Welcome to our community of warm, friendly, supportive and caring people. I am pleased you've reached out to us. To be honest, even though you feel you're stuck in a rut with anxiety, it does seem like you are doing lots of things to help yourself move out of this. It's okay to feel good about that.
One of the major things I find with anxiety it is - no matter how much we work at managing it, it requires ongoing maintenance. Sometimes more than others. Does help you much though with how you're feeling at the moment. I do understand completely as I too have difficulties shaking off those feelings of desperation and helplessness. And like you I have increased my AD to help move me out of the rut. I've found it takes up to 4-6 weeks to take effect though. It sounds like you have the support of your family which is great. I'm sure they won't mind hanging in there for a few more weeks until you're feeling better. What do you think?
Something else I've found is, when I get a bout of anxiety, something has triggered me. Has anything happened recently that might explain your recent feelings of being out of control?
Becwal, there is no pressure for you to respond to any of my questions. Just if you feel up to it and want to.
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