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Anxiety issues Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
9th Nov '12

I think my anxiety has gotten bad again. In fact I know it has. If I am at home alone I am fine but going outside of my house with just Peyton freaks me out. I don't know when it started but I literally get so anxious that I have to be talking to someone or have someone else with me because I just can't handle it. I don't know why it's changed but for the past few months it's been like that. I used to be able to take Peyton places alone all the time and now I only do it if I know that I will be getting somewhere fairly fast so I don't have to be alone. Even driving freaks me out right now, I'm so afraid of getting in a wreck. I don't know why my anxiety has gotten so high, but it's really stressful.

*Turtles* Due July 27 (girl); 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6090 posts
9th Nov '12

I have this problem too. I try to face my problems head on so I can get better at controlling my anxiety.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22791 posts
status 9th Nov '12

I have this problem too. I only leave the house for my therapy appointments and never take Lucy alone anywhere. I just continue to go to my appointments because I know it'll just get worse.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting *Turtles*:" I have this problem too. I try to face my problems head on so I can get better at controlling my anxiety."


Yeah I try too. But sometimes I have to catch myself because my heart will start racing and I get so anxious that I want to run out of whatever place I am in. I know I'm not good with strangers and talking to people unless I am really good friends with you. It's stressful to worry about having a panic attack in front of strangers, I used to get them all the time.

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
9th Nov '12

I have anxiety when leaving the house too. Mostly just about other people thinking about me or judging what I'm doing or what I look like. My doctor gave me a perscrption for Xanax and I don't use it often but sometimes if I am going to go to a play date or something with my son taking it is the only way I can make myself get up the courage to leave the house.

*Turtles* Due July 27 (girl); 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6090 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" Yeah I try too. But sometimes I have to catch myself because my heart will start racing and I get so ... [snip!] ... friends with you. It's stressful to worry about having a panic attack in front of strangers, I used to get them all the time."



I know. It's really hard to overcome it.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting *Turtles*:" I know. It's really hard to overcome it."


It sucks because I know I can't have someone with me or talk on the phone the whole time I am out of the house but I feel like I need to so I can keep my sanity.

*Turtles* Due July 27 (girl); 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6090 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" It sucks because I know I can't have someone with me or talk on the phone the whole time I am out of the house but I feel like I need to so I can keep my sanity."


Are you in therapy? I personally don't take medication for my anxiety or go to therapy. I just try to cope.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting *Turtles*:" Are you in therapy? I personally don't take medication for my anxiety or go to therapy. I just try to cope."


No, everytime I have talked to my doctor about it he just tries to put me on anti-depressants which never help. I told him I'd rather have a referral to a doctor who can help and can give me meds to help but he won't write it until I try his way first and I'm sick of trying it his way...

*Turtles* Due July 27 (girl); 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6090 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" No, everytime I have talked to my doctor about it he just tries to put me on anti-depressants which ... [snip!] ... who can help and can give me meds to help but he won't write it until I try his way first and I'm sick of trying it his way..."


You should switch doctors.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting *Turtles*:" You should switch doctors."


Yeah I am in the process of doing that now actually. It's just going to take awhile to get it approved by Caresource and such. My mom has pretty bad anxiety so it runs in our family.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
9th Nov '12

I can't even go grocery shopping by myself anymore. I go to the doctor by myself, but I'm a wreck the rest of the day and don't want to go anywhere or do anything. I have anxiety issues too, and my PCP is trying different meds with me. I'm also getting a new therapist now that we worked out some insurance kinks, hopefully next week.



I doubt it will help, though. I've been trying to get help for 7 years. Nothing really helps.