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Stopping Anxiety Snowballing?

(8 Posts)
PandaPop55 Fri 08-Jul-16 13:06:47

This week I have been feeling very anxious and teary. I have struggled with anxiety and depression for a few years. I am scared that this is the start of something serious again and find myself worring about my MH constantly, I am unable to switch off from these thoughts. I am very aware that this is a vicious cycle that could drag me down.

I am at home with my kids and wish I could just distract myself and have fun with them but am finding it very difficult.

I worry a lot over very minor issues as I have no serious worries in my life, which makes it even more frustrating.

PandaPop55 Fri 08-Jul-16 13:11:45

I probably should admit I have been on ADs but weaned off very gradually earlier in the year. I am not keen to go back on them for a number of reasons, and definately not the same ones as I was on.

I hope this is just a wobble but I am worrying that by worrying about it I am making it worse and it is going to get out of control.

I have been off ADs totally for about 3 months.

Orchidflower1 Fri 08-Jul-16 13:54:34

I feel for you- I'm feeling v v anxious today- like I'm only just holding it together. Just want to get rid of thi feeling

PandaPop55 Sun 10-Jul-16 13:26:27

Thank you Orchid. It was kind of u to reply. Sorry to hear u r also struggling with anxiety. Hope u r having a better time today.

AnxietySertraline Sun 10-Jul-16 17:07:37

What kind of ADs were you on?

AnxietySertraline Sun 10-Jul-16 17:07:43

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PandaPop55 Sun 10-Jul-16 17:58:30

Sertraline.

I had been on it for a couple of years but had to keep increasing the dose due to symptoms returning. Not sure it was working properly for me.

Anxiousone30 Fri 15-Jul-16 06:29:48

Hi, as you can tell from my name, I also have similar issues. I also came off of my antidepressants about 2-3 months ago and I have been experiencing more symptoms in the last week or so. This week I have made a significant effort to see people. I found I was overthinking and isolating myself, which in turn was making me feel worse. I have seen an improvement. Not sure if there is a correlation, or if I'm just up and down. I'm pretty Rubbish at self help!

What have you tried so far, other than antidepressants?

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