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Postby Elrond » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:55 pm

Have you ever looked around a crowd or a store and wondered where are the "low functioning" people you hear sharing their struggles online, and why does everyone you see in real life seem fine and casual if someone talks to them and no one is in fight/flight/freeze? Many of the people who talk about their anxious/paranoid behavior online say they have jobs or graduated college, so they're obviously not all hiding at home. How come I can't identify them? Any stranger can easily recognize me as trauma-response-based and paralyzed. Where are the other people like me why don't I see them?? Does anyone know what I'm talking about
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Postby Iwantfearaway1 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:41 am

How trama based are you? Like, do you have a job? You appear afraid of others?What is your disorder? Need some information to help?
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Postby Elrond » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:23 am

I do have a job but the anxiety never lessens with exposure to people. I just thought with all of the people in the world I would see others like me who can't hide it. I'm a very rational person but the many trauma triggers take me over completely all the time.
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Postby Iwantfearaway1 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:42 pm

Me too. I hide my fear. I hate it tho. Some of us are better at hiding the fear. antidepressants have helped some. I may feel the same as you, but I can get through my day now. I remember thi.king that if I were to die in an accident or something that I would be relieved my fearful and terrifying life was over. I would never kill myself. There aren't many of us that have this.

-- Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:45 am --

Btw, do you smoke?

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Btw, do you smoke?
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Postby Elrond » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:14 pm

No, why do you ask? I don't have anything against it
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