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Anxiety board

kw123...maybe you could tell us your symptoms and what meds you are on.

My anxiety (when it is severe) causes my heart to race, palpitations, constant worry, muscle tension, headaches, trouble sleeping, wanting to stay home and not be as social, sometimes a little paranoid about what other people think, my temper is short or I cry easily, feelings of derealization leading to panic attacks...and I'm sure more, but that's what I can think of right now.

All of these things make it difficult to function in life and there have been times when I have gone to the doctor for help. I've tried many antidepressants and they all caused more problems, for me, than solutions. Right now, I'm okay and only take an occasional Xanax for my anxiety...but there have been times in my life when I was in bad shape and needed more medication. I try to keep my life uncomplicated, only take on jobs that I know I can handle, I try to resolve any conflicts as soon as possible so I don't brood about them, and I use deep breathing techniques to relax.

Also, don't forget some of these things can be related to hormonal changes with menstruation and for some women, anxiety can be helped by things like birth control pills.

If you could tell us what you are experiencing (since everyone is different) maybe we could be of more help.