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  1. J

    What are your experiences of Zopiclone 7.5mg?

    Hi all I have just started a new medication for my GAD, which seems to be working very well in controlling my symptoms - however over the last week I've been suffering from extremely sleepless nights. I've been struggling to get to sleep, or I've been falling to sleep ok but then waking up a...
  2. S


    I'm sal and I'm 35, I was diagnosed with PTSD and GAD stemming from Childhood and Adolescence Trauma. My main purpose for joining is to find out how others deal with social situation when you tremble or shake or are just hyper vigilant in public. Its seem although that I'm always like this...
  3. Lazz

    Unwanted thoughts

    Hey guys, so I have GAD. I've been experiencing really jarring intrusive thoughts recently. For example, I just get the random thought that one of my loved ones is in danger/ is going to die for no reason. I'll just be sitting there and all of a sudden I get a really awful inexpiable feeling...
  4. Lazz

    New GAD diagnosis

    Hi guys. I'm new to this forum so I'll introduce myself! I'm Lazz. I'm a university student who's recently been diagnosed with GAD (about 3 weeks ago). I just wanted to join this forum to hear about other peoples' experiences with anxiety. In particular, I find it quite isolating sometimes as I...
  5. Lazz

    Newly diagnosed

    Hi guys! My name is Lazz, I'm a uni student from England and I've recently been diagnosed with GAD. I joined this site as I've found it quite hard to talk about my anxiety with friends/family as I'm not sure they'll understand etc. I'm still coming to terms with my diagnosis and medication so...
  6. J

    Recovering Drug Addict and Alcoholic with GAD and Depression

    Hi All, I am really struggling. I've been sober for about 7 1/2 years. Here are my current psych medications: Prozac 40mg (Depression-3 months), Trazadone 150mg (Sleep-7 years), Lamictal 150mg (Anger-7 years). I have been taking SSRIs for about 18 years. Celexa and then Lexapro worked wonders...
  7. Lostinthestatic

    My diagnosis, finally

    Yesterday I saw a psychiatrist for the first time and I was given Zoloft 50mg. I was told to take only half a pill for a week to see if I experience any negative side effects, then I can up it if I’m okay. Today I saw my therapist again and we have begun a treatment plan that is DBT based. My...
  8. L


    Hi, everyone. I'm Lilah. I'm struggling with General Anxiety Disorder and Depression.
  9. S

    Am I a pervert?

    Hello everyone! What I'm going to write may sound very creepy and weird and I'm very ashamed of it. But it's really bothering me. I don't know if this post rather belongs to other topics, but since I suffer from GAD and this might be a symptom of it, I posted it here. I'm male, 25 years old...
  10. B

    How do I make her realize she has GAD?

    Hi everyone, I'm new here, and I should probably say that I don't suffer from anxiety myself. My wife, however, clearly does. She has all the symptoms, and there is no doubt whatsoever that she has a severe case of GAD. I can't get her to even entertain the thought. A mutual friend - who has...
  11. U

    Helllo; I have GAD and depression, and in mid-life with a serious prob

    hi; I was diagnosed with GAD many years ago, and was put on Lexapro. The med seemed to work for a while, but later it seemed ineffective. Over a 20 year period, I have been on escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro), citalopram (Celexa), and venlafaxine (Effexor). Of the three, the venlafaxine was the...
  12. J

    Generalized anxiety disorder

    Hi I was wondering if you could use a certain diet to help someone suffering with GAD? food and things to avoid.. Many thanks
  13. G

    My girlfriend is depressed and I don't know how to help her

    Hi, like the title says, my girlfriend is depressed, but here's her situation: She has generalized anxiety disorder, which leads her to get really anxious over some things, and sometimes when she's at her home she just cries because of anything, well not anything, her emotional state is related...
  14. J


    Has anyone tried and had success with Brain Working Recursive Therapy in treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder?
  15. G

    Dealing with the council

    PhD student here with GAD & MDD for the last 5 years. Dealing with my local council is a nightmare at the best of times but they seem to give absolutely zero f***s to MH. They are consistently (at least once a year for about 2-3 months) trying to send bailiffs round to take my possessions...
  16. J

    How is GAD for you?

    Hey there, I just signed here to talk to people who have similar problems. I am suffering from GAD for several years already and I tried quite a few things already in order to get better. But nothing helped significantly. I would like to know how GAD is for you? Which symptoms / thoughts /...
  17. G


    Im worried about how much im obsessing about wanting to have a baby and start a family. Everyday i imagine myself pregnant, if im gana be big and put on lots of weight, not gana look pregnant at all etc... i am also panicking about whether or not i can even concieve naturally or at all because...
  18. C

    Venlaflaxine/Effexor Experiences

    Hi all, New here, never sought out the voices of others with anxiety because for a long time I thought I was only depressed. I was on fluoxetine/Prozac for 6 years, thought I was ready to come off (my depression had lifted, but I wasn’t aware of the sleeping beast causing it... sneaky GAD) so I...
  19. M

    Would welcome any thoughts, guidance and advice

    Hi, I am in a relationship with a truly wonderful man who also happens to suffer from General Anxiety Disorder (since his teens). I say that he is a truly wonderful person with conviction; I know that deep down he is kind, caring, loving with a tremendously big heart. However, when he is...
  20. J

    I'm 99.9% sure that my anxiety comes from my 'gut'

    I'm 99.9% sure that my anxiety/panic is caused by a malfunction in my gut or perhaps another organ in my midriff. I'm not saying that *all* anxiety works this way (there are probably multiple different causes / types). I wont bore you with details but I've had this horrible condition for a long...