Back on fluoxetine and it's making my anxiety worse.

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I can't tell if it's part of the process of taking the medication or its making it worse. I just had a panic attack and my mind can't think. And it's scaring me beyond normal.

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    For a while it will feel like it won't get better

    But I've seen others deal with bad anxiety first and then it gradually goes away

    Try to do things that will keep your mind busy I find playing an instrument is a great way or upload thinking games on your device anything that will take youtr mind off how you feel

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      I'm trying. But these thoughts pop in whenever they want. And it's hard. I think I'm freaking out of freaking out. My mind is scrambled and it's hard to think logically. Do you know any relaxing techniques? And thank you for replying. It means so much to me.

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      You could pick up a stress ball, chewing gum helped me when I needed to drive in a car

      Go for walks, hikes exercise ,

      Pilates, play an instrument or even listening to non stressful music helps

      Draw/ Colour

      Found a really cool app called pigment it's a colouring app

      Go for a bike ride if you have one

      Get together with family and friends try not to isolate yourself

      The more you think positively the better you will feel

      Having a positive outlook is key I know easier said but if you say you will get better and truly believe that you won't feel as stressed

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    Hey, I know exactly 100% how you feel. When I used to feel like that, I'd take some of my leftover oxycodone tablets and swallow them, but now they're all finished so that's not an option anymore. What I do and it works best I find is to listen to some music, or take a cold shower. Also, are you a PCD patient?
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      I am not. Hot showers seem to calm me down and help me think for some reason. At night I find it easier to find peace and calmness but during the day is what is really difficult. I took a small pain killer earlier to help since I had an anxiety attack earlier and now I feel super calm and abit peace. My thoughts are at peace, for now.
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    hi Matthew,

    anx is not a pleasent thing

    recollect a few yrs back I got myself into a terrible situation and counsellor advised exercise bike to bring down blood pressure & it kinda worked & as you say shower helps too...

    I'd talk to GP-try a bit of exercise-relaxation as you are doing +Flu ( will do no harm) - maybe music-maybe book-pics  ?

    things will get better and you are taking control and making good choices.

    v best smile

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      It really hardsad it seems like depression has up too. Making me not care for anything. Even my family or friends. The only hope I have is that I was on the medication before and I somehow overcame this and lived a very happy life for awhile. But I can't remember anything of how I did it.
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    hope that you get some support from dr or counsellor on a regular basis and you are able to take a few steps forward

    I find having something to look forward to helps( tv programme-music gig-coffeewith friends) - landmarks of things that are worthwhile : you may feel awful but having friends and family and caring about them - being able to share your thoughts as you are  with others is empowering.

    Humour is the epitome of human experience and very often people who have'nt had it easy have  a great  sense of humour and an ability to communicate and relate to the benefit of those around them.

    was'nt it Churchill who said ' don't let the bs get you down and keep ... on going 'or words to that effect.take care and things will work out!

     

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    How long have you been on?
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      It's been three weeks. But I feel much better now. I think the hard part past and now I'm on the road to better self. Still anxious and weird thoughts but more controlable. I find happiness in things now. Every day gets better. Finally.
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