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Boglin Fri 01-Jan-16 04:34:57

I think I am finally ready to accept that I have anxiety. It's been suggested to me a few times but have previously brushed it off. Reading around the subject I would guess it's generalised anxiety disorder. So what now? Do I see GP? What is available to me? And has anyone had successful treatment for anxiety?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 01-Jan-16 06:25:48

No ideas on treatments available but yes, speak to your GP. Good luck, I hope things improve for you, anxiety is awful flowers

Boglin Fri 01-Jan-16 06:58:26

Thank you. I've had it for a long time and I'm tired of it now. And I don't want to restrict or affect DC's lives because of it so this is the year I deal with it.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 01-Jan-16 09:10:17

I didn't have a diagnosis of anxiety but I did have a phobia that ruled my life to the point that, one Christmas, I became a virtual recluse. Like you, that New Year I decided that enough was enough and vowed to put an end to the fear and I did. With the help of my GP, some CBT and some other talking therapy I managed to manage my phobia to a point where it no longer rules my life. It can be done and the biggest (and most difficult) step is the first one. Good luck smile

Fckup Fri 01-Jan-16 09:11:43

GP is your first step, medication and cbt will help.

ProfessorPreciseaBug Fri 01-Jan-16 09:57:20

See the Gee Pee...

Here is to a better new year than last one...

Boglin Fri 01-Jan-16 19:32:23

Thank you. I will make an appointment next week and see what they say. I haven't told DH yet, I can't seem to say it out loud yet.

Needtobebetter Fri 01-Jan-16 20:33:41

I feel for you OP, I'm just coming to terms with the fact that I have anxiety problems and depression as a result of it. I went to my GP a few weeks ago and was brutally honest about my symptoms, he was amazing and I felt a huge sense of relief just getting it off my chest. He prescribed me citolapram and after a lot of support from here I started to take them, the side affects have worried me and my anxiety did increase but it's all starting to settle down now and I feel positive. I have to do some therapy too to make sure I address the cause of it, but please go to your GP as just knowing it can be sorted out is a real weight off. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Boglin Fri 01-Jan-16 20:59:08

Thanks needtobebetter, I'm sorry to hear you're in the same boat and it's really encouraging to hear that you are starting to feel better. I can trace this back to me being 15 so that's almost 20 years of what I now realise are abnormal thoughts and enough is enough. I'm scared about the thought of taking medication but I will if that's what is best. I definitely think I could benefit from CBT but will see what happens at the GP. I feel ready to tackle it now. I hope you continue to feel positive and that the therapy helps.

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