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Severe anxiety please helo

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Worriedgirl88

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Hi there. Im new to this. Ive joined for support and advice and to substitute me googling. Ive always had anxiety since I had my first baby 10 years ago. I now have 3 wonderful children. My anxiety got so much worse since having my third and this has been my worst year. Every day im plagued with symptons ie chest pain think its my heart and non stop for weeks. Ive been to a and e 3 times this year they even did a heart scan and didnt find anything.
In February I tried to fly over for my sisters 30th on my own I had the biggest panic attack ever. Id never flew on my own left my kids or my husband before and I couldnt go.
Since then ive noticed a pattern. When an event is coming up for a week before im an anxious mess im fluy nausea shaking and takes weeks to calm down.
2 weeks ago was my worst one yet my sisters were coming over for a hen do I couldnt eat for a week was shaking crying all the time heart racing felt overwhelmed and cant do it.
I went to the doctors and said im scared to take tablets as i worry about side effects. He persuaded me to try propranol 10mg tablets. This is my 3rd day on them and i feel bit dizzy still got awful tummy and feel sick but then i did before too.
They have slightly helped me eat a bit better. By the end of the day i feel slightly better and can eat a bit more then i wake up in morning and starts all over again and i feel awful. Its affecting my home life i cant go out and even doing the school run is awful. Has anyone any tips? How long should these tablets take to start working? Please no horror stories about side effects my anxiety reads them and freaks out.

Thanks
 
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Fairy Lucretia

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hi welcome x I suffer from anxiety too
its good you seem to know your triggers so that way you can prepare for when you might get anxiety attacks
have you thought about trying counselling? xx
 
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Worriedgirl88

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Hi there. Yes im on the waiting list for counselling. The doctor said to try these while im waiting and he will also refer me and i may be seen quicker. Thanks for the reply x
 
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Livebythesea

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No medication has ever helped me, except anti anxiety medications. I could not believe that my worries seemed to just lose their power. They helped me to fall asleep at night, instead of being up worrying, about an hour or so after taking one. This was Xanax or clonozepam. Hope you feel relief very soon.
 
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