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Struggling

Im really struggling at the moment with anxiety i just can't calm down .My neck is stiff i feel like my blood is pumping through my body at a high speed just can't calm down.Just want to hide in bed Im frightened

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hi sharoniou i have been the same all day sorry but i had to give in and go to doc not eating not sleeping no cooking no housework just scared to move if you can brave it out then best of luck but dont let it get out of hand thinking of you lots of love x

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Hi sorry your struggling too and you didn't give in if you need to go to the doctors go Im always there x

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Stay Strong you know you can beat it. You have done really well so far from your other blog posts.

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Im trying hard just been so bad the last few days x x

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Hi Sharonlou, It may be worth while going to see the doc to see if they can give you something to get you over this peroid, it's a horrible feeling hope you feel better soon x

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Hi i have diazapam for when Im like this but think i might need something for everyday was on citalopram but couldn't cope with when side effects

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After my experience with citalopram,im now on modified release Venlafaxine plus the odd Diazepam here and there,i feel they havent picked me up greatly yet but they take a few weeks before theres any benefit,but i feel nowhere near as bad as i did whilst on the Citalopram xx

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Thanks i will mention those when Im at the doctors not there till next week x

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hi sharon i know how u feel, i had a really good few dys last week and thought ive got a grip on this now but then from sunday onwards i have really struggled had the palpitations, jelly legs, been very tearful feel like it 1 step foward and two steps back but we have to remember the positive days and hold on to that even though its draining and disheartening, we will beat this sharon we have to xx

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Thank you all for your kind words it helps knowing Im not the only one x

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Hi Sharon , sorry to hear your having problems me to it never ends for us does it , but the doctor has put me on 50mg seretraline just started taking them this morning so i just hope they help me .hope you feel better soon take care xx

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hi paula thinking of you also hope your meds work soon x

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Hi Sharon I dont write on here very often but do read the blogs. So I know that you are a regular contributor. Its strange how much we know about people just from their blogs. I know that you are extremely brave, I know that you are extremely helpful and supportive towards other people. I know that you have had some terrible times and I also know that you have had some good days too. We are all stuck in this horrible anxiety state and although we get told we are not alone when we are having a really tough time it does feel like you are really going through it by yourself because no one can experience it in your place. I suffer from general anxiety disorder, agoraphobia and a fear of the dark. Life can be really pants sometimes. But sometimes it can be great. So here is my challenge to you. Tell me what is your top 10 most memorable experiences. Lets challenge our mind to remember the most wonderful things we have done or seen.

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Thank you so much for your kind words x my top 10 would be having my son finding my soul mate having a fantastic family helping those in need.having a fiantastic 40th birthday.great camping holidays with friends.watching my son play Joseph in nursery school

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Thank you for that Sharon. They put a smile on my face and I hope they put a smile on your face too. You seem happiest when you are sharing your life and giving out love. how did it feel to recall your happy moments.

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It felt good to share them .Since anxiety set in find it hard to smile again just feel trapped inside this body that used to be the life and soul of the party now can't go out of the house without my partner being with me feel like a 90 year old not a 42 year old x

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I am glad it felt good to share them. When I feel very anxious I choose a top ten experience and I spend ages remembering all the emotions I felt. Its impossible to think about two things at the same time so at least for a short time I am only thinking about the positive things. It doesnt take the anxiety away for good but at least for a short time I feel much happier I am about to listen to my relaxation cd as I have had a busy morning doing exposure therapy with a lovely student who is helping me get to the shops. So while I am doing that think about your son being Joseph and tell me all about it. Tell me about your pride and your love you felt for him in that instant. How he would have made you smile, your heart bursting with love for him. Was it cute, what was he wearing. When we were shepherds in our nativity years ago the standard uniform was a dressing gown with a tea towel on your head. Have things moved on since then? Dont give in to your anxiety, remember other things in detail and squeeze the anxiety out of you rmind even if for a short time.

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He looked so small on the stage and looked terrified he had a brown tunic on made out of one of my old skirts he had a tea towel on his head and looked straight at me as he said his lines i had tears in my eyes watching him and yes i was bursting with pride and i still am so proud of him x

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Oh Sharon thats wonderful. Thats bought both a tear to my eye and a smile to my lips. Keep that moment with you. Lets talk again soon. Claire (yeah my real name isnt Pingu!)

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Thank you Claire yes talk soon x

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im getting the same feelings im in bed trying to get the courage to go for a walk , everything in my mind is scared stiff , palpatations sweating shaking grrrrrrrrrrrr i hate anxiety..

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Its awful feeling Im trying to resist the urge to run to tryin to breath through the panic

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