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222417 tn?1241564300

I wish we could all meet

I have always thought it would be great if we could all meet  like at some kind of conference. Just to meet people like ourselves and to talk about our problems. I have tried CBT  but I found it was not for me. But to be able to meet people who are suffering with anxiety and Gad . This would probably help a lot of people imensely.  Just my thoughts.
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880512 tn?1249085122
That is a great idea as far as I am concerned, we need to start a yearly anxiety conference. who knows it might work. Just my thoughts also.
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Who is paying for the plain tickets? Got people from all over the world. You could look for people local to yourself and start up a support group. Lot of people can't travel because of their anxiety. Even some that may be local to yourself. Lot of thought would have to go into it. May have to accept it was just a good idea if people say no thanks.
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756668 tn?1287225387
That would be alot of fun I think.  I am sure it would be one hyped conference!  lolol...no pun intended.  I think we could all benefit!  Would be nice meeting all the people we chat with on line.
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242912 tn?1402543492
Lol...sounds just terrifying to me!  Not that it wouldn't be nice to meet y'all, it's just that I would have to look decent and leave the house, Then, to be in a room with so many people would just freak me out!  
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687419 tn?1247029794
I think that the best would be to just try to put one together in your area. People with this disorder are affraid to leave there home.
I have thought of the same thing many of times it's just not that easy for people like us.
It is a great thought though:)
Takecare
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Trying to get a conference of anxiety sufferers together -- isn't that one of the old jokes?  The Far Side or something?  Obviously, nobody in the room!
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756668 tn?1287225387
Yeah that is true to a point..but not all of us who suffer from anxiety...me GAD for the past 8 years..have the problem of being in a room full of people.  

jade..think of it this way...at least you would be around people who understand what you are feeling and going through.

Treeman..I still like the idea. : ) But wishful thinking.  Guess it will have to d meeting right here.
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771731 tn?1239893371
Me too, I suffer from anxiety but have no problem being in a room filled with people.  Quite the opposite, actually.  I'm at my worst when I'm alone b/c my mind wanders.  So, I'd be interested in something like this...if only just to laugh at ourselves :)

Probably not practical given everyone is scattered all over, but I'm guessing there are probably opportunities like this in our local areas.
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756668 tn?1287225387
Happy to hear it does not affected you as well..this just goes to show that what one person may feel doesn't mean all of us will. I too when I am home all alone..then it gets worse, not bad...I can control it somewhat for the most part....but being around people is a piece of cake.  I use to not be ale to fly alone...now a thing of the past. I actually have 3 flights coming up...1st on June14th.  
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494640 tn?1262737989
i can go out nd love being aroud ppl its only when i dont sleep the night before i carnt leave the house i panick x
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771731 tn?1239893371
I'm not great at public transportation, but its not b/c of the people.  Its the fear of not being in control of whatever I'm on (train, plane, etc.).  Even with cars, I prefer to be the one driving.

I have a trip coming up in July, between layovers and everything, it will be 5 different flights....not looking forward to that.  Although lately, I'm less worried about the actual flight and more worried that I'll have a panic attack on the plane....I'm panicking about maybe panicking in the future, lol.  I'm trying to not let the fear of flying overshadow how much I'm looking forward to the trip though.
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242912 tn?1402543492
I don't think I worded my post well last night.  It's not really the idea of being around so many people because it would be nice being with others who feel like I do.  It would be more the anxiety that's produced for me before an event or appt.  Getting ready and getting there.  It's really not "people" that cause me anxiety, it's more like what hannah1505 said about not sleeping the night before.  I don't sleep well at all and the anticipation of the event would keep me awake all night and then I would be a mess the next day and...lol, I would probably cancel.

Sorry treeman...didn't mean for it to sound like you had a bad idea :)  I've just not had much sleep for weeks now and I'm not thinking straight.

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Actually, I wasn't talking about the room full of people but the travel to get there.
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222417 tn?1241564300
Me too when I am alone is when Anxiety is worse
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That mean we won't be able to see Lydia in her high heeled leather boots and whip. What a shame. LOL.
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1103110 tn?1341254499
I agree with Jade59 it would be terrifying for me too! Oh I can imagine me running out screaming with the swarms of unfamiliar faces! I just recently had a "going out" experience and let me tell you it was soooo embarrasing. It will be a longggg time before I ever try going out again. Oh and by the way, yes I suffer anxiety/panic attack and I am agorophobic. So there are people out there who thinks this is a good ideal and then there are some that it would be scary to them.
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