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Hi guys.
mom having awful cramps and have a lot on my mind. I’m having horrible anxiety and can’t shake it and can’t fall asleep. I also have emetophobia so that doesn’t help.
For the first time in a few years I took a little bit under half of a Valium and am so nervous... WHAT should I do? How do I get comfortable
 
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Are you getting any help or support with your problems
 
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Gosh all my symptoms. I am starting on the phobia in a couple of weeks with my therapist. The phobia causes my anxiety to go over the roof. I can’t even say the word as yet. The phobia is really debilitating. If I was on a bus and some looked peaky I would get off and walk the rest of the way. My stomach churns at even the mention of it. I have been known to open a car door to get away if one of the girls was poorly and also screamed for help in the middle of the road. I must look ridiculous. Had this all my life and avoided so much. I think it is the worst phobia ever. I do take a med to try and calm myself with mindfulness etc. I am not looking forward when I start to overcome this. Wishing you all the best
 
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I’m trying too...’not feeling great now with my anxiety from trying to let loose drinking
I know how you feel. Couldn’t settle to sleep last night my anxiety was in full gear. I resorted to taking half an Klonopin which haven’t taken in months. Hate how I had to take one.
 
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I take 2mg diazepam. It is such a debilitating illness. I sleep with bath tv on. Hubby turns it off when I am asleep then about 3 in the morning I put it back on to distract me. I do hope you have a better night xx
 
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I take 2mg diazepam. It is such a debilitating illness. I sleep with bath tv on. Hubby turns it off when I am asleep then about 3 in the morning I put it back on to distract me. I do hope you have a better night xx
You are right about anxiety being so debilitating. You mention you have phobias. I have them too. I have so many restrictions in my life. I also take Propranolol. My Klonopin is running out and my Psych won’t refill. It is my rescue med and don’t know what I will do without it.
 
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That is awful. Can they just stop it. Have you tried rescue remedy. I would be devastated if they stopped mine but they can’t due to how long I have been taking them. Sending you hugs xx
 
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That is awful. Can they just stop it. Have you tried rescue remedy. I would be devastated if they stopped mine but they can’t due to how long I have been taking them. Sending you hugs xx
I don’t take daily like I did in the past. I tapered off months ago. But now I need it for those bad episodes. Psych dr. told me to take a Propranolol if I feel panicked but nothing has worked effectively as benzos.
 
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I did try propranolol but completely disagreed with. Just felt dreadful so stopped it. I must admit the Ned works better than any other. Ask for another script for a month to see you through the bad times. Gosh I do feel for you. Sending you a hug.
 
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I did try propranolol but completely disagreed with. Just felt dreadful so stopped it. I must admit the Ned works better than any other. Ask for another script for a month to see you through the bad times. Gosh I do feel for you. Sending you a hug.
I will find another doctor that will refill. Do you take Valium daily or as needed?
 
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I don’t take daily like I did in the past. I tapered off months ago. But now I need it for those bad episodes. Psych dr. told me to take a Propranolol if I feel panicked but nothing has worked effectively as benzos.
Hi how did you taper down off propranolol? I am trying to stop have reduced from 40mg to 20mg but have started to get palpitations again which I hate as so scary but also want to be drug free. I think my anxiety is getting worse as going back to work soon and it is a trigger have been fine whilst stuck at home
 
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What I tapered off is the Klonopin. I still take the Propranolol daily but only take 10mg. Supposed to take 20mg but my BP can get on the low side. I can’t be without the Propranolol or else my heart will palpate. It also take it for agitation. Is your palpitations from anxiety or from arrhythmia? Mine is from both.
 
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