Started dealing with crippling anxiety a couple of months ago and I wish I knew what the answer was. I'm in therapy and taking Buspar but the medication feels like it's making me worse. The only thing that kind of helps is Klonopin but I feel horrible for taking that and like I'm ruining my brain by being on it. I pray everyday that God will heal me of this or show me the answer of how to fix it. I constantly feel like I'm about to leave the planet or that something bad is going to happen and I'm so worn out that my brain and body are numb.
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I feel you its hard most days, you arent alone
I understand I feel very similar! You are not alone , don’t give up
Thank you, it is helpful to know that I'm not alone. I'm mainly tired of having all of these irrational fears It's like I know they aren't true but they feel like they are.
Hi Always262 and this is exactly where Anxiety gets to play it's mind and body game
with you. Once your rational thoughts are overtaken by anxiety, the belief that something
bad will happen becomes stronger.
Anxiety is nothing but a lie that our brain tells us is real. As long as we fear it, Anxiety
wins it's monstrous game. Anxiety is like playing a game of chess. Every time we move,
anxiety blocks us and makes us feel cornered. When we feel cornered, we feel hopeless.
Before you know it, we start to wonder if this is real. We become completely worn out
both physically and mentally (anxiety then has us right where it wants)
The Answer is to Accept Anxiety as nothing but a lie. Use your therapy to find the root
of your problem which will allow you to get back on the right path. Medication is but a
temporary fix in allowing you to find your way back. It's getting unstuck from this fear
cycle that is going to allow you to go forward in life. As you do, you will emotionally
start to feel better and at the end, you will win this game of chess
After all, games are for winning. I'm glad you're here with us. xx
Thank you so much- I'm really hoping the therapy will help It's hard because I feel so physically ill as well. It's like my mind is thinking there's no way that the anxiety can be causing all of this and there has to be something seriously wrong that they just haven't found. I am definitely hoping to find the root of all of this.
Just a few more word Always....I was there as well. How could anxiety cause such
horrific physical symptoms. I wasn't about to believe it for a moment. After my
fear trapped me in my home for 5 years (Agoraphobia), I realized the doctors and
therapist were right. I call it my "aha moment"...Everything I had heard in therapy
but never listened to was the answer. I just wasn't hearing it at the time.
Once the time was right for me, I put one foot in front of the other and started
reversing my negative thinking by trusting once again.
The doctors and therapists were the professionals that I was resistant to. I'm hoping
with our help and support, you will be able to find your way once more. We've got you xx
I totally understand. No one knows how you suffer with mental illness unless they have it. Trying to stay positive but some days the pain is simply unbearable
Thank you all so much. Yes it really is unbearable. I tried Buspar and did not do well with it and am currently dealing with that crap now on top of all of this. I'm praying this passes asap.