hello all, i have a mental illness described as an organic phsychosis, i recently trialed some new meds that gave me anxiety attacks i went off the meds but the attacks remain, i cant sleep in my own apartment anymore and am in fear of my apartment, even when i think about it i begin to get chills and the beginings of anxiety, i am moving into my folks place and hope to soon start a therapy class in the outside world which is for getting the mentally ill back into the workforce, can anyone tell me ways to lessen the anxiety ? am i doing the right thing giving up my independence untill i can access external help, valium and lorazepam dont seem to do very much at all, regards lumpy
Do what you have to! If it helps moving in with family, do it! You are trying and that is a positive thing. I wish I had some advice about the anxiety. I have tried numerous things and none have helped. I am suffering from generalized anxiety disorder 24/7. I am so sorry for what you are going through - it is a miserable feeling. I was always physically/mentally healthy until approximately 3 years ago. I am now 46 and experiencing the most miserable feelings of my life. My husband and daughter are very supportive, but we have no idea what to do next. I have seen several doctors, nothing has helped. I quit my job in November, after 14 years of employment, and do not drive now. As I said, my husband and daughter are very supportive and take me to my doctor appointments. I fear I will never be well again, and my number one concern is what this is doing to my family. I am sorry this is not an uplifting post and that is what you need right now. Everyone is different, and I am sure you will get the help you need and become the person you once were. My intent was just to let you know that I understand, and know exactly how you feel.