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Ever been to the doc's about it?
If not, it should be.
smell as good as when we met at The George?
wink wave flutter eyelids
did you even smell my hair properly?
It's had a solid couple of weeks.
before you went and how did it help?
Well it got to the point of getting severe anxiety attacks a few times a week before I went. I was put on medication which helpt I suppose (both antidepressants and antianxietydrugs), but I wouldn't reccomend taking antidep. if you only suffer from anxiety and not depression (even if they are designed to help if you have social or genreal anxiety aswell). Best thing is to see a therapist and try to get to the core of the problem, otherwise you'll just be popping pills forever.
i was thinking i should the other day though.
i get awful stmach butterflys all the same and wince with worry
Don't take Prozac, it's fucking horrible. I can't believe my idiotic doctor gave me that shit, it nearly drove me actually crazy. Diazepam works, but only in the short term. Lifestyle changes and cognitive therapy are the real solution.
It was during my finals at uni. I was just given Temazepam to help me sleep. It was weird. It makes you unable to lift everyday objects.
Had pretty bad anxiety and panic attacks for a while. All seems better as I've got older but I'm still Mr Fucking Worry About Everything.
But I just deal with it myself, in my own way.
is when you get complete blackouts and memory loss. If you can deal with it yourself, then it's not bad enough to warrant medical intervention.
has got acutally a bit worse..vertigo and neoropathy.....then needed a brainscan.
Apperantly hyperventilatio nand long periods of anxiety can cause permanent damage
And yeah, but the pills they put me on actually made me more anxious. LOL! Just a short-term side effect though. I've suffered quite badly for quite a long time, but never had an anxiety attack. I think it's because I'm hardcore.
I was pretty fucking depressed when I decided to see a doctor about it. Can't really remember exactly what made me go, but I'd been dealing with it myself for a good 5 years or so. I think it was just that my parents were away, so it was easy for me to do on the sly. I didn't want them worrying. And also maybe that it was coming round to applying for universities, and I thought maybe a diagnosis would be useful, in case I fucked up my exams. In the end, the NHS service was such a fucking joke, I never got beyond seeing my GP once and some shitty counsellor once.
Then when I dropped out of uni, I saw a psychiatrist privately. He prescribed me Prozac, and was for some reason intent on treating the depression rather than the anxiety. Took Prozac for 6 months, didn't do anything apart from give me the occasional manic episode, but he wouldn't prescribe me anything else, so I stopped seeing him.
Being treated for anxiety and depression atm. Taking citalopram. Seems to be doing the trick (to an extent).
gave me beta blocker type things, but as others have said, lifestyle changes/cognitive therapy are the best things (which the doc can help with). Also breathing properly and learning to relax properly (ie not just having a beer!)
has alot to do with.
I spent about 10 months getting through and recovering from anxiety and depression.
It was all due to possibly the worst medical drug I think exists - LARIUM. I honestly don't know how that stuff is legal. The side effects gave me such severe anxiety I literally considered the worst possible situation all the time. Questioned my own sanity, and generally was in a very dark place in my mind for much of the day. Not exactly the frame of mind to be in, when on holiday exploring beautiful yet shocking places like Cambodia.
Anyway, it took a lot of CBT and changing my train of thought to get through it and now I feel a lot better, yet some of the same old feelings of anxiety come back every now and then.
Feel like it's attacks-a-rama right now.
I was given beta blockers that did naff all, so I stopped taking them.