Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 8/17/2007 5:29:43 PM (GMT-6)
Hey - alot of us have been there and still are.
The medicines work, they do take there time to kick in. I tried to go off w/o seeing a therapist first, that was a mistake. Im trying Effexor now, ending my thrid week and its kicking in. The week before I started taking it, I questioned if I wanted another drug. I got off Lexapro in Feb. Because I didnt like the side effects. The week I took deciding to take the meds was bad. I had extreme anxiety every morning, to the point that I thought I might not be able to make it to work. I couldnt stand being at work (the source of my anxiety) and would suffer for 8 hours. Finally I made up my mine to get straight again on the meds, then deal with the head issues! My plan now is to stabalize, get therapy, then try for a maintance dose. I think I will need to keep a little of the med in my system, at least until I am a more stable point in life.
Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P Forum. I am Kitt :)
Generalized anxiety disorder often coexists with depression and other mental health disorders, such as panic attacks or phobias. You are in the company of many caring and supportive people who know where you are coming from and what you are going through.
The signs and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder can vary in combination or severity. They may include:
I thought all the drama queens lived in Minnesota.........lol. Yes you do have a sister that is quick to cry wolf. The trouble is eventually you quit responding to them and it may be a true emergency.
I think you handled it very well...........Kudos to you. Just remember she is a drama queen and not going to change. Do you have voice mail so you can let the call go and then listen to what she has to say and decide if you want to respond? I know this is a bit sneaky but if she triggers your anxiety, it might be a way to just listen before reacting. :)
Just wondering how you are doing today. I'm glad that you are finding some comfort here on this site. It has truly been a life saver for me! Great idea about coming here in the morning to vent your frustrations and let out your anxiety! Hope to hear more from you soon.
I'm so happy for you that you found a combination of meds and therapy that are working for you, sometimes that can be such a battle just to find the right meds. I take xanax as well and it really works for me. I really hope that your mornings continue to get better, but don't get too discouraged if you have a bad one every once in a while, remember it's only temporary! All my best too you!
I have a hard time beliving that taking meds for anxiety is a show of weakness at all, in my youth I have been to war in the army and have done things that I did not like doing but falled my orders and do not feel guilty about them for I know it was for a better cause in the long run. but later I came down with A/P crud later on in live and have found that the meds are worth more that trying to go at it alone and have not had a P/A in over 8 months now and have a better feeling and in more control of my A/P them ever before I just hope that you to can find this feeling with in you no matter what you do as I know in my heart that this was the right choice for me even all that I have been though in life.
Good Morning New Mother and Welcome,
I am not a new Mother but I have had 4 children. If you are experiencing anxiety I would strongly suggest you see you OB-GYN physician or the physician who cared for you during you pregnancy.
You posted "He saw that I had a newborn with me, and knew right then I was just stressed and had anxiety. He prescribed me Valium, 5mg"
Please tell me that he explored other reasons for your pains ? Please remember a walk in clinic is good for a quick check up of minor issues but nothing replaces your personal physician.
Again Welcome. Stay with us and keep posting. You may want to start a New topic so erveryone will have a chance to meet you :)