I stumbled upon this webmd community last night and I skimmed through a few of your comments. In the few comments that I read, I was already feeling glad to have found something where people experience the same symptoms as me. To give a small introduction I am 27 years old, generalized anxiety, just started cipralex for the 2nd time. Have been on Wellbutrin before. At this point in time I'm not doing so well but am willing to fight. With me, some depression tends to follow any anxious episode. One day at a time, one foot in front of the other. That's all we can do. Hope to hear from you guys soon.View Thread
thank you for your encouragement! Much appreciated.
its hard to describe the feeling of psychological growth, its so multidimensional, but i love giving into it, it feels so good. I love learning new lessons and applying things in my life that keep the anxiety at bay...truthfully i feel i will always have this problem, in fact, I think it's very dangerous to think we can change completely from who we really are, but if we can embrace it, but keep it at a tolerable level, i think id be very happy with that...
how about you, you mentioned you werent doing so well a few days ago. Are you still fighting?
I have GAD as well. Taking cipralex and am set to see a psychiatrist in a month. I completely understand the situation of trying to work, but the anxiety takes over, trouble with sleeping, terrible.. I quit 4 jobs on the spot due to this problem, just walk out. I am currently relearning some tools in order to avoid the same negative behavior.
One way to get her in contact with the full scope of professionals she needs is presenting herself at the emergency room: preferably a psychiatric hospital. This might scare you, but it's a sure way to make sure she gets a full examination from a psychiatrist, psychologist, and gets all the blood tests she needs from an MD to rule out anything physical that can cause these problems. With mental illness, we can usually find our own resources like finding a psychologist, etc. But when it gets this bad, sometimes we need a full team of mental health professionals to give us the right diagnosis and a clear cut and extensive treatment plan. What do you think?View Thread
The body-mind relationship is a wonderful and strange thing. I've been dealing with anxiety for a long time and I've felt many sensations that can virtually never be explained medically. I hope you can find a way to stop thinking about this issue and force yourself away from it. Last night I was obsessing about something at around 3am. And then I started talking to myself (internally). I said " sarah, you have a choice to think about this or not. You are in control, and you have the power to leave it alone." I left it alone for a bit, enough to get some more sleep. But I wasn't entirely successful. Still,in think its a step in the right direction. I feel proud of myself that I gained some relief by reminding myself that I am more powerful than my obsessive thoughts.
I hope you feel better soonView Thread
My cognitive therapist told me that if your anxiety is based on your inability to tolerate uncertainty, then it is most likely generalized anxiety disorder. I've never heard of pervasive anxiety but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.View Thread
I read your comment last night and I was smiling to myself because it was like i was reading an excerpt from my own mind. We think we're alone in this but it seems all of us with anxiety tend to have the same thinking patterns. Not to minimize your pain, but at least to comfort you in knowing you're not alone. Have you tried cognitive behavioural therapy or any anti anxiety medication?View Thread