Mayo Clinic Connect
Does anyone suffer from Generalized Anxiety. Well I do, and it is destroying my life. I have been involved in talk therapy for about 5 months now.
I have, for most of my life. However, I started taking Atenolol, 25 mg, once daily to decrease the fast heart rate, which also triggers an even worse response; near fainting. I have, in the past three years, been able to change that to ‘as needed’ only. Some MD’s will not prescribe a Beta Blocker for anxiety (acute), but it worked for me. I also have a anti anxiety medication which I take infrequently.
Besides the medical treatments, exercise helps, as well as staying away from certain kinds of foods which can increase BP, and high amounts of sugar. (At least for some of us).
I’m Brian I have been suffering from anxiety for the last eight months. When I moved in with my girlfriend I began experiencing this and some depression. I have been seeing a therapist for the last 6 months. Up to this point it has caused big problems in my relationship. My thoughts run away with me and, have been unable to focus. I have never experienced this before the move. It has affected my life personally and professionally.
Don’t allow it to destroy your life.
Medications, therapy, acupuncture, relaxation, all can help.
Have had it for over 11 years. It came back with me from my time in the Marines in the gulf. There is no magic pill, therapy, book, cd, dvd…there is no wizard of OZ behind the curtain. The things I have learned is that medication can help but not cure. I have come to embrace it and welcome it if you will…it is a part of me.
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