Help me please – anxiety/panic debilitating me.

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My best words of wisdom are just: No matter what goes wrong at the wedding (and nothing might!), at the end of the day you’re marrying the person you love. Focus on that and the rest will fall into place. 

 

 

Post # 4
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Have you thought about meds for the situational stresses in your life? I have the same as you and when I get stressed out I think the same things, I thought I had ms too haha! Anxiety can make your body feel all sorts of things! Tingles, pain, palpitations, restlessness, etc. etc. google anxiety symtoms. There are tons! What helped me go through those extra stress times in my life are anti anxiety meds, xanax, Zoloft, ettc. Then when I feel better and don’t have the stress as bad In my life, I’m able to come off of the meds and control my anxiety better. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and break the anxiety cycle with meds. Anxiety sucks. And thinking crazy sucks more. And not sleeping makes your anxiety worse so it’s a horrible cycle. I would ask your doc. And ser what she saids. Good luck!

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

This is what I tell my medical students during this crazy time of interviewing for residency:

give yourself 30 minutes a day to freak out.  It can be any time, but a set 30 minutes.  Use that time to make pros/cons lists, alternate plans, or check and doublecheck things.  If you find yourself worrying or panicking during the day, stop yourself and set the thought aside until your scheduled freak out break.  If you take notes or make lists, you will find yourself feeling better about things because of the frequency in which you revisit the same issues.  In your case, use that time to text or call and check on your sister or friends.

Hope that helps!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Girl I feel for you,, anxiety is so horrible and sometimes, even though you know its the anxiety, you cant get away from it.

 

I agree with Znowbird, meds definately help sometimes, especially during high stress times..just to take the edge off,,

 

You are coming up to the most important day of your life,, yes you have worries with you family but dont worry about what you cant change,,

 

all the best for a beautiful happy day,,

 

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@smileyme:  Take a deep breath, you will get through this. Everything you have mentioned, although worrying and emotional, there is nothing you can do about them. All the worry in the world wont take away anyone’s illness or pain. Dont spend so much time in the future that it steals from your present. 

I used to have GAD and DH struggles with paniiic attacks. You are taking the best first step with therapy. But sometimes you need additional help. I would talk to your doc about getting some situational anxiety meds like Xanac for you your wedding day (but do a test run before so you know how you react)

My psyDoc also recommended the supplement GABA. I took 750-1500mg every night for several months-1year. Really took the edge off. DH takes GABA calm when he feels himself start to get anxious. But for me it wasnt enough.

 

Good Luck!

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