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Topic: Newbie to joining in.Been reading forums for a while

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  1. Onedayatatimeforme
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    3 posts
    30 April 2019

    Hi all .

    I have already found wisdom in many of your posts so thank you.

    I have had anxiety in the past .

    It has always subsided within a few weeks .

    This time is so very different .

    It just will not go away .

    I tried one antidepressant but had a reaction to it .

    I have many physical symptoms such as racing heartbeat ,high blood pressure ,numbness in hands a lot of the time and constantly feeling like heat prickles are on my shoulders and in chest .My lower arms feel these sensations too .My head has been the worst though .A constant headache for 6 months is slowly easing with meds.My bad cholesterol is up too ,so this anxiety is playing havoc with my body and mind .

    I do not sleep much either .

    New GP has been helpful with an anti depressant that in tne small dose I take ,acts as headache tablet and is supposed to help sleep .

    Sounds like a whinge when I read this back ,but it isn't.

    Too me it is hard going and I know there is support and real understanding here .

  2. white knight
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    30 April 2019 in reply to Onedayatatimeforme

    Hi welcome

    Glad you posted

    A few threads you can google and read the girst post of each

    Beyondblue Topic a good nights deep sleep

    Beyondblue Topic anxiety, how I eliminated it

    (Pay particular attention to muscle tensioning exercises and choose this music while doing them - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=RD-kpWllK3VgI

    youtube maharaji sunset

    Youtube Maharaji the pergevt instrument

    I hope that helps.

    Also, meds usually take 6-8 weeks to work and early side effects often go away. Anxiety like many illnesses can be long term.

    Question your GP on such matters

    TonyWK

  3. Onedayatatimeforme
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    3 posts
    30 April 2019 in reply to white knight

    Thank you for your tips .

    I will look them up .

    Yes ,re medication .

    I will try a different one soon .

    I had severe reaction to last one .

    Take care

  4. MsPurple
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    30 April 2019 in reply to Onedayatatimeforme

    HI Onedayatatimeforme

    Side effects can be frustrating when trying new medication. I try be open with my doctor about the side effects. I also try tell them if it outweighs the benefits. For me if it doesn't then I do not want to continue it. The doctor and I talk and negotiate other options. This is ok to do, however do not suddenly stop taking your medication without supervision. I have done this and it hasn't ended well for me.

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  5. Onedayatatimeforme
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    3 posts
    14 May 2019 in reply to MsPurple

    Good advice

    Thank you for your reply

    Appreciate it

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