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L1974
L1974

Hello everyone posted a bit here lately feeling very low as my body is in a state of anxiety I can’t seem to stop. I don’t know how my legs are carrying me they feel that weak and I am so tense I feel sick!! Every day I wake up desperate to feel like me again whoever that is! I’ve had CBT, medication though came off it as didn’t like side effects, read lots of books! My head is like fluff inside I don’t know how I am getting to work everyday but I am! Funny that I was ok on holiday a month ago?? Why does it disappear and come back with such force!?!

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Hi there.

I totally understand what you mean.

I feel exactly the same as you.

Wake with that awful feeling of dread and racing heart with no idea how I actually get up.its horrible.and you are right when you say it comes out of no where so quickly.

Are you on any medication at all now?

L1974
L1974
in reply to Minnie87

I’m not no as I thought I was handling it then the last month or so I’ve had good and bad days so wondering if I need more help however not keen to go back on meds as felt really unlike me! I’ve had a lot of stress over the years lost my mum when I was 20, 24 years ago and my sister has just come through treatment for breast cancer I think it’s just exhausted me. I have a 5 year old and fabulous husband but feel he is getting a bit fed up of my constant ups and downs!

AllHis
AllHis
in reply to L1974

Ask your doctor for a good psychiatrist. They know the medications well, and each drug has a specific job to do. Doctors are quick to prescribe antidepressants, but your goal is to get the right one, targeting the missing imbalance.

I'm new to all this. It's only been 3 weeks meeting with a psychiatrist, but we've accomplished so much.

First, he's a good listener and can give me more than 10 minutes (my doctor's appointment time.)

Second, he knows how the medications work and which ones work best for you.

Please hear me. I don't tolerate medications well, and often suffer side effects wondering which is worse. And I just hate it when doctors prescribe medications for the side effects to keep you on the original drug...

Third, the doctor ordered a GeneSight test. This is a genetic test that examines DNA. Don't get scared. It is specifically for genetic variants to the metabolism of psychotropic drugs and for folic acid.

Oh and folic acid is a B vitamin. Wouldn't that be nice if all you needed was folic acid!?!

And the best news for me was I was told the medication does not need to be permanent!

L1974
L1974
in reply to AllHis

Hi I do have anemia which I’m being treated for the past few months. I am so upset with myself and not understanding how I am worried for years but now it’s having physical effects on me. I’ve tried citalopram and sertraline both were not much help!

AllHis
AllHis
in reply to L1974

Isn't it ironic how "fighting it" conquers a lot of illnesses ...UNTIL YOU GET TO ANXIETY? Now, you've mad it worse... *sigh*

Hang in there!

Agora1
Agora1
in reply to AllHis

How true, how true :) x

Anxiety is one of those things that can literary just pop up and surprise you when ever it wants. Unfortunately that's the nature of the beast. One thing that I have found to be very effective and helpful with anxiety is taking a double dose of Vitamin C on a daily basis. There is actually a correlation between Vitamin C deficiency and Anxiety. Beside a double dose of Vitamin C is never a bad thing.

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