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No support groups no face to face meetings I have a psychiatrist who gave me Prozac and Xanax and I have appointment to see a therapist on October 16th my anxiety is always through the roof and being anxious all the time makes me even more depressed and am just struck and my only safe place is my house I can’t even go shopping with my mom no-more because am always panicking as soon as I get the confidence to go to the store and walk in my anxiety goes crazy I always end up leaving out very quickly leaving my mom and whoever else came with me in the store I go to the car and cry and the feeling of helplessness and worthless come to me and than I started feeling so alone and the first thing comes to mind is go get a drink u know it will make u feel better and u want be anxious but I know my alcohol mind is lieing to me am trying my best to stay away from alcohol and weed because I want to feel better sometimes I just want to give up and stop trying because is to exhausting and frustrating and I don’t see nothing getting better for me right now am tried of going through hell daily really need some encouraging words to get me through this tonight

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Hello Tamka39, I just wanted to send you a virtual hug or two! Please know that there are people on this forum that although have never met care and want you to be well. We all want you to feel better.

Focus on the fact that you have an appointment with your counsellor to start on that road to a more positive state of wellbeing. Maybe write down just on some paper or a notebook what you need from counselling but focus on your goals e.g. I am in the supermarket and manage to do my shopping or I feel calm or I am so proud of myself. Do not think about how you are going to get there just write down what you want to achieve for your own health. Remember the right counsellor will help you work out which tools and strategies will help you manage your anxiety. Please let us know how you are getting on and keep in touch with this community.

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Ok I will and thank you

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I know too well how awful depression/anxiety are, and they are not easy to deal with, I loved Prozac when I was on it, it takes 6 to 8 weeks to build up in your system, you did not say how long you have been on it. It came off of it as I build up a tolerance to it. Zanax is great for anxiety, I suggest when you are going to the store, or an engagement you take one about 30 mins before you leave, that should take the edge of your anxiety, it works for me. Try to think about the fun you will have looking for the things you need, and see how much fun it is when you do it, I think you will find the time passes quickly. I am glad you are seeing a therapist, as Jyelrihs suggests, write down some questions you want to ask it will help break the ice and the therapist will be able to help you better. Come back and talk to us, we care and do not want you to suffer. I send you love, courage and strength. Sprinkle 1.....

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Awwwww thank you so much am just tried of struggling I been thinking about taking my own life but am not because I want to live and I have so much to look forward too I just hate being anxious all the time is so exhausted

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Anxiety is just so hard. I am glad people like you post truthfully. It helps others . Everyone is affected. Things always get better. I encourage you to post & put yourself first . Peace to you

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Thank u is time i put myself first

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I agree -- focus on seeing your counselor and talking out your anxieties, when you feel them and ask for help to understand why. The counselor can give you ideas that can help you ease them, in addition to the Xanax. Do you think the Xanax is helping you? Do you see it calming you? If you don't think it is working, tell your psychiatrist. How long have you been taking it?

Remember too that certain foods, like caffeine and sugar, can make your anxieties worse. Fast foods can make the anxieties worse, too. Eating a balanced diet (protein, carbohydrate [bread]) with fresh vegetables and fruits can help you feel calmer, less anxious.

Self affirmations like 'I am ok', 'let things be', 'I can do this', 'I am not a failure', can encourage yourself. Drinking will only make things worse and it will certainly make your anxieties worse because alcohol is a sugar. It does not relax, even though it feels like it does, but makes anxiety worse.

Try to walk daily inside your home, for exercise. Watch an exercise program and do the entire workout. It will help you feel better, overall, and about yourself. Clean your house as this will help encourage you, too.

Anxiety is hard to live with, I know, but you can do little things that can help ease it and feel better.

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Thank you so u have anxiety?

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Hi, Tamka39 - stay on your meds and keep that therapist's appointment! How long have you been on Prozac? It can take up to six weeks to work, so don't worry if you haven't seen a change. For your anxiety, have you tried meditation? It can really help when used in conjunction with meds. Good luck!

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8 days on the Prozac and I been trying meditation just scared to take the Xanax do u take medication for and or depression

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I do take anti-depressants and they help. One thing to know is that they CAN lose their effectiveness over time, so you may need to change periodically. I am currently on Cymbalta. Have you talked to your doc about your worries about the Xanax? If you don't feel like you can, you might think about changing doctors if you can. For the anxiety, there is a good book called "Mindsight" that you might check out. Hang in there!

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Thank you

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Hi Tamka39,

You are loved, you are important, you are valuable, you are precious, you are needed.

Sometimes when I feel like I am down in the dumps, music will lift up my spirits. Do you mind if I share a song with you? Maybe this might hep...

(I hope this works!)

God Will Make A Way - Praise Songs

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Thank you 🙏🏾

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