Tuesday, March 23

anxiety


do any of you ladies suffer from anxiety? mine has been crazy lately. it's killing me! i already take zoloft for it, but i guess it's not working anymore. plus, i think it may be the reason i have issues concentrating. any suggestions? i've already asked my twitter friends, but thought i'd ask the crowd :)

20 comments:

Miss Anne said...

Oh sweet pea.

Hi, my name is anne and i suffer from anxiety too.

:( i hate the days it consumes me... i've found my best defense is to slow down, relax, breath and think positively.

sometimes i find myself making a bigger deal out of things, or worrying about things i cannot change.

scriptures and prayer also help me.

sending you big {hugs} for a peaceful ♥

College Prepster said...

shoot me an email :-) I'm very similar!

collegeprepster at gmail dot com

~*~Lilly~*~ said...

I am right there with you lady! I have been struggling with it for the last 10yrs & it's always such a roller coaster. Since i took myself off the medicine 8 years ago, i find the best ways to try and get it under control are 1) exercise 2) yoga OR 3)a relaxing beach vacay. BUT if you can't get to the beach then i suggest a good yoga.

Otherwise my mom also has found a pill that really helps her....i can't remember the name off hand but i want to say it starts with an "L". Let me know if you want me to find out. :o)

KatiePerk said...

I am sorry for you because I know exactly how you feel. It sucks. The more stressed I am the more my anxiety pops up which just stresses me out more!! Ugly cycle. I have been reading everything I can on what to do for this. And have yet to find anything that helps...

mrs. darling said...

i feel like this is a support group of sorts...i suffer from anxiety too. i am also on zoloft but have found during really intense, stressful times it doesn't feel like it does much for me either.

i have breathing exercises that i do, cardio, extra sleep, etc. i've also eliminated a bunch of stuff from my diet and that seems to help also. feel free to email me if you want and i can explain more!

Becky said...

Yes-I've had HORRIBLE anxiety my whole life and panic attacks! Zoloft never did any good for me...I recently got on Prestiq and it's working pretty good. But I am breastfeeding and can't take my xanax...anxiety is horrible! wahh...anyways...you can always try something else if you feel like what you are on isn't working for you.

Miss Type-A said...

I have had bad anxiety for some years. I used to wake up freaking out about everything i had to do that day and cry that there was no way i could do it all. I take citalopram, which is the generic of celexa--similar to lexipro. It has made a WORLD of a difference. Instead of worrying about "what if" and freaking out over every detail of life I can see the big picture and can control my emotions more. It's fantastic.

Lauren said...

I got bad anxiety last semester about a month before finals (the hazards of law school). I just take a beta blocker now whenever i begin to feel anxious and it really helps calm my heart rate and keeps my mind from racing.

I think it is a step down from Zoloft, but it worked well for me! hope everything is going well and feel free to email/call any time if you want to talk!

AM said...

I've had anxiety off and on for years. Yoga, slow breathing, and exercise such as walking/biking can help. Also I eliminated all caffeine and chocolate. It also helped to have family or friends who understood or tried to. They just let me vent, or would talk to me when I felt anxious. Sometimes just expressing how you feel and knowing someone is there for you helps a lot. If you ever need someone to chat or vent to feel free to write me!

Tess said...

Well, it seems like a lot of people can relate to you - and I am simply another.

My anxiety was/is badbadbad. The source of my anxiety was centered around health issues and constantly thinking the worst in situations. It was so bad that I was making myself sick, tired, and all over horrible.

I am on Lexapro, and take Xanax when I'm having an "episode" but what has worked for me is The Secret. Have you read it? I would love to chat with you about it. It seriously changed my world! It's all about the power of positive thinking and has offered me a lot of guidance.

As you know, everything will be just fine. Hang in there!

:)

Rob and Amy said...

I have horrible anxiety too, right. I mean AWFUL!! I hate it. It controls me..it consumes me and I can't make it stop! I'm on Effexor for it, and Xanax for a "fire extinguisher" pill..but we are going to try for kiddos soon and I truly would like to try and get off all of my meds (since i can't take Xanax while pregnant or BF) but I just don't know if I'm ready. I worry allll the time. About.Every.Single.Thing.

Legally Fabulous said...

YES. Mine has been bad lately too. I need to get it under control before the bar.
I already take Effexor for depression but upping the dosage of it has helped the anxiety a little bit. I'm gonna get to the doctor and possibly add another prescription for this summer.

Jane H. said...

I think every modern woman suffers from some anxiety--balancing relationships with her business life, while still being sucessful. Could the anxiety be because you're a law student and having a lot of work lately?

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Lynn said...

I have anxiety too. It got so bad about two years ago; I constantly woke up in the middle of the night, had panic attacks, constantly felt sick, lost 30 lbs (the only up-side!!) and I have no idea what sparked it. I've been taking Lexapro for almost two years it has been a LIFESAVER! All of my anxiety symptoms are gone although it took about 3 months after starting Lexapro. Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions, etc. I am totally open and willing to help. I know how horrible anxiety can be. I feel for you and hope you find something that works for you!
XOXO

Lynn said...

oops, here's my e-mail: lynnmg87@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

Yup, definitely hear you girl. I am in the process of getting off Effexor for anxiety. I'm finding that, sadly, I don't feel much different without it than I did with it (omg was I forking over all those copays for NOTHING?!?). I think the main thing is exercise and talking to someone about life's little stresses as they happen... instead of waiting until it all builds up. Keep calm and carry on :-)

Jill said...

I hate to hear this for you (I don't know you but it just sucks) :( I suffer from mild anxiety too, with a combo of depression. It runs in my family, unfortunately. I'm able to control it with Zoloft and Welbutrin XL. The combo of the two works well for me. I took Zoloft alone for awhile, but adding the other really helped. It definitely (DEFINITELY) impacts my concentration. I hope you're able to find something that helps you.

Miss M! said...

Yup. Sure do. I was on meds before I got pregnant, then stopped to have the baby, and never got back on again. I can feel it creeping back up on me. I'm sorry you're having to deal with it too.

Amanda said...

Hiii, I just stumbled on your blog. I have terrible anxiety, being a college student doesn't work either!

JENNIFER ♥ said...

WOW! Thank you for this post... it was so nice to know that I'm not alone. I also suffer from anxiety and currently take Zoloft. I feel as if it helps a great deal--even if I can't always tell it does--because I tried to go off of it (because I was gaining a lot of weight!) and it immediately got more severe. I also take Xanax occasionally for those times when I need an extra umph! Hang in there girl! And breathe, breathe, breathe it through.