GAD and Mirtazipine

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Hello everyone

I am a newbie to this. I am 35 and happily married. I work in a high-stress job. In the middle of last year out of nowhere I was hit by sudden onset of anxiety. I felt I was going mad. My mind was racing and I started to suffer from insomnia. The less sleep I had the worse I felt. Eventually I went to the GP who gave me mirtazipine. This cured the insomnia and things improved slightly. However after a few months I started to get strange mood changes with mirtazipine which again eventualy settled down. Now I can just about cope with my work but my anxiety is always there in the background and flares up ocassionally. Does anyone identify with this story and could anyone give me advice

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    Hi I suffer from exactly the same as you. When I get stressed I get my symptoms, the symptoms are constant ringing in ears and dizziness. I got diagnosed with anxiety disorder back in August. I'm currently on citaprolam..I thought everything had cleared up but I think it is slowly coming on again. I have had cbt but it doesn't help with stress at work...
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    I have tried CBT - I think it helped to a point. It at least identified the triggers that tend to cause my anxiety to flare up. Unfortunately one of those is my job. I get IBS and muscle and back pain. Alcohol tends to ramp up my anxiety.
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    I have the same I have had ibs for years and had to go for x rays as I had sharps pains on the left side of my stomach. It's all down to anxiety and stress.. Do you get ringing in your ears....

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    I have had to stop drinking due to meds..
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    I dont get ringing ears but lots of other pyhsical symptoms. I know it can manifest itself in a whole load of different ways. Have you tried meditation - this helps me to relax
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