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I worry too much

(8 Posts)
emmielou Tue 19-Apr-05 21:18:58

I worry about everything... Particulary what people think of me...

Have been prescribed anti-depressants for PND which have been working..

Any advice ??

expatinscotland Tue 19-Apr-05 21:26:23

i worried constantly w/my PND. about dd and her health, about money (nothing new there), about getting a job, etc. i started having anxiety attacks. i took anti-anxiety meds and something to help me sleep for a bit, but found a lot of relief through reflexology and accupuncture.

if you do take any herbal treatments, however, do speak to your practitioner first, as they need to know what you're taking for any health condition including PND.

Lucymoo Sat 21-May-05 15:37:26

Hello,im a constant worrier and stresser.I took anti-depressants for my PND which helped me loads.Ive recently come off them and ive been ok,i still have bad days but the doctor says im suffering from stress and anxiety now not depression.I worry about everything,but the thought of going to relaxation groups sends my blood pressure soaring.Deep breathing doesnt work and ive constantly got a stiff achey neck.I wish there was a pill to take for this!

Tortington Sat 21-May-05 16:36:23

think about it this way - everyone else wories about what other people will think of them. so they are all thinking " i wonder what they think" rather than " oh look at her"

imagine this : your on holiday about to get into the swimming pool, is everyone thinking - eww shes got fat thighs ...or.... " god i bet everyone thinks i have fat thighs"?

its the latter. everyone worries about themselves too much to judge you on everything you do.

Mandymoo Sat 21-May-05 21:34:39

HI there

I too have PND and anxiety and worry have been a major part of my life for the last few years.

All I can say is this : you cannot be responsible for what other people think just as they cannot be responsible for what you think.

I can highly recommend a book called "stop thinking, start living" by Richard Carson (or Carlson can't remember!!!)

It helps you to change your relationship with your thinking and it really has helped me.

Sorry for going on but I am thinking of you - be strong XXX

MANDY

Greyhound Sun 22-May-05 00:29:55

I'm the same - was diagnosed with PND after my son was born 3 years ago. I can recommend talking to a counsellor - your GP should be able to put you in touch with one.

Lucymoo Wed 25-May-05 08:04:27

Hello,thanks for all your messages. x

desperatehousewife Wed 25-May-05 08:51:11

It's Rick Carson I think that book - I have one of his called 'Taming your Gremlins' - about all the things that hold us back from being true to ourselves and comfortable with our selves.

Sounds tossy doesn't it - but it is actually quite good and very positive.

Custardo is so right, people are too busy worrying about themselves to be paying anyone else attention.

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