Welcome to HW, I hope we can help you out here. I think your doctor referring you back to the mental health team is a great step. It may be that you need a "top up" with your therapy. I know I need to from time to time. It's easy to forget the tools we have learned and it sounds like your GAD is getting on top of you again.
I'm not on any of those meds, but I'm sure some of members are and they will be along soon with advice on that.
For my anxiety I find it's really helpful to keep a journal. That stops all the neagtive, worrying thoughts from running around in my head. Once I have them all down on paper it's easier to be rational about them. I also try and keep active (I love jogging) as it helps burn off that excess adrenaline and boost my endorphins. Just a ten minute walk outside, or going down to a cafe for a coffee can boost my mood. We have some resources here you might like to look at also, You will find them at the top of the page under Wen's name.
Again, welcome, I'm so glad you have joined. Hang in there okay?
Hello Ben. I have been taking venlafaxine for three years and it gave me my life back. It works as well now as when I first started taking it. I am quite happy to be on it for the rest of my life. I don't care what I take as long as I get quality of life.
I wish you all the very best.
Hello Ben and Welcome to HealingWell. I am so glad to meet you. You have received some great advice from the other members. I have not taken any of the meds you have mentioned but glad to see input from others.
I have read info on CAT and it is a very good therapy. Glad to know your going to get back into it.
I am sorry that it took me so long to answer your post. I have a sister with a Stage 4 Cancer and I am her caregiver these last 5 days. Finally found a puter today.
Keep posting here and know that we support you.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
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I am sharing your anxiety so I do know how you are feeling. I went through many meds and was in therapy for 9 months. The therapy helped and getting my feelings out helped. Right now I have major issues going on and trying to keep the anxiety down is hard.
I use HealingWell often as it helps me to read other posts and to help others, as well, accept the support and caring I receive from the whole HW family.
If you look on the right next to this post you will see the links to our resource center, take a peek when you have time.
I wish you peace.