I have some problems with anxiety, I DO take xanax, but mostly at bed time. I've had anxeity attacks at bedtime and it's awful.. woke me up out of a sound sleep.. Terrifying!!!
I also take elavil and I think that's helped with my pain and anxiety. I can't say I'm 100% but I've had problems with this for so long that I don't know what 100% is like anymore.
Stress really does effect fibromites. some more than others. Stress brought on my last flare and it's been going on for a long time. As soon as I start feeling that stress again, I start a vicious circle of flaring. I think it starts to be a chicken and the egg theory after a while.
If its really getting to you, talk to your doctor and look up some relaxation techniques, like deep breathing or yoga.. maybe some scented candles (if you can handle them).
Hope you get it under control.. we're here for you so hang in there.
Take care & gentle hugs,
STRESS! Just because I am watching our retirement go down the toilet(we're in our early 60's) and I am drawing straws to see which one of our children's attic's we can live in??? YIPES! I take 5mg of valium once or twice a day. It does put me to sleep sometimes but that just means I don't have to do the laundry. It takes the edge off.
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Life is far too important to be taken seriously. –Oscar Wilde, 1882
How wise and insightful, lynwood. You seem to have it mostly figured out. I am still in my infancy, that way. It seems whenever i get things straightened out, I foul stuff up by taking on more than I can handle. Then there's those pleasant little surprizes like, when the bank makes a mistake, rent cheque bounces and I get charged a fee for an NSF cheque, created by a bank error. I had to let that slide almost a month before I could approach it, it upset me so. I think now, i can't get a good reference due to the foul-up with the rent cheque bouncing. The landlady just ignors my requests.So, here i sit, wondering; will i be able to get a decent place to live?
Like right after my Dad was placed I needed my son to help wih all the heavy lifting, getting all of his and her (wife's) garbage/belongings out of the Nasty Falling down house in order to sell it cause it was uninhabitable, but she wanted this and this and oh yeah that. Then the backlash from the other sibs (You sold the Farm!), like I was going to be able to keep paying her debts (wife-Gambler). Now my son is still here three months later, not contributing, sleeps untill 2 PM. So, do I take on more than I can handle, Oh Yeah! I can't turn him out b/c he will go directly to this associate who is Bad News. Next thing, he'll be in jail. Nope. so it continues. I think I am broken. I don't know how to fix all this. My son speaks disrespectfully to me, sometimes. I am doing my absolute best to get him on track. This is just another stressful situation replacing the last impossible situation. My only support is this online community. i have no where else to turn.
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