Are my feelings anxiety!?

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Hi

Everybody thinks I'm this bubbly friendly person who has a great life, however inside insecurities, paranoia and loneliness eat away at me daily. I have a tendency when this is happening to shut myself away, which then makes me look even more unsociable. I'm constantly reading into everything everybody says, texts, or even doesn't say!! I can't bear living like this, I can't sleep for worrying about the things I either haven't done or what could could happen (mostly to my two little kids). Is this what is classified as anxiety.?

Anyway, today I plucked up the courage to head to the doctors and was prescribed sertraline, although after reading several patient reviews I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad...

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    This sounds like GAD to me. I don't know about sertraline but you might ask for mirtazipine if it doesn't work for you. This has helped me although it makes you very tired to begin with.
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    Hello,

    I can really relate to everything you have said about worrying, paranoia , loneliness & being very good at hiding it. I was the same & all my energy went on getting myself through a day at work then collapse once getting home & do it all again the next day. I did this for years until now & am now off sick with it.

    The doctor put me on sertraline 50mg for 3 weeks then upped to 100mg. I will be honest the anxiety is awful & people say it gets worse then better so i am hanging on to hope with that., also unable to sleep with it. The doctor gave me some diazapam to help with the anxiety so maybe you could ask your doctor for some also as this will help you sleep aswell.

    Hang in there & please don't feel alone.

    Would be nice if we kept in touch to help each other through smile

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    Thank you for your response, I'm not looking forward to getting worse than this. I am only taking 25mg for the first 6 days then will go up to 50mg.

    Will keep you posted, hope you feel better soon

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    Yeah please do let me know how you get on.

    Everyone is different so you may not suffer as much as me. Hope it helps you. x

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