Transferred to a new job within the same company... should be an easy task but my anxiety went through the roof!!! I almost quit and am currently almost out of Family Medical Leave and due to return (or quit) within two weeks. My normal response to stress/anxiety is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I may have been depressed prior unknown to my knowledge, many issues going on in my life but was able to handle them before... believe the anxiety may be due to peri-menopause horomonal imbalance. Am currently on Cymbalta.
How do I control excessive anxiety?
Added 10 Jul 2010:
And progestin for the horomonal portion. Doctor first put me on Zoloft which did absolutely nothing. Cymbalta seemed to have helped but ran out by the time I finally got back into the doctors and have had to "start" over...Have been completely exhausted since starting it again on Tuesday. Today is the day in which I have been actually awake for eight consecutive hours! And regardless of what time I take the meds, I continuously feel better at night...in two days, doc has increased my dosage and will have me taking it twice a day. Any suggestions or just plain support is welcomed...feel so alone! Sure I look fine from the outside but feel like I'm going mad on the inside...
Hi eggshell, Perhaps you need an anti-anxiety medication. I feel so bad for ye, as I have been where you now are! Do I understand you correctly, did you say you feel better at night? I used to feel horrible all day, and boom, nightfall and I felt like myself. I have heard that this is quite common for people having a true chemical imbalance type depression.
You are not alone, my friend! Hang in there, and ask doc about anti-anxiety med, and maybe a change of anti-depressant!! Don't lose hope girl!
your friend, sweetlemon
Yes you do seem to have a lot on your mind,
it appears. You seem to be what I call Ramped up,
or wired as others call it.
First you should realize that if your on a Depressant and a Anxiety medication at the same time.
They may be fighting each other, as I have told others.
That I have learned these two will work against each other to a point.
To use the, "in the day frase", your on downers and uppers.
You need to tell your self that, your qualified, or they would not let you have the chance to move. Feel good, not bad.
Trust your knowledge and your ability to succeed.
Take for instance the Black people. If your told long enough that you can't make it, because of their color and If they choose to believe this
they will even not try, "even those they can very easly do it."
They will only try half assed and fail.
Look how silly it would be if the bath room was across the road and you pee'ed yourself, because there were cars coming down the road far away. I'm willing to bet, you would cross that road.
This job is the something.
Now as far as Anxiety, I have always used Clonazepam.
When I took it for the first time, it was like the feeling you have when you just made it to the bath room just in time. That aaaah feeling.
I also believed in God, witch helped me across those roads.
A good back-up is nice to have and I know I can always say, it's getting tough here Lord, can ya give me a hand.
A Spiritual back-up is always nice.
I will say good going my friend,
not good luck.
You can do it, because it's time.
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