How are you handling anxiety in this time of COVID-19?

Posted by tnmama @tnmama, Mar 20 9:39pm

I have health anxiety and I have noticed this coronavirus stuff makes it tons worse. I am constantly looking at the numbers

@robbie1956

@sears
I have a low dose of Klonopin…..usually just once daily….it was prescribed by my doctor over the others because it tends to be
Longer acting and far less addictive…

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@robbie1956 I'm on Klonopin 1 mg 2 to 3 times daily. I take one at bedtime, helps me to sleep. Hope you start feeling better in the morning. I know what it's like because I use to be like that too. Take care and many blessings.

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@helenfrances

Praying that you have a speedy recovery from your surgery

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@helenfrances I think you were talking about me. Before you send a message put @lilypaws like I did to your message. Then I know it's for me. If it was for me, Thank you. I go May 18th for a bunch of tests, you name them and I'm having them. That's Mayo for you, but it is a big surgery. The surgery is on June 9th. Can't wait. I hurt the most in the morning and night, but doing pretty good right now. Take care of yourself and your mental health. Think of 3 good things every day. Blessings Jeanie

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@lilypaws

@robbie1956 I'm on Klonopin 1 mg 2 to 3 times daily. I take one at bedtime, helps me to sleep. Hope you start feeling better in the morning. I know what it's like because I use to be like that too. Take care and many blessings.

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Thank you…

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@sears

Would you mind telling us what meds you take forGAD?

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I take 5mg of generic Lexapro

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I had my lexapro dosage upped to 20mg Been on 10mg for a few years. Don't know if its working or not…….

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@graceandmercy1

Since Covid19 I have been having bad anxiety thinking I can’t breath I’ve been to the emergency room thinking I’m having a heart attack had the Covid test three weeks ago came back negative now my throat hurts went to ER today, It’s so nerve wrecking because I spend most of my day starting with prayer and then drinking Wine from afternoon until night

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@graceandmercy1 Welcome to Mayo connect. We're glad you are here, to find out how to handle anxiety in these challenging times. Here is a group devoted to COVID-19 related topics https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/covid-19/
You can see there are many threads of conversation, and ones you might find helpful right now for you include:
Depression and COVID-19 https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/how-to-manage-depression-during-covid19-age/
Anxiety and COVID-19 https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anxiety-7/
Taking your mind off things https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/taking-our-minds-off-things-what-are-you-watching/

Have you experienced anxiety before the pandemic of coronavirus? If so, how did you handle it? What do you think happened that brought these anxiety attacks for you right now? I would like to help you more!
Ginger

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@tnmama Hi welcome to connect . I start out my day reading Psalms 91 the first verse He who dwells in shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Comforting the whole chapter . Then I do adult coloring books very relaxing .

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@graceandmercy1

Since Covid19 I have been having bad anxiety thinking I can’t breath I’ve been to the emergency room thinking I’m having a heart attack had the Covid test three weeks ago came back negative now my throat hurts went to ER today, It’s so nerve wrecking because I spend most of my day starting with prayer and then drinking Wine from afternoon until night

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You’re not alone! My anxiety is through the roof. Miserable!

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Since Covid19 I have been having bad anxiety thinking I can’t breath I’ve been to the emergency room thinking I’m having a heart attack had the Covid test three weeks ago came back negative now my throat hurts went to ER today, It’s so nerve wrecking because I spend most of my day starting with prayer and then drinking Wine from afternoon until night

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@graceandmercy1

Since Covid19 I have been having bad anxiety thinking I can’t breath I’ve been to the emergency room thinking I’m having a heart attack had the Covid test three weeks ago came back negative now my throat hurts went to ER today, It’s so nerve wrecking because I spend most of my day starting with prayer and then drinking Wine from afternoon until night

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Hi @graceandmercy1, I actually moved your message to one of the discussions that @gingerw suggested called "How are you handling anxiety in this time of COVID-19?"

It is not surprising that people are having to deal with high levels of anxiety with the pandemic. Like Ginger, I'd like to know if anxiety is a new experience for you or if you've dealt with anxiety in the past too?

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