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I feel like im loosing it (Anxiety), what else can i do?

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Marne Mon 18-Jul-11 19:45:20

I started this thread earlier here.

I have posted here many times over the past couple of years about my phobia and controlling my anxiety. Tonight i feel like i'm stood at the edge of a cliff about to topple over sad, i want to cry but i dont want dh to see me (as he doesn't understand how i feel), i want to curl up in a ball and wake up next week.

I have tried CBT, hypnotherapy and councelling and there has been no improvement, i have suffered sinse a child, i thought after having children it would get better but it has got worse, i love my dd's so much but i dont know why i had them (as i should have known it would mean facing my phobia).

I just want this to all go away, have had enough of bloody anxiety. Is medication my only option and if so how much will it help?

Marne Mon 18-Jul-11 20:06:06


lapps Mon 18-Jul-11 20:47:39

I know how you feel, I am also a sufferer. I do think that you need to go back to the doctor, and have a talk with him/her. It may help to go on the medication just for a little while it may take the edge of. Also may be try and explore other therapys there must be something to help.
I was looking into hypnotherapy, I seem to have weeks when I am fine and then I go through really dark days. I find that I can't relax and that is a help if you can, also try some Zumba or something along those lines.

lapps Mon 18-Jul-11 20:57:24

Please also look at the mental health guide as above looks a good information place.x

Marne Mon 18-Jul-11 21:12:31

Thanks lapps, did a search for therapists near me that specialise in phobias and anxiety and nothing came up sad.

pepper01 Wed 20-Jul-11 21:04:44

Hi Marne, sorry have changed user name frm lapps, got muddled up when loggin on and changed it. Try to look up healing groups that might help. Please hang in there, Hope you've booked doctors appointment. xxxx

madmouse Wed 20-Jul-11 22:27:56

Hi Marne I've always struggled with anxiety since abuse started aged 7. Just worry worry worry. Recently stress at work seems to have tipped it over the edge and I went to the GP having had treatment for PTSD over the last few years finishing at christmas. He has referred me for CBT counselling at my request (that may be what to look for in your local area rather than anxiety and phobias) and also put me on 10mg citalopram. I stared at it for 2 days, having survived PTSD without meds (if only just...) then took it as I couldn't go on this way. The side effects are annoying - feel very tired and my head and body felt a bit funny for two days - but I feel so much calmer and my dh can really tell the difference in my behaviour. Don't know how long I will be on it as I'm hoping to get pregnant as well, but for now it seems to be the right thing.

Marne Fri 22-Jul-11 17:21:39

Well, GP gave me some pills (anti-d's) but they will take a while to work, have started on a low dose and i have to up it tonight.

I feel lost and anxous, was feeling a bit better this afternoon and then dd1 tells me that a child was sick in her class today (she was playing with him this morning), i know feel really anxious and i feel like crying, i'm not coping at all and i don't know where to turn sad, i feel ill, i can't eat and i feel shakey. I feel like running away, if someone said they could put me in a coma for a week i would happily except. My poor dd's are suffering from seeing me like this, Dh is fed up with me moping around feeling sorry for myself and jumping up in the night whenever one of the dd's make a sound. What else can i do? i feel i have run out of options sad.

Marne Fri 22-Jul-11 20:26:22

Dh is home now and trying to be nice to me, i feel a little less anxious.

myBOYSareBONKERS Mon 25-Jul-11 08:25:09

I started on 10mg of citalopram for acute anxiety. It did increase my anxiety - a common side effect. But stick with it.

I had to increase to 20mg after a week but found it too much of an increase and was bed bound shaking with anxiety. I therefore reduced it back to 10mg until I felt the anxiety side-effects had become manageable (took approx 2.5 weeks on 10mg for me personally) and then I increased it to 20mg and found I could cope with that much better.

I am now approx 6 weeks in and have remained on 20mg and I feel I am "getting there".

Stick with it. Go on a website as this was really helpful

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