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8/18/18 12:27 P

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I have been diagnosed with a secondary anxiety disorder. I believe the anxiety interferes with my life more than the bi-polar. However, they seem to work well together.

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8/14/18 10:28 P

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My anxiety is triggered by cars. I can hardly go across town without having an attack. Fortunately, I have a bf who knows all of the back ways. I know it is inconvenient, but sometimes just being in a car will increase my anxiety.

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4/14/18 10:46 P

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My anxiety is triggered every time hubs brings up him dying before me. I get all upset and start panicking about how I am going to take care of myself...how will bills be paid...what if I need medical attention...and the list goes on and on. It will take me days to get that stuff out of my head...even after we have discussed it and discussed it. I mean there are times I want to live alone...but, then I am terrified to be alone.
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2/16/18 9:30 P

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I have some anxiety and I take Neurontin (gabapentin or something like that) when I get anxious. It's also a mood stabilizer, so it helps with the bipolar as well. It's not a benzo, either, so I like it!

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2/16/18 11:32 A

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Check out the forum for anxiety...some of the discussions should help!

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So I have both bipolar (1 or 2 is somewhat up in the air) and GAD. The only thing that has worked thus far for my anxiety are benzos...since they are addictive, not meant for long term use, and my dose is pooping out on me...I don't know what to do. I also take Vistiril for sleep...it's supposed to be an anti-anxiety also but has never done much for me. My bipolar is actually pretty much under control at this point but my anxiety is kicking my butt. I just went off my last SSRI because it was causing horrible ultra rapid cycling (they bring me way up and then crash me down harder than the depression they were meant to treat and they do that repeatedly within a month usually...it got as bad as a week before being put on a mood stabilizer...I do rapid cycle and have for awhile but this is worse) and I DO NOT want to go back on an SSRI. Buspar gave me migraines. I'm kind of at a loss of what to do. The anxiety has been absolutely crippling at times I know everybody is different and I am talking to my own pdoc later this month but if anyone else has had this experience I'd love to hear what you've done.


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