I'm soooo anxious

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I suffer from anxiety 24/7 for 10 years I'm a full time carer and have a 5 year old when I get really anxious I drink which is about three times a year!! Last night I started drinking and this morning secretly because at the moment I can't cope!!! I hate looking after my partners nanna who lives with us she lays on the sofa all day and sleeps and no one can sit in the living room because of her I hate showering her I hate dressing her! I've done this for 3 years and finally we are moving in a couple of weeks and she is going in a home so I get my freedom back... I'm just so anxious at the moment and I hate the fact I am secretly drinking again

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    I suffered from anxiety years ago and went to my doctor who gave me a prescription for prozac.  It truly eased me, and I would recommend, Pamela, possibly this route.  You have a lot on your plate to deal with and anxiety is hard on the mind and body.  Hope you can get this resolved.
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    Hi Pamela, sorry to hear you're having such a difficult time! I probably can't empathise with you fully as I haven't been in that situation but I think you shouldn't be drinking as you don't want that to become too much of a habit as a way of coping with your anxiety! Maybe try going on a run or meditating also helps! You should also see about going back to the doctors to see about counselling? I don't know you personally so I'm not sure what you've tried before but drinking will only make it worse in the long run! Hope you find the support you need. Ps - even though you're a career doesn't mean you don't need to be cared for also as your needs are just as important as your partners nan and your 5 year olds! Good luck!
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    Hey there. Alcohol may help temporarly, but it makes it can make it so much worse. If you need help, see a doctor, post on here, or send me a PM.

    All the best!

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    Hello.  It will do no good to beat yourself up.  You make mistakes like every other human being does.  I am glad that you are getting your freedom back, and I hope that if you are not able to cope with your anxiety, that you seek professional help.  I wish you the best. 
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