I feel like my anxiety is just getting worse. I overthink everything and I have to do everything in certain orders or else I think something horrible is going to happen to me, my family, or my relationship. The littlest thing someone says will make me think they hate me. It sucks. I feel like I should be on medication but my body reacts horribly to SSRIs. Does anyone else have good coping techniques?

Acute Anxiety

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • Krissyd


    Honesty medication is the only thing that’s helped me :( there are snri as well!

    • Vivigrail


      I’m starting to think meds are the best direction but I just need to find what’s best. Thank you and I’m glad meds are helping you! :)

      • Krissyd


        I’m still getting adjusted to meds tbh. I just started taking them about 6 months ago but have had anxiety for 10 years!

  • Korbyn


    That sounds a lot like ocd. Maybe look into symptoms and types of ocd

  • NonbinarySlytherin


    I would suggest therapy, meds, and a tool. Therapy because there may be a reason that your mind is thinking that way. A good therapist will be able to walk you through a couple of coping skills. Meds can be great! I am on a couple for my anxiety. What I mean by tools is basically coping skills. Mine is distracting my head or an activity that allows me to think through the thoughts which is great for my autism and easy with ADHD. Distraction could be getting a terrible thought and listen to music you really get into so the brain shuts down the thought because you got your jam on. For me, think it through is best with the overwhelming feelings so I will do art, cook, dance, etc. Something fun but allows your brain a slight comfort.

  • lachelle


    Take deep breaths (Count to 10) Listen to music/create playlist Meditate Write your your thoughts/journaling Art/painting Write down positive affirmations Protect your energy Minimize technology (Social Media Breaks) Face your fears RELAX!! Learn your triggers Boost self-esteem Express your thoughts/do not hold anything in Cry New hobbies

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