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Uneasy and anxious about everything

Josh4133

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Hello my name is Josh and this is my first time in a forum like this.

I have always had anxiety/depression but became really aware of it about a decade ago. Since that time, I have been on Zoloft and then lexapro which I am currently taking. I have been and still go to therapy regularly. I always try to remind myself that since my first real anxiety attack in 2011, I have accomplished more than I have in my 24 years prior.

However, anxiety is still something I struggle with almost daily. The thoughts that seem to never leave my head and the idea of living like this for the rest of my life makes me feel more anxious and really depressed. I seem to be able to distract myself at times but then I always give myself a reminder that I should be anxious and I have to go through my anxiety spiral. Lately it has been really difficult to escape the anxiety condition and I feel as though I won’t be able to do anything. The thoughts of doing simple tasks or things I’ve always enjoyed make me feel anxious. While it sounds irrational, I feel as though my condition makes me different from other people and I won’t be able to do anything or live a “normal” life just like anyone else. The only time I feel at peace is when I am asleep. Once I wake up, I instantly feel as though I should be anxious. Just looking for some guidance, motivation and hopefully people to talk to that understand the condition.
 

triceps

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Hi and welcome Josh4133. Your post was so similar to my situation it was as if I had written it with the wrong years. I'm also on lexapro and my mornings are always a problem, sometimes to the point that the task of brewing up some coffee (which I know doesn't help anxiety) seems too complicated.
Just want you to know you've got someone here very much in your mental state and again welcome.
 

Josh4133

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Thank you triceps it’s nice to know I’m not the only one. The feeling is so debilitating. And the worst part is that succumbing to it and not doing things makes me feel worse. But the thought of doing just about anything takes so much effort and energy. I just want to be productive and enjoy life
 

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Thank you triceps it’s nice to know I’m not the only one. The feeling is so debilitating. And the worst part is that succumbing to it and not doing things makes me feel worse. But the thought of doing just about anything takes so much effort and energy. I just want to be productive and enjoy life
Hi there. I have been struggling with health anxiety for a little over a month due to health scare. Everything seems like a chore and I dont feel like going anywhere most of the time. I am doing somewhat better and feeling a little better. Getting out of house more which I think has helped. I felt myself making excuses to get out of everything because I felt physically sick. I am not on medication for anxiety which they did prescribe but I decided to hold off for now. Most days I felt like bedtime couldn't come fast enough as only time I didnt feel the symptoms. You are not alone in feeling this way. Best wishes
 

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Hello and welcome! I also know the 'spiral' feeling well and go through really similar things. Also on Lexapro. :) I hope you find some good tips and support here!
 
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