Needing help

i have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD. A few years ago I moved my older brother in with me as he had a severe medical condition- I am a divorced mother of 4. On Dec 10 he had a heart attack in our home and died in my arms, was revived by rescue squad and died 8 days later. Since his passing, I'm in a constant state of panick!! My bed is my safety zone. The thought of leaving the house paralyzes me. I'm on Cymbalta, Xanax, Wellbutrin and Clonopin. I feel like I am taking nothing. I can't stand this feeling of paralyzation every day and every night. I feel as tho I'm at my breaking point.

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  • Does your Dr. know that your anxiety isn't under control? If not, please put in a call to tell him/her. He may want to increase your anti-anxiety meds. Are you presently receiving counseling? If so, have you been working on this problem specifically? You can be working on getting you up and outside and just going through the motions of getting out and desensitizing you from your fear of meeting people. If you haven't a counselor, now isn't too late. You most definitely need one. A counselor will have several ways to work this problem out.

    I don't see why you should be suffering so when you can contact your Dr. and expect him to prescribe whatever you need to get you through this difficult time and to keep on top of things and decrease your meds when it's time and you're ready. Take care and God bless.

  • Im so sorry to hear of your brothers passing and what you're experiencing. My condolences to you and yours.

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