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Help with severe anxiety

I am extremely anxious all day long. I wake up with it. Medication doesn't help it. I've had so many med changes. My chest pounds all day.I can't stand it anymore. I've tried every way of coping with no luck. I

need help!!!!!!!

I took the genesight

Test where the inside of your cheek is cotton swabbed and sent to a lab to find out meds that would help. I dont have the energy to go thru "trial and error" for the list of meds that MIGHT work

I'm only 59 can't spend the rest of my life with this.

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Going through the same thing

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It's awful. Let me know if you find something that helps please

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I know it may seem like you just can't do another thing .... but it may be the one thing you do follow through with that does help you.... try to follow through with the genesight and see what they can do for you.... I've heard from another member who had something like this done and it helped the doctors know exactly what medications to prescribe and it changed her life.... I'm glad your sharing about this...even small things like that can help.

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I called Genesight. They told me that one of my meds isn't doing anything for me. That another med I was on a low dose and the dose probably needs to be increased. Hoping for some relief.

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I hope so too.....that's really good news and promising.....

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That's a good starting point. Do you get any other help, eg therapy?

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Im in therapy. Spend most of the 45 min sessions doing breathing exercises to calm down the anxiety.

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Does it help?

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Therapy helps for the 2 days I go. Other day my chest pounds. Thinking of going to a herbalist.

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Are you able to use the techniques that you use during your therapy sessions when you're at home/ out and about?

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No. Deep breathing is not something that works outside of my therapists office. I keep trying

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I hope you feel better soon, sending you good vibes and big hugs x

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