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My doctor just changed my meds and I'm concerned. I was on 2 venlafaxen 37.5mg each morning, and it was working pretty well except it would wear off... Show more

warriorprincess89 I tried venlafaxen but it didn't do anything for me. I am on pristiq which is desvenlafaxine, and it takes the edge off but doesn't make me moody or have any adverse side effects that I am aware of. It is a fairly new medication so it can be hard to get financed. I also have trouble sleeping and several times a week I have insomnia. I got prescribed trazedone for sleep and I take it only when I am desperate because it makes me feel hungover and crazy tired the next day. I have not found a sleeping medication that isn't awful the next day :/ 1 week ago
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I broke up with my boyfriend after 3yrs because he was controlling and demanding..its the first day that i'm away from my family to keep me busy and... Show more

cheyenneleo when you start panicking, count out of order- like 1,3,7,5,2,8,4,9,6,10- without repeating. When you do this, your brain can't concentrate on the task and panic at the same time. Once you've stopped the panicking, turn on something you like to watch, or read a good book. When I panic in the night, I find leaving the radio on just almost too quiet helps because it's a bit of noise to focus on instead of letting my mind wander. 1 week ago
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antoia18 thanks guys!
I appreciate the help
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warriorprincess89 Hang in there antoia18! Give your decision time to sink in...It is hard to break up with someone but I am proud of you for looking out for yourself and refusing to be in a toxic relationship! 1 week ago
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Just found out that the medicine my dr put me on for my anexity is a generic for Zoloft.....not to sure about it but willing to give it a try...but... Show more

Calpal I just went on Zoloft for anxiety for the second time. I was on it for a long time a few years ago but I switched to something else bc of the weight gain. It worked really well though and I'm hoping it starts working again. It's totally different for everyone for how long it takes to work, but my doctor said probably a few weeks. 1 week ago
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Tuff33 So Zoloft makes you gain weight? I hope it works for me too. 1 week ago
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Calpal It can make you gain weight. The thing with antidepressants is that it affects everyone differently. A lot of these types of medicines can cause weight gain though 1 week ago
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So, I was on paxil for 16years and ten weeks ago my doctor decided it was time for a change. So, he switched me to Zoloft. After 8 weeks I knew it... Show more

Tuff33 sasha do you know how long before I will notice if it's working or not? I heard it takes a while to get in my system. 1 month ago
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sasha Tuff it normally takes 2 to 4 weeks to get in your system before you notice a change thats with all anxiey meds thou 1 month ago
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Tuff33 sasha wow that is a while to notice a change you would think they'd come up with 1 that only take a couple of days...there are a lot of us out there that go through this.. 1 month ago
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Hello Everyone!
I'm new to this site and to the group...i've had anxiety for the past 7yrs also suffering with panic attacks and minor depression.
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Lana I'm Lana. Remember everything you have learned in therapy etc. and use that to get through. Deep breaths. Stay in the moment. 1 month ago
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Kate.frye I saw you felt self conscious about doing yoga in front of people, I often do too, I have started doing yoga at home with online videos, the website DOYOUYOGA.com has yoga videos that you just follow at home, I highly recommend it! Yoga helped me a lot 1 month ago
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antoia18 Kate.frye thank you for the tip. 1 month ago
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Hello to all my 'people'!!! Has anyone tried an organic or natural supplements to help with their anxiety and panic attacks? After dealing with... Show more

Lana I would definitely e interested in this. After many years I am weaning off the prescriptions. I suppose the place to start is a health food store. 1 month ago
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Tuff33 Yeah....I didn't want to go towards medicine cause of the things I heard but this is my last shot because I'm basically tried and done everything I can think of and that my thearpist has thought off and she says its to that point where I need to be on something everyday to help get my brain reconnected back together. 1 month ago
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Maddie Sully I actually use Valerian root when I feel an anxiety attack coming on. It works pretty well to calm everything down, without completely knocking you out, like my emergency med Xanax does. Plus, there is less chance of it having a bad interaction with your prescribed meds. 1 week ago
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Stood home from work again had another sleepless night

Lana Not being able to sleep is the worst. I have found f I force myself to get up and get going in the morning I actually feel better. Sometimes it's really hard. 2 months ago
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Caldreamer Been there, I've gone for 72 hours with only 6 hours of sleep. Really bad feeling. I hope you get some soon and feel refreshed. 2 months ago
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Tuff33 I'm proud of y'all for actually be able to work...I'm unfortunately can't....so I'm glad to know that they are people who actually work even though they have bad anexity. 1 month ago
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Have any of you ever stopped taking zyprexa? I am having a really hard time. I am weaning off of it slowly but maybe not slow enough. Help?

