Can any one relate to this?

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I'm not sure if its anxiety, depression or something else.

little things can trigger a negative emotion. for example a bird singing or the way the sky looks at that time or the smell of my partners vape. just little insignificant things.

it makes me feel negative and I cant quite pinpoint what it is. that makes my anxiety get worse because I honestly feel like I'm losing my mind.

any ideas? anxiety depression or am I actually losing my mind?

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    it's not always these things exactly but anything like it x

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    that is your natural anxiety enhance by the cit.i use to be able to hear my husbands thumbs typing on the phone n i hated it and also my freinds children use to annoy me .its anxietty it will pass.these crazy side effects symptoms from these meds are un real.

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      they really are crazy arent they! having anxiety just makes everything seem so much worse. I'm up and down like a fat in a spacesuit atm x gotta keep going and wish I listened to you guys in the first place I wouldnt be 8 months down the line still struggling would I? anxiety is such a liar and makes you think things that arent true. then it gives you a little bit of relief so you follow the breadcrumbs and go down the complete wrong path. x 🙄

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    I can definitely relate to those feelings, you're not going out of your mind. You've gone up to 20mgs from 10 mgs recently and when you increase so does your anxiety at first. The sound of cutlery and crockery gets to me and sonetimes just a noise from outside such as my neighbour closing his car door makes me jump. I'm decreasing and it happens to me. Another thing I'm dealing with now is feeling impatient. I race around the supermarket like their closing in 5 minutes, just want to get out of there.

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      I definitely understand the impatience aswell. I was like that before now it's a lot worse lol x

      does it ever make your mood drop too? it feels like depression and feels like anxiety at the same time x it really is a strange one x thank you x hope you're doing ok today x

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      Hi Potatoghost

      I had that feeling you describe as thinking you are going out of your mind when I started reducing. It's bound to make your mood drop too, I cried and still do at times. Apart from the reduction causing my anxiety to resurface I also worried if I was doing the right thing which made me even more anxious causing a stress response ie, changes in brain functioning making it difficult to rationalise. The more anxious I got the worse it got.

      You have doubled your dose so I imagine you are experiencing similar. For both of us we have to adjust to the changes and it will improve with time. I know it's easier said than done but you have to believe that it's not you, it's a symptom. Don't panic about it, accept it as a symptom and know that if will pass. I do slow, deep breathing where you feel your stomach rise and slow release through pursed lips. It sometimes helps me get to sleep. It will pass, try to stay calm, take your mind somewhere else, talk to someone or watch something funny on tv.

      Dare I say also, perhaps 20 mgs is too high a dose for you, maybe a dose adjustment will benefit you. I am treading carefully here as I am no expert and welcome anyone to jump in here.

      You'll be fine. 😉

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    Agree, the meds heighten your senses. Also, when you have anxiety you'll overthink and overfeel everything. All your senses are heightened, nerves on edge, and because meds heightens anxiety at first it'll make this feel more acute. Noise can seem grating, sunshine too bright, winter more gloomy, smells you hadn't noticed before ........ and tears all too ready to flow.

    Think of it as 'super-powers'. Sadly, flying isn't one of the attributes ...... but you can wear a cape if you want lol xxx.

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