Upcoming GAD psychiatric treatment and freaking out!

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I have had a diagnosis  of GAD during an assessment in secondary care.A pyschiatrist has arranged for community nurses to visit me at home as I am unable to cope with group therapy.I think she wants to do applied relaxation and cbt. I am due to have an appointment with her in a few weeks time and wondered if anyone knows what will happen at this first appointment.I was also perscribed trazodone at my assessment but did not take it as I can't take anti-depressants because of a sensitive stomach.I can't take beta blockers because I have asthma and my anxiety is unbearable because it's ntreated.I have tried citalopram,sertaline and fluoxetine and couldn't tolerate them.Has anyone any ideas on what someone in my position can take? 

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    Shaz calm down take deep breath, your not alone, I'm 26 years old from the US, I suffer as well. Constantly feel like there's something wrong with me. My left arm hurts sometimes or I get heart palpitations fast heart bet face an ears get red hot , feel panic an overwhelming like I'm about to die, it sucks , it's a struggle. Some days are good some are bad. You are not alone. Try diazepam 10mg , calms me down quick.
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      Thanks Randall.I know the overwhelming feeling.I was perscribed 7 5mcg of diazepam by my doctor last year for special occassions but they're not keen to perscribe it on a regular basis.I was told it was only anxiety and I couldn't die from it.You're right it is a struggle.I just wish I could find an anti-depressant  that works for me.
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      Yes it does help to talk.I figure the treatment can't be any worse than feeling like this 24/7.I don't know if you've had treatment for your suffering but I wish you well for the future.
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    Have u tried diazapam or lorazepam to calm your nerves & give them a break? X
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    Hi I also suffer severely with GAD I know exactly how you feel I can't tolerate ssris I'm coming off venlafaxine and now going onto Mirtazipine which is also good for sleep it has less side effects and also lorazepam for emergency only I wish you all the best 🌸 x
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