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Anxiety ?? Anyone else

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tawnyowlsrock Sat 25-Apr-15 22:18:07

I generally manage it
I am on citalopram 2mg

I work in A supermarket
I am on the tills
I struggle to socialise
I am doing everything correct all comes down to needs to be abit more chatty with the customers
It took a lot of time for me to settle into the job
As felt like everyone was watching me
Get observed a lot

sparklingsea Sun 26-Apr-15 09:18:27

Hello tawny,

Did you mean 2 mg of citalopram because that really is not very much? I have been on 20mg before for anxiety and found it really helpful. I sympathize completely, anxiety is horrid, I have had it for years though I currently manage it very well, it really is possible to have a good life alongside it. Take care, you really are not the only one!

chickensgirl Sun 26-Apr-15 10:58:19

Hi I just wanted to acknowledge your post. When my anxieties are really bad I also get paranoid which is horrible. Don't put too much pressure on yourself we can't be the life and soul of the party all the time. It might be worth going back to your Drs to have a chat? Take care and you certainly aren't alone x

alrayyan Tue 28-Apr-15 17:02:16

I am in the grips of a terror so bad it is consuming my life. I am so scared I can't tell you. I think I have health anxiety (the irony) and am absolutely terrified. I feel so alone and am unable to really talk about it. I live in the ME and am extremely wary of letting on. sorry for the selfish post. It just flowed out and I am petrified.

tawnyowlsrock Wed 29-Apr-15 13:30:27

Hi alr

That sounds scary
Hope u r ok and have support

roslyndee Wed 29-Apr-15 13:33:14

alrayy I also suffer from really hideous health anxiety, think I have cancer all the time.

alrayyan Wed 29-Apr-15 15:41:11

Thank you and sorry for derailing the thread but posting yesterday helped me. Lots of support but anxiety is so lonely isn't it? The support on here is incredible. It was literally the only place I could turn to.

alrayyan Wed 29-Apr-15 15:41:55

better today but just waiting for the next bout

addstudentdinners2 Wed 29-Apr-15 15:47:21

is there a regular anxiety thread? if not maybe we should start one?

alrayyan Wed 29-Apr-15 16:33:07

I would be nice to have a safe place to discuss anxiety. I had a no meeting today and I thought I was actually going to die. It helps to write it down.

Mydearchild Wed 29-Apr-15 20:17:52

Hi all. I have had a low level of anxiety for years (can't board an aeroplane, hate crowds, hate queues etc) have managed to control this myself to an extent without meds. However last week we had a puppy & it tipped me over the edge. A puppy of all bloody things!

I ended up seeking medical help as I was having chest pain/palpitations - was put on diazepam and propanolol which has helped but I feel like I have brain fog. Trying to see a GP is very difficult round here, it's all telephone consultations & it's only because I'm a nurse and put my foot down about the meds & symptoms that I was prescribed anything. Not sure what is best long term medication wise.

Anxiety is a horrid thing, dh attitude is to pull myself together - I wonder if I had a disease he would have the same attitude. I scared myself as I felt out of control. I lost 7lbs in less than a week. Just wanted to say hello and let you know your not alone xx

tawnyowlsrock Thu 30-Apr-15 22:11:30


Great to speak to others who have anxiety

alrayyan Fri 01-May-15 04:03:30

puppies are extremely stressful and make you feel overwhelmed and trapped. Don't worry about that.
We foster strays and sometimes when it's a small helpless one I have waves of terror. It though, now I know how they turn out

Redglitter Fri 01-May-15 06:39:29

I think a threads a great idea. I suffer from dreadful anxiety. I'm on 40mg of citalopram, 80 of propanalol and diazepam when I need it

Mydearchild Fri 01-May-15 21:01:28

The crippling anxiety has settled now thank goodness and i am eating and back at work although i felt like a zombie today. I work as a nurse specialist and have to visit people at home - the nature of the job means they offload all their worries and anxieties to me which is usually ok but today i felt exhausted by it all. Maybe i should have had more time off but then i have to face it sooner or later. Luckily I'm not back in until next Wednesday and i only work 3 days a week which is lovely.

I am still a little anxious at night - I'm terrified of the dog waking and barking so lie awake worrying myself stupid over it, last night i took a diazepam 5mg and 40mg of propranolol but still couldn't drift off. I have an appointment with my GP next week so ill see what he suggests. Hope you are all doing ok xx

GrouchyKiwi Sun 03-May-15 15:48:12

Hi. I thought I had conquered my anxiety issues after some counselling about 5 years ago. It was quite bad then; I was having panic attacks at work, sleepless nights, was scared of crowds (of more than about 5 people) and generally in a bad place.

Since the counselling things have been great. We've had two children and I'm doing what I want in being a SAHM. But the anxiety is coming back with palpitations and breathing issues and light-headedness.

I'm breastfeeding so don't want to go back on any medication (I had amitriptyline before, which was for both the anxiety and depression).

Just wondering if anyone has any advice for things I can take. I have Rescue Remedy.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 03-May-15 15:54:12

Oh, I should have said that I suspect it's stress related as we're getting ready to move house in a few weeks and there's uncertainty over the date. I'm also worried about getting everything done in time, and I'm supposed to be learning to drive but that's not happening.

honeyandfizz Sun 03-May-15 17:27:24

Grouchy sorry to hear your suffering again. Have you had a discussion with your GP regarding meds? I'm not sure there would be anything you could take that would be safe with bf but it would be worth a discussion.

Hopefully the anxiety is only temporary & will reduce once the house move is over. Counseling sounds like it was very successful though so that may be worth another shot. I know for me, I was so hyped up only meds could bring the immediate anxiety down (beta blockers & diazepam). A few days of my heart rate being lowered and I felt so much better. I hope you manage to resolve it as its so consuming sad

GrouchyKiwi Mon 04-May-15 15:58:50

Thanks, honey. Appointments at the GP are a two week wait at least (ridiculous situation) and I don't feel it qualifies for the early morning open clinic. I'll wait it out till after we move and then go to see my (new!) GP then, if needed.

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