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Shelly43

874d

I am just curious as to how long everyone here has been battling anxiety? For me it's been 16 years. It so hard for me because I would think that after all these years, I would have learned how to deal with it better. Somedays it just really kicks my butt. Makes me feel so frustrated. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Anxiety is the worst. 😓😓

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    • PixieTrix

      501d

      Since primary school 10-11 or maybe even bellow. In the tests we had I'd have panic attacks till I threw up and blacked out vision. Cried till my eyes stung. Reoccurring insomnia and intense panic attacks from fear of the dark and nightmares. I'm interested in if this is common.

    • PixieTrix

      501d

      Since primary school 10-11 or maybe even bellow. In the tests we had I'd have panic attacks till I threw up and blacked out vision. Cried till my eyes stung. Reoccurring insomnia and intense panic attacks from fear of the dark and nightmares. I'm interested in if this is common.

    • Shelly43

      866d

      My anxiety has been super bad these past 3 weeks. I believe that the winter and the Holidays play a huge part in it. 😥

    • absent_chaos

      866d

      I'm 18 I was diagnosed when I was 5 or 6

    • SnowQueen

      867d

      My entire 41 years. But I wasn’t “officially” diagnosed until I was 30!

    • skytreader89

      868d

      Anyone else struggling really bad with anxiety and panic attacks today?

    • Shelly43

      868d

      It's a constant battle with you and your brain. Everyday. I wish more people understood what we actually go through on a daily basis. 😥

    • Dollymygirl

      868d

      20 years for me.

    • sunflower7

      869d

      I was only diagnosed a few years ago but my furthest back memories are of me being anxious and it sucks. I feel like i never really got to be a kid i was always too anxious

    • Zane

      871d

      I have yet to find a good therapist I'm very fortunate to not have to worry about money I have been to 8 or 9 and they just don't click with me

    • Nae84

      871d

      I've been diagnosed with gad since my late teens. I have a lot of trauma to process. After three years, I finally have insurance again, so I can find a therapist. It's hard. I hate it so much.

    • Zane

      871d

      Gad, bpd, and separationanxiety

    • Shelly43

      871d

      What are you diagnosed with? I can not even imagine dealing with all of that. I also agree with you on the stigma associated with "hard drugs"... People who abuse them, ruin it for people like us who need them. I tried explaining to my Doctor that it is literally the only drug that works for me. Xanax that is. But yet, I still am not able to get even a full month's subscription. 😥

    • Zane

      871d

      Honestly not really I'm going for another 24hr mental evaluation tomorrow morning

    • Shelly43

      871d

      Omg you are so young. I can't even imagine dealing with all of that at such a young age. Are you doing well now?

    • Zane

      871d

      18 gonna be 19 in February

    • Shelly43

      871d

      That is literally the most terrifying thing I have ever heard. That sounds extremely scary. If I may ask, how old are you?

    • Zane

      871d

      It's nothing serious I was just admitted to a psychiatric hospital for about 2 months with liquid xanex being pumped into me just to keep my brain activity down

    • Shelly43

      871d

      Zane, OMG. That's literally terrifying.

    • Zane

      871d

      Lexapro put me in a manic state but everyone praises it i have no idea why it's like I was always high it had me in psychosis

    • Shelly43

      871d

      @Zane, I can't even believe how bad the Welbutrin messed with me. It was awful.

    • Zane

      871d

      I personally have issues with anti depressants they for some reason make my anxiety worse

    • Shelly43

      871d

      Mellio.... It's so crazy, but I have only been off the Welbutrin for 2 days and I already notice a HUGE difference. It's rough when the Doctors decide to add or change a medication. The Wellbutrin made my anxiety SO much worse. I am just going to stick with what I know and try to handle my anxiety a little better. I am done trying to mess with my meds.

    • Mellio

      872d

      Has anyone had good results on Zoloft and at what dose??

    • Mellio

      872d

      Shelly are you feeling better

    • EAK

      872d

      2010 it's harder for when I'm playing sports.

    • Shelly43

      872d

      I don't necessarily notice any difference when going up in dosage. 🤷‍♀️

    • Shelly43

      872d

      Mellio, I was switched a few times over the years. I started with Paxil. I don't even know if they use that anymore. Then there was another one, but I don't remember. The ones I currently take for my anxiety are Venlafaxine, Propranolol and Alprazolam as needed. The Doctor had added Wellbutrin last month, but I just stopped it yesterday. It made my anxiety way worse. I just hate that it takes so long to find the right meds. I'd give anything for the anxiety to just not be in my life anymore. 😥

    • Chalk

      872d

      I think it's been there my entire life, and was chalked up to "shyness" when I was really little. I wish I had some advice for you. I'm on Escitalopram now for a few things and just hoping it starts to help

    • Mellio

      873d

      I just went to 150 on Zoloft

    • Mellio

      873d

      Does Everyone feel the side effects when going up a dose??

    • Mellio

      873d

      Shelly what did you switch too and what works best

    • Shelly43

      873d

      It's normal to switch off an anxiety med after a while. It stops becoming effective. I had to switch a couple of times in the past 15 years. Or bring the dosage up. It's an ongoing battle. I genuinely hate it so much. It does make it easier to talk to other people who deal with it. 💕💕

    • Mickey09

      873d

      It's been 11 years and I'm still struggling.

    • Stacy52299

      874d

      I have had anxiety since 2004 with my bipolar. I have been trying coping skills with my counselor.

    • Mellio

      874d

      Has anyone else switched after a long time on one? I was on lexapro for 13 years and it worked amazing!!!!! I feel like Zoloft is taking forever 😬

    • Shelly43

      874d

      Mellio**** It is tough. The whole struggle with anxiety is rough. I just wish nobody had to experience it. The worst part is when other people just don't understand it. 😥

    • Mellio

      874d

      Me since 2008 when I started lexapro but recently I switched to Zoloft and it’s been rough!

    • Shelly43

      874d

      Does Xanax come in liquid form? I've never heard of that. What country are you from?

    • Yes

      874d

      Me since 2003 and it started after a travel to my country I don’t recall having any trauma or something that would of developed it, it just started out of no where and here I am I drink Xanax when needed

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