Generalized anxiety online support

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Avatar f tn Thinking about trying Lexapro for generalized anxiety. Any advice or experiences? I have previously tried Buspar (had no effect) and Zoloft which made me constantly nauseous.
Avatar f tn t drink alcohol or use benzodiazepines for anxiety (which would cause substance-induced anxiety disorders), then you may either have generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder. For either, follow up with a a psychiatrist. Episodes of panic attacks can be very frightening and feel very dangerous and life threatening, but they're completely safe. They just suck.
Avatar m tn You can have generalized, and consistent symtoms of anxiety, called generalized anxiety disorder GAD, without having just panic attacks, or panic disorder. Your symtpoms sound a bit more on the severe or distressing side of anxiety disorders. My questions and suggestions would be, if this is the first time you are experiencing this, yes it could be anxiety, but go to the doctor urgently to be sure it's not serious.
Avatar f tn I have a question. I was diagnosed years ago with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Anxiety Attacks and Agoraphobia. I had a discussion tonight with a friend who keeps saying I do it to myself. I have had this along with a diagnosis of ADD as well as Bipolar 2 and then Clinical Depression. I was wondering if Anxiety is really something that can be controlled by the mind or if it really does need to be treated with medication?
1132574 tn?1271672466 Hi Everyone, I am new to the anxiety forum. Had a a few weeks of anxiety hit me in January when I was having medical testing done. I am 36 and have high blood pressure every time I see a doctor as I just get so nervous when I go to the doctor. They ran tests which freaked me out even more and wham, I was then anxiouss all the time. The tests eventually all came back normal. With that reassurance my anxiety vanished.& I was even able ot take my BP at home with no anxiety.
Avatar m tn I have a generalized anxiety disorder and a phobia of HIV and rabies. I went to get my blood work down and the nurse used a vacutainer to draw blood. However, the vacutainer holder was reused ( the nurse confirmed it is only the needle which is changed and not the holder as it does not come into contact with the patient) and now I think I will get HIV and I keep thinking about HIV until I get tested again at 3 months after the window period. luckily I have medicines however I hate this.
Avatar n tn Nope I haven't tried the online course although I have had CBT to help with my anxiety.
Avatar f tn Yes, yes, and yes!! This is called GAD, generalized anxiety lingering in the background between attacks, very common!
Avatar m tn He has dx of ADHD combined type (mild), and generalized anxiety disorder which seems pretty bad. He has been refusing to go to soccer (states too many people), shopping and trying to refuse to go to school. He currently see's a psychiatrist. His treatment plan was to have us get our son to school everyday, where he sat in the office and did his work. The school seemed at a total loss of what to do with him.
391834 tn?1229342874 ve just started taking meds for my thyroid so hopefully my symptoms (fatigue and generalized felling of anxiety/nervousness) will be no more!
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with GAD 16 months ago but I have experienced anxiety symtoms since I was 18 now I am 51. Therapy has done wonders for me to understand the way my mind processes anxiety symptoms and has taught me how to deal with them. Also the frequency of my panic attacks have decreased since going through therapy and coming to this forum has helped . My concern for you is your need for a Dr. you can trust. Maybe you should consider going to a Dr. that has a good reputation.
362387 tn?1207274119 I have depression and generalized anxiety disorder. What are thoughts on Lexapro? I've only taken Zoloft and have been on it for 7 years. Recently diagnosised with thyroid problems and Zoloft plays havoc with those levels. So now I need to switch. Just wanted some opinions? Thanks in advance.
865758 tn?1285952904 However, situational anxiety can lead to generalized anxiety if you do not learn new ways of coping with the stressors that brought on the anxiety in the first place. What medications were you prescribed? Some antidepressants are effective in treating anxiety; however, they can have unpleasant side-effects and actually make the anxiety worse for the first few weeks. In general, you should never rely solely on medication to treat depression / anxiety disorders.
1390847 tn?1344657468 I was just curious about generalized anxiety vs. anxiety over a specific thing. For me, I dont have generalized anxiety, I have a specific anxiety of throwing up (emetophobia). I wonder which is more "popular"...generalized or specialized?
Avatar m tn Benzodiazepines have robust efficacy in the short-term management of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but were not shown to be effective in producing long-term improvement overall. Although benzodiazepines are much safer in overdose than their predecessors, the barbiturates, they can still cause problems in overdose.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend suffers from generalized anxiety. We have been together for 6 months and have never had intercourse. He seems to be avoiding this as he is afraid of having an anxiety attacks. How come I help him overcome this because I really want to be more initimate with him and miss that aspect of our relationship.
Avatar m tn s about 8-10 inches on either side with dispersed pustules. This may be a far cry from just typical Generalized Anxiety but its worth looking into. I was considering going gluten- free for a week and seeing if i would notice a difference although I'm unsure when the symptoms would decrease after that change. thank you again for your assistance!!
Avatar n tn Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is defined as chronic, excessive worry and fear that seems to have no real cause. Children or adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder often worry a lot about things such as future events, past behaviors, social acceptance, family matters, their personal abilities, and/or school performance. All children and adolescents experience some anxiety. It is a normal part of growing up.
1049259 tn?1295088478 anyone know where I can go online to talk to other people about my issues? I think I have a mix of PTSD and Depression after the miscarriage and I am now ingulfed in panic attacks almost all day long!!!! anyone know a specialist online? or maybe a great book to help? I REALLY nedd your help. I think I am going to go MAD I feel dizzy, shortness of breathe, chest pain... it depends on what I focus on but they never seem to go away! I have insomnia now and a pressure headache. idk what to do..
Avatar f tn I absolutely love that there are so many amazing people on here who understand! I haven't been a fan of communities online, but this one is great! I don't have much support at home and function very well, but inside I am wanting to talk about my anxiety. Lots of blessings to all of you!
Avatar f tn 8 weeks today! I think its a sticker. I suffer from generalized anxiety and stress over the smallest things!
Avatar m tn I think that your symptoms come from your generalized anxiety disorder, since your online self-tests come back negative. I don't necessarily agree that just because 2 professionals disagree that you have BP, that you don't. I am 53 and have thought I had bp for the past 2 years, but was told it was just depression because I didn't have the "wild highs" or mania. Finally, a dr. realized that my extreme irritability and anger WAS my manic phase, and am on medication for bp.
Avatar f tn I'm afraid that i am not going to be much help except to tell you I have been having similar problems this week. I don't know what is causing it either. I just started taking 50,000 units of Vitamin D and don't know if that could be a factor or not. I don't like this and I take meds for depression and something to hold my thoughts together. This doctor calls it thought glue. It is supposed to help with the symptoms from my thyroid.
Avatar m tn hi, im a 19 year old male and i was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. for the past 3 years i feel detached from everything,that feeling started after i had a bad panic attack while smoking weed and ever since then it feels like everything is just a dream or not real. It's a strange feeling and nobody understands me. Ive been to a therapist and he didn't really know what it was.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder when I was 18. I believe very strongly that I have it. But there are days when I almost feel normal. What is it like for you?
Avatar m tn I have the same problem. Every time I meet someone or do something new, I have serious anxiety problems. All my really good friends are people I've met online or become penpals with. Are you close to your friends? Are you comfortable talking to them? I've had major issues meeting with and especially talking to people for a long time.