I'm new here Dealing with strong anxious episodes

I don't know what's wrong with me. I can go for months without an episode and suddenly out of nowhere I get these anxiety attacks that have me feeling trapped, hanging on to "normal life" by the tips of my fingers and a complete dread of getting up and going to work. I'm high functioning, but lately - the past month - that is a struggle. I'm afraid to ask my boss off so I can rest and recharge, since I broke my ankle earlier this year and was out of the office for six weeks. But if I don't get out of this situation, I don't know what is going to happen.

I have an appointment with my physchiatrist in a week, but I'm not sure I can hold on that long. I have soooo many things that have fallen by the wayside while this takes over my life - the house hasn't been cleaned, my personal hygiene is suffering, etc. Help!

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  • I know exactly how you feel. I am currently having an episode of depression/anxiety/OCD. It has a way of taking over every aspect of your life! I know the feeling of clinging on to the little bit normalcy you have left. Try calling your psychiatrist daily to see if they've had a cancellation or ask if you can be on a cancellation list. If you ever feel like you are not going to make it plz seek emergency help. Talk to someone. Keep reading the posts from this site. People have lots of tips that can be useful.

    Best wishes.

  • Hi, I agree, call and see if you can get in sooner. Sounds like your also depressed, I get that way, everything goes to hell. I am sure your Dr. will help you, get you on some meds to help pull you out of this struggle. I understand as I am a depressed/anxiety person, and I feel like my life is being stolen. I also know my brain can and will lie to me. So I take each day slowly, do not push myself that only makes it worse, all things will come together eventually. Be good to yourself. Do 1 good thing a day just for You. I send Love & Peace. Sprinkle 1

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