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How do I keep reminding myself its anxiety and nothing more? I'm feeling hopeless. I went out for a fun day and as soon as I got home I was drained and crying I've never been like this before anyone feel mentally and physically drained

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Kimmieblue

Yes I do. Anxiety is awful. I'm sorry you had a good day and it all went down hill. I often feel like I'm acting a part in a play but it's not really me. Sounds stupid I know. Hope you feel better soon.

Keep telling yourself it's all anxiety and it can be put right. Do you take medication?

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sgbmandy

First of all well done for having a fun day, I know how exhausting a day out can be when were anxious. But that is what it is anxiety. Then it plays with our thoughts and scares us to the crying point. We have to fight these thoughts and keep fighting, you've had a great day out and your still here, you've had the overwhelming thoughts thats reduced you to tears and your still here, you've written this post, and your still here. Whenever I get these thoughts and all the other stuff that comes along with anxiety I do something that takes concentration either paint my nails make out Christmas list ect until the thoughts pass, the more you beat it the more you'll be a able to change your thoughts pattern. And realise it is just anxiety. Change the thinking to positive even a painting by numbers is a good distraction, put one on your Christmas list. Xxx works xxxmandy

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Thank you so much that is very helpful and made me feel so much better, it's so hard to try and fight the thoughts they always seem to win and be true but I will try your techniques thanks again :)

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Timsmith
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Your a good person your very supportive in all the post I read.

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sgbmandy
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Why thankyou kid sir xxxmandy😉

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Lottieonline

Oh dear I have to admit I've been the same lately.

I went out and as soon as I got home, tears like a flowing river! Once I started I just couldn't stop 😪😪😪

Are you on any types of medication from your GP?

I hope today you feel better, is this normal behaviour for you?

Wishing you hugs

Lottieonline

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Only Ativan for short term what do you take? I'm never usually like this it only started after all this anxiety what makes you cry?

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Lottieonline

Omg what makes me cry? Just about anything and everything. What will I do tomorrow and what if I feel worse in the morning. I have an infected finger right now, I'm worried what if it doesn't completely heal. My last day of antibiotics. My daughter went to A&E last night, she suffers from skin Lupus and there is a 20% chance it could turn into Lupus SLE which is the one that can take your life, so I got all worked up about that. The list continues. The tears don't stop ever, I can get through a box of tissues in a day.

Sorry but I have to go, speak soon.

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Personalpower101

Hi you need to switch your mind from looking at all the possible problems

An focus on all the good stuff because your subconscious will kick out with symptoms and you do have the power an choice to do that but you just been to busy focusing on problems in stead of solutions ,

I've been there and I know how hard it can be but there is a way out , be kind to yourself an see all the amazing things you have done 😀 is the best start

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sgbmandy

I've been on dothiepan for 35 years never heard of anyone else on it it is an anti anxiety drug and has helped me I don't get the full blown panick attack, only very occasionally that reduces me to Tears, they take the edge off it by blocking nerve endings, another name is prothiedin or dosulepin, anyone ever had these, mine are sugar coated so they don't give me numb throaght or acid reflux. Just curious and they don't make you drousy or zombified.xx mandy

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bellame15

Everyday..I wake up with anxiety...dizzy, shaking, ear pressure...mine started in April, not to long after my kids father passed in a car accident.. I wonder everyday will I get better and will this anxiety go away...I want my life back...no meds seem to be working for me

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sgbmandy
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Omg no wonder your feeling like you do my love I am so sorry for your loss. Bless you and your babies. You will get better may take time, be strong you've come this far do it for yourself and your precious children. My thoughts are with you always. Xxx mandy

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bellame15
bellame15
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Thank you..its very difficult, everyday is a struggle.. Just want to feel normal again

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sgbmandy
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You will love keep strong love xx mandy😉

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I am so sorry for your loss, you are very strong. praying for you 🙏🏼

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bellame15
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Thank you so much...its so difficult trying to manage..especially with anxiety daily

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I'm sorry for your loss...and I know exactly how you feel. After my young cousins sudden death triggered intense anxiety and depression, no meds work for me as well. My prayers are with you and everyone who suffers as we do. I'm here if you need to talk...Victoria

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bellame15
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Thank you so much..its so difficult ...I just wonder will it ever get better

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Personalpower101

hi

Yes you will get better please hold onto that belief , because

I've been through so much and I'm out the other side I'm just here to reassure because I know how desperate it's possible to feel an how that can take over your life

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Personalpower101

Hi yes I used to be that way too

Sabotaging myself an any good days ended with a big dose of doubt I was in that part of my mind constantly looking for problems , but my dr didn't have answers only pills !! I have great sympathy with anyone who is stuck in that cycle and just want to say there is a way out 😀

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Yes...I always feel like that. I've always wondered if I was the only who felt that way.

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Personalpower101
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Once your in exceptance your on your way to getting out of the cycle

An there is a way out , it's just a belief that that's who you are , I realised that it was thoughts that had built up since childhood for me

And i developed a negative out look because my parents were negative an still felt victim of there circumstances so I followed on the thoughts .

When I realised that and understood that my subconscious was trying to protect me by giving me out symptoms of feeling low , panic, heart palps, physical pain in different parts of my body , I new then that I was causing my own suffering , I was still living my past an my nervous system was reacting to it , My conscious an unconscious was in utter conflict .

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Personalpower101

Eventually I got my help from people who understood about anxiety an deppresion not from the Dr who just gave me pills an couldn't help me with the real problem ( my negative beliefs )

That was driving those desperate feelings an constantly triggering my fight fligh an freez response , to the point that I couldn't move sometimes .

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Doberman123

Are you taking any anti depressants ?

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No not yet and I'm not sure i want to I feel like it would put me in a deeper hole

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Doberman123

I take Paxil for many years it has reduced my symptoms to almost zero.

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How do you feel mentally ?

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Doberman123
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I'm able to focus . And live life normally. I get stressed when one of my pets gets sick because they are old and I fear loss .

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What were your symptoms before if you don't mind me asking

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Doberman123
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Shacky , dizzy , heart racing , stomach issues . Scared .

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Did you have any headaches or derealization?

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Doberman123
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Headaches yes. And bad thoughts of dying and having a heart attack

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That's exactly what I'm experiencing its horrible I keep thinking I have MS or a brain disease

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Doberman123
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I thought I had every disease in the book . That all stopped after being on Paxil ... How old are you and how long have you been having this

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Getting on medication terrifies me I'm only 19 how old are you?

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Doberman123
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I'm in my early 50's . You can't suffer like this. Have you seen a therpyist

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I am seeing a therapist no one is helping I'm crying right now I'm suffering everyday it's horrible

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Doberman123
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You need to get on meds. That's what they are there for. You can't suffer like this. Did something granitic happen in your life to cause this

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Doberman123

Tramadic

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Nothing major just a lot of changes and stressful situations building up and held in for song

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Doberman123
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There really is no reason for you to suffer. Why are you afraid of the medicine ?

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Because I've heard it can put you in a deeper hole and I feel like my body is too weak for medication cause I've tried lexapro and visatril I had to stop after one use cause I had a weird reaction.

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I feel helpless

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Doberman123
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There are many different types . They take about 2 weeks before you start feeling better . What does your dr say ...

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maggie91

Going out for a fun day is a positive step working through your anxiety. You need to do many more things to take your focus off your negative thoughts. Even crying can make you feel better. After your cry, find an activity you can do to take your focus off how you are feeling. Go for a walk, watch a program on tv, comedy maybe. Laughing can lighten your mood. Talk to someone about the fun day you just had. You deserve to have fun so keep it up.

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