored my feelings and emotions for a couple months, until I couldn’t take it anymore. finally I told my friend, and my parents, and I went to see my psychologist. She kinda just listened to me; but then she knew something was up. So we did some more tests, and it came back I have depression, along with many other problems. I knew something was up, but even after taking those tests, I refused to get help because I thought I’d be able to deal with everything on my own. I was a teenage girl who didn’t need help. Or so I thought. Things got really bad, so I took a leave of absence from my job, because I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to work. Things got a little better, and then it took another turn. So here we are again, but this time I’m still waiting to get more tests done.

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I still haven’t fully overcome this experience, but I’m hoping it will happen soon!

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As many people say, you know yourself better than anyone else. No one believed me that something was wrong with me, until they heard it from my therapist. So if you think something is up, please seek professional help!!

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