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Generalized Anxiety Disorder among a few other things

Hi everyone. Just checking in to say hello. I am new to this group. I am 58 years old and still manage to have a job even though I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, clinical depression, mild OCD, PTSD, and ADHD. Meds definitely help but also definitely do not make any of it go away. I found this group while just looking for articles about anxiety especially anxiety and confusion which I seem to suffer with a lot. When I am in a state of extreme anxiety, I get very confused, sometimes feeling frozen, unable to think of what I need to do next. It's weird. I feel weird when it happens. Any my boyfriend definitely thinks it is weird. Anyway, thanks for this group. :-)

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You're fantastic to have all of these problems and still be working! Between my 1 son and myself we have all of these problems also. Neither of us is able to work, though. Don't you want your anxiety to be treated better and to be under control? For that you need a good psychiatrist and for all of your problems I highly recommend a good counselor. It's no wonder you get confused and frozen and weird feeling since you have these conditions not under control. I think that is just normal.

I hope you opt to get treated and get to a better place with all of your problems. I can't imagine being frozen and being at work. Doesn't that create problems at your job? I know that I had problems at work due to my memory losses from years of being on anti-anxiety meds called benzodiazepines. It took about 14 years before the memory problems surfaced and the benzos were absolutely needed so I don't regret them. They allowed me to work those 14 years but then I had to stop working due to the short and long term memory losses.

Your Dr. may choose a different type of drug now that it's known what the benzos do to memories, so don't worry about that. And forewarned is forearmed. I would still choose to have my high anxiety brought under control like it has been all of this time. Best wishes to you and your good health!

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What for benzo you taken ?

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Do you mean my diagnosis? I have GAD which is a major anxiety disorder.

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Yes

I have thé Same but its heavy thé anxiety from ptsd

My doc told me Xanax but i dont know what is er ther another ? Benzo that help because Xanax afther view houres my anxiety come back not Nice

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Yes, Xanax tends to be short-term relief even though it's not always written up that way in drug descriptions written by pharmaceutical companies. 2-4 hours is all it ever really helped much for me. I spent 29 years on Tranzene/clorazepate or Klonopin/clonazepam. Both last well over 8 hours once your initial period of the most extreme stress and anxiety is past.

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Thank you i think best long action than Xanax is ok at day but hmm at night not

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Why not at night? Also, I don't know what you're aware of...a benzodiazepine can be required to control a major anxiety disorder, but it also has the potential to cause memory problems. Both short and long term. It doesn't have to but certainly can do that, especially after years of use.

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My memory is to good. My head never stop ptsd anxiety and i have also adhd that togheter is really a bomb not easy its really hard. So my head need rest a night

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Oh, yes, I do know all about the challenges of ADHD and PTSD. But taking a benzo for a major anxiety disorder around the clock allows you to get needed rest from the anxiety itself. For myself and others, it's the only way we would rest at night.

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I know

It's because i need thé Sleep. Because otherwise you get a Big Jump to down

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I don't understand what you're saying, can you explain?

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Sorry i mean if you not Sleep good

Or head need rest

Because i Sleep only 3 or maiby 4 houres

Always did but now my head is like a internetbrowser😉😂so i mean when i not gone sleep enough than i feel not really happy. Also follow therapy and work Ye Sorry sometimes i am to fast in explain

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Ok, thanks. I hope you have a great day today.

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Ye its evening

Here

Belgium hey 😊

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Interesting, Belgium! Ok, have a great weekend!

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Thank you

It's tommorw Sunday so have thé work

Have a Nice weekend too

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