Anxiety is out of control
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|Sun, 11-25-2012 - 9:10pm|
Hi, so I'm having a real problem with anxiety lately and I'm not sure what to do about it. For the past week it's been even worse where I can't breathe. Last week at work I passed out. Earlier that day I'd Felt like I couldn't breathe... Tightness in my chest. Work has been so bad. My boss has been assigning me too much even when I tell him I can't do it all. I have been trying but I have no back up at work and no one to assign work to. He doesn't seem to care. I went to the ER by ambulance after passing out and they had no answer. They tested my heart, chest, did a CT scan, all good. They said it may have been stress related.
I'm married and my husband isn't understanding my problem either. I have a need to plan, organize, and schedule. I am constantly budgeting and rebudgeting. I worry about be everything. He tells me not to worry but I can't help it. I keep worrying. I had gone off my cymbalta due to a lay off in January 2012 and that's when it all got so much worse for me. My doctor gave me Xanax as needed but I keep needing it. I'm not increasing the dose and only take a max of 1 mg at a time ( usually .5-.75) and sometimes don't take it at all For a few days. I went to a counselor but honestly that didn't help much. After 11 months off the antidepressant I went to my doctor and said I need to be on something. I shouldn't need Xanax every day And I'm dying of this non stop anxiety. I can't live this way. I was unemployed from jan to July and the anxiety was bad and with the job the anxiety is bad. My husband is in the military so I am now planning to move to be with him but we are fighting because of my behavior. He doesn't understand why I'm always stressed and worried and can't calm down, etc. are there any good books he could read? How do I talk to him? Shoul d we go to counseling together? I've seen a psychiatrist before and the counselor... I'm feeling lost.