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Anxiety, panic

Posted by @cdcc, Sun, Jan 7 12:12pm

I’m back again I awake with severe anxiety not wanting to get out of bed. This is happening every morning. I get up take an Ativan it begins to work about an 1/2 hour later. Still have a hard time with food. Chest pain, feel cold although it’s freezing here in a Maryland. I wonder if these feelings are ever going to ease up? Psychiatrist appt on the 16th someone better do something for me, I don’t want to live like this anymore

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Hi cdcc,
I also suffer from anxiety and occasional panic attacks. I have a friend who suffers from the same at a level similar to your feelings. She talks about the same symptoms you have shared. I know this is scary and painful and I don’t really understand your situation as we all have similar feelings but we all have different stories. I’m happy to see you have an apt on the 16th to see your Doctor. I’ve learned thru many years of being ill that these situations will pass. Their is always a silver lining in the clouds after every storm. Please hang in, and you will get some relief. Thank you for sharing. You may have no idea how many friends you’ve helped.

Sincerely – charlie75

Thank you for having great faith in things getting better. It was a crying day for me, my stomach at this time is knotted and I feel nauseous. My poor husband disappeared on my today because he hates to see me like this and can’t help. I ask him please don’t leave me alone because I gave no idea what I’d xausing this and I don’t know what to do for it or to make it stop. Yet a thank you for rep,ying it means so much to me

Hi cdcc,
I can feel your pain as explained above. I hope you can get some relief from therapy and medication. I’m not a professional in the field of mental health, but I am wondering what you may be afraid of what may happen to you. I’ve learned to be honest with myself and others and face my imagined fears. This is a life long path to accepting oneself and forgiving oneself. God grant me the serenity to accept…………I know how easy it is to give advise when one is feeling good, but it’s so hard to share when one is depressed and scared. I would like to hear from you again and especially when you begin to feel good again. May you be blessed.

charlie75

@cdcc

Thank you for having great faith in things getting better. It was a crying day for me, my stomach at this time is knotted and I feel nauseous. My poor husband disappeared on my today because he hates to see me like this and can’t help. I ask him please don’t leave me alone because I gave no idea what I’d xausing this and I don’t know what to do for it or to make it stop. Yet a thank you for rep,ying it means so much to me

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@cdcc

I have different signs of anxiety, but it’s there, nonetheless. I can’t take Ativan, as it makes my heart race, but I do take Clonazepam. On Friday, I only had one pill left, and I had been going back and forth between the doctor, the local pharmacy and my mail order pharmacy. I finally got the prescription filled at 5:00 Friday. My anxiety level was a little higher every day this week, maybe not as high as yours but high enough. It’s strange how it affects our bodies in all kinds of ways.

I hope that by this evening, you’re feeling better. Did your husband come back soon? I imagine that seeing you hurting is stressful for him. Have you talked about it with him? Would it be helpful if he were to go with you to the psychiatrist appointment?

I know that it’s been hard for my wife to watch me deal with anxiety and depression and especially suicidal ideation over the past 13 years. She really doesn’t understand that I can’t just snap out of it. Many people who have never experienced mental health problems don’t understand, and even pile on the guilt and accusations such as you’re just looking for attention. The lack of understanding is understandable, but it doesn’t mean they can’t learn. I’m terrible at starting the hard conversations, but maybe you can engage him in some dialog about how you feel and about how he feels.

A counselor suggested to my wife and me that we begin writing our thoughts in a couples journal, which we did, and we were able to put thoughts in writing that we never would have in conversation.

I see a therapist weekly, and sometimes it seems like 3 weeks between sessions. I didn’t have a therapist in 2016, until April of 17, and I was pretty suicidal and desperate by the time I finally got an appointment. I know how it can seem like forever when you have to wait for that appointment. I hope you will stay connected with us in the meantime. We’re praying for you.

Jim

Mostly I have learned it is up to me to care for myself. No one else can fix things for me even though I have had therapists who thought they could. These type of therapists are NOT for me.

@cdcc

Thank you for having great faith in things getting better. It was a crying day for me, my stomach at this time is knotted and I feel nauseous. My poor husband disappeared on my today because he hates to see me like this and can’t help. I ask him please don’t leave me alone because I gave no idea what I’d xausing this and I don’t know what to do for it or to make it stop. Yet a thank you for rep,ying it means so much to me

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My husband only went to the finished basement to watch TV I was in our family room. I went down and talked to him to make sure he wasn’t mad at me. He was in tears because he doesn’ kniwxwgat to do to help me. We talked and he came back upstairs after awhile and sat with me. I am very fortunate to have a loving caring husband. I just want to feel better like I always used to

@charlie75

Hi cdcc,
I can feel your pain as explained above. I hope you can get some relief from therapy and medication. I’m not a professional in the field of mental health, but I am wondering what you may be afraid of what may happen to you. I’ve learned to be honest with myself and others and face my imagined fears. This is a life long path to accepting oneself and forgiving oneself. God grant me the serenity to accept…………I know how easy it is to give advise when one is feeling good, but it’s so hard to share when one is depressed and scared. I would like to hear from you again and especially when you begin to feel good again. May you be blessed.

charlie75

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This all began when I started coming off Lyrica I followed the instructions to a tee but because I was on it for 4 years it was still to fast. I felt like a drug addict needing a fix ended up in the ER for dehydration and nausea.

