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Winning the Battle one day at a time

Posted by goldenslumbers on August 28, 2005, at 9:44:31

Hi Everyone,

I suffer from Anxiety. I was diagnosed about 6 months ago but I have had anxiety all my life. The difference was this time my doctor recognized it. The chest pains, dizzyness, lack of appetite, weight loss and the worry that I would die any moment were tough to handle and I finally ended up on medication.

The medication (effexor) didn't work well for me. I was more dizzy, sleepless and worrying what the medication was doing to me. After 4 months I stopped taking it. During that time I learned that the chest pains and dizzyness are a normal reaction to stress and I shouldn't worry about them. This made me feel better and I actually had 8 weeks of normal living - symptom free.

My appetite returned and the dizzyness lessened. Unfortunately stress from work got my symptoms active again. I started feeling nausea and my appetite disappeared, then the worrying started and the sleepless nights.

I'm fighting back, trying to eat and get enough sleep - doing my normal things. I don't feel all that great but It's the best I can do.

If this story sounds familiar I would love to hear from you. The more I can learn about this the better I can cope. I know people have beaten this or they have learned to live with it.

Thank You




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