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Generalized Anxiety Disorder/Constant Worry about the stupidest things/never sleep well

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PamW69

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The constant worrying about the smallest things send me into panic. Those little things that I obsessively worry about makes me anxious and literally makes me say "F" it and I don't do anything. The lack of decent sleep makes my daytime anxiety so much worse but waking so many times throughout the night because my brain WILL NOT SHUT DOWN is even worse. I'm hoping to find other people that have that primary symptom. So much of what I overthink about is normal everyday stuff that seem crazy to even be an issue. I have never been treated for the GAD but yesterday doc started me on Paxil and gave me Lunesta to help with sleep.
 
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Welcome 🙏 you can also see a therapist for this and use mindfulness every day to help calm the symptoms. It does take a good while to get into it but I found this extremely helpful to calm me down.
 
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Hello PamW69, welcome to the forum.
 
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The constant worrying about the smallest things send me into panic. Those little things that I obsessively worry about makes me anxious and literally makes me say "F" it and I don't do anything. The lack of decent sleep makes my daytime anxiety so much worse but waking so many times throughout the night because my brain WILL NOT SHUT DOWN is even worse. I'm hoping to find other people that have that primary symptom. So much of what I overthink about is normal everyday stuff that seem crazy to even be an issue. I have never been treated for the GAD but yesterday doc started me on Paxil and gave me Lunesta to help with sleep.
 
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I hope that helped you! I'm on paxil well I have been for a while. It definitely did help with my mind being at ease at night as well as other stuff I was going through. I just don't like how it makes me feel if I run out or forget to take it so I'm personally trying for therapy soon to help wean me off over time but it's definitely been a lifesaver
 
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I get that when times are tough. Like now. Paxil was horrible. I will never take that again. I just remember the principals of CBT and convince myself that I'm overwrought.
 
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