You are right not one can really fix things it’s up to the person but I can’t get the anxiety under control nor the depression. And this is the first time ever in my life I see why people commit take their own wn life

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Dear cdcc,
Your sharing is of a critical nature when you mention that you understand why other take their own lives. I know from experience that just talking about suicide is a serious threat and the last resort that settles nothing but sadness and hurt to the one who dies as well as to all of their friends. I just had a friend who worked in the medical field commit suicide. I can’t describe how I feel, and it’s going to take time to recover from her not being here, I hope you have a plan to contact someone to help so that you don’t hurt yourself. I know you can recover and be happy by working with others that want to help you
All you have to do is ask.
charlie75

@cdcc

Thank you for having great faith in things getting better. It was a crying day for me, my stomach at this time is knotted and I feel nauseous. My poor husband disappeared on my today because he hates to see me like this and can’t help. I ask him please don’t leave me alone because I gave no idea what I’d xausing this and I don’t know what to do for it or to make it stop. Yet a thank you for rep,ying it means so much to me

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@cdcc

I’m so glad that you are able to talk through things, and that you have a loving husband. Depression and anxiety can be a real challenge for relationships. Lots of us would like to feel better. I’m trying now to accept that the way I feel now is my new normal, and adjusting to it. I would like to be happy again and experience pleasure the way I used to, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get back there. I think that for me, acceptance and adjusting are the steps that I’m taking right now with the help of a good therapist. I hope that tomorrow will be a better day for you.

Jim

@cdcc

You are right not one can really fix things it’s up to the person but I can’t get the anxiety under control nor the depression. And this is the first time ever in my life I see why people commit take their own wn life

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@cdcc

One thing that’s hard to accept is that we can’t always be in control of our minds or lives. I know that when I’ve been suicidal, I rationalized that the timing of the end of my life is one thing that I could control. That is an irrational thought, much like “they would be better off without me”. (Another one of the thoughts that recur in my mind.)

One way I deal with the suicidal thought is to promise myself or someone else that I’ll stay safe for today, or until after my next appointment, or until some other specific time. If I can’t do that, I know that I need to give my wife all of my medications, which is really hard to do. It’s important to know when you get to that place, and to let someone know. I know from experience that when I’m at an unsafe place, the last thing I want to do is tell someone because they would stop me from taking my life. That’s not one of the steps I would be likely to take, but there are other steps that work for me. Do you have those things that you have found that keep you safe? I imagine you do. I hope they continue to work for you.

Jim

I can understand why a person would take their own life and it does not mean I am going to harm myself or commit suicide.

@charlie75

Hi cdcc,
I can feel your pain as explained above. I hope you can get some relief from therapy and medication. I’m not a professional in the field of mental health, but I am wondering what you may be afraid of what may happen to you. I’ve learned to be honest with myself and others and face my imagined fears. This is a life long path to accepting oneself and forgiving oneself. God grant me the serenity to accept…………I know how easy it is to give advise when one is feeling good, but it’s so hard to share when one is depressed and scared. I would like to hear from you again and especially when you begin to feel good again. May you be blessed.

charlie75

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So many times doctors prescribe a medication because it is designed to help. We are not all wired the same and even though it may help some it can be detrimental to others. It is not the fault of the doctors for the most part. I refuse to take most prescription drugs because of the side effects that alter my thinking. There are meds that are designed to help and they alter my thinking in negative ways. I cannot/will not take them. I have been fired for non-compliance. It is difficult to find a team. I advocate for myself.
Those of you who have family that love and care even though they don’t understand are truly fortunate.

@charlie75

Hi cdcc,
I can feel your pain as explained above. I hope you can get some relief from therapy and medication. I’m not a professional in the field of mental health, but I am wondering what you may be afraid of what may happen to you. I’ve learned to be honest with myself and others and face my imagined fears. This is a life long path to accepting oneself and forgiving oneself. God grant me the serenity to accept…………I know how easy it is to give advise when one is feeling good, but it’s so hard to share when one is depressed and scared. I would like to hear from you again and especially when you begin to feel good again. May you be blessed.

charlie75

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@cdcc It is important that you get the help that you need. Remember, we are all in your corner and we need you to be a part of our group.

Teresa

@charlie75

Hi cdcc,
I can feel your pain as explained above. I hope you can get some relief from therapy and medication. I’m not a professional in the field of mental health, but I am wondering what you may be afraid of what may happen to you. I’ve learned to be honest with myself and others and face my imagined fears. This is a life long path to accepting oneself and forgiving oneself. God grant me the serenity to accept…………I know how easy it is to give advise when one is feeling good, but it’s so hard to share when one is depressed and scared. I would like to hear from you again and especially when you begin to feel good again. May you be blessed.

charlie75

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Hi Teresa,
I really liked the info. you sent to cdcc. We can all use your advice. I hope cdcc lets us know when she is feeling better. I’ve learned that slowing my breathing (pursed lip breathing) and/or counting random numbers such as 9, 2, 7, 12, 4, 8, etc. helps with anxiety.
charlie75

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