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   Posted 5/13/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone had any success in controling this with medication. I take lexapro and it has helped mostly but I still get this overwhelming anxiety sometimes.
I struggle with FM,Raynauds Syndrome,gastroparesis, IBS and depression. I trust in God with all things. Been a tough journey and it's not getting any easier but thanks to God and my family I am not alone.

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   Posted 5/13/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
many here dealing with gad and im sure it wont be long b4 ppl are responding to your post
you can get thru this im sure n i really hope you know ppl here do care n understand

i hv severe anxiety n panic n treat with therapy meds and CBT
tk care

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   Posted 5/14/2010 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sheila,
I have GAD and it is under control. I have had GAD for many years, but with meds, I am doing pretty good. I still get days where my anxiety goes up, but I know to expect that. I was on Zoloft for 12 years and then it "pooped out". I had a major relapse of the GAD when zoloft quit doing the job. I was put on Paxil in its place and it is doing good for me. I'm also on buspar. Besides the meds, I was helped by the book "Hope and Help for your Nerves" by Dr. Claire Weekes AND by taking Taurine Every day!
I hope you feel better soon!

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   Posted 5/15/2010 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Shelia,

I too have had GAD for 28 years and have always been on a med of some sort, right now I use Buspar on a regular schedule which works well for me most of the time as well as Valium prn. I also see a therapist which helps me work through the triggers to my increases in anxiety. I also have depression so sometimes it is hard to know which comes first the depression and than feeling anxious or anxiety and then feeling depressed because the anxiety stops me from doing something I wanted to do.

The trick to having GAD is accepting that you have it and it does not have you.

Good luck and know we are here for you.

Gentle Hugs,


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   Posted 5/18/2010 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shelia,

I agree with Kitt in that the key to living with GAD is understanding that you have it and it don't have you! There is no shame in taking medication if it improves your quality of life. I take valium as needed and I have good and bad days but it's nice to know I can have control if needed. GAD can always pop up and say hello but through CBT and counselling I can tell it to go to hades!
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