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Anxiety

DandelionDandelion Posts: 833 Part of The Mix Family
This time last year was really shit for me, it was when my anxiety first started getting bad. I really struggled to even leave the house. I wasn’t eating or sleeping properly and was sick every time I tried to go to work. I was having panic attacks every single day. Luckily after speaking to my GP and starting medication it started to get better. From about April to now it’s been pretty good.

 A couple of weeks ago I started to have panic attacks more frequently again. It’s starting to affect me at work again. I’ve just started a new job and I don’t want it to affect me there. I really don’t know what to do about it. I don’t want it to get that bad again. I know I’m probably making it worse for myself by convincing myself it’s going to get that bad, but I don’t know what to do to stop it. 
Today is a great day for a great day. 
errrinLiamEmoji246coc0mac

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  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Posts: 458 Listening Ear
    Do you think this could be a seasonal mental health issue? 

    I know seasonal depression is a real thing. 

    Do you have a trigger that you're aware of? Is there anything that can help reduce your panic attacks? 

    Try mindfulness and meditation and get into a routine :) 
    👁️👄👁️
  • DandelionDandelion Posts: 833 Part of The Mix Family
    Hey @Anch0r33 thanks for taking the time to reply. I don’t really know what it is tbh. And I never really know what makes me have a panic attack which makes it harder cause I don’t know what I can do to stop it. I’ve given mindfulness a try in the past but didn’t really find it worked for me. I might give it another go though, I know a lot of people find it helpful so it’s probably worth another shot. 
    Today is a great day for a great day. 
    Anch0r33
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Posts: 458 Listening Ear
    I can't really comment on mindfulness and meditation because it hasn't worked for me either. 

    Breathing exercises may be more beneficial to you tbh but idk what you've tried. 

    Definitely get yourself a routine and control what you can control <3
    👁️👄👁️
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Posts: 458 Listening Ear
    Sometimes it's just helpful to talk to someone. If you ever want a more private chat you're welcome to message me <3
    👁️👄👁️
    Dandelion
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 596 Incredible Poster
    hey @Dandelion

    just wanted to say you have done really well to notice and acknowledge that things are getting difficult again and have decided to reach out :heart:

    I think @Anch0r33 has shared some lovely advice so I'd like to echo what they've said for sure. You mentioned that speaking to your GP and starting medication has helped before. Is this something that you think you'd feel comfortable doing again now? X
    Anch0r33Dandelion
  • DandelionDandelion Posts: 833 Part of The Mix Family
    Thanks @Anch0r33, I really appreciate that x

    thanks @coc0mac, I was considering speaking to my GP again. I’ve changed gp surgery recently, my old gp was amazing and spoke to me at least once a month to check I was alright. My new gp doesn’t really seem to care as much but maybe I should speak to them 
    Today is a great day for a great day. 
    Anch0r33coc0mac
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 5,255 Part of The Furniture
    edited October 18
    Hey dandelion, 

    I really understand how horrible anxiety and panic attacks are it’s something I’ve been through myself. It’s definitely worth speaking to your GP it’s often that when you go to a new one it’s hard at first to build up that same trust you had with your old one, but you never know how they’ll be until you try. They might recommend increasing/altering your medication and/or refer you for counselling of some description. 

    Have you ever had any sort of counselling in the past?

    I really do hope you get this sorted as soon as possible it really is horrible and it’s a constant thing and I find I almost become anxious about being anxious which doesn’t help.

    Take care <3 
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    Anch0r33
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 596 Incredible Poster
    Hey @Dandelion

    That's great that you had such a lovely GP before. If you did decide to speak to your new GP again, perhaps you could share some fo the things that you liked about your previous GP to see if they'd be able to take on that approach too? They should want to help you in whichever way works best for you :smile::heart:
  • DandelionDandelion Posts: 833 Part of The Mix Family
    I had another really bad day today so I’ve decided I need to call my GP. I just don’t know when because I work the time the GP is open
    Today is a great day for a great day. 
    Anch0r33
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Posts: 458 Listening Ear
    @Dandelion if you need a chat or anything you're always welcome to message me - I'm not a Dr but I'm always here to help :) 
    👁️👄👁️
    Dandelion
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 596 Incredible Poster
    I hope that the call goes well when you are able to - you really do deserve support! And if you'd like any support in the meantime please always remember that we are right here :heart:
    Anch0r33errrinDandelion
  • errrinerrrin Posts: 60 Boards Initiate
    Hi @Dandelion I don’t have any advice but just wanted to say we’re all here for you. You’re a wonderful person and you’re incredibly for strong for reaching out on here. Always happy to listen. 
    Wish you all the best.  <3 
    Dandelion
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