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Old 09-24-12, 10:24 AM   #1
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my anxiety is through the roof and im stressed to the max, it's crazy season at work and being a political election year makes it ten fold worse, it's so bad that im getting bad heart palpitations and that makes me worry even more, i just don't know what i can do about it, the stress from work isn't going to go away, i think i just need to find a way to deal with it but im at a loss.
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assuming you have had cbt in the past, are you on medication? sorry I am new!

I suffer with anxiety too - I guess go see a doc for more help?
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hi surcaster, I guess it's going to be really stressful for a bit longer if it's election related when I was going through a real high anxiety period at work I tried to really break my day down to just thinking about the next thing, like 'now I need to just drive to work- now I will just open up the computer and log in' type of thinking, it is really hard when it's busy but was trying to slow down my mind,

I stayed of caffeine - it just made my heart race and also I had nausea of upset tummy so it made that worse, I kept some protein snacks with me, like cheesesticks, nuts, peanut butter and had some every few hours as I was just too anxious to eat meals at work, sipped on water at my desk.
the other thing is walking, I would take any excuse possible to walk at work, tried to walk briskly in my lunch break ( when I could get one) as it helped to burn up some of the adrenalin that was making me so anxious.
and I took some low dose valerian before I left for work to help with the anxiety
I'm sorry you are feeling so bad, I can really relate, hope things improve
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thanks fed up, i try not to think too far ahead but it's hard to break when it's in your nature to worry and stress over everything.maybe i should try to cut back on caffeine but my morning coffee cups are all i really get of it, you have some valid points i thing i will try to work on them. i do have an apointment with my psych doc on the 4th to maybe do a med adjustment or something.
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Old 09-29-12, 07:25 PM   #6
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arrrggh i wish this would stop
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Caffeine + anxiety disorder = BAD. My doctor told me to quit caffeine a long time ago. I told him I didn't drink coffee and usually only had one or two sodas a day. I was amazed - amazed at how much one pepsi a day was affecting me. After 2 weeks of not drinking any caffeine whatsoever my anxiety level went down 2 or 3 notches. Not completely gone, but a whole lot less vivid.

I am prescribed xanax. I take it only when I have an actual anxiety attack. During times of high stress I take it every day, for the past several months I have gone 2 or 3 weeks without taking any. In fact I had not needed to refill it in so long that when I did go to refill it the script had expired. My doc sorted it out, but I haven't even taken any from the new bottle and it's been a week.
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Old 09-29-12, 08:39 PM   #8
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Swords, personally caffeine made me less anxious, since stimulants are good for depression and my depression made me anxious (anxious I wouldn't be able to get up/function, etc). Most of us on here have depression; do you, Swords? Or is your anxiety bigger than your depression like what sometimes happens? What about you, Surfcaster? :)
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well anastasia id have to say i've always had depression and at one point i almost died from it, but right now and for a while it has been manageable, the anxiety and stress from everything is what is on top right now and is really worrying me
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hang in there surf deep breaths and just roll with the flow
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