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    Default Feel like I'm at the top of a rollercoaster...

    .... all day, every day. Seriously it is exactly what it feels like, but take away the element of fun and excitement that you also feel at the top of a rollercoaster, and replace it with that sinking feeling of anxious dread.

    I've never had such bad anxiety in my life as I have in the past two weeks.

    I feel like throwing myself off the nearest cliff, that's how bad it is. I wish I was overreacting.

    Tonight is the first night I've even been able to write about it, even though I have been thinking about it all week.

    Haven't been able to face even some of the simplest daily tasks, I just can't stand it anymore.

    Can't get in to see my doctor for 2 weeks.

    Help/tips/advice/support/chocolate/anything appreciated.

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    First of all, massive hugs I suffer from panic and anxiety attacks brought on by absolutely nothing. Its not something people understand unless they have them themselves.

    Is there any chance you can get in earlier with another doctor? My doctor did a blood test to check my thyroid then when that came back clear he threw pills at the problem...anti depressants which I didnt want to take. I bought a diary and wrote in it every time I had an attack and any time I felt stressed or overwhelmed. I was amazed how much it helped me....it just got things out of my mind and onto paper.

    Yours does sound a bit more disruptive than mine though and you will probably be offered some meds. Do you think you might also be depressed? Hugs hun

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    I had bad anxiety a while back.

    Things that I found helped.

    Talking about it.

    Being around caring people who listen.

    Trying to decrease your stressors.

    Reading.


    Asking if people would help me out with ds.


    Things that I found that did not help

    Being around negative people

    Being too much on my own , you tend to just dwell on the negative and start getting things way out if perspective ...

    Being around my child without any help all the time.

    Not getting enough sleep.


    I hope you feel better soon.

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    Default Feel like I'm at the top of a rollercoaster...

    Thankyou London.
    Yes I also have depression, but I feel this quite disconnected from that.
    Hard to explain.

    I have always suffered depression, but anxiety has only been around for the past 18 months or so, and only mildly.

    I'm not having actual attacks, it is more like this constant raised level of anxiety.

    I have had two anxiety/panic attacks in the past though.

    Every time I've gone to see another doctor, they've been so unhelpful, that it's been a bit pointless.

    But I wonder if I can just get a script for something to try and curb it a bit before I can see my doctor and work out a solution.

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    Default Feel like I'm at the top of a rollercoaster...

    Thankyou Sunnyflower.

    I have discovered that if I don't have a good sleep and I wake up feeling extra tired in the morning, that my level of anxiety that day definitely starts so much higher.

    I think it's worse when alone too, and when I feel disorganized. Which is a lot lately unfortunately.

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    Have you tried talking to a councilor? Do you think that might help?

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    Default Feel like I'm at the top of a rollercoaster...

    Hi London, I tried a new counsellor a month or two ago but she was a bit useless. A lot useless. For me, just not the right person for me.

    I know it's something you need to persevere with to find someone that you can work with well, but it's so easy to lose motivation when nothing is working out.
    I will ask the doctor again and try someone else.

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    Default Feel like I'm at the top of a rollercoaster...

    Crankyoldcow - lots of those things sound like me.

    A cleaner is at the top of my list.
    Or maybe second after ensuring enough sleep.

    I'm having a lot of trouble at work because of this, and this in turns effects everything in my life (I am self-employed).

    Plus just found out that my house needs to be sold and now have to make plans to move. Aaargh. Really didn't need this, and there's no room in my brain to even dedicate ten seconds of thought about it.


 

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