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How to deal with anxiety

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DizzyDalek Fri 18-Jan-13 14:47:10

I have sat crying for most of this morning,no particular reason. I have quite a nice life 2 dc (5 and 2),a kind dp,financially we are ok,everything is ok but I feel so anxious and worried.

Started visiting gp about 18 months ago with various niggles that I was convinced were some terrible disease. She checked my thyroid it was border line at first,re checked months later and it was back to normal. Anyway she thought I would be a good candidate for counselling. I never got around to arranging anything because I started to feel ok again,but I feel things are spiralling out of control again.

Has anyone had counselling for anxiety and did it help? I know a degree of worry is normal,particularly when you are a parent but I know I am not thinking rationally at the minute. I feel like there is a big black cloud over me, I just want to curl up under a duvet and sleep. I hate this fear of impending doom. I want to enjoy my life without this fear.

SophieLeGiraffe Fri 18-Jan-13 17:58:21

Hi Dizzy, I finally admitted I needed help a couple of weeks ago and visited my GP. She gave me some Citalapram as I needed some space in my head to think in order to process things and she's also referred me to counselling. I just had a telephone consultation today and it was very hard but I was completely honest in order that they can really truly help me. I don't know what the next step will be. I just need some help in coping with the overwhelming feelings which I'm sure is what you're feeling too.

Take the counselling, I don't think I am going to enjoy it but I can't carry on the way I have been, I just need some strategies to cope with the thoughts and fears I have.

I hope you start to feel better.

DizzyDalek Sun 20-Jan-13 21:58:47

Thanks for yor reply.It does seem there are quite a few of us experiencing these feelings when you look at the threads. Will be arranging some counselling tomorrow,my gp was reluctant to give me medication before the counselling.

I have had to take time off work this weekend due to the panic attacks,so I hope I don't have to wait too long for counselling.

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