My anxiety has me leaving early from work. Its affecting my day to day activities. Can't eat, and dr now thinks I may have the symptoms of an ulcer... Show more

Lana Are you taking any mess for your anxiety? 2 months ago
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MissBlue52 Whatever you do don't excessively google your symptoms it will just make everything so much worse, if you suspect an ulcer please see a doctor, try not to eat acidic food too much while you're trying to get an appointment. 2 months ago
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Tuff33 Yeah I had to see a stomach dr and he said for me I have to be put on proilsec and another liquid medicine called Carafate to help my stomach so I don't en up with ulcers since I have a very nervous stomach....however I'm going have to go back to get check up to be sure everything is good and working okay...because now I'm going be put on meds to help with my anexity which was heartbreaking for me to hear but it's just to much on me and my thearpist saw it...she even said sweetie we have tried everything to help you out so we didn't have to... Show more 1 month ago
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Does anyone else have a hard time focusing specifically on television? Maybe it's just me, but I CANNOT watch movies! I feel like I have to exercise... Show more

AnnarosaP I sometimes have a hard time focusing for longer periods of time & its annoying. I tend to love movies & it usually helps to search for films by directors & actors who I really like - that way when I'm watching I focus on the performances & "artsy" aspects of the film - it helps me stay engaged. Idk, it helps me... 2 months ago
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Hi all, I have been receiving therapy & medication for anxiety for the past three years. Since I started therapy & meds I have felt more confident in... Show more

AnnarosaP Thanks - that's really helpful!! 2 months ago
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MissBlue52 I know the feeling, my ex dumped me in the middle of me having a huge mental break down. it's hard to get out of a relationship with someone you really love and trusted it hurts like no other, you just have to remember that everyday is new and a step closer to getting better, the world is moving and so are you it'll get better, I promise. Give yourself time, don't ignore your feelings, but rather remove yourself from them for a time. Try to think about it from a new perspective if you do think about it, its more like that chapter is over and... Show more 2 months ago
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AnnarosaP Hey MissBlue52 - I appreciate what you shared - time is definitely helping. I'm feeling more like myself recently & am grateful for that... thanks so much for your comment 2 months ago
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Caldreamer replied to Feeling ashamed 4 months ago

Its fine to make a general comment that you were not feeling well but you missed the friendship. I'm always scared to tell new people about my...

My anxiety has been on an all time high lately. I recently just moved out on my own and dealing with the financial pressures has really taken a toll... Show more

Caldreamer It makes me angry you can't afford your Meds. Does talking on here help? You will get through this! You can do it. Exercise helps me too. Message me if you need to vent. 4 months ago
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AnnarosaP I can relate to facing a time when anxiety is very high - it can be overwhelming! I can imagine that taking on a new responsibility like moving out on your own can trigger overwhelming feelings of anxiety. Keep moving forward - the mantra "this too shall pass" was shared with me by a highly trusted friend many years ago & it still helps me when I feel like not much else helps. Big congrats on moving out on your own - step by step I imagine things will fall into place. 2 months ago
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Maddie Sully I can definitely understand the stress of affording medications, I've been without insurance in the past. I would suggest looking into medicaid if you are having trouble affording meds. You can apply online, and its actually a pretty easy process. Also, don't be afraid to talk to your pharmacist about your situation, especially if you don't have insurance. Walgreens staff would knock off like 40-50 dollars for me when I was without insurance. 1 week ago
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Just join the group a have GAD and it been hard to deal the all the symptoms and desconfront some times a fell like a lost in my own body !

LeandraRivera1 I feel the same way also. I can't get out of my own head. It's exhausting. 4 months ago
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Got blood work done when I was extremely anxious stressed and dehydrated. They had trouble drawing blood and commented to drink water. My white... Show more

Caetano You could get that result from having a mild infection. Nothing to do with your anxiety. 4 months ago
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Has anyone else taken Buspar? I have been on it for a little over two weeks, the first part was 7.5mg 2 x daily. I was bumped up to 15 mg 2 x daily... Show more

Csmalley This dose the brain zaps are already subsiding. Only three doses in and getting better with each one. 4 months ago
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Allens1123 I have experienced this as well. The brain zaps are uncomfortable. Glad that it seems to be working for you and hopefully it continues to get better everyday. 4 months ago
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Shawn1969 Yes! I ended up being taken off it. Brain zaps is great way to put what I was getting. Message me if want to go into details and what they put me on that has been a huge success with my anxiety attack issues.
Shawn
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Can someone help me on here I been dealing with major aniexty and depression for a few year's and this year thing's got much worse I really need... Show more

GPadilla05 Hello I also have high level anxiety major headaches and dizziness each day it comes a goes and it makes it worst at work with the stress of my job, but what have help my is mediation and deep breathing With a healthy way of eating it have help mi a lot 4 months ago
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jpeters I have been and am currently once again where you are now. Its been 33 very long and lonely years....I am here if you need someone....maybe it will help me as well. Take care and know this....your not alone.... 4 months ago
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LeandraRivera1 You are not alone! And I care. I wouldn't wish anxiety on my worst enemy! 4 months ago
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Hi all just joined um after a horrible anxiety attack at work I got a written warning which is basically a slap on the wrist but I suddenly freaked... Show more

amanda1617 I completely understand it's so hard for anyone who doesn't have this to not judge you. I'm glad you're ok tho. 5 months ago
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leacar21 I know how you feel. I am a cashier and I had some man yell at me because the computer glitched and messed up his transaction and him yelling at me triggered a panic attack and I couldn't breath and couldn't speak and was shakey and wasn't functioning and u wanted to just sit where I was and cry or try to run away from the situation but I just stood there and he left and it took me 2 hours to calm down but I managed to keep checking people out. I just didn't talk to anyone. It's very hard to deal with panic attacks at work when you have no... Show more 4 months ago
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LeandraRivera1 You're not alone! I have done this many times at work. I could care less of people judging because I'm trying to fight a bigger battle with myself. Try not you make yourself more sick by focusing on the fact that people saw. Try to use that energy to focus on controlling it. Easier said than done, boy, do I know. Just some advice, hoping to help. 4 months ago
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