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Can't do it today people. Need encouragement

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Today is a very bad day. Had to knock myself out with Xanax earlier today. A couple of days ago I had two good days and thought I was making progress. Today has been hell. Can't get out of bed and can't stop crying. I see my psychiatrist tomorrow to up my meds but I'm still an absolute anxiety mess today. Just need some help to get through the night. I feel I'm never going to get back to the old me. It's been six months
 

AMcSwain

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I have been there and I know how discouraging it is when you have a few good days and then a bad day hits. I'm sorry you are having to deal with that. I hope your day gets better.. are you on an SSRI?
 
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Always remember that you are not alone! Take deep breaths and go lie down. I am also anxious right now and am going to lie in bed and do my counting and breathing exercises. Just remember that thoughts mean nothing. Our physical reactions are just because of the false thoughts. You are not alone. It is ok to feel that way. When you except it it will be easier to manage.
 

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Today might not be the day, but a bad day does not equal a bad life. If it's okay for you, would you mind elaborating more on why you are feeling this way? I would love to help. No one deserves to suffer like this. There are so many lovely people here, we will make sure you are okay.
 
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Right now I'm in the middle of my fourth nervous breakdown this year. They keep switching my meds trying to find out what works. I am 41 and live with my parents while my wife and son live with hers. I just don't see this stopping. Hopefully my psychiatrist can shed and light tomorrow.

How goes things for you?
 
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Thanks. It's just so tough. Waking up like I am right now and feeling the anxiety and discomfort running through my entire body
 
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I feel ya, Butters. I wake up most days like that. I sometimes think, when is this going to get right!!! I have been praying for everyone on this site...actually all those who suffer with mental illness. It’s not for the weak, that’s for sure. The hardest part about it, I think, is that those that don’t suffer with it, have no idea what we deal with on a daily basis. I still hold out hope that there are better days ahead...as I’ve been down this road before and know that things will get better. They will for you, as well, Butters.
 

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Hey Butters. Can you share how it went at the psychiatrist's? Is he/she aware of how much Xanax you've been consuming? Feel free not to answer as that's pretty private. We care for you buddy, and sure hope you can get an extended time outside of your current crisis.
 

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Always remember that you are not alone! Take deep breaths and go lie down. I am also anxious right now and am going to lie in bed and do my counting and breathing exercises. Just remember that thoughts mean nothing. Our physical reactions are just because of the false thoughts. You are not alone. It is ok to feel that way. When you except it it will be easier to manage.
i LOVE how you worded that....just perfectly! :)
 
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Had to commit myself to the hospital last night night. Our should I say my parents did. I lost compete control and went into a panic attack tornado. The hospital held me for 24hrs. I'm back home and my parents wanted to commit me but no place would take me. My insurance wants me to do intensive outpatient therapy. I am petrified because if my parents see another outburst they will find a way to commit me.
 

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Do you what could have triggered this extreme response? It might be a good idea actually to go to an intensive therapy or to be really honest with you to a treatment centre for a few weeks. If they are any good, then they should be able to help you identify your triggers and support you to find ways how to deal with them. I don't know how the treatment system is in your country, but any good treatment centre should support you in finding coping mechanisms that are resilient against the panic attacks you are experiencing now.
How is your life right now? You mentioned that you now live with your parents and your family lives away from you. This unsettling situation might be a reason why you have trouble coping at the moment. Is there any way for you and your family to stabilise the situation between you again?
 
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It's tough. I couldn't find any place to take me inpatient. I'm having to detox on my own while dealing with panic disorder. I see my wife and son every day but we don't live together anymore and that hurts so bad. I'm just in a bad spot right now.
 

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It's tough. I couldn't find any place to take me inpatient. I'm having to detox on my own while dealing with panic disorder. I see my wife and son every day but we don't live together anymore and that hurts so bad. I'm just in a bad spot right now.

I’m so sorry that you’re going through a tough spot. Are you doing better tonight? We are all here for you. I’m going through a spiral of health anxiety and even though you might be going through something that’s different from my anxiety, I promise that I know the despair of not being able to control it. The darkness. It’s different than depression. With depression you can’t feel anything. With anxiety, you feel everything! Praying for you, praying for everyone. Have a good night.
 
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