Re: I Think I Need To Ask For Help
Hi, KD! I think you know what you need to do based on the title of this thread. Believe me, I know what you are going through. I've had issues with anxiety for years but never talked to anyone about it. In December, I had gallbladder surgery and that caused my anxiety to go crazy. I couldn't sleep well, was having terrible dreams, inability to concentrate, stomach issues, and problems with acid reflux.
What I did was go to my primary care doctor and told him about the anxiety I was experiencing. I was so nervous, scared, and thought he would just tell me I was being ridiculous. I was totally wrong, he was really supportive and understanding. Now, I'm taking Lexapro and speaking with a counselor on an almost weekly basis. Things still aren't where I want them to be but I am feeling a lot better. You may just need to deal with whatever issues are causing your anxiety and speaking with a therapist may help that. There's also medication or a combination of both like I'm doing.
I know for me, just having people to talk to on message boards such as this one, really helped a lot. Basically everyone here has been through or are going through the same things that you are dealing with. Don't be nervous or scared to go to your doctor, he/she is there to help. If I could find the courage to go, I know you can as well. If you need anyone to talk to, I'm here to listen. Best of luck to you!
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