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ajsmom posted 4/9/2013 10:11 AM

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed right now and I'm hoping it's Fullmoonitis coming up this week.

TONS of anxiety about things going on with me. Some good, some bad. Trying to be patient (always tough) and proactive at the same time. I'd rather juggle knives.

I just need a few things to go right for me for once.

Doing the "breathe in, breathe out" stuff. It's not working so well.

Cover me peeps. I really don't want to go back to my friend, Xanax.



little turtle posted 4/9/2013 10:16 AM


~~~~sending you peace~~~~

lieshurt posted 4/9/2013 10:16 AM


We are here for you hun. Keeping you in my prayers.

Survivor3512 posted 4/9/2013 10:19 AM

(((Ajsmom))) hang in there! You know this stuff is cyclical. You'll be through this wave soon and feeling good again. I'll be sending you PV's!

inhishands55 posted 4/9/2013 10:20 AM

I know how you feel...I have had some extra anxiety myself..Up coming shoulder surgery next wk and a few thousand other things..My doctor suggested taking an extra 1/2 pill of lorazapam. Only 1 mg..I'm like you I don't want to ever go back on Xanax or Zoloft again..

I just hope you and I can get through all this without going back to one of those harder drugs...

Hang in there girlie..Things will get better....((((ajsmom)))))))

Williesmom posted 4/9/2013 10:31 AM


stillstrong posted 4/9/2013 10:48 AM

I love Xanax. Can't you just take one to calm yourself down a bit? I don't take it regularly, just when I'm feeling like you are now. Usually one pill takes the edge off and once I calm down, I can talk myself into staying calmer.
Just a thought.

wildbananas posted 4/9/2013 11:40 AM

Covering you... downright smothering you!

Must Survive posted 4/9/2013 12:06 PM


(((hugs))). Maybe a fast walk around the block? And I have been known to cut 1 of those xanax in half.

InnerLight posted 4/9/2013 12:06 PM

There are natural alternatives to Xanax that may be just enough to take the edge off for you:

Herbal tinctures - 1/2 to 1 dropper full in a small amount of water, swig it down fast they don't taste good:
Passion Flower

GABA - 300-750mg
Magnesium Glycinate: 300-500mg

Cut back on caffeine too.

This is what I do when I am anxious and it really makes a difference. Save the meds for extreme cases to avoid the rebound effects and side effects.

A small percentage of the population has an opposite response to Valerian, it's a sedative and muscle relaxant for most people.

You may only need one of these suggestions, I don't mean that you have to all of them.

Good luck!

[This message edited by InnerLight at 12:07 PM, April 9th (Tuesday)]

Kajem posted 4/9/2013 12:18 PM


Sending prayers... and more hugs,


better4me posted 4/9/2013 12:24 PM

(((((ajsmom)))) we got ya covered, Sister!

ajsmom posted 4/9/2013 12:44 PM

Thank you all so much.

I'm feeling a bit better. I've been caffeine free since 2002 (arrhythmia issues) so it's been some lovely decaf Lemon Zinger for me today. Trust me there are days that I wish I could have caffeine.

On the occasion that I do take it, I usually do cut it in half. I'm just trying really hard to get through these times with my own (and that of friends) resolve.

Thanks again for all the support. It is truly appreciated and much needed right now.

redvixen posted 4/9/2013 13:28 PM


FaithFool posted 4/9/2013 14:12 PM

Hang in there. I keep the Ativan handy for those once-in-a-blue moon episodes.

Sad in AZ posted 4/9/2013 19:41 PM

Come on! Let's go dancing!!

(Glad you're feeling better; I certainly know that feeling...)

caregiver9000 posted 4/9/2013 19:46 PM

(((big hugs!!)))

I had a weird dream that I know is anxiety related. Maybe something is in the air?

hexed posted 4/9/2013 20:04 PM


you've got all the positive vibes I've got.

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