Hi to all, I suffer from generalised anxiety disorder and have done since my early 20s.

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Although on men's at difficult times in my life, my anxiety is debilitating to the point of agoraphobia. At present, I feel no happiness or hope for my future. I don't go out much because I'm tearful and sad I'm just lost x

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    Hi Donna

    i feel just how you do too and it’s exhausting isn’t it?

    i always wish a miracle cure could be found to take the feeling away

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      Hi Julie, thank you so much for responding. I'm sorry to hear about your suffering. It's horrible isn't it? My partner also suffered from clinical depression but unfortunately didn't or rather couldn't get the help he needed. Inevitably he got worse and was angry, aggressive and suicidal. It almost ruined our relationship he personality changed completely. I and my children suffered greatly so I also have a lot of guilt towards my children and love them deeply. I am also menopausal which makes things worse x

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    Have you seen a professional about medication and if so what have they tried to give you to help
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      Hi Ann, I have got an appointment on 4 may which I booked 7 weeks ago! Our public services are stretched to breaking point. I'm already on antidepressants and anti anxiety tablets. They are obviously not working at present. I think I need HRt. I have so much guilt and it's killing me x

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      Hi Ann, I'm not sure what the doctor will say or do. I take mirtazapine at night and velafaxine in the morning. It is only since the menopause that I have been feeling really low. I did try hormone replacement therapy but there was very little difference if I'm honest. I'm hoping to try another medication for the menopause but even the doctor said he is not sure whether it is the menopause or just depression! The worrying thing for me is the fact that I am already on tablets but I still feel down, tearful and my anxiety is through the roof! It literally wakes me up at about 4am every morning and I can never get back to sleep so have to get up. It's a real pain and although I've had this for many years, I can never get used to it! X

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      I'm sorry to read it is hard for you Ann. I believe it is hard for people to understand unless they have been through it. I wouldn't wish it upon anyone! X

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      Hi Ann, I take pregabalinand mirtazapine at night. I don't sleep well and panic attacks literally wake me up. I can never get back to sleep. Ann, do you have more depression or anxiety, or both?

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      Hi Ann, hope you are OK. I can only say the tablets that I'm on but I wouldn't necessarily recommend them as my mood is literally like a "yo-yo" at the moment, so I don't feel as though they are working. I have a blood test on Tuesday and an actual doctors appointment the following week. My son is having his second surgery to correct a quint on the same day as my blood test. My husband is going to the hospital with him, so that's all good. Sorry, just rambling. What are you on at the moment Ann?

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      I've was on Diazapam for a while but doctors nowadays seem reluctant to prescribe benzodiazapines. If they help and are obviously controlled, I don't see the problem. It's not as though we are on street corners trying to score more! You can only take what you are prescribed. I have also been on xanax which belongs to the same group of drugs and works in much the same way. They definitely helped and took the edge of things x

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