Constant Anxiety Through The Day

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This sumer has been the worst for me. I don't know what triggered by anxiety but it's been a constant companion these past two months. I wake up anxious and the intensity is unwavering. I take Clonazapam 2x a day but it doesn't seem to help the anxiety subside. I also take Lamictal at night and Hydroxyzine 2x a day as well. The anxiety is becoming a pain in the ass. I was never like this before. Work is starting up again, I'm a teacher, and don't want this "beast" to interfere with my life. It already has. I do a lot of self talking and some meditation but continue to struggle. Any advice? I would love to her from you. Thanks!!

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    Hi, I feel for ur situation and can totally relate to it.

    I wish I could say something that would suddenly make us both click and this constant burden would disappear but unfortunately I don't think I can.

    I have struggled for years, some times worse than others and sometimes relatively care free well almost!

    These past couple of wks for me have been particularly hard and it seems to be trying to prove it can defeat me once and for all.

    Do you have a support network around u as I have a friend who goes through what we do and it's so nice to be able to talk to someone who knows what it feels like and that it's not as easy as just being able to 'snap out of it' as people have suggested to me before. I think first off it's telling that person or people exactly what ur experiencing.

    I find this helps in that moment.

    It took me a while to open up, I even hid it from my husband. Having that someone makes u realise ur not going insane.

    To get through the rest is trying to remain positive, I find if I talk to myself about what I'm experiencing is normal and just an adrenaline rush of sorts it helps or just busying myself with something that helps too.i can understand ur concerns about being back at work as ur profession sounds quite demanding. I feel we've taken a massive step coming on here so well done us!!!

    I'm sorry I haven't been much help but if u ever want to chat please just message me or even when ur back at work and need some reassurance let me know!!

    Keep going, ur doing great xxx

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      I started to reply back to you and my sweet cat jumped on the keyboard and I lost my reply.

      ?Thank you so very much for your kind words and support. I do try to remain postive but at times, the anxiety "beast" takes over. I can seem to shake it - it consumes me.

      ?I do have a support system but I need to reach out to them more. I don't want to do this alone. Making an effort to read and type here doea give me some comfort. Sometimes I feel like I should commit myself.

      ?I can realte to what you said about the anxiety wanting to "defeat me once and for all".

      ?I made an appointment to see a psych to so some talk therapy. Maybe this will help get to the bottom of where this all started. Wish me luck.

      ?I do need reassurance and do appreciate your support of me and my troubles. I guess we are all in this together.

      ?Thanks again - take care!!!

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      I really hope talking it through with the psych helps, again another massive step in even wanting to talk to someone. Well done you!

      I'm glad you have support around you, you sound so much like me as I try to not involve mine mainly as I don't want to bother them and because I feel so bloody stupid about it all.

      I think we are all in the same boat so from one sufferer to another we'll get there.

      Let me know how u get on and if u ever need to chat xxx

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    Hello tip, I can so resonate with you and Helen, Like Helen this seemed to be my worst time I too have suffered over the years and it is so horrid. How long have you been on the meds? as they usually take anything from three to six weeks to kick in. If you have been on them longer then maybe they are not the right ones. Self-talking is good, I have been back on my meds now since march and although I still get a blip I can say I am in a much better place than I was 10 months ago. meditation and breathing techniques help also I drink chamomile tea each day bachs rescue remedy is excellent and you can take it as often as you want. As Helen says there is no quick fix but we can start to feel better eventually. it can be a long process but with the right treatment and help it makes life more bearable. I have been having CBT and I'm starting to make sense of it all and she helps you to understand your feelings and how to turn them around and think differently. I'm determined, this time, it will not control me. sorry i have just seen you meditate, you will get through this, I talk to my family which I have found has helped immensely especially when I have my blip days  before i never used to but it really does help if you can talk to someone. this is a really good forum because everyone on here will be able to empathise with you as we have all gone/going through the same thing I have found a lot of support and reassurance on here. I hope all goes well for you and when you are having a bad day come on here and "sound off" someone will be here to support you keep strong my lovely you will get through this

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      I'm really glad your in a better place.

      I am unfortunately having a very off day and with three kids round me don't know how I'm going to make it through the day.

      Keep telling myself it's a blip but when ur in the throws of it sometimes there's no reasoning with urself is there.

      Talking on here does help though and as we have all said its a long process x

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    I am going through the same thing except my doctor only prescribed me hydroxyzine 25ml but im scared to take it which is causin more anxiety i am a teacher as well and this has never happened before a week straight feelin anxiety some days better than others smh
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