Anxiety and meds

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I have acknowledged to myself that I actually have anxiety. I couldnt really believe that all the nausea, heart pulpitations and loss of appetite over the last 3 months was all due to this. But... I witnessed myself the on and off switch in my head 4 days ago and thats when I realised it was.

I was vomitting all morning - of course nothing was coming back up and then driving in the car with my husband talking about anxiety and then POW! No sickness, got hungry and no heart pulpitations. It was like the anxiety disappeared. Of courses this only lasted till the next day and back to feeling sick but I realised at that moment it was all anxiety.

I've accepted the fact that I need help. My brain is stuck in a vicious loop that I cant get out of on my own. Started anti-depressants and just seen a psychologists.

I've been on the anti-depressants for just under 2 weeks and still no change. Probably a little more anxious and nauseated since being on them.

My question is, how long were you on meds before you started to feel better and how? I only want to hear the good stories as I dont think I could handle anything negative right now. I NEED HOPE

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    hi linda sorry tn hear youre going through this may i ask what meds are u taking?
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      I actually don't know. The doc and husband thought its best for me not to know as Im bad at googling symptoms which makes me worse. Its a good idea for me at the moment.
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    Learn cbt as soon as possible. 
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    Hi Linda

    You probably know you get side effects from most anti depressants which can last a couple of weeks.

    Medication is only part of the journey and it good your now attending a phycologist to talk through how you feel.  If it started three months ago sounds like something has happended to cause you anxiety and talking this through will help.

     If your worrying a lot about your sypmtoms which is pretty normal as it can be unsettling have you tried relaxation music or meditation to help you relax? Breathing techniques which can be found online..Or keeping busy can take your mind off it..Even if these things are for the short term it all helps in getting you to relax..


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