Betsy1234

ANXIETY!! New to the forum.

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Hi all, 

Just wanted to see if there are people here who can relate to chronic overwhelming anxiety and panic, agoraphobia, social and generalized anxiety.  I have been on this road for so long to the point I can't drive or even leave my house.  It is miserable. I currently take generic Pristiq 100 mg per day and .50 mg of xanax 3 times per day but nothing seems to help.  My doctor wanted me to try Ativan following a DNA test saying it should help better than the Xanax.  I started it yesterday 1mg 3 times per day and then took 2 doses today and WOW the 2nd dose threw me over the edge tonight.  It was anxiety x 10!!  I would appreciate any advice.  Thank You in advance. 

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Hi Betsy1234,

The only thing to do is fight to take back what you gave up.  Little by little, push you boundaries back out and test your negative thoughts against the reality.

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I can totally understand your situation and I know what you're going through. I have anxiety issues and I had been combatting with this for ages. There was a time I felt like my life is over and I couldn't handle with life anymore. What's more worse was I tried to commit suicide. Because I was alone with zero support. I used pharmaceutical drugs for a long time but they also stopped working after a particular time. Please stop taking these drugs they will drain your mind and vitals. Please read these helpful advices  https://ezcareclinic.com/top-3-mental-health-tips-from-15-practicing-professionals/ , they can help you alot with your anxiety. Try to improve your diet. Meditate and do whatever you love. Go for non pharmaceutical approach. Bet me it's gonna ease your mental health alot. GoodLuck! 🙂

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Unfortunately I can't come off my meds.  I have tried many times in the past and it just doesn't work.  I will take a look at your link though and thank you for the input.

 

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