Blogs


Notices

Around and around

Old 06-11-2018, 12:53 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 142
Around and around

.... and still no fix

After some input from others suffering from Anxiety (mines 'severe' social with agoraphobia).

Medication wise, what had worked for you? -Like, actually made a big change. Ive worked my way through the ssri family, beta blockers but not real reprieve.

Adding cbt & increased exercise into the mix but need to sort this this troublesome corner of the triangle
Porcetta is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Porcetta For This Useful Post:
Anna (06-11-2018), SoberCAH (06-13-2018)
Old 06-11-2018, 08:57 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,981
I also have bad anxiety with agoraphobia and have been through quite a few meds, and with so many on the market, it can take a long time to find what works. Though I started seeing a new therapist the other week who mentioned meds are usually only 20-30% of the picture, with therapy and coping techniques being where the rest comes in.
Forward12 is offline  
Old 06-11-2018, 04:47 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Member
 
jokerssoul69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 14
I agree with Forward12. Meds are not the cure-all. I take Celexa. It definitely takes the edge off, but with therapy and coping mechanisms, my anxiety is more manageable.

I also journal. I do it nightly. I am learning to be completely brutally honest in my journal. I trust that no one in my home will read it, and if they do, it's on them.

Just know you aren't alone! Hope you find what works for you soon. I know the pain.
jokerssoul69 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to jokerssoul69 For This Useful Post:
Astro (06-12-2018)
Old 06-11-2018, 04:59 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 142
Thanks for the replies.

Well aware meds aren't the cure all but want any advantage I can get over my Anxiety!!
Porcetta is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Porcetta For This Useful Post:
SoberCAH (06-13-2018), timm84 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-11-2018, 05:08 PM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Member
 
biminiblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 20,096
Meditation and prayer.
biminiblue is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to biminiblue For This Useful Post:
SoberCAH (07-01-2018)
Old 06-11-2018, 05:43 PM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Anna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Posts: 53,733
I struggle with anxiety too. I take amitriptyline for depression and it is supposed to help with anxiety. It does help somewhat, but I have to do more to manage things. There are some books that have really helped me:

Amen, Daniel Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Bassett, Lucinda From Panic to Power
Burns, David MD When Panic Attacks
Chodron, Pema The Places that Scare You
Doidge, Norman MD The Brain that Changes Itself
Dyer, Wayne Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
Orsilla, Ken Mindful Way Through Anxiety
Anna is online now  
Old 06-11-2018, 06:16 PM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,981
Originally Posted by Porcetta View Post
Thanks for the replies.

Well aware meds aren't the cure all but want any advantage I can get over my Anxiety!!
We all wish there was an easy way out, that's why many (i'm assuming) yourself turned to alcohol. I made the same horrific mistake.
Life isn't easy, especially with a mental health disorder. The only way to get things better is with hard work to make it happen.
Forward12 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Forward12 For This Useful Post:
Astro (06-12-2018), SoberCAH (07-10-2018), timm84 (06-14-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 08:18 PM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 142
Originally Posted by Anna View Post
I struggle with anxiety too. I take amitriptyline for depression and it is supposed to help with anxiety.
Had AMI for nerve pain but made me feel like 🤤
Porcetta is offline  
Old 06-14-2018, 08:41 PM
  # 9 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 51
Hey again, you know I'm sort-of in the same boat.

My anxiety has been so persistent since I stopped drinking that when I had a calm moment of clarity today it actually made me anxious again.

Today I worked out very hard at the gym, then dipped in the hot tub, took a long shower alternating cold/heat and meditated the whole time, very zoned in. By the end of it, I felt completely relaxed and a bit sleepy. It's been so long since I had any real relief that I assumed something must be going wrong with me physically again - that I was going to faint or had a serious chemical or vitamin imbalance or something. I was probably only dehydrated.

Anyway - I know sometimes it helps me just to really know that other people are going through the same things. You are NOT in the least bit alone in this world or in your condition.
timm84 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to timm84 For This Useful Post:
Astro (06-17-2018)
Old 06-14-2018, 09:06 PM
  # 10 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 142
Thanks Tim, nice to hear you had some time to yourself that was free-ish from Anxiety. Go endorphins!
Porcetta is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Porcetta For This Useful Post:
Astro (06-17-2018), SoberCAH (07-10-2018)
Old 06-24-2018, 10:04 PM
  # 11 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 142
Been switched to Remeron and fast release propranalol - fingers crossed
Porcetta is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Porcetta For This Useful Post:
SoberCAH (07-01-2018)
Old 07-01-2018, 11:58 AM
  # 12 (permalink)  
Member
 
SoberCAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Tn
Posts: 3,043
Remeron certainly helps me if I think I need it (usually no more than once or twice a week).

Keep us posted, Porcetta.
SoberCAH is offline  
Old 07-02-2018, 07:07 PM
  # 13 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 142
Originally Posted by SoberCAH View Post
Remeron certainly helps me if I think I need it (usually no more than once or twice a week).
Keep us posted, Porcetta.
Thanks soberCAH

Have had amitriptyline added into the mix for another issue so now I don't know if I'm Arthur or Martha [email protected]
Porcetta is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Porcetta For This Useful Post:
SoberCAH (07-03-2018)
Old 07-03-2018, 01:35 PM
  # 14 (permalink)  
Member
 
SoberCAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Tn
Posts: 3,043
Originally Posted by Porcetta View Post
Thanks soberCAH

Have had amitriptyline added into the mix for another issue so now I don't know if I'm Arthur or Martha [email protected]
Very funny.
SoberCAH is offline  
Old 07-08-2018, 06:52 PM
  # 15 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 142
Exclamation

Remeron experience so far:

crazy dreams
anger ++
hungry ++

general hungover feeling
Porcetta is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:22 AM.