I recently have been going through many akward changes in life causing me to have onset anxiety (at any giving situation) and panic attacks too often. I am getting divorced, custody battle, child support issues, was evicted from rental, car was repossessed the same day I moved home to my mothers, and I have a 3 year old son, living in a 2bd at my parents. I have a great support system. I take Xanax for when I need it, meaning when I have a panic attack or a spell of high anxiety. It isn't working the same and I don't want to over take it because they I will sleep the day away. I need something that will take the panics away... please!
Hi shellbell, welcome to Anxiety Central... sorry, just a little panic humor there. How much Xanax are you prescribed? I take Xanax as well, and a lot of people on this site say that Valium is a much better alternative, as it is longer acting. Just a thought. Ye might want to ask your doc about valium if the Xanax isn't doing the job for you.
I hope things in your life settle down, I will keep you in my prayers.
Feel better, and post as often as you want... we are here to support each other!
Not trying to add to your stressors, but i think you would benefit from seeing a therapist or psychiatrist. If not, I would explain to your prescriber that the Xanax is not helping and express your concerns about being overly sedated. he/she should be able to help you find an alternative that you can both agree on (like Valium) or whatever. Hope this helps.
Hi, I agree with the previous answer. I would like to add... Have you tried any anti-depressant medication? You may not be diagnosed as depressed but that doesn't mean that these meds won't work for you.
I take Citalopram for depression and anxiety, and although there is an adjustment period, they are doing me the world of good now.
I have also suffered from a degree of agraphobia for many years, and this has also been alieviated (sp) since taking these tablets
I have to agree with Delila, here. I have recently been prescribed citalopram (celexa) and have seen a world of difference. My xanax was not working the way it had been, although... situations did arise and my depression began to take over.
I think my list can be at least as long as yours, if not longer, i.e.: two broke down vehicles and just baught another that made it home and then decided to join the other two, 10 year old son with autism, anniversary of the brutal murder of my grandmother and aunt (who played a huge role in raising me), just got a degree in criminal justice (which means more changes in my life-uh, oh), three boys (ages 10, 10, & 11) testing their limits, trying to get my finace' to help with boys, live with fiance's mother in a very, very small home, fridge is going out, THERE IS DUST ALL OVER THIS HOUSE (my ocd is really, really taking over), fiance's cousin stays in our tiny camper in the back yard (yep, I did just say that), only one shower and two bathrooms for all of us to share, I never get a moment to myself (not even in the bathroom), my neighbors have come to the conclusion that it is my families job to take care of them (food, power plug ran to their home, etc.)... and I can keep going if you want me to.
I did find some relief in the citalopram, but I have come to realize that without the support of my fiance', my anxieties continue to rise. Even if he is helping, I just don't see it... Oh yeah, when the hell is this economy going to bounce back so I can get a job and a new house? We had 1/4 cash for the downpayment on a loan for a home and then the economy crashed and we did not get it. This home had enough bedrooms and baths, and enough room. Man, just typing this makes me so frustrated. I think I gotta take a break and try to think about something positive... (until next time... )
My dear friend. Let ask you one thing first. How many other times have you been in some kind of situation and think you will never make it? I know for sure I have had many. Lets say that God, or for another reason you always manage to survivre. You need to think about this. Very seldom does it happen that there is no door to go to, or some that some miracle doesn't happen.
SO KEEP THE FAITH, THAT GOOD WILL COME.
You are letting yourself get out of control, because your scared.
Right now, it is very important that you trust and believe in something.
You can do this, take control and believe in yourself for you and your kids.
God Bless you and I know you can make it.
i have a question and could really use some support here, i lost my nana a month ago tomorrow, and administered cpr till the medics got here, knowing she was gone, since then ive been affraid of dying, of the dark and sleeping. i have constant panick attacks like an ongoing one that never stops. i feel like im going to go crazy, i cry all the time and it does help, has anyone ever felt this 24 hour panic attacks, im 40 and always think something is wrong with me now since nana passed away. please if anyone can help
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