Return of Anxiety

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Hi guys, haven't been on for a while as all has been relatively okay. But sorry to say Anxiety has reared its ugly head, although I feel it sorry on my shoulder most days waiting to pounce. I just would like a little advice. I really value your advice & real genuine caring & support which has been invaluable to me. Making me realise I am not alone with this truly horrid condition. I have managed to reduce my dosage of Cit from 40mg to 20mg which I have been managing to keep on top of the anxiety with. However I have imminent surgery & really scared & the anxiety has kicked in big time. I am toying with the idea if increasing my dose to 30mg to see if this Will help, but feel this is being weak & that I should be strong, although easy to say. I feel sorry for my husband as I realise cannot begin to understand & must wonder where his fun loving wife has gone. Sorry to bleat on but I know that you all will understand & I would appreciate your advice. Big thanks X

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    Can you talk to your doctor to see about being prescribed anxiety medicine to temporarily help until after your surgery?  I'm not sure if 30mg increase would help and might take a while to kick in.

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    Hey Linda, firstly, please don't be hard on yourself.  Surgery is enough to send even the strongest of people into a state of anxiety. A diabetic has to take insulin and we don't judge them. People with heart conditions take Beta Blockers and we don't judge them. We need to take CIT to rebalance the chemical in our brain. Simple as that. I know it feels like we are weak if we go back on them. I have had to do it 7 times now and I have the same feelings as you but each time I give myself a good talking  to to work through it. Most people who have anxiety are very strong, caring lovely people. That's why we tend to suffer more because we care so much. Be easy on yourself, take time for you and keep talking. Good luck with the surgery. Trust that you will be ok and once it is done you will feel so much better. Take great care x

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      Thank you so much for your lovely kind words it really does help to know that you are not alone. I am trying to take this as another hurdle & I am going to conquer it & look back & feel proud. Lots of kind wishes & encouragement to for the future . Thanks again X

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      Standup

      I like ur post. Thats true everybody have their own issues to deal with and its not fair if somebody would jugde us. We all human beings. It gives a bit of support when reading these post as we all share the same problems.

      Linda 05005

      Take care. And be strong. Though times never last long but people do.

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    There is a fantastic book called 'Depression, an illness of the strong' Its not a big book and I highly recommend it. You can get it from Amazon. I explains why strong personalities suffer. Give it a go .

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