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Anxiety getting worse

Hi My anxiety is getting worse. Especially in the am. I am taking citalopram 10mg for 7 yrs since I had ppost pardom depression. I’m 50 now and wondering if my hormones, adrenals and cortisol are all out of whack again. I’m thinking if going back to my dr to change or increase my meds but Am wondering if this is just masking the problem. They never address hormines or adrenals or even cortisol levels upon waking. But I hate feeling this way. I can’t get anything done, I’m overwhelmed, tired and achy. I had epstein bar in my 20’s and now read about how it effects anxiety. So maybe the virus us active again. I do have legitimate stress and internalize alot. My husband and I don’t communicate really well and my 7 yr old keeps me busy so no relationship time with hubby. Our house needs repairs, our hedges are iut of control, we should psint... it all weighs on me. No one understands. I get worried about needing more medication. I want to get better not worse.

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I'm in the same boat as you but not on meds, my anxiety is getting worse to the point I take myself to a n e,

If my doctors are reluctant to do bloods I go private.

Medi check have some deals on at the moment if you wanted to get them checked.

Have you ever had head tingle/Crawley feeling in your head and face when you've been anxious or anything?

Hope your feeling better soon.

Jjb1983

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No I’ve never had those symptoms. What is a ne?

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Accident and emergency

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Hello, Yes your hormones will cause you problems in the meno. I went thru hell. I was on natural hormones for a few years, they were made to suite my body. Do not let any Dr. put you on premerin that is made from Pregnant mares urine, a sick way of doing business and treating horses.

I built up tolerance to Prozac after a number of years, then was on Zoloft until I built up tolerance to that. Now it has been a see saw trying to find the correct med's to get me well. I am 76 now and suffering from clinical depression and high anxiety, Dr. just put me on Viibryd it is working, but it is expensive, I have samples and intend to contact the company and see if they have a plan to help low income people.

Therapy is great, and see if you can find a support group in your area, they are generally free and invaluable.

I wish you well and send you energy and love. Sprinkle 1 ......

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You’ve been on that medication for a long time now. It might be time to try something else. We get immune to our meds sometimes. It happened to me with lexapro. And maybe it’s time to see a therapist. Having a troubled relationship definitely will play a huge factor in mental illness. It might be time to suggest counseling. I have really bad hormone problems too. No one understands how bad it is until they feel it. It’s a big mess of yucky feelings that get out of control. I’m on Zoloft because my doctor said it also helps women with their levels. I’m sorry about everything you’re going through. We’re all here for you 💜

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Thanks for replying. My relationship isn’t horrible. We just don’t have time. I work weekends and 3 days during the week. We both are exhausted at the end of our days. So we are becoming roomates so to speak. Sometimes I think my anxiety is making to much out of it and it’s mostly just a story i’m making up. I was on zoloft after I had post pardum depression but then switched to citalopram with is generic celexa. I’m really learning about functional medicine so want to dig deeper into finding the root cause of things. But for now I can’t live like this so I am probably goung back to adjust my medication first. I am also starting to see a nutritionist and am learning more about hotmone function and adrenal fatigue.

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That’s great you’re going to see a nutritionist. I bet that helps a lot. My sister is very into nutrition and she’s so healthy. And I’m glad you’re going to adjust your meds. I absolutely understand how your mind can make you feel like things are worse than they are. Our overthinking definitely does that to me. Good luck with everything! Keep us posted!

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I am not a doctor, but that is a low dose from my experience. I am 48 and going through menopause. I also have had a ton of stress for many years. I had been on the same dose. It just stopped working. I agree that many things can impact anxiety and depression. I have had to take a look at many areas of my life. I can honestly say though, that I wouldn't be getting better without the right medication. I hope you find what works for you.

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There is an easier way to overcome severe anxiety without years of therapy, doctors visits, and expensive medication when you know the truth to where the anxiety comes from.

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And ?

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So can you explain more about your statement.

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