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I got my paxil increased to 20mg and even though its not much from 15mg, i feel like since i started it..i've had more sadness and feel more... Show more

antoia18 i been taking it for a month and a half..do i need to give it more time? 1 month ago
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tcbabe Seems like that would be long enough to feel the effects? 1 month ago
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tcbabe Never have tried Paxil before. The one that helped me was zoloft 1 month ago
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Want to get an opinion from others who also suffer from GAD. Has anyone had some success in coping or alleviating their GAD condition without taking any... Show more

cxlg Thank you Tuff. That's great to know. I'm trying to stick to a few activities including exercising, reading and playing the violin. Having a routine is a great idea. My biggest challenge now is tendency to procrastinate on my phone when I should transition from one activity to another, and playing with my phone before bed. Also right now it's more BT rather than CBT for me. It's good to hear positive experiences. Thanks again. 1 month ago
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cxlg Thank you Jimbot. That's very helpful and encouraging. Mindfulness and meditation are things I need to be more engaged in. More often than not, when it's time to take a break and maybe meditate, I turn to my phone apps and all h... breaks loose. I need to manage that better, much better. Building better habits 1 month ago
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sv779 Totally agree with jimbot23, you have to find something that forces you to be in the moment. For me it's video games, whenever I'm playing the negative thoughts are the last thing on my mind. I also get a confidence boost, as I am good at whatever I play. There's nothing but positive vibes. 4 weeks ago
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Hello, quick intro, I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which has been agonizing, but I recently found a really great provider, so things are... Show more

Twiggy What medicne are you taking. 2 months ago
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Holly sorry I didn't see this earlier. I'm taking hydroxyzine as needed, Buspar daily, gabapentin daily. I started a blood pressure medication too and that really helps get rid of pounding heart, but it makes me light headed 1 month ago
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I don't know how bad my anxiety is, but I'm extremely dependent and uncomfortable in new situations and I'm often lonely. My family are some of my... Show more

Kate.frye I have been to two therapists before, neither of them were the right fit for me, but i'm still looking for a good one to fit me better. Honestly, just speaking to someone helps to get an outside perspective on how to even go about resolving the issue, even if its just for a little while. 2 months ago
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Tuff33 MeghanE it is tough having to admit you have a problem but it's a postive step going forward and it's a postive step to getting somewhat better it's not going fix it in one day but talking to a thearpist helps a lot. I've been slacking and haven't been in a while but I have to say it does have its up and downs some days it's like worse then other days it's like wow I feel better. But you have to get through the bad to get the good right. 2 months ago
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Catattack2 I'm on the quiet side as well, but I really enjoyed talking to a therapist. I felt validated after talking to him. I stopped going once I graduated and planned to see someone else, but I was doing fine on my own. Recently I've started thinking I should start going to one again, but I haven't really done anything with that thought. 2 months ago
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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 :/ 4 months ago
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I broke up with my boyfriend .its the first day that i'm away from my family to keep me busy and my anxiety is awful!
I feel like i made the wrong...
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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! 4 months ago
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Kate.frye I had that issue last year, I broke up with a bf of 5 years and it was for the better, i just wasn't able to adjust very well to not having him around all the time. I agree with warriorprincess89, you have to let the great decision sink in and get used to it! it will be better in the long run and you'll have more time to work on yourself and figure out what you need to do to make yourself happy! 2 months ago
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Holly your feelings are so normal for going through a break up - wondering if you made a mistake, will you regret it, will you find love again. this is super fresh, so maybe give it a few days to see how you feel. I honestly usually feel worse a few days and weeks after a break up. But I write down the reasons I broke up, keep them by my bed and re-read them. No decision is permanent, if you really put thought into it and change your mind, that's ok too. Sometimes trying out how change can feel is a good thing. You must have been hurting by... Show more 1 month 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. 4 months ago
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Tuff33 So Zoloft makes you gain weight? I hope it works for me too. 4 months 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 4 months 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. 5 months 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 5 months 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.. 5 months 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. 5 months 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 5 months ago
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antoia18 Kate.frye thank you for the tip. 5 months 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. 5 months 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. 5 months 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. 4 months 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. 5 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. 5 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. 5 months 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? 5 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. 5 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 5 months 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... 6 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... Show more

AnnarosaP Thanks - that's really helpful!! 6 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 5 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 5 months ago
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Caldreamer replied to Feeling ashamed 7 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. 7 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. 6 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. 4 months 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. 7 months ago
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