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Anxiety through the roof

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Mrsemcgregor Wed 24-May-17 07:36:44

I was diagnosed with anxiety 2 years ago and have been on Citalopram ever since.

Recently I feel out of control again. I don't know what to do. I have some propanolol for panic attacks but it's 2 years old now (I don't like to use it much because it lowers my BP too much and makes me feel faint, even though it does help). Can I take it? I hate to bother the dr, as that gives me more anxiety.

Help.

forcryinoutloud Wed 24-May-17 21:54:06

What other help have you had MrsMc, there is plenty of other stuff out there.

As for 'bothering the doc', would you go to A and E if you had a broken leg? Would you go to a mechanic if there was something wrong with your car? You get my drift, doctors are there to be 'bothered' i.e to bother about you, that's their job! That said I understand how you feel due to your anxiety. Do you think anything in particular causes it so you can take measures to manage it possibly?

I make myself find a quiet space, just have a cup of tea, coffee or something and do nothing for 10 mins or whatever. Just clear your head and breathe deeply.

Mrsemcgregor Thu 25-May-17 10:29:44

Thank you for replying.

Today is a better day, I think subconscious the attack in Manchester is what triggered me. I wasn't worried about it on a personal level, but obviously was affected as most people would be. The day of constant awful media coverage must have been bad for me.

Yesterday I gave myself a media free day and it helped a lot, I did some gardening and tried to centre myself.

I am due a medication review next month anyway so I will mention to the dr that I am still getting some days when I spin out and maybe he will up my dose or something.

Thank you again.

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