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As I don't work or I'm now no longer at school my days have nothing to be filled with that was fine before Christmas when it was easy to lye about and watch tv go out with friends till all hours of the morning and sit in the pub and have a few drinks and go visit my sister and other relatives but now since I've started having bad anxiety my days seem longer and I'm too nervous to do anything all I want to do is sit in the comfort of my bed but I know that if I do I'll find something to worry about and even sitting in my bed I'm anxious it just feels like I'm stuck doesn't matter what I do I still feel this way so any suggestions would be helpful as to what I can do to pass my day

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    The more sit and dwell on it the worse anxiety gets yoi need to try and do the things you use to enjoy doing im on citrilopram 10 mg and still go for a drink with freinds i still have anxious days . Chin up here if you wanna chat
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      I always tell myself that I need to start going out more with my friends go a walk do something productive with my day and then on the day I feel like my anxiety symptoms are too much for me to cope with doing anything like yesterday I got this wave coming over my whole body and then the feelinf that I was going to faint it stayed with me the whole day and I got a sharp pain in my head beforehand and now parts of my body feel almost like the butterflies in your stomach and sensitive and then that's what my day was spent dwelling on

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    Hi Jenni, I've been on Citalopram for 2 months now and feel good but I always kept busy went for brisk walks around where I live it really helped and I did the things I was nervous about and that helped too just take it easy but keep walking it's so good for you and I always do jigsaws when I'm in the house or colouring in it's thereputic

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      I have colouring books and stuff I might have a go at the same old stuff like watching tv doesn't relax me anymore I can't relax long enough to really enjoy watching anything but it's nice to get new ideas thank you

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      Yes I know I was the same I could t concentrate so I cleaned hoovered etc and walked but soon you will have a more positive mind to do the things you enjoy
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    yes it's hard but you have to push yourself to do things.  I feel the same but when I do push myself and get out for a walk or visit someone I feel better and the day feels more positive.  I plan my day in the morning.  eg. walk the dog 10-11am, housework 11am -12, luchtime 12-1pm, relax/read or nap 1-2pm, food shopping 2-3pm.  It sounds a bit mundane but for now it's enough and I'm also planning on re-training to getting back to work and possibly volunteering.  It's just about keeping occupied and positive. 

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      I feel sometimes a walk during the day or night helps me sleep better so j must start trying to get a walk in everyday. Planning my day seems like a good idea I feel like that would help it go in quicker the days seem to drag in now
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      Hi yes I planned my walks and made myself do them and it helped loads so just get out there and try keep occupied you will get better
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    I am in the same boat as you right now. My anxiety is gotten so much worse and the pills make me feel so weird unlike myself. I know you're probably going through that too but we have to find away. We need to break the cycle and we need to get back to ourselves we don't have a choice. This is no way to live our lives then we need to find the sunshine. I'm no I'm not giving any real helpful advice, but just know somebody else's right there with you.

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    I sent you a dm. Be well today
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      Hi Walter and Jenni, how long have you been on Citalopram and what mg? I'm 2 months into mine and honestly I'm really good to what I was and I do go walking and keep busy too but I've been exactly where you are now and it's scary and awful but I promise it does get better in a bit more time please try and see the light I have

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      I'm on 10 mg atm because 20 was too much for me to start off with I am only 2 weeks in I had a couple of good days after going through what felt like I was never going to get anywhere but now I'm back to square one feeling awful again and now I'm just thinking if these tablets are the right ones for me

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    Morning Jenni,

    Well, you are all ready here so, that is a good way to pass the tiime by understanding better what mental illnesses are and how they affect us.  How to manage them, recover and help others.  Mind you, don't dwell on it, it may make you feel worse!

    I didn't work for 18 months and now have a 3 day a week job which is as about as stress free as I could find.  However, Ive been a long time left school!

    The anxiety will pass try not to rush this, take it and go with the flow which can mean boring until it does.  When you do feel like you have time on your hands how about something to lightly concentrate yer mind, but not over do it.  Something like redecoratiing and I don't just mean inside, I did the front of the house and painted the fence multicoloured!  This was at a time I didn't much want to go further than the front gate, but nosey as people are it did keep my socialising.  However, sometimes I would run indoors or lay flat on the scaffolding if I was in the mood to speak to anyone.  The neighgbours got used to this and kept mentioning to Ann, my Fiancee, that the hired help was laying down on the job a lot!  Lol!  Little did most know.  Reading, listening to your fave music, watch nice films, but keep clear of soaps and the news because that crap will bring you down If you have a garden encourage nature in, that is good for the soul.

    I know of many people that have gotten better, to a point that they want to get out and have done charity work, helped with animal rescue or at sanctuaries.  I'd steer clear of humans until yer really ready.

    Art is one I will also recommend because, I was encouraged to take it up again after decorating the house insode and out!  Okay you may be thinking OCD, well no!  If I was suffering from OCD I'd have to alphabetically rearrange the letters to CDO!  Actually the house had not been decorated for 4 years so, it was like haviing a blank canvas to work with and Ann was def up for it!

    There may be an interested you had years ago that woud benefit by taking up again now you have time on yer hands, think about it.  Occupy yer mind with finding that task and that task in hand.

    There are many things, but just remember to think about how it will affect you and drop any that ring negative!

    Keep in touch here though!

    Regards,

    David

     

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      Thanks I really need to find a hobby just something small for the meantime I like writing but I wouldn't know what to write about. i also don't like being left alone I feel like I'm going to have a panic attack when I am so I'm always stuck to someone like my mum or my sisters I even moved back into my mums until I feel better enough to go back home

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      The panic attacks are probably linked to the anxiety which Cita can cause or highten to be able to treat it.  It is really strange that it kinda causes anxiety especially, for me, because I didn't think I was suffering from it.  Obviously, deep inside the old cerebral vortex I was.  So, I went through that and it repaired both after which it continued with other repairs.

      I am ex-service and a Falkands veteran so, you can imagine how weird this all was for me, never, ever feeling this ill or vulnerable before!

      Therefore, there is nothing to be ashamed of by being ill, those that love us will or try to understand, the rest well, they ain't yer true friends!

      Enjoy the time with your Family!

      Regards,

      David

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      Thanks it's nice having people on here to talk to as its been over a month now and because a couple of my family members have already dealt with anxiety and depression they just seem to shrug mine off like anytime I have a worry if I think something's wrong with me they laugh and say it's just anxiety they don't seem to realise the extent of how I'm feeling and it's annoying not really having anyone to speak to properly that will give you proper answers I start my counselling soon and hopefully this will help a lot

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      No disrespects to those two family memebers of yours, but if they had really suffered from a mental illness they would be understanding, caring, loving and helping you.  Not be like the way they are.  I think they most probably just had something like, threw a tantrum and when they didn't get their way they backed into a sulk making it look like they were actually ill.  Too many soaps probably!

      Look Jenni, you are not alone, you have us.  You have counselling coming up so that will satisfy your need with the face to face talking to some one.  The rest of the time you have us!  No one here will treat you with anything other than respect, guidance, help and even just a chat sometimes!

      Regards,

      David  

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      I'm still waiting on my letter coming out to say when I have to go can't wait to try something different to help myself x

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      Obviously I do not know what your bad night(s) consist of?  However, I had bad nights when I took my dose during the morning initially.  Then someone here suggested moving it up to bedtime and it worked for me!  My bad nights slipped away within a week and I guess a sleeping body and mind is easier to repair!

      Worth a mention I thought.

      Regards,

      David

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