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crumbling_shell

621d

someone tell me it's okay for me to take my emergency anxiety meds even though they might make me gain weight, I woke up in a panic attack of the lingering variety with heart palpitations and so far my solution is just smoking lots of marijuana

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    • SweetTea77

      615d

      @crumbling_shell I'm so glad it helps. It seems so insignificant to some to not want to take meds for anxiety because of anxiety. The first step is hope. Take the med(s) and take them consistently and clarity will soon follow. From there it's just a matter of maintenance and tweaking. Take note of the med(s) and journal how you feel and what your behavior was like. Journal your sleep and factor in as much info down to appetite just so you have something to speak with your Dr. about at your next visit. You may find out and smaller or larger dose is necessary. But your Dr. will know more with your info because you are advocating for yourself.

    • SweetTea77

      615d

      Sounds so familiar... I've been down this road. Sweet pea ya can't NOT take your anxiety meds because you are experiencing anxiety over gaining weight. How could I say such a thing? Because you are thinking through all the negative avenues without a completely focused and settled brain. The power in change first comes from your mind by finding peace. From there build a "hope board" of the things you want out of life. When you see that board daily as a reminder of what YOU want. Your inner advocate (confident) self with grow stronger thinking of ways to obtain those goals. Rerouting that focus is key. You will see results later when you bump into someone down the road who comments on how well you look or compliments your success.

      • crumbling_shell

        615d

        @SweetTea77 thank you this actually makes me feel a lot better about taking them in the future :) I did wind up taking them that day btw

        • SweetTea77

          615d

          @crumbling_shell I'm so glad it helps. It seems so insignificant to some to not want to take meds for anxiety because of anxiety. The first step is hope. Take the med(s) and take them consistently and clarity will soon follow. From there it's just a matter of maintenance and tweaking. Take note of the med(s) and journal how you feel and what your behavior was like. Journal your sleep and factor in as much info down to appetite just so you have something to speak with your Dr. about at your next visit. You may find out and smaller or larger dose is necessary. But your Dr. will know more with your info because you are advocating for yourself.

    • carnivorous.felines

      616d

      What anxiety meds are they?

      • crumbling_shell

        615d

        @carnivorous.felines Ativan, works wonders and they did not in fact make me gain from taking them only when I'm panicking really bad

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