Trouble relaxing

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Sorry its me again, after having a good day yesterday, today started off well but went downhill. Had a good walk out for 1 1/2 hours felt quite good. Got home, started feeling agitated couldn't settle, tried breathing exercises helped a bit. Had a wee sleep in front of the fire. I have been pacing round the room wanting to self harm haven't done this for ages, head hurts, chest hurts breathing fast and erratic, feel hot, have been crying hasn't released this tension. Tried reading, crosswords just can't concentrate, don't even know whats going round in my head. I haven't felt this bad for a while. Sorry just need to get this out somehow...

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    What dose are you on, I was on on 20mg? I felt the same tension your feeling and went back to the doctor who upped my does 10mg.i suffer with panick attacks even with taking the kids to school, and answearing  the phone x
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      I've been on 40mg for just over 5 weeks, plus 8 weeks on 20mg. I haven't had too many panic attacks just anxiety and feeling depressed. I had seen improvement over the past few weeks not so agressive but it has come back with vengence tonight. 
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    Hi Tina

    Sorry to hear you're having a down time following a good day.  Recovery works like that - up one day, down the next.  We look forward to events and feel good, and when they've passed we go downhill for a bit after - holidays, parties etc. I even used to be up at the weekend then down again on a Monday.

    We also try all sorts of things to ease our discomfort then keep checking to see if it's gone (I've done that many times).  Self harm and bad thoughts are a result of anxiety, and when the anxiety eases so will the self harm.  It will pass again, but know how unpleasant it all is when you're feeling like this.  I been like that many times.

    Don't apologise for posting ...... that's what we're here for.  To listen, share stories, soothe and help.

    Thinking of you Tina.  Take care my lovely - remember all this will pass.

    K xx

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