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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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I have lost 18 lbs in just under two weeks. I started at a healthy weight. I cannot sleep. I cannnot function or concentrate. I cant keep it together. I fall apart constantly. My husband left me. He wont talk with me.

What can I do to at least calm these nerves/anxiety? It feels like my body is crashing down.

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Re: severe anxiety help

Sorry not a lady but try a natural product called Calms Forte or Nerve Tonic. You can find it at GNC.
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See your primary care doctor ASAP. Try to eat small meals. I know it's hard to think about food when your stomach is in a knot. Tell us what happened. Sometimes getting it out can help.
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Ive explained my story in other threads. I dont know what else to do. I dont even know how to get through a day anymore. I dont have insurance.
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Drink some smoothies or shakes, they will help you even you cannot eat solid food.

Sorry this happened to you.
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Go to Walmart and buy Melatonin it's a natural sleep aid. Turn in early at night (around 8 or 9 pm) and try listening to soft music like jazz and set it at a low volume. Can you stomach some sleepy time tea? You can buy that at Walmart too. I second the smoothies idea.

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Thats what Ive been doing..trying to force myself to eat something. I am finding liquids are the only thing I can swallow so Ive been living on little bits of almond milk. I forget to eat. It's amazing how fast we can lose weight. I had clothes that were too small two weeks ago that are starting to hang off of me. I know I should be eating but the thing is, I have a hard time caring. I have been going for walks which helps just to be out. However, I feel like I really need something for at night and even in the middle of the night. Thats when these attacks really hit. Ill be taking Benedryl tonight.
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Re: severe anxiety help

1) Aerobic exercise such as running on a treadmill.

2) Xannax for the panic attacks or when you're so anxious you feel like you're going to jump out of your skin

Not at the same time though.

Typical dose is .25 mg and break the tablet in half it will be more than enough.
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Thanks...is Xanax prescription?
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Xanax is a prescription. They are easy to become addicted too. Be careful with them. You may need an antidepressant to help you over this hurdle. Is there a clinic you can go to since you don't have insurance?

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i have a Take-Care clinic near me..I dont know if they prescribe this kind of stuff though. I know this sounds like a stupid question but what exactly do antidepressents do..make you relax? Xanax is an antidepressant too, correct?
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Especially at night, I wake up in an absolute panic. My body aches horrendously. My heart feels like it will explode. I am just tense all over and cannot calm down. Is this an anxiety attack?
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YES

Xanax is strictly a fast acting short term anti anxiety medication.

Antidepressants make you feel less depressed.. actually they also make you a bit less happy too, they sort of flatten your emotions on both ends. Some antidepressants increase anxiety and some cause a person to have suicidal thoughts. I know, seems somewhat counterproductive.
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Antidepressants work at giving your brain more serotonin. Anxiety is blocking that for you. Get to a DR asap. I'd suggest natural remedies but they are slow to make a difference. Start taking a multivitamin, especially a B complex...
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I can take meds or vitamins without food... so, maybe you should try some ensure? That way you can get some nutrients and vitamins in a liquid.

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