Anyone feeling jittery over Christmas?

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Hi everyone

I'm getting more anxious with the thought of Christmas, relatives visiting, entertaining them, catering for them and wondering how I'm going to feel on the day or hide the way I feel even because no two days are the same with me. Over the years we follow the same routine but I'm just not the same person and I'm so afraid of letting them down. That's the trouble with anxiety, you can't plan anything but can only hope for the best. I used to love it but now I just want it over. Anyone else affected by Christmas?

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    On 5mg from 10 for several months but still waiting for stabilisation. Seems like it will never end😊

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    • Posted

      I'm the same about Christmas....well about everything in general really. it's always worse building up the actual event is never as bad x

      on the day you will be fine I promise x hows the general anxiety atm?

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      its called waves and windows, once you settle it will all calm down, i had a brutal day yesterday but i just try to roll with it as when i have a good day im the happy person i was before this drug!

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      Hi, thanks for replying.

      Anxiety heightened a little lately, thinking of all the things I have to do and hoping I get through it. I'm trying to stabilise on my reduced dose, I get good days, although my last real good day was about two weeks ago. I'm also on a different brand of citalopram and I notice a difference there too.

      At least there is a glimmer of hope on the good days so I'm hoping for another one soon. Probably the thought of Christmas is holding it back.

      How are you doing?

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      Hi Toria

      We've spoken before and I know you've been having a rough time with reducing with so many symptoms.

      It's weird how we can feel good one day and absolutely dreadful the next. So many times I've thought I had turned the corner only to take a set back again the next day.

      Thank goodness we can vent on here.

      Best wishes for a peaceful Christmas and a happier new year.

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      bless you sonia, really hope christmas day is a good day for you, and if it starts bad try to turn it around, its not always possible but always worth a try, merry christmas x

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    Yes I totally understand how you are feeling I also are going through the same thing. I am going away for Christmas to my home town & will be visiting family & friend & hopefully enjoy the festivities, but i am so anxious about the whole thing & would really like to cancel which would be so unkind to my husband & everyone. I two never used to feel like this, I was always the life & soul of the family & a real party animal & lovely travelling. Now I shy away from things this anxiety is a truly dreadful thing like you I never know what i am going to feel like so you truly have my sympathy. I guess we just have to push through it . wishing you a good Christmas & good luck with everything. 😘

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      Hi Linda

      Thanks for replying.

      Yes you're right, we just have to push through it, that's exactly how I feel about it unfortunately, I wish I didn't.

      I'll try putting on a brave face again, like I did last year and maybe next year will be a good one.

      Good luck with your visit and best wishes for a good Christmas.

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    hi Sonia,

    I'm sorry you are feeling anxious about xmas. I have decided this year i wont be hosting. I too am feeling anxious about the holidays and dont think i will visit anyone.

    please take a day at a time- to be honest my family is living on takeaway for the last month or so. i maybe cook once a week. as i cant take the smell of food due to nausea . it makes me feel guilty to a point where i get really worked up. but just trying to reason with myself to get theough the present

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      Hi She35631

      So sorry you are going through this, sounds really awful for you.

      I am hosting because it's something I've always done and is expected of me but I'm not the same person and I try to disguise it but it's exhausting.

      Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and hope the new year will bring positive changes for you.

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