in need of help i cant keep this up

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feeling like im losing control i am a 34 year old malei feel terrible. im filled with anixety and without going into deep detail im worrying about personal issues and constantly on edge and worry. its not just oh you are nervous see how you are tomorrow. no i have this 24/7 and i cant work because of it. i can ive taken effexor for years which helped but all of a sudden i dont know what happened if effexor stopped altogether or my anxiety just got worse but im in the worst state i have ever been. im trying excitolapram now which im not expecting it to work because effexor stopped working. been on the new medication for 2 weeks now and nothing not helping. i cant read a book, cant socialize, i cant do anything without feeling like i have to get away and isolate myself! my attitude is very non caring, to much anxiety to do anything like wash a dish or even sweeping i try to rush the job and miss completing a job correctly and im to anxious to diligently do anything without thinking straight. its like i have dementia. my brain has forgot how to sit still all day i feel like i have to keep walking and moving and im restless ALWAYS. i cant get a break. maybe im on the wrong medication? who knows

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    hi john, i read your post with interest and even though i can see what age you are i can't tell what has sparked your anxiety. my background is that i have PTSD through assault, but i have insisted on support which i have luckily got. it's tough but support helps. you need support with anxiety, have you never been offered any at all? what has your doctor said? what support did they offer, when i threatened to jump 2 weeks back the practice manager got me in to see a doctor, i needed that support. you can't focus on applying for any work until you work out where your anxiety comes from, try yoga, Pilates, sports, the gym, walking or any therapies like mindfulness. do what you can, have all your bloods tested, for thyroid, kidneys, full blood count etc.speak to the doctor or manager if you can't get in.

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      i am sey you hadbsimilar problems. you tried to jump ?? my anxiety has always been in my life since a kid. i think i was born with an overactive mind. i remember having fears as a kid which i took to serious other kids had fears bit there mind did not latch onto them like mine. my doctor put me on ciprolex which is excitalopram but its not working. the fear area of my brain os broken and pit of control. i need a drug to calm this area down i cant solve it with meditation ive tried

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      hi john, yes you read right i did try to jump through the nightmares and flashbacks i keep having that are in loops over and over. i wake some nights frightened to sleep due to fear. i use lots of lavender, bach rescue remedies and yoga to help. i am also having assault counselling. i don't ever want medication, which my doctor's keep offering me. a specific issue came up and i thought if i jumped it would stop. i have never felt so frightened! good luck maybe a drug is not a good idea, have you tried talking therapies - they'd help you i'm sure.

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      i know alot of people are against medication but i have heard from MANY people who said they cant function without it and they could not snap out of the depression or anxiety without it. it might be something for you to consider if your symptoms are that bad. i guess my plan is to currently keep trying different antidepressants until i find one that stops this horrible fear centre in my brain. has anyone had luck with CBD oil? i have tried smoking weed but that makes anxiety even worse!

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      hi john, each to their own i vow NEVER to personally take any more antidepressants, i prefer to speak to people. i have to be exceptionally carefully, i am coeliac with lots of allergies, i don't know what medication has in it! you do what you think is best for you, i was just showing you what else is out there. i wish you luck, i have made a massive breakthrough, i feel i finally have some control back, as i say most of my fear comes from assault, you can't easily deal with that and i have sought specialist advice, my doctor knows how ill i am and so does the mental health people i deal y.

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