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Hey guys,

Thanks to everyone who replied. I can't reply to you all because it would take me hours, but I have read everything you guys wrote and it all makes sense.

I think some of you probably have more severe anxiety then me but it is good to hear how you guys got by. I actually have 4 dogs and excercise with them every day. I also have a garden and in summer I swim too. That always keeps me busy. I see alot of you say that you have played a sport competitively. I played basketball for two years on and off, and rugby league for a season when I was younger. BUT, my point is, I would love to play basketball or tennis more often competitively but I feel the need to avoid situations like that 'uneccessary' due to knowing how I will feel beforehand etc. How does everyone deal with that?

I quit my job a couple months ago. I never felt comfortable with it. I was anxious every day before it, and had huge amounts of trouble sleeping etc. Currently I am a going to Uni two days a week (full time student just have my classes on those two days). I have been taking Lexapro for about 10 days now. I had to take 10 mg for the first week, then the full dosage of 20 mg after that. I haven't noticed any side affects currently so far. Just being alot more tired, and actually more nervous then usual for a few things. However one thing I am unsure of is, that if I don't really need the medication for five days (although I still take it) how will it know when to kick in, when I do need it? (if that makes sense)
Good questions about the meds. I suggest that you take as the doctor directs, though I have yet to find a drug that actually works. The physical activity is very good and dealing with the things that stress you are a good idea, though I am not sure about quiting a job. Keep looking around tjhough.
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Yeah, since I started uni, anxiety (and just generally heightened emotions, actually) is definitely something that has either developed or that I can now identify in myself. It's not too severe, but there have been a couple of instances where my heart rate has gone up to an uncomfortably high level.
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Recently have had some panic attacks at work and home about my future and not being happy, even yesterday had a panic attack about having the possibility of having a panic attack/anxiety/depression syndrome given a genetic history. This week has been the most scary of my life. I don't know what has changed but all of a sudden everything is boring and I feel like there life is pointless and when I hit a low I can't deal with it and I want it just to end. I havent cried in 7 years but I've cried 3 times this week. It is just completley strange and I'm praying I don't have a serious mental disease I don't think I could cope with it. (yay for using tf as a blog )

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Relax. Try not to stress yourself too much. I think everyone at some point experiences what you are going through. You can get yourself all worked up about it and you will find yourself unable to do anything, or you can persevere, refuse to give in to it and keep moving forward. Sometimes having some faith in yourself and some stubborn perseverance can be really helpful


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Yum. Lexapro! That's what I'm on for my anxiety. It actually made me less tired because I sleep better because I don't ruminate about all the things making me anxious and have anxiety attacks at night.

It takes awhile to work, so don't expect miracles.

Also, it is a drug that you need to take every day, not just when you feel anxious. There are some drugs you can take for "onset." You can certainly ask your doctor if you can take one of those instead.

You certainly have a right to take an active role in your care (within reason, I mean we all hope these guys and gals learn something in medical school).

Also, like most pscyh drugs, Lexapro does not affect everyone the same way. If you are having side effect like sleepiness you might act your doctor what he/she thinks. There may be another option that works as well without any side effects.

Lexpro is, as I understand it from a medical friend of mine, kind of the "go-to" drug for anxiety because it works on MOST people.

Good luck with things. At least they got your diagnosis right in the first place. They tried treating me for depression instead of anxiety and that didn't go well at all.

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I am at a point I don't need meds anymore as I can manage my anxiety on my own


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Yeah, since I started uni, anxiety (and just generally heightened emotions, actually) is definitely something that has either developed or that I can now identify in myself. It's not too severe, but there have been a couple of instances where my heart rate has gone up to an uncomfortably high level.
if it's only certain situations (for me public speeches), betablockers are the best option. they don't mess with your brain and are not addictive, but help your nervous system relax. when the body does not stress, the mind will follow.
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I used to be that way about public speaking. I have done it often enough to where I no longer stress.


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anti depressants that did nothing for my anxiety but had side effects that included sexual performance
yep, you don't feel your body at all. no need for anatomy class. i go from coffee to coffee, and have no strength at all.
however, even the worst problems have a solution.
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before i stick my nose out here, i'll warm up with hippy hippy shake. it's the habit.

and yeah, sex and everything relaxing is a great help if you're anxious
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