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Racing heart

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Nineteentothedozen Fri 14-Oct-16 21:14:05

Hi all, I'm desperately looking for some advice . For the past few weeks my heart has been racing mostly during the night and I can't sleep. The last week it's been happening during the day, but today I've had it since yesterday evening. If I went to the dr is there anything they can give me to relax it? My mind is racing , and I'm spending hours during the night thinking through some really random things from the past and convincing myself of various outcomes.

Background - I've had various amounts of anxiety as long as I can remember. I went to see the dr about ten years ago and was prescribed an anti depressant and some cbt. The anti depressants made me feel drunk and as I had a young DC I knocked them off,and the cbt was pretty useless. I've managed ever since just keeping the thoughts inside and trying to carry on as normal on the outside.
I have another DC (3) and a lovely dh ,a semi stressful part time job which is flexible and I enjoy, my perfect home and family support. I have an elderly relative who I help care for and it's breaking my heart how poorly she is. My older ds is not having a great time at school and I feel a lot of guilt about his early years and how low I felt. I don't feel depressed now But the last month this anxiety is paralysing me.
It's ruining the lovely life I should be leading sad I feel like a horrible person and a rubbish mum.
Is there anything I can do to help?
Thank you for reading

AnxiousCarer Fri 14-Oct-16 22:51:25

I've found meditation helpful with my anxiety theres an app called headspace which is very good. I'm also finding councelling helpful and my councellor has taught me a techneque called EFT (emotional freedom techneque ) which I'm also finding helpful.

Nineteentothedozen Sat 15-Oct-16 02:47:04

Thank you for replying flowers maybe I could look into meditation. I do struggle to relax. I don't know about counselling ..I don't know that I have anything to talk about which would help me now. I'll look at eft though.
xx

angus6 Sat 15-Oct-16 04:56:29

I've also found meditation helpful and used the headspace app too. There are some nice guided meditations on you tube too. Some days I find the guided meditations better, particularly if my mind is racing.

Beta blockers can be helpful for some people. I didn't find them helpful but I have a friend who has had more success with them.

Exercise works for me. I used to run and found that brilliant for my mental health. Unfortunately my knees couldn't take it and I've now put on too much weight, but a brisk 2 hour walk with the dog on a bad day can really help me.

I hope you find some relief.

Shuntell Tue 18-Oct-16 06:52:17

I'm struggling with anxiety and depression. I'm currently taking 60mg of celexa and 5 mg of Ativan. I suffer daily from anxiety attacks that cause intense fear.....I can't sleep. PLEASE help

AnxiousCarer Tue 18-Oct-16 07:17:34

Hi Shuntell,

Sorry you are having such a hard time. You might get better responses starting your own thread. I've found meditation in the morning reduces my anxiety during the day. I also find exercise useful.

Shuntell Tue 18-Oct-16 09:06:54

Thanks thought I better did

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