... and will see a psychiatrist on the 29th. Am currently taking buspar and luvox and xanex when needed. But still have issues; especially when I try to do something socially. Really just want support from folks who understand what it is like!
Hello you are not alone I suffer from a very bad case of GAD. It is good that you are seeking counseling I wish I could do the same, but I lost my insurance earlier this year. I am currently on Citalopram for GAD which is helping but it has not gotten rid of all my anxiety. I also take Lorazepam for insomnia from anxiety.
Hi It's a real pain, isn't it! I too feel alone so I try to get out and take a walk.
My counselor is really helping me so stay with the counselor. Unfortunately we all react differently with meds, some work and some not so much. Talk
with your psychiatrist and explain how you feel on the meds that you are taking and the period of time you have been taking them. If they should have kicked in by now he might want to change them. It's so easy to say don't give up but so very hard to do. I felt great until about 1/2 hour ago and had a
short anxiety problem. Have no idea why. Hope you find the right meds or answers soon. Judy Prayer has gotten me through a lot.
I have PTSD and mild GAD and I really understand what you mean about feeling alone. I don't really mind missing the social functions but my family doesn't contact me much now that I have been diagnosed with mental health issues. It's like they don't want to hear that I have these problems because then they might have to look at themselves. If feels like no one understands me, not even my hubbie which makes me feel like I live in this vacumn.
I miss just having someone to talk to about life in general never mind my problems.
I see a therapist and psych doc too and hope that gradually I can learn how to function in the world again.
Take care of you
Hi.this is a very common condition. It is treatable and requires some work from the patient. It is important to find a therapist who specializes in this. Dependence upon medications do little as the worse part of this is all in the mind. When one retrains the mind to not identify a situation as fearful the anxiety will reduce and be very tolerable to non existence. So you can be better with some work.
I highly recommend that you read this book. It was suggested by one of the leading therapists who is currently with the Mayo Clinic and doing both treatment and research. It is worth the read and you may well find your key to a better understanding.
Tolin (2012), Face Your Fears: a proven plan to beat anxiety, panic, phobias, and obsessions. Wiley.
Available as an eBook for Kindle and other electronic books as well.
Suggested by Dr. Craig Sawchuk at Mayo Clinic, anxiety research division.
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