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Anxiety....again - Could be a combination of things

LucyLou

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I'm feeling more anxious lately but I'm not even sure what's going on? I initially thought it was because J came up in therapy, so I've asked that we don't talk about him for now, so last 2 weeks have been about other, less intense stuff but that anxious feeling is still there. Probably not advisable but I've been taking some anxiety meds that my friend has, which do help....so I'm going to get a telephone appt with my own doctor but would they ask what the cause was etc....because I'm not even sure. Could be a combination of things 🤷‍♀️
 
I initially thought it was because J came up in therapy, so I've asked that we don't talk about him for now
dunno if it applies to your case, but this scenario triggers intrusive thoughts more than just letting the verbal vomit spew. whatever the topic i am avoiding, the avoidance sets every sub-anxiety in my psyche rushing to plug the holes in the memory blocks of whatever subject i am avoiding.
 
Yep, yep! When my anxiety starts running hot it’s usually a combination of things.

((Life stuff, stress (including illness & diet & sleep, which people often forget are classified as / the body responds to just like any other kind of stress), stressors, triggers, other PTSD symptoms spiking, etc..))

so I'm going to get a telephone appt with my own doctor but would they ask what the cause was etc....because I'm not even sure.
What I personally tell docs if I want a bottle of benzos to throw in the back of a drawer for use in emergencies/proactively?

LOL… Aside from the fact that I have PTSD? I’m mostly looking for a way to stop a bad cycle spinning up, before it starts, as I’m getting better at noticing the warning signs. I’ll, of course, continue doubling down on my stress management, self care, therapy, etc., but would also like to be able to have a safety net. Something to take proactively, rather than as maintenance.
 
LOL… Aside from the fact that I have PTSD? I’m mostly looking for a way to stop a bad cycle spinning up, before it starts,
This........a million times this.......

As for asking for benzo's - usually no problem at all if you keep use to occasional and ask for a reasonable number of pills. If you keep showing up and asking for more you may run into questions though.

.....and the cause is.....you have PTSD.
 
Looks like you're having free-floating anxiety which is a type of anxiety with no specific cause. You can see the ways to deal with it in the article I linked.
 
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