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AbbiHope

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Hi everyone! I’m in my late 20s. Was diagnosed with post-partum anxiety which also brought depression. It’s been almost 3 yrs years of lots of ups and downs. Was on Sertraline 100mg I’m 2017, thought I was “cured” (Ha!) and cane off of it in 2018. Well, October 2018 came around and BAM! ANXIETY ATTACK. Back at one. :(

I went back on Sertraline immediately. Ever since then i was on 50mg... untillllll, a few days ago. Last week I suffered a setback on my anxiety. After an attack I am backkkk at square one. :(:confused:

I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m exhausted. Terrified. The physical symptoms are horrifying:
Trembling
Heart palpitations
Chest pain
Numbness of limbs
Dizziness
Trouble sleeping
Headaches
Numbness of face
Nausea
Lack of appetite
Hopelessness :confused:
Intrusive thoughts
Fears lots and lots of fears and what ifs

I’m afraid I have to accept this as part of me from now on. It’s terrifying. I don’t want to die but I don’t want to live like this for ever. On top of the fear I feel so hopeless and sad. I’m tired of crying. I often don’t see the reason to continue. I’m afraid of getting old and still being like this..but alone.

PS i see a therapist she’s helped some.. I also see a psychiatrist. I have the support of my family and friends, so you can see why I feel so hopeless if none of it is helping.

Any words of encouragement are welcome. Thank you.
 
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If you don’t feel that the sertraline is helping after being back on it for a while, I would go back to the doctor who prescribed it and see if they can change you to something else. I’ve had every one of your symptoms with my HA so you’re definitely not alone. Just don’t give up hope because there are other things your doctor can try. Praying everything gets sorted out. And if you need to talk, this is a great place to come.
 

mnmom74

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I’m new as well and you’re definitely not alone. I’ve been feeling so many of what you described in your symptoms. I’m just trying right now to focus on one hour at a time and that does seem to help me get through my day. I just wanted you to know you’re not alone and I hope you’ll start feeling better soon.
 
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I have been struggling with HA most of my adult life (I am 59) so I udnerstand exactly howyou feel. I dealt with it for most of that time (the assumed stigma of a guy having anxiety) until I finally decided to see a doctor about it. I am currentlyon Lexapro but slowly transitioning to Prozac - it has madea tremendous difference. I am still nto where I want ot be with it but I cerrtainly don't struggle with it like I once did.

Good luck on finding a solution.
 
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The symptoms you listed I think most of us have been through at one time or another. Common symptoms with anxiety. But they can come and go. Even some might go for good. Can and does happen. Case of never given up hope.
 

Orientgirl

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Hi everyone! I’m in my late 20s. Was diagnosed with post-partum anxiety which also brought depression. It’s been almost 3 yrs years of lots of ups and downs. Was on Sertraline 100mg I’m 2017, thought I was “cured” (Ha!) and cane off of it in 2018. Well, October 2018 came around and BAM! ANXIETY ATTACK. Back at one. :(

I went back on Sertraline immediately. Ever since then i was on 50mg... untillllll, a few days ago. Last week I suffered a setback on my anxiety. After an attack I am backkkk at square one. :(:confused:

I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m exhausted. Terrified. The physical symptoms are horrifying:
Trembling
Heart palpitations
Chest pain
Numbness of limbs
Dizziness
Trouble sleeping
Headaches
Numbness of face
Nausea
Lack of appetite
Hopelessness :confused:
Intrusive thoughts
Fears lots and lots of fears and what ifs

I’m afraid I have to accept this as part of me from now on. It’s terrifying. I don’t want to die but I don’t want to live like this for ever. On top of the fear I feel so hopeless and sad. I’m tired of crying. I often don’t see the reason to continue. I’m afraid of getting old and still being like this..but alone.

PS i see a therapist she’s helped some.. I also see a psychiatrist. I have the support of my family and friends, so you can see why I feel so hopeless if none of it is helping.

Any words of encouragement are welcome. Thank you.
I feel the same exact way. I was on Zoloft for 3 years and switched to Effexor for the next 3 years. I gained 60 lbs and went off of Effexor in April of 2018. Lost much of the weight in the last year but am an anxious mess. Everything you’re feeling is how I feel. I have a doc appointment for next week. I don’t want to gain back the weight, but I can’t live like this. I hope you find some relief and peace of mind.
Sheri
 

Orientgirl

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I’m new as well and you’re definitely not alone. I’ve been feeling so many of what you described in your symptoms. I’m just trying right now to focus on one hour at a time and that does seem to help me get through my day. I just wanted you to know you’re not alone and I hope you’ll start feeling better soon.
I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a small child. So much if my life has been spent in survival mode just focusing on getting through the next hour. I hate living like this.
 

AbbiHope

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Thank you everyone for your replies. I’ll keep trying as there is nothing much else I can do. It does get me real down knowing I have to deal with this. I’m afraid I won’t be able to re claim my life.
 
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