Hi and welcome! I also suffer from anxiety. I currently see a therapist and take klonopin and xanax. The xanax is fast acting, so I take it in the morning before work (I get so nervous and anxious I hate to even leave my house) The klonopin helps me sleep more sound.
Everyone says to just relax, but it is much easier said than done. I understand completely what you are going through. I have been reading scripture dealing with anxiety, and that has also helped.
If you need to talk, don't hesitate to contact me. We can get through this together!
We are so happy to have you with us. I am thrilled that you are going to try therapy. If you can find the right person you will be able to deal with many things you have not been able to before. I am so lucky to have found help after years of not finding the right person to help me. I am not sure why we sabotage ourselves the way we do and I was speaking to my therapist about this just this morning. She asked me what I was afraid of if I succeeded. I look forward to hearing how things go for you. Nola
Kansas~ CST Each step taken is a calorie left behind!
Don't quit! Tomorrow is another day to Sparkle.
October Minutes: 171
Fitness Minutes: (3,895) Posts: 117 7/12/11 11:36 A
Hello, I am new to the team. I have been dealing with anxiety for as long as I can remember. I had a traumatic childhood and I know it started there. I have brief moments of clarity and reason, but I think most of my days are anxiety filled no matter what I do to change it. I am finally committing to therapy (I've tried many times, but never stuck with it). I know my anxiety inhibits my healthy eating and weighloss efforts frequently (like today). The thing is, when I'm eating clean and not drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks my anxiety is pretty rare. It's like my body is normal when it's well nourished and taken care of, but for some reason I always sabotage myself. I might go a week or even a few months eating clean and feeling great and then all the sudden something happens. Sometimes it's big but usually it's not, and I'm right back in the thick of it. I just want to do whatever I have to for this to go away. It's keeping me from being the best mother I know I can be and being happy with my life.
Anyway, I am looking forward to getting to know you all and learning from you.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.