By Anonymous - 11/03/2015 18:43 - United States

Today, I finally accepted I need help with my anxiety issues. I started small and I joined a support forum and wrote a post. I was quickly called a troll by multiple users, accused of faking it, and told to "fuck off back to Tumblr" because they wouldn't believe my anxiety is really so serious. FML
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I have also been diagnosed with anxiety. I found it helpful to talk to a counsellor, maybe you would too.

CurlyQute 17

I've been there before. Not the forum, but the anxiety.


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ChopSuey444 20

Joining a support group for anxiety and being trolled is probably going to cause more anxiety. Anxiety Attack caused by Anxiety Support would be ironic, I believe.

Some people online are so crude. They don't understand that there's an actually person behind the computer and that they have feelings. I hope you find the help that you need! I have anxiety also, mental disorders are hard! don't give up on getting help it will get better!

colton_colton 49

Try and get some professional help. Screw tumblr people

SilverInGray 25

It wasn't the tumblr people saying that... They were telling the op to go back to tumblr

Nonetheless, tumblr people can be quite annoying sometimes.

danceinconverse 25

People from every social media platform can be annoying sometimes for that matter. In fact...people in general are annoying sometimes...what a groundbreaking discovery! Everyone has the ability to be an asshole!!

Well I'm hella on tumblr and also have anxiety. If you're on the right side, tumblr is actually very helpful to those with conditions and disabilities, there are tons of heart lifting and motivational posts

Everyone trivializes mental illness. I'm OCD, and not the funny kind. The I can't concentrate on anything else in the world because there is an uneven number of forks in the silverware drawer OCD. And it sucks. Some people don't see how debilitating it is. Also, bipolar, but I've been able to manage that with medication. It's not mood swings like people laugh about. Mental disorders are a real problem for the ones who truly suffer.

Most people still believe that mental illness is something you can just get over. I have BPD, with sever social anxiety. it's s struggle everyday. Especially since I had adverse reactions to the multiple drugs they tried to put me on. I feel for ya OP. Keep fighting the good fight.

Basically everyone is annoying. "So done with this comment thread."

CurlyQute 17

I've been there before. Not the forum, but the anxiety.

I've been on those support forums before. I went because I had social anxiety and was looking for people like me because I had no friends. People just ignored me. Lol

I'm sorry, I hope you can find something to help with that! Anxiety sucks yo.

saraitkddh 47

Don't let them get at you OP, I think it is better for you to get professional help from a specialist.

i'd find a professional in person to help. Since I have OCD which is a form of anxiety, I kinda know what you're going through. Talking with real people helps.

don't mind them OP, I hope you find someone else to go to, remember, we're always here :)

FML is not the place to go for help. With anything.

But they still try... Look how many people come here for relationship advice... CRAZY!

I have also been diagnosed with anxiety. I found it helpful to talk to a counsellor, maybe you would too.

CrassKal 27

I started taking medicine for anti-anxiety. They've helped a TON but I still have a ways to go. Not everyone wants to go the pharmaceutical route, but I highly recommend it.

low doses of xanex three Times a week has changed my life, the pharmaceutical route just gets a bad shake. see an actual professional, not internet trolls.

I was having breakdowns in class worrying about totally unrealistic things before I went on medication. Medication is fantastic and really helps, it's just that it doesn't solve the problem long term unless you stay on them for extensive periods of time.

People online can be assholes OP try a therapist

I'm sorry, op. There's a lot of options out there, I hope you find something helpful!