slipping back after coming off meds, is there ever an end to this misery ?

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marie57
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   Posted 8/12/2013 12:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Feeling very sorry for myself im afraid. I quit my meds sertraline several weeks ago now and thought ive been doing good but think things are gradually slipping back. Had awful day on sat got completely caught in anxiety spiral and ended up in a panic attack. Im waking with that horrible stomach churning every day and keep loosing it with my husband. Worse thing is both my kids are showing signs of the same type of worrying nature, so shared im doing this to them and its ruining their holidays which I feel so guilty about. My husband is urging me to get back on tabs but that just feels like ive failed again.please help if you can x

lgm1942
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   Posted 8/12/2013 1:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll make it as simple for you as I can. If you had diabetes would
you quit taking meds that allow you to function, I already know
the answer, been where you are, the meds are the answer for
you and your Family, there's always the possibility of a different
one and even one day a cure, but for now its the right thing to do and one last thing, Lady you sure as heck are not a loser, you
have not failed at anything, you just wish things were different.
Be at Peace
Larry ***

coopsmom
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   Posted 8/12/2013 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I am coming off Celexa at the moment, and feel unsure about switching to zoloft (celexa stopped working) but I feel that our anxious minds, and our tendancy to analyse everything, gets to us. I went on Celexa for my kids, and I'll stay on something for their sake. Medication wont hurt you, it will just even you out so that you can be more chill. P.S, You are not a failure! Anyone who wakes up day after day, regardless of how they feel, is a hero if you ask me!!!!

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 8/12/2013 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi marie,

I can tell that from your post that you want to do all that you can to be the best individual, wife and mom that you can be. So do not feel guilty, or that you have failed...like CM said, you are a hero and should feel proud for hanging in there!

Talk to your doctor honestly about your situation and feelings. Let him/her help you to come up with and anxiety management plan. Whether it be medication, or therapy...or a combination of both...you will find a way to proactively deal with the obstacles that are in the way of your feeling well.

There is hope. I found much relief through therapy, and am in a much better place than I was a few years ago. It takes time, but you can get recovery!

Keep posting with us. We are listening.:)

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

marie57
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   Posted 8/12/2013 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for your kind words, think you are probably right I should go back to gp dont know why it feels like ive let myself down ive been on and off meds for half of my life I should be used to it by now. I came off sertraline as I thought I was over the initial problem I went on them for and tbh I was still able to get anxious on them only not so servere. But now im finding every day ive got background anxiety that can spill over the slightest little thing. The whole time at work im feeling overwhelmed but amazingly I manage to cope but the overload of adrenaline can last days then im back in again. But then I have days where its not so bad and so I put off going to drs. And making a decision about anything is almost impossible anyway. Good luck coopsmum with changing meds is zoloft another name for sertraline ?Thanks for reading maria x

lgm1942
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   Posted 8/12/2013 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I sent you an answer, let me know, I will try to write something up tonight. Peace

Larry ***

After what seems like an eternity I made my first post, I want to thank you for bringing me to do this.

Larry ***

Post Edited (lgm1942) : 8/12/2013 10:24:00 PM (GMT-6)

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