Can't snap myself out of it !

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Hi guys I am very new to this,

I have the most amazing fiancé and I can't seem to get over my anxiety it's ruining our relationship, he does nothing wrong and I'm always so suspicious ! I had a panic attack a few years ago when I was in a pressured job but after a few weeks I was back to normal and ok again. I am a very outgoing person I work in sales, I don't have the problem with going out but I think that's because I can put on a front of being happy when I am customer facing all day.

I have just been prescribed 50g of streamline but was unsure if I should take it, I started to take Kali's and this seemed to help so I stopped and went back to my normal crazy self ! My imagination runs wild and I am convinced everyone is out to get me, if anyone offer any criticism to me I take it as a personal attack.

I also want to be normal again and not to have this black cloud over my head, my finance doesn't understand and just thinks I'm looking the plot. I just can't explains how I'm feeling inside but I also feel like I just dint know what to do !!!

Can anyone help ?

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    Im not a doctor. My husband had the same probem then you. He was also in Sales, he was suffering from anxiety but also paranoia (take a reed on paranoia). The regular GP prescribe him some drugs but even after that, he was aways suffering, this went on for 14 years, until he decided to ask the doctor for a referral with a psychitrist. The GP thought for all this years that he could manage this problem himself with what little he knew about mental illness.

    Finally he saw the psychitrist, problem solved. Now almost 3 years later not episodes of anxiety or paranoia. You may have to find the right doctor, then the right treatment. Best luck for you, hopefully this will help somehow.

    I feel sorry for your fiance, because is really hard on him. Having to constantly reasure you that nothing is wrong, is very frustrating. I'm giving you another reason to look for help if you want to be a happy couple.

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    Hey

    Have you started taking the tablets? you say streamline - is that meant to be sertraline? Has your GP told you its anxiety?

    Happy to chat smile

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    Thanks for your reply,

    I feel sorry for him to, I get this feeling inside and I have to say whatever is in my head it's so frustrating no matter how hard I try not to let it out, it still come out my mouth.

    I am looking to move out of sales and into an office job, I also work odd shifts and. I don't think the no routine is helping me. He reassures me so much and I just keep pushing I know I am going to ruin our relationship butI can't seem to change myself, some days I am fine and I have really good 3/4 day periods then all of a sudden without warning It comes over me.

    I am due back at the doctors on the 5th march but I am going to try and get in sooner, I have decided to take me prescribed table and my kalms together to try and get myself back on track, I am not the person I used to be and I hate myself at the moment.

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    Hiya,

    The doctor didn't actually say anxiety it was what I was told before and assumed it would be the same thing, yes that was meant to be stertraline ! Woodsy spell check !

    I have started taking them tonight I took one a week ago and it made me feel awful so I decided against them but with how I have been today I think I need to give them a go, I rang the NHS to make sure I could take my kalms at the same time as it's meant to get worse before it gets better.

    I just feel like a problem for my fiancé and hate what I'm putting him through I just can't seem to snap out of it.I went through a 8 month period were I was find and didn't have any worries then all of a sudden this hit me like a train and I'm now overcome by it. I rang in sick to work last week and I never ever have time off my 2 nod and 3rd day off in about 4 years !

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    Do not hate youself, no reason for it. You didnt ask for this feelings. Do not be affraid of treatment. We heard so much out there, that taking pills are not good for you and lots of people end up suffering with no need for it. My husband is the most happy person now, he is now himself again. He doesnt necesarly likes to take pills but he knows is what keeps him well.

    You do not need to suffer, is help for you out there, take it.

    Send you a great big hug and belive me you will be fine. See your doctor (the right doctor) right away.

    Have a great day!

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    I forgot to mention, you may have to try different treatments before you find the right one. Sometimes, some of them do not agree with your body, so you need to keep looking for the right one.
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    Hi

    Agree with Judith, not all tablets or treatments work for everyone. I take 20 mg of fluoxetine once a day and beta blockers short term to help with the racing heart. I also have diazepam to take if it does get bad.

    I would def get another appointment with your doc and talk things through.

    Is this the first time you have experienced anything like this - you say its what you were told last time - is it different symptoms?

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    Thanks Judith, I will defo take your advice and take the pills I just wish to me the old me so badly, I hate this person I have turned in to .

    J, No this is a bit different, like I said I don't feel like I'm in control of my own mind (even though I am) I don't have panic attacks it just some days I know that it's going to be a bad day and how it will end up but others i can be ok.

    I have never been like this before even in a relationship I have always been very chilled and laid back but the past 4 months I have turned it to a different person, like my partner says to me I don't like how your acting, it's like I have been taken over by it sometimes. I could have such and say happy life and I'm making it really hard for myself !

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    Argh it frustrates me so much I just want to be me again !!
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    Don't be too hard on yourself, we've all been there and a lot of us still are with the frustration of just wanting this to go away and be better.

    What has the doc diagnosed it as? depression? Have you tried counselling?

    Whats was it last time? sorry for all the questions just trying to get an idea of what you're going through to see if I can offer any useful advice

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    Yes I can't wait to come out the other side of this mess ,,,,

    We'll she said it sounds like anxiety so that's which I have been described the sertraline to help me get over it and to take the kalms to take the edge of it and calm me down, I wind myself up mainly and let my imagination run away with me it's so annoying.

    Last time I had a one off panic attack and got over it in a few weeks and was fine nothing ever came of it, then this started a few months ago. My panic attack must of been about 4 years ago now. And I'm still with the same partner so he went through that with me.

    No no problem any advice is welcomed

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    Counselling might help as its to do with thought processes and changing the way you thinking about situations.

    You can get sessions through the nhs or go privately x

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    Thanks I am going to look into this tomorrow, I will speak to my doctor and see what she has to say. I will take my tablets though and see if they have any effect on me.

    Thanks for your advice J it's been good to know I'm not crazy and that there are other people that can understand what I'm going through

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    Hi

    Def take your tablets but also remember they take 2-4 weeks before you'll even feel a difference and up to 6-8 weeks to feel the full effects. I'm on 3 weeks and have just started to have some good days.

    Good luck at docs - def worth addressing it before it gets out of hand

    Wishing you lots of luck and feel free to msg me if you want

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