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Anxious

858d

I need advice! I’m scared something is gonna happen to me. I’ve had the worst anxiety panic and ptsd since my accident 5 months ago it’s been constant everyday with no ease I’ve became so overwhelmed and it’s disabling. I’m 19 and I just want my life back. I’ve tried meds they made it worst. I go to therapy but it doesn’t help. I go see my dr. I have so many scary thoughts and feelings. I need help idk shat to do anymore

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    • mizzcali19

      25d

      @Anxious how are you doing now

    • Fiesty

      856d

      One of my therapists once told me "doing something bad is better than not doing it at all". So even just standing in the shower for 2 minutes, nothing but standing or sitting there in the water, that's better than not doing it at all. Celebrate those small accomplishments! Eating one granola bar is better than not eating at all. Celebrate that! Give yourself credit for the things that you do ❤

    • Anxious

      857d

      I want to do things but on bad days which is almost everyday I can’t do anything but panic and cry. Even showering is scary and I don’t do it as often as I should. It’s been almost 6 months and it does seem hopeless and I’m terrified I’ll never be okay again or it’ll be this way for years.

      • mizzcali19

        206d

        @Anxious how are you doing now?

    • Fiesty

      857d

      Anxious, you are not alone. Please don't feel alone. A lot of us have been in similar situations. One of the most important things is to remember that this will get better. It sucks right now, and we are so sorry that you have to go through this. It will not always be this way. We can't always see our way out, but more doors always open. It's scary to wait, and to hope, but it always works out. I think one of the worst things is feeling like you aren't yourself anymore. You can tell the difference, and that alone is terrifying. During my recent phase of not being able to do hardly anything, I tried to ease up on my expectations of myself. I told myself "you're a trainwreck right now, and that's okay." Don't be afraid to validate yourself. You just experienced trauma! You are allowed to feel unstable. A lot of people will not understand that or respect that, but you can understand and respect it for yourself. Embrace who you are and your changes, and take baby steps to make it back. Start doing that one hobby that you used to love. Re-read your favorite book, watch your favorite movie or show for the thousandth time. Do things that help you feel safe and normal.

    • Anxious

      857d

      Buspar made me feel insane and dizzy

    • Anxious

      857d

      My primary dr prescribed klonopan but it makes me feel weird but not a good weird and anxious also can only take it at night due to the fact it makes me sleepy even at 1/2 or 1/4 of a .5 . Ativan helps but I haven’t been prescribed that but I go back next Friday I may ask about it I’m just scared to get use to feeling okay then it getting bad and stop working or come off of them and it be bad again bc I can’t live this way much longer !!

    • Perfectionist27

      858d

      Its hard to find a good psychiatrist i had to beg for benzo i was crying saying i didnt want it but sounded like i need it. I know busbar is helping my best friend right now with vertigo but it made me sleepy. All my doctors i see on doxy its hard to find ones in my insurance too. I would just insist how much this affects your life and ativan was the only thing that helped when you tried it even if you can try short term. Maybe contact the ER and get doctors references or contact primary care doctors to see if they can help.

    • Anxious

      858d

      I have no idea ! It has be impossible to find the therapist I have now

    • JLaPine

      858d

      Do you have access to a Rehab Specialist? They are often in same group as therapist. Mine has made a world of difference. . We started zoom then her office now we meet every Thursday morning @ McDs in a corner. We work on small exposures, small steps and techniques that are simple but have given me new freedoms. One thing was I couldn't even get out of my car to grocery shop. I ordered everything online and had it delivered. Then we worked up to ordering online and picking it up. Then going in to get 1 item ( that was to much). We went back and I went to opening trunk to picking up items. Then greeting person putting groceries in car. Then taking receipt. Then walking to doors and back to car. Into store. 1 item. list of items, get what I can Then out. The best idea she gave me was put earbuds and plug to phone or ipod in before going in store- sometime I listen to something often not. People think you are listening to something and don't bother you and you focus on what you need( silence stillness calm)

    • Anxious

      858d

      Ativan was given to me in the er

    • Anxious

      858d

      Ativan has helped but haven’t been prescribed it. My psychiatrist won’t prescribe benzo and she isn’t helpful but it’s overwhelming bc I just got a new psychiatrist bc the other one was over the phone.

