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Anxiety help

Feb 19, 2017 7:56 PM

Hi all. I woke up really, really anxious this morning and have no idea why. Jittery and can't sit still, feeling of impending doom. Don't know why.
I did start a new medication on the 15th, desipramine 10mg. The lowest dose they make. It's some sort of tricyclic antidepressant, supposed to help with pain, migraines and possibly sensitivities. I don't know if that's it, maybe. Maybe not.
And ideas on how to control the anxiety?

Feb 19, 2017 8:40 PM

Oh no gotobef, that's awful and a really hard one to figure out.
I know the last couple of days all I've wanted to do is hide away from everyone, to block the world out. I was at my mums since Thursday so I think being in the pub for longer than normal might of thrown me off?
Sorry I digress!!!

Yours is a hard one!, ate you able to distract yourself? Maybe do some colour, watch a movie, do some craft, read a book etc.... I know

Feb 20, 2017 8:47 AM

Ok I think I was more than a little tired when u wrote that!!!

I think what I was going to write is....I know it's a hard one to try and distract yourself when you wake up feeling this way, these are normally my hardest days to do anything because I've already slipped into bad thinking habits and my inner voice is telling me all negative stuff about me to me!

If you can try to immerse yourself into something that will take your mind even if it's for a few minutes at a time

Feb 20, 2017 9:04 AM

Rescue remedy spray (shoppers even has it) and GABA chewables are helpful to me.

I would guess it maybe the new medication. It takes so long to adjust ...

Hope the feeling evaporates quickly.

Feb 20, 2017 10:15 AM

Yes, like the others have said, you need to find something to focus on. Take slow deep breathes and keep reminding yourself that everything is fine

Feb 21, 2017 3:21 AM

Hi all
I have an app on my phone called digi pill its relaxation and meditation I find it really helps me to relax into a sleep at night or just clear my head in the day when I'm feel any anxiety
Worth a try hope it helps x

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