Good Morning! You did the right thing by posting for help. That's the first step in breaking free.
Medication as my Dr. has told me does help keep the anxiety down, but it doesn't change our thoughts; it simply helps us get to a place where we can deal with them more effectively.
I have OCD so I tend to have a lot of worry thoughts that try to take over. What I try to do is either journal what I am feeling or distract myself. Also practicing deep breathing has been helpful. Another thing I have learned in therapy is to write down your worries, allow yourself to worry for a set limited amount of time and then put the paper into a box and leave your worries there. I don't know what your belief system is, but praying or reading spiritual material can be helpful as well.
I am really glad you posted. I hope these ideas will be helpful for you. You are not alone.
Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
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