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Hi everyone!

I’m stephanie and I just joined this community. Started having anxiety attacks/panic attacks two weeks ago and I just can’t find the light at the end of the tunnel. I take lorazepam to avoid going to hospitals. Other than that been taking cbd oil which helps on good days. Been doing acupuncture chiropractic and started seeing a psychologist. Does anyone have advice on how they were able to manage enough to get their life back? I don’t want to loose my job! Help!

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Hi and welcome. I stopped all meds and just deal with it with prayer and trying to be the best I can be as a mom and at work. I learned that I can only control myself so I stopped stressing about everything else and concentrated on myself. Some days are still hard but I just keep going hoping that things will work out eventually. I live at my in laws with a husband who won't work any more and my daughter. Not ideal but I decided to make the best of it since fighting it has not helped any. I am just thankful we have a place to live and I hope for the best.

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🙏🏽 for your recovery! How long have you been dealing with this? Mine happen so much I’m so scared.

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My hubs has been unemployed for two years so we have been living there for a while. I have tried yelling, threatening divorce, finding him work etc. It doesn't help so I decided to support him and love him and go with it. Don't know what else to do. In good times and bad so I know he will figure it out eventually.

What's going on with you?

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Is this causing you to have anxiety or depression? Honestly I can say I was the happiest I’ve been in a long time and bam it hit me hard. No idea what triggers it still. I think it’s great that you decided to just deal with his flaws and love him unconditionally. I hope he appreciates your love.

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It causes anxiety which I already had because I want a home and all our stuff has been in storage. He loved me when I was involuntarily hospitalized for two moths so I will be there for him. Sometimes things happen for a reason. My daughter's grandfather just died unexpectedly and if we hadn't lived here for the past two years we wouldn't have had all those memories we would have missed if we were on our own also we are here for his mom when we wouldn't have been. God has a plan and I can't change that so I go with it and take in all the family time I can. You can't get that back.

Do you have family to help you?

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My family lives in Miami I live in Atlanta. No family just friends. Why were you hospitalized? Was it your anxiety? Wow your story has made me look at your situation differently after hearing his fathers death. Your right, you happen to be there at the right time. Before the two years and issues with not being able to get the own house did you suffer from anxiety?

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I went crazy one day. Don't know why, just lost it and they called cops to come get me. Wasn't real anxious till after that since it could happen again I guess and that's so scary.

I do have a background of childhood sexual abuse and had an abusive marriage so maybe that was a factor and my four yr old daughter had a serious trauma happen to her.

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P.s. thanks for sharing your story! It helps me cope that so many people understand.

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Your welcome. We have all lived and learned and can help others.

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What made you choose to get off the meds? Have you ever tried chiropractic? Honestly it stops my panic attacks instantly.

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Never tried chiropractor. How does it help anxiety?

I was on heavy antipsychotics and mood stabilizers for seven years. I had extreme weight Gian, fifty pounds and the meds put me at risk for diabetes and heart disease and stroke so I quit. I don't believe the bipolar diagnosis because I believe it was situational so I don't think I need it. I have been better off without for a year now.

They told me that my upper cervical bone is going the opposite way blocking the messages to my brain. Every time I go I have better days. I suggest you see what they say get x rays of what’s going on with your spine. I truly believe it since it allows me to have good days! Those are hard for me lately my anxiety is coming back to back to back to back. Why! 😣

Welcome, i can only tell you my experience, hopefully you don't end up like me? First just going to ask you are either of your parents suffering from anxiety? The reason I ask is cause you can inherit their behavior. I have been suffering with anxiety and depression off and on for about 36 years. Hopefully that doesn't happen to you? I did have to retire early from my job. Not everybody ends up like me. It's great that you are being proactive with this. When I first started having anxiety,bi didn't know what it was,? I have been getting help for several years n medication.

No, my parents didn’t suffer from it. My brother seems to have developed a little bit of anxiety but nothing like what I’ve been dealing with. I am trying to break the cycle. If there is such a thing.

A cycle for yourself maybe? Usually it happens if you get the right treatment? Even then there's No GUARANTEED? It seems I got the right Medication, but I still have some issues with being outside, I have extreme exhaustion that I'm afraid I'll FALL? I even bought a chair cane, in case I can't stand, because of my weight, it broke. I even get my daughter to shop for me. But I hope you get this under control? The longer it continues it might stay for Who knows how long? Like I said for me 36yrs and counting.

Welcome to the group Stephanie. I think your doing a good job. You may want to find a therapist. The psychologist usually just give you medicine. The therapist you talk to and they help you more in my opinion. I had the same medicine. They want to change your medicine that will me in your system longer.

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Were you able to get rid of your anxiety?

No I still have it. I've had it since I was 15. I never took medicine for it. I been on and off medicine since 2015. My anxiety only came when it was a death or really stressful. I only take the medicine when I would have attacks. In the beginning I was really against medicine and therapy but my anxiety got so bad I decided to try it.

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So it’s been on and off for you?

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Yes it has. It's been really hard since 2015

I just back into therapy. My therapist said anxiety is fear. She wanted to know what happened to me I'm my life. I found out eventhough my anxiety attacks didn't start until I was 15. It had been there since childhood. I figured out it came from me being molested as a child at 5 or 6.

Hello I had a therapist who did trauma therapy and there's something called grounding that helped me a little bit with feelings of anxiety...have a look at this site it gives you some techniques to try.

drsarahallen.com/7-ways-to-...

Hope you find something that helps!

It's good your trying to get help. Counseling and meds help but being with people that understand what you're going through helps alot. I haven't found anything that really takes it all away.

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