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Sfqueen
Sfqueen

It seems like nothing is helping with my anxiety feels like the medication has increased me to be anxious, now I feel like I am catching a cold, I have back pain seems like I can't get a break I feel so tired mentally and physically. I just wants this to be over.

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Sfqueen , you will feel worse before you get better I'm afraid , but believe me you will get better. Your medication will take quite a few weeks to get into your system. I know it's hard but you must tell your self that it's just anxiety and your brain is playing tricks with you. Many times I have been feeling like you and know that it will pass. When I'm tired and lethargic I sip small amounts of cold water and lucozade, then I get up and do something like ironing or cooking , or get myself into a colouring app !! Lol just to take my mind off what's going on in my head . You have to have a strong mind to tell yourself that it's all Anxiety , I didn't ... But now I do !! We are bigger and better than Anxiety and we will get this under control . Yes I still get some bad bouts , like palpitations, shaking, loss of appatite , body whooshing etc, but I don't let it bother me anymore and I just let it happen until it passes. Hope this helps as I know what you are going through.

Keep strong and best wishes , keep coming on here as talking helps 💞

Cwoods
Cwoods in reply to Jodieloo

I agree we have got to try our hardest to just get on with our lives sometimes way more easier said than done its hard but try your best.

What medication are you on? I was citoplam and it made me more anxious. Now I'm on buspirone waiting to see if I have any side effects.

Sfqueen
Sfqueen in reply to Gina10

I am on Prozac I was on busporine and it didn't do anything for me :(

Yeah buspirone is very low dosage and non addictive but if your medication is making you more anxious and not helping, you should tell your doctor. How long have you been on it?

Sfqueen
Sfqueen in reply to Gina10

For about 2 weeks she keeps saying is not my meds its my anxiety

Gina10
Gina10 in reply to Sfqueen

I guess see the how they make you feel after a month. Medication is suppose to help you not make it worse. Also, have you considered counseling? My Dr suggest I seek counseling to help get through my anxiety and panic attacks.

Sfqueen
Sfqueen in reply to Gina10

I do have therapy as well but we are trying to get the right medication as well to help me

Gina10
Gina10 in reply to Sfqueen

Awesome! Do you think therapy is helping? I'm considering it.

Sfqueen
Sfqueen in reply to Gina10

Yes but my OCD and anxiety it's so severe that I need help to be able to have a clear mind I wouldn't just do medication I don't plan to stay on them either

Gina10
Gina10 in reply to Sfqueen

Have you always had anxiety or is it recently?

Sfqueen
Sfqueen in reply to Gina10

Started 5 years ago after I had my daughter but it got worst last 2 years and I have OCD as well.

Keep practising acceptance of everything about your illness. Don't analyse every strange happening. Don't lose heart in setback (part of recovery) or bluffed by memory and above all don't be shocked by return of panic, or any strange flash experience. Quite a lot to take in but acceptance cures it all.

I know medication can take the edge of things and allow breathing space but it wasn't for me. I wanted to be able to recover and know that I did it myself and not the medication. Crazy I know but I kept questioning if the medication was causing all the trouble or if it was the anxiety or a combination of the two so I quit.

I followed the advice of Dr Claire Weekes, blindly at first, but as my knowledge 🤓 and experience 😱 of the condition grew, the more I understood the way to recovery and acceptance got easier. By following the advice, i have banished the fear of anxiety and all its symptoms which means I won't be looking over my shoulder wondering if it ever returns. Quite frankly, I don't care 😀 and that is the point you need to reach. No half measures, no avoiding anything. Otherwise, The door is left open for it to return.

Sfqueen
Sfqueen in reply to Beevee

I am buying the book tomorrow looking forward to it

Medication is the easy option for doctors with the time and resources they have. Only you know why you feel that anxiety so CBT is good at getting you to recognise your triggers of thought. Medication is a killer long term so finding your way out is critical. Easier said than done but medicated zombie days are the only alternative when drugs are concerned.

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