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I overcame anxiety

Joined: 5/29/2011
Posts: 2
This was my first year at high school. Not only was it different but I had to leave all my friends because they all went to different schools than I did. I felt so alone and I had always been an anxious person but before I knew it I was not able to stay in class because my anxiety got so bad! I was constantly having panic attacks and crying. I didn't understand why I was doing it but I knew that I could not control it. My teachers and the staff thought I was faking it at first, and that really hurt. I started failing all my classes because I wasn't in class to learn the material. I felt like my life was falling apart because I couldn't pass or even stay in my classes, I wasn't with my friends, and everything just seemed to go wrong. It got so bad that I had to see a counselor that sent me to get medication. I didn't want to take medication because I was afraid of the side effects but the doctor explained it to me and I started taking the medication. It helped me so much and I was able to stay in class again and I got my grades up and passed all my classes! Of course my anxiety still bothers me sometimes but I have been able to do great in school! And that is how I overcame anxiety.
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