Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 473204

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What is severe anxiety???

Posted by ed_uk on March 20, 2005, at 14:18:08

Anxiety is.....

Torture: extreme, intense, debilitating.

Overwhelming dread and panic, you're drowning, there's nothing you can do.

You're helpless, utterly helpless, paralysed.

There is no way out, you know it will last forever, there is no relief.

The world around you disappears, you're a prisoner, trapped within your own thoughts. No one can help you.

Fear. It fills the mind, it fills the day, there is no escape, no where you can go, no refuge.

Day after day it continues, year after year, forever? Diazepam: did it take the edge off? You're not sure, how can you endure?

A parasite. Anxiety propagates itself, it needs no help. Panic fuels panic, you'll never be the same - when will it happen again? What if, what if, what if.........

This is anxiety.

/Ed

 

Re: What is severe anxiety???

Posted by mmcconathy on March 20, 2005, at 14:27:07

In reply to What is severe anxiety???, posted by ed_uk on March 20, 2005, at 14:18:08

say that again. You got it.

 

Re: What is severe anxiety???

Posted by The_Resistance on March 20, 2005, at 15:27:26

In reply to What is severe anxiety???, posted by ed_uk on March 20, 2005, at 14:18:08

Are you ok Ed?

 

Re: What is severe anxiety???

Posted by sabre on March 20, 2005, at 15:32:30

In reply to What is severe anxiety???, posted by ed_uk on March 20, 2005, at 14:18:08

Hi Ed
Is this how you are feeling right now?
Sabre

 

Re: What is severe anxiety???

Posted by ed_uk on March 20, 2005, at 16:02:02

In reply to Re: What is severe anxiety???, posted by sabre on March 20, 2005, at 15:32:30

Hi,

No, I'm ok thanks - I was writing about my past.

/Ed

 

Re: What is severe anxiety??? ed_uk

Posted by Phillipa on March 20, 2005, at 17:26:59

In reply to Re: What is severe anxiety???, posted by ed_uk on March 20, 2005, at 16:02:02

How did you know that is how i used to feel? You really have improved ED! Fondly J, Phillipa O

 

Re: What is severe anxiety??? Phillipa

Posted by ed_uk on March 20, 2005, at 18:11:55

In reply to Re: What is severe anxiety??? ed_uk, posted by Phillipa on March 20, 2005, at 17:26:59

Thanks P xxxx

 

Re: What is severe anxiety???

Posted by sabre on March 21, 2005, at 2:32:30

In reply to Re: What is severe anxiety??? Phillipa, posted by ed_uk on March 20, 2005, at 18:11:55


You have obviously come a long way, Ed. Good for you!
Now you can start that exercise program????????
sabre

 

Re: What is severe anxiety??? sabre

Posted by ed_uk on March 21, 2005, at 10:29:48

In reply to Re: What is severe anxiety???, posted by sabre on March 21, 2005, at 2:32:30

Hi Sabre!

How are you doing? Have you recovered from the reboxetine?

Best regards,
Ed.

 

Re: What is severe anxiety???

Posted by Spriggy on March 21, 2005, at 15:26:02

In reply to Re: What is severe anxiety??? sabre, posted by ed_uk on March 21, 2005, at 10:29:48

Trust me.. I've been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt.

Everything you described Ed, was me on Lexapro.

I never knew what "anxiety" truly was (okay except maybe in childbirth!) until those horrific 6 weeks.

 

Re: What is severe anxiety???

Posted by Phillipa on March 21, 2005, at 17:04:34

In reply to Re: What is severe anxiety???, posted by Spriggy on March 21, 2005, at 15:26:02

Ed, You're avoiding the excercise question! I know you don't like it but it really works! Fondly J, Phillipa o

 

Re: What is severe anxiety???Ed

Posted by sabre on March 23, 2005, at 18:46:48

In reply to Re: What is severe anxiety??? sabre, posted by ed_uk on March 21, 2005, at 10:29:48

Not fair, Ed. You have to answer my question first!!

I'm back to square one now. The Reboxetine is just a bad memory. I just feel like drugs seem to bring additional problems rather than improving the situation (other than Propranolol).

Maybe I'll just hone my avoidance skills for a while as I work out what to do next.

How's the exercise going, Ed?

Sabre


 

Re: What is severe anxiety?? sabre

Posted by ed_uk on March 23, 2005, at 19:34:04

In reply to Re: What is severe anxiety???Ed, posted by sabre on March 23, 2005, at 18:46:48

Hi S!!

>Not fair, Ed. You have to answer my question first!!

Oops sorry! I haven't started exercising yet. Walking is hard enough atm!

>I'm back to square one now.

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you'll post if/when you're thinking of trying something else!

Regards,
Ed.


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