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I've recently started suffering with anxiety symptoms (depression has been on n off over a few years, never too severe) and I am finding it hard to cope with it all right now. I have been prescribed 40mg Propanolol by the doctors last week and found it helped with the tight chest/palpitations for the first few days, but the last couple of days it hasn't touched on anything at all. If I'm not palpitating then I have a very tight feeling chest.
I had lost my appetite for just over a week, have lost a lot of weight(that I couldn't afford to lose in the first place). I had started to get my appetite back and have been eating relativley well the last few days, but have found myself unable to eat again, despite being hungry.
Right now I have an unexpected day off of work and am hugely regretting agreeing to it because the mere thought of spending the day alone to just sit in my own thoughts and stress terrifies me somewhat. I am feeling very alone and helpless right nowl which seems to set me off even further.
I'm just looking for some advice in meantime really, coping strategies perhaps, or something? Walking isn't going to help as it gives me the same platform for my mind to race and wonder; which it still does when I'm at work, but I find to a degree keeping busy helps slightly.
I'm at quite a loss right this second and don't know what step is best from here.
I am hoping to go back to the drs(and see someone else if possible) for blood results and perhaps a further chat on things.
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