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Am I the only one that feels like this

Ok, so I have had anxiety and depression for about 10 years or more now. I have now developed OCD as well. I can manage the OCD and Depression ok with meds. But my anxiety is absolutely through the roof! One thing I do is worry A LOTTTTT. I have a 19 year old daughter who just recently got out of a 5 year relationship 2 months ago. She is now dating someone else who is an absolute sweetheart and treats her extremely well. My anxiety every single day has been so high that I cannot think straight. And the reason for this I dont know, but I am literally CONSTANTLY asking my daughter is everything is ok with them and I worry all the time that theyre going to break up. I dont understand why I do this at all. I always have an anxious feeling in my chest and my heart pounds because I worry about it like I said CONSTANTLY, like from the moment I wake up, while Im at work, while Im watching tv, while Im driving, ALLLLLL THE TIME. Its been getting so bad that my daughter and I get in arguments and she says shes sick of me asking questions every single day about 10 times a day. I am fidgety just writing this. I get nauseous also. I am a chronic worrier about anything and everything but when it comes to my daughter its extra bad. I wish I knew why I cant just relax and let it go. Anyone else feel this way? I feel like Im the only one who deals with this on a daily basis. Its consuming my life. Sometimes I feel as if I am going to lose it and go crazy. Right now I am prescribed 60 mg Prozac, 30 mg Buspar: both once a day and for when my anxiety peaks I also have 25 mg Vistaril that I can take up to 3 times a day. The Vistaril helped a bit at first but now I feel as if it is doing nothing to help me. I also get headaches a lot. This is getting so bad for me. Any advice? Or can anyone maybe explain to me why this is happening to me please? Please no negative comments. Thanks so much!!!
Category: Anxiety 6 years ago
MLynn1977
Asked 6 years ago

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MarcH915
Answered 6 years ago
MarcH915

WOW that is what I go through. I worry about EVERYTHING then it turns into a spiral and I am in bed for days. I do not like taking my Ativan but when it spikes I have no choice. I get heart palpation, heavy chest, left arm and leg tingly then I start thinking I am going to have a heart attack this is it. It starts a vicious cycle. I have been reading some good books on how to change my thinking as well as Yoga. It is helping however, there is no fix for what we deal with. We have to learn to cope and deal the best we can. Everyone is different that is the problem. Breathing exercises are great as well when you feel the fear coming on. I hope you can get some peace from this it is hard however, we are all here!
larcyn
Answered 6 years ago
larcyn

I don't have kids of my own, so I can't imagine what that part is like, but I completely understand the worry, the nausea, and the headaches. It's hard to feel super tense and "wound up"...I wish just telling myself to calm down and stop worrying did the trick! Exercise helps me some (especially if I'm listening to upbeat music), and I try to do deep breathing exercises a few times a week, too. The deep breathing really only works for me if I give myself something specific to focus on as I'm breathing in and out, like "Calm in, anxiety out", "Love in, frustration out", etc.
ericaaa
Answered 6 years ago
ericaaa

It is so good that you care with the happiness of your daughter. To control that caring i would find myself a distraction. Distractions does not help when avoiding something we need to do... but this time it can really help you. Have you been taking care of the things you like and would like to do for yourself? Calm down. Things will work out ok. If you know you are worrying more than you should, maybe things are really alright. :-)
Sidnei
Answered 6 years ago
Sidnei

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