Anyone tried Wellbutrin? Anxiety sufferer!

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I have been suffering from anxiety panic attacks for about a year! I have a one year old son so sometimes it's really hard to cope! My physical symptoms go away for awhile but lately they have returned! Headaches, fatigue, chest pressure! The emotional symptoms are worse! I always have the fear of dying!! It's like I obsess over it! I can't enjoy my kid anymore and I hate being this way! I'm only 22 years old! Please help??

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    Hi kelsey you not alone I'm suffering same thing abot year now u just try to think positive that's what I'm doing for year
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    Oh dear Kelsey I'm sorry to hear your feeling that way. I have every sympathy for you. I too have been suffering from panic attacks and anxiety on and off for a long time. Have you been to see your GP or have any support network at home with family etc. You know what, I felt like I was all alone and only I felt like that. It's only as I've got older its more common than what you think. Yes I totally agree I too feel like I can't cope and its a terrible feeling when it comes on especially if you are on your own. But you have to tell yourself you are going to be OK in the end. It sounds like you have a beautiful son who needs his mummy to be well. Please go and tell maybe your doctors or even health visitor how you are feeling hun. They will help and give you support. Please let me know how you get on and remember lovely your not on your own x x
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      Christina yes I have been seeing my gynecologist who also suffers from anxiety! She just recently put me on Wellbutrin and I'm hoping it helps! I hate being this way my son is now old enough to realize when I'm upset! All I feel like doing is staying indoors and doing nothing but all he wants is to go outside! I get very emotional sometimes! Thanks for the reply! I'm glad I'm not alone in this
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    Hello Kesley,

    having a baby is a very emotional and exhausting time. Your'e body has gone through alot of hormonal changes and is trying to re-adjust. There are some things which we might not even be fully aware of which can trigger a fear/obsession with something dreadful happening.   I have had a few episodes in my life - I'm quite old now - 53 - where I was terrified of dying. Each time it lasted about a month or two, then suddenly subsided, as somethig else came along to distract me, or I found a way to rationalize my fears.  I think this is normal.  The first time it happened I was about 19, and I started just wearing black and dyed my hair black, as if I was preparing to die.  It soon died down, though I have had fears about illness quite alot, and have just recovered from quite a bad time mentally where I ended up in a mental health unit for a short time. Now I feel sane and normal. 

    I did have a rough time when I was pregnant, and after havig my son - it sparked off bad depression, which I've had on and off ever since. I hated my body, I felt ill, my hormones were all over the place. I became an alcoholic for quite a long time. Now I dont drink at all.

    My son is now 18, and hes wonderful, and I'm really proud of him, and in the end its all worth it I do promise you.  

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      Hello thanks for the reply! I now have the fear of dying and I'm also scared to be alone! I hate this feeling because I feel like I'm not being the mom I'm meant to be! This anxiety has drug me down so much! I feel like I'm in a slump!
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      Hello I also very scared of death it started after my baby born since than I was thinking about death and that's trigger panic attacks and anxiety any body help me please

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      First of all you need to be checked out by a doctor to confirm anxiety disorder! Then talking to a therapist is a good start! Anxiety makes you tired a lot but don't give in to that! You need to get out and go walk! Simple life changes can help anxiety like eating better and drinking more water
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      Its not odd to be scared of dying. In fact its quite rational really. But it sounds like you are a bit young to be pre-occupied with this. It might also be some sort of genetic response to feeling it is more essential to now stay alive as you have a baby to look after who is totally dependant on you.

      You really need to get therapy, because although having a baby is exhausting it can be a very special time too. I have many very special memories of when my son was very little. It can be a magical time. Of course its much more difficult without support. I hope you do have some other people around who can support you at this time.

       

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