I have been dealing with anxiety for a while now and it is seems to get worse can anyone please help
I'm having real bad anxiety attacks does anyone know what I can do to help please?
Added 10 Jan 2014:
I am seeing a doctor i also have ativan .5mg and i am supposed to be taking a generic zoloft but i am afraid to take it for the sideffects of it
Are you seeing a medical professional, and are you on medication for this and if so, which ones. The best way to help is to have all the infomation or else the answers you recieve may not suit your situation. Hope to hear more from you, take good care of yourself in the meantime!
Anxiety is very treatable with a good therapist who specializes in it and some support medication while you learn how to change this. Please see someone right away. In the mean time, stay away from alcohol, street drugs, scary movies, toxic people. Go to funny movies and shows only, friends who are fun, things that make you laugh and exercise. Meditate. Remember that this is nothing more than a bunch of thoughts that keep spinning in a circle. If you can break the chain the anxiety will lessen. If you had a bad event, a therapist will help you put it into context. You know how to do all of this. As a kid you skinned your knee and got up and got a bandage. As an adult your mind was hurt and now you can get up and get healing. I have done so and so have millions of others. I am sure you can do so as well. I know you can. Stay tough. Thoughts are always ours to control.
I have a friend with chronic pancreatitis and to keep her mind off being constantly admitted into the hospital she has friends send her cute animal videos to keep her spirits up(it's her thing and it helps so you can't argue with that). Youtube can be a lifesaver, I guess you could say. What are your favorite things when your mind isn't bombarded with negativity?
Silly joke(granted this was made up by my 14 yo son with Autism)... Old McDonald had a farm... (wait for it) NO BEARS!!! He just laughed and laughed at that, pretty clever for him. Maybe that was just silly but hey, were here for you!
I know exactly how you feel I am having a panic attack from anxiety right now. I have to go see a new shrink today and my heart is racing knowing I have to talk about my problems and the fact that I have to leave my house. We are here for you. I will let you know how my appt goes I've been going through this for a year.
You know Josh, there are side-effects from everything we take and some we can handle, some not so much. If it helps any, I was quite worried about Zoloft before I began it and as time has passed and other meds have come and gone from side-effects or from them not working; I feel it if I forget it and can not imagine my self improvement happening without it. Granted, we all know, what works for you may not work for someone else as with the side-effects. I am more wholey myself with the aid of it and the typical drymouth, tiredness, excitedness all went away in that firat watchful month. I hope you give it a go amd if not that one, another may suit you better. All my beat!:o)
I am going on 40 YEARS of dealing with anxiety and panic disorder. I'm now 60 and have been on many different meds during that time. Zoloft was one that helped me for over 10 yrs. and i dont remember having any significant bad side effects from it. How often do you take the Ativan? I'm currently on 0.5mg's 3 times a day, along with another type of anti-depressant and a beta blocker. Some days I only have to take the Ativan twice and still do ok. Other days, it takes all 3 doses to keep the attacks from escalating. I urge you to try the Zoloft for at least 6 wks - you should know by then if its a good med for you or not. I understand your fear of trying it but thats also part of your anxiety disorder so just force yourself to start it. It will not hurt you. You should begin to feel better soon. In times of anxiety its good to distract your brain. I play computer games like Bejeweled or watch comedy movies. Good luck and let us know how you're doing! :)
Dear Josh: My boyfriend just started Zoloft yesterday, with alot of encouagement from me
and his Dr. He had a stroke and major head trauma years ago, so his reading
comprehension is limited. I have never taken it, but I have learned alot of good
things about it on this site. I have to explain about taking it faihfully every day after breakfast and not missing a dose. Zoloft seems like it will help him alot, a good
fit for him. I pray this will help his mental anxiety. Only time will tell:)~~dd~~
Josh-sorry but I just saw your post. I have bipolar disorder. In its lesser form the poles consist of heavy anxiety and the other being lighter depression. I have had panic attacks but they have been few and far between but as far as anxiety-I've been there. That's what put me in the hospital for a few weeks on several occasions So first, you are not alone. Second it can get better. Third you have to take action-like now. Take your meds. as prescribed. I was on xanax (i guess it's like ativan) for years. Once you get yourself into a stable environment I believe you'll find that it is not all that hard to get down to a minimal dosage or eliminate it-I have. --- I feel your pain--- and know your voice "my God my God why have you abandoned Me". Josh, I have faith in your rising. Peace
Have sex, I know awkward subject but it always makes me feel better and loved, get a massage, and spend more time on yourself. I get anxiety attacks so bad that sometimes I feel like this is my last day on earth. Somehow I get through it, without medication!, I pray to God and thank him everyday for the life I have. I figure that if there truly was something wrong with me I would at least be the first one to go to the hospital and get it diagnosed before it escalated. You have to retrain your brain! Also YOGA is a wonderful thing and it helped me to overcome my anxiety. I still have attacks but I see them as opportunities to overcome my fears. Don't look at it as a burden embrace it and live your life you only have one and it's not worth it to be scared all the time! Good luck
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