my anxiety

Posted by happyat76 @happyat76, Feb 25, 2018

Does anyone panic over everything? I have been suffering from anxiety for 50 years or more, but lately, I freak out over every little thing and can’t seem to stop myself. My hearing is getting worse and when I can’t hear something, I get so upset and start panicking. If I have to go out and meet new people, I start panicking. I am not sleeping very well lately and am still taking 60 mg. of Prozac every day. I am going to see my Psychiatrist this coming Wednesday and I hope that he can help me out. I have told him before how I get the shakes so badly sometimes. My whole body trembles for no apparent reason. He hasn’t helped me with a lot of my problems. My mind is always racing, thinking about all kinds of stuff, day and night. Sometimes I go to bed at 9 p.m. and am still awake at 4 a.m. I get up at 9 a.m. so I feel tired all of the time. I feel like I am going crazy sometimes. Any advice or thoughts on this would be very much appreciated. I love to stay in my home and away from people. I have a wonderful husband who doesn’t understand me at all. I love animals much more than people. I am Vegan because of how I feel about the killing of animals. Thanks everyone.

This is my Wookie. That's his very first baby name. I hope it shows up because he has helped me so much. He deserves to have a picture here. Dany

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Have you tried vitamin B-12 sublingual? I’m wired just like you are. Stomach always in knots. This usually helps me. I’m also going to try Benadryl on the recommendation of others on this site. Thank you for sharing. It makes me feel less alone in all this.

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@annedodrill44

Have you tried vitamin B-12 sublingual? I’m wired just like you are. Stomach always in knots. This usually helps me. I’m also going to try Benadryl on the recommendation of others on this site. Thank you for sharing. It makes me feel less alone in all this.

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I feel alone, too. Very few people understand any of this. I'm going to look into vitamin B-12 sublingual.Thanks for the recommendation.

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@callalily74 I am sad you feel alone as it is an comfortable way to be. I do understand from what I know of my own loneliness. I hope the B-12 helps you some. Do you have any hobbies or something you enjoy doing to try and take your mind a way from being lonely?

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@annedodrill44

Have you tried vitamin B-12 sublingual? I’m wired just like you are. Stomach always in knots. This usually helps me. I’m also going to try Benadryl on the recommendation of others on this site. Thank you for sharing. It makes me feel less alone in all this.

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Seems we are not all alone in our own unique types of anxiety, panic and loneliness. Stay strong in the struggle.

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@danybegood1

This is my Wookie. That's his very first baby name. I hope it shows up because he has helped me so much. He deserves to have a picture here. Dany

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What a cute Wookie! Dany @danybegood1 He definitely deserves his picture here ☺

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@danybegood1

Hi all, boy it seems we are all special for the wrong reasons. My thing is worrying. About everything. We live not too far from a volcano, Mt. Rainer. You may remember Mt. St. Helen? I also worry about my kids, the planet, my dog, just everything. I worry about the people I read about that includes everyone on Mayo connect. I recently found out that the man I was married to for 30 years died 3 months ago and no one called me. Anxious is my middle name. I finally called the Behavior Mental Health department of my clinic to relay how I was feeling yesterday, you know, heart palpitations, heaviness in the chest, like an elephant was sitting on it. This has happened 2-3 times in the last week and it's pretty alarming when it happens. But, being Friday no one has called back. What really pisses me off is that I've been suffering anxiety attacks for months, if not longer, and my stupid Dr. will not prescribe anything for me for anxiety. I felt like I was going to die. The feeling of imminent death has receded, but I still have a foreboding sense of death hanging over me. Not something I can explain to my kids. I have really been reaching out to my doctors with this, to no avail. Now, I'm reaching out to therapist. Have to wait and see what happens. The first therapist I saw said I have psychomotor retardation, which I guess means it would take a bolt of lightening to make me do anything, which is exactly how I feel. This has all been slowly progressing since my divorce. I loved my husband, but our situation was hopeless. However, I'm a Christian, so I wait on the Lord, believing that all good things will come to pass. But, it would be great to have a way to deescalate things when they get really bad. I have my kids for which I'm truly grateful, and I have Harley, my little Shi Tzu, to cuddle with when he allows it. Sometimes, I beg for his attention, to no avail, then other times he is all over me, stubborn and fickle little boy. I love him to death. We all are a mess to one degree or another. There is no one answer for us all. We need to persevere in the face of this black cloud that has us in it's grip. When all is said and done, I guess after all these years of feeling this way, that's what I've been doing, biding my time, waiting on the Lord. But, for all of us it needs to come to an end, because, for me it is a huge detriment to my health. I am in a physical decline far too soon for my age. I'm only 66, but I feel like I might be 90. I've lost so much muscle tone, and I'm losing other things. But, I will continue to wait, and do my part to the best of my ability. Whatever will be, will be. I pray for everyone on here that you will find your solutions, and outlets for inner peace and health. Stay strong, and keep fighting. We're worth it. Dany

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Dang, please hang in there. I have suffered with anxiety for most of my life and I am now 76. I have been on so many different meds for anxiety. Right now I am taking 60 mg of Plavix for depression and Trazadone at night to help me sleep. I am always so wound up when I go to bed and can’t sleep. I was taking Romero for sleeping, but I gained about 35 lbs. on it. It did help me sleep though. I was also taking Clonazepam for RLS. I am off it now also as my Psychiatrist told me it causes confusion and memory in older patients. I have been taking Trazadone for only a week, so I do really know if it is going to do anything for me. Dr. says it takes two weeks to get into the system and start working. Dang, believe me, I know too well what you are going through. I think you should see a Psychiatrist. I went through too many therapists who didn’t help me. OBTW, I was also on Xanax for about six months and they helped more than anything. They are however very habit forming so I got off them. Please write back to me if you like. You are not at all alone in this. There are many of us here who suffer with anxiety. I wish you well.

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@danybegood1

This is my Wookie. That's his very first baby name. I hope it shows up because he has helped me so much. He deserves to have a picture here. Dany

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such a cutie pie. Dogs are such great healers aren’t they?

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@danybegood1

This is my Wookie. That's his very first baby name. I hope it shows up because he has helped me so much. He deserves to have a picture here. Dany

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@danybegood1, he sure is adorable. Makes me smile just to look at him.

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@danybegood1

This is my Wookie. That's his very first baby name. I hope it shows up because he has helped me so much. He deserves to have a picture here. Dany

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Hello Dany @danybegood1

It has been awhile since you last posted. I hope that you (and your Wookie) are doing well.

Teresa

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