    • Caretruuu18

      858d

      Have you tried another benzo like Ativan or Valium or Xanax?

    • Caretruuu18

      858d

      Do you see a psychiatrist? They should be able to help you a lot more than a primary care doctor. Also, If the one you’re seeing now is not helping you, I would highly suggest looking for another one or telling them how you’re feeling ASAP

    • Anxious

      858d

      I can’t leave the house unless I have a dr appt and even then it’s hard

    • Perfectionist27

      858d

      Drive to places with purpose! Go to target get that one thing you need! Go to dunkin and study! Go to the big shopping area and look around or get a snack! I cant mentally make myself go anywhere right now unless i have a purpose or get a “treat”. Talk to people who will be happy of your achievements and baby steps they can and will be happy for you. I will be happy for you.

    • Perfectionist27

      858d

      Idk what state you are in but Florida has some bad drivers and i was the one that t-bones someone due to bad timing i was only going 20mph he was going 35 and didnt try and stop (my city is wierd) my car was totalled completely but i was never hurt. What scared me most was the airbags blocking my eye sight im scared of the unknown i use my eyebeams sometimes when its not needed. Part of my issue and made me feel funny was my eyesight changed i have astigmatism now. I think that made me feel funny off and dizzy before i kept being told it was anziety or too much coffee.

    • Perfectionist27

      858d

      I had to make sure i was breathing even at random times. Once i started randomly checking my breaths or making them over deep i got distracted. I also was getting really stiff so i kept forcing my butt into the seat and checking my arms werent tight cause thats uncomfy and made it worse. I started rubbing the steering wheel and telling myself whenever i feel a little off im okay im almost there i can make it but if i felt too out of it pulled over did deep breathing. I dont feel confident driving more than 8 miles alone right and have only done 5 max on interstate. Something that helps too sometimes is even being like yay less cars i can go whatever speed or if its congested yay i can keep stopping at hitting these red lights. I find slow cars and try and “follow”. One of the “craziest” things ive done and learned but its gotten me through 7 chemistry classes (my whole major sucks at chem but its needed and even math we just dont give up) tell yourself you love it you love it so much. My best friend told me that when i cried my eyes out before a test (i still failed many tests but i didnt drop out) i thought she was crazy but it works. When you see slow drivers tell yourself thats like me i will be there friend and drive close to them even semis.

    • Anxious

      858d

      I am more like my brain always tells me I’m gonna pass out or I’m gonna fall or forget where I am or I’ll be dizzy ect like no matter what and it’s literally taken away my whole life I try reaching out but I’ve gotten no help. Klonopan doesn’t help it makes me feel funny and not in a good way then nothing I’ll feel sleepy and anxious

    • Perfectionist27

      858d

      Im 24 and had an accident in august on my bfs birthday. I got ride to my internships for them to say i was failing and need help elsewhere. I was practicing driving mile by mile in neighborhoods and down one major street. Got a new car, tried klonopin 0.25 before each drive lasts couple hours and now use these watches call touch solution. Before klonopin they gave me propranolol but it wasnt enough for me. Did you try this one? I just started practicing driving on the interstates one mile and then a few. Not by myself. Some of the best tips i like are from this girl on youtube, air on ans off hot and cold sunglasses on and off change music make it quiter and louder. Ive had panic attacks just being in the car. Im scared of the things that used to scare me and i overcame not relating to my accident. Look up Kirsten Johnson on youtube her methods helped me when i didnt even know it before the accident and now. I also used to be scared of ubers. I feel the way you do, take baby steps with someone even a pet. I really hope this helps more.

    • Anxious

      858d

      Yes kinda but it’s like I’m in a constant state of fear . I don’t feel like moving I’ll panic. I just feel stuck in bed and nothing helps

      • mizzcali19

        25d

        @Anxious how are you doing now

    • FCCHIMERA

      858d

      I would definitely try small step exposures and work up to it. Itll take time but progress is progress.

    • mommawheels

      858d

      Have you tried exposure therapy with a trusted individual.

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