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What to do in the meantime

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Soapmaker34 Tue 15-Dec-15 18:59:58

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Marchate Tue 15-Dec-15 20:16:10

Somehow you need to be 'fast tracked', and I guess that varies from area to area.
It may not be right for you, but a relative of mine was signed off with depression/anxiety. She felt so bad she went to A&E, saw the MH team, and was fast tracked to psychiatric services.

Cel982 Tue 15-Dec-15 20:21:44

There are some really good self-help books on dealing with anxiety. I'm sorry I don't have a list to hand just now, but I know one is called When Panic Attacks. Definitely worth checking out (your local library should stock some), some people do really well with this approach. Good luck!

hefzi Wed 16-Dec-15 11:52:22

In the meantime, check out some of the links from here:

and read this page (short!):

before going here:

I know a lot of people who have felt MoodGym is helpful, but you do have to put the effort in.

Good Luck!

Soapmaker34 Wed 16-Dec-15 18:39:57

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Soapmaker34 Thu 24-Dec-15 14:01:15

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hefzi Fri 25-Dec-15 12:22:23

Propranolol will help the effects of panic attacks, Soap but doesn't stop them from occurring, if that makes sense? They are a bugger, though - I now have no shame whatsoever after having one on almost every bus I take to work, half the shops in town and virtually everywhere else I go! All I can promise you is that it will get better - I know it might not feel like it at the moment.

After Christmas, if you're not noticing a difference, might be worth asking your GP if you can take the propranolol as needed, rather than once a day? Also, keep pushing yourself to leave the house, even so - otherwise, it's really easy to get to the state where you don't leave at all, and it gets harder and harder, which also takes longer to resolve in the end: even if it's just to the end of your road or whatever, try to get out every day.

Your GP might also look at prescribing you some ADs - at different doses to those used for depression, these can also work on anxiety: definitely worth thinking about if you're not noticing an improvement in the New Year.

Hang in there, Soap flowers

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