Anxiety Support

How long?

Any of you guys count the time since you been suffering anxiety? For me its almost 4 months 😔😟

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I've been dealing with anxiety since the birth of my daughter 11 months ago. It's been a long time coming.... 😓🙏

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Man. I hope you get well, anxiety truly sucks

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It really does it's a constant battle for all of us. Do you take any medicine?

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Nope. I have busporine but I used it once and it I thought it was a placebo 😂

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😂🤣 Well, what are you using to cope with your anxiety?

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Nothing. I just deal with it. Everyday I feel like I'm gona pass out. It sucks. I don't wana try Xanax because I hear that its very addictive. What do you do?

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Wow, I had to deal with it like that for a couple months. I almost lost my sanity. I feel the same but not as often as I use to. I had Xanax for a while but my therapist also told me it was very addictive and to take it sparingly so I did take it sparingly. There are other medications that you can try and other things that you can do to try and relieve yourself.

I currently see a therapist once a week, take Zoloft and Vistaril, I journal, and I come on here to speak to other people with anxiety and depression to remind myself I am not alone. My next step is going to be to try acupuncture and some physical therapy to see what that can do for me.

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Does therapy honestly work? I feel like they just give you meds

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Well my therapist isn't certified to give me medication. He has actually become a very important part of my life, he literally knows everything about me. He gives me very good advice on how to cope with anxiety and depression in my day to day life. My psychiatrist uses the information my therapist logs into the system as well as his personal assessment to prescribe my medications and either decrease or increase my dose depending on how he thinks it help.

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About 4 months for me too

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It sucks doesn't it? Is it getting any better?

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It is isaak. I had to stop working because of it. Frightened the hell out of me when it started. I was outgoing, funny (well i think i was lol) and had a loving family then suddenly i turned into this sad, scared, person with no confidence in anything. What i have learned is that any little improvement is a win. No matter how small, baby steps is the best advice ive been given and thats what im doing now. Ive got so much help from this forum too. It does help knowing youre not alone x

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I can't stop being afraid of it.

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Not easy is it. You can read all the books on how to cope with it but its hard not to get scared in the middle of the night sitting up in bed in panic. I had a good cry a few nights ago, in a funny way i felt better afterwards. All we can do is get through each day best way we can. xx

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I,m having a hard time now. I take my meds and I feel no better

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Its okay, the more know about anxiety,the more you know how to handle it.

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Not me the more I know the more scared I get

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Mines been about 2 years and got gradually worse , it sucks

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Mines 5 and has gotten worse

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Have always had it, started bad at 19 to about 26 then was totally controlable til about 3 months ago (august) when it started spiraling out of control.

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Mann I'm only a rookie and I'm complaining lol. I can't understand how you guys do it.

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medication did help from 19-26 then i was fine and got off and recently just put back on 39 now it is managable its just scary and sort of trial and error with meds, counseling did help as they dont give medication its just to talk.

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Do any of you know what kicked your anxiety off? Mine came out of the blue. I cant think of one reason mine started.

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Stupid reason.....Weed.

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Hbu

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mine was same reason both times then and now, and also hereditary every woman in my family has it except my grandmother who is 86 and has her glass of red wine every night lol God bless her

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Exactly my doctor keeps asking what caused it but i cannot pin point one thing in my life i can think of

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Problem is if you did find out the cause you may not be able to cope any better. My life was really good when mine happened.

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6 yrs agoraphobia and panic disorder I don't know what sparked mine either

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15 years, started at 18 and its been up and down since then can usually handle it when my meds are working well its always there but managable but at the minute I’m in the process of starting new meds so it’s been back to square one.Hopefully meds will start working soon

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My meds aren't working

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For me 5 years. Do you see a therapist

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What meds you on? I was on sertraline 150mg for 7 years felt great then suddenly stopped working same with prozac they just stop working for me.I seen a therapist for cbt years ago found it helped back then now I’m on a waiting list again hopefully won’t be too long

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I take cymbalta 60 mg, klonopin 21/2 mg and buspar 30mg

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Doctor prescribed me cymbalta but here in the uk i think it’s called duloxetine but I was too afraid to try it because the tablet looked huge and that is part of my anxiety,taking tablets..Maybes try going back to doctors and trying a different type of med have you been on any previous meds before cymbalta?

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Yes. Lexapro, pristiq, trintellix, effexor

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I'm so scared I won't get better I'm hardly functioning

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What if it gets so bad I would want to kill myself

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I’m going to PM you

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I'm crying everyday

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Buspo is a placebo tbh

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ive had a bad spell starting last October eased a little now but hey its been long this time.

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Well i think we're all brave x

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We are definitely all brave. My husband is always yelling at me. He doesn't feel it.

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Trees, you are exceptionally brave and stronger than you think. You are a Warrior for sure. Looking for answers unwilling to give up. That's the way to go in getting better. Don't let it beat you. My wish for you is to open your mind to Acceptance of the Anxiety. If not, the faster you try running away from the fear, the faster anxiety is nipping at your heels. You need to stop abruptly, turn around and look Anxiety in the eyes. Tell it straight out, you no longer fear it, as a matter of fact, you fear nothing not even your husband's yelling or putting you down. You've had enough, if need be you become a cold hard stone that no one's words or actions can penetrate.

Think positively...pull that strength from deep within. You can do it...xxx

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Its okay, they don't understand and but continue to fight !!

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49 years

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20 years.

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