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    New to anxiety and just want to stay in bed all of the time and can’t seem to get out of the house without having a panic attack, doctor has gave me some medication but I’m against taking them so I won’t, anyone have any tips on how to overcome anxiety and stop thinking so negatively?
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    Maybe go with someone? Or take little steps, even just walking out of your door for a few steps. Once you do it, you start to feel more confident and realise you can over come it
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    Here are a few tips :
    - Make a happy playlist
    - Make a calm bottle
    - Make a motivation/happiness jar
    - Try mindfullness/meditation
    - Get enough sleep
    - Eat well
    - Exercise
    - Watch some comedy
    - Journal your day
    - Spend time with friends/family
    - Do something that makes you happy (hobby) eg. Painting,Reading etc.

    Hope this helps, PM if you need to
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    Deep breathes and self care.

    Hot baths
    Scented candles
    Hot chocolate

    Anything that soothes your senses works really well for me
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    (Original post by Questionask12)
    New to anxiety and just want to stay in bed all of the time and can’t seem to get out of the house without having a panic attack, doctor has gave me some medication but I’m against taking them so I won’t, anyone have any tips on how to overcome anxiety and stop thinking so negatively?
    In most cases, severe anxiety doesn't just appear out of nowhere. What caused it? What medication do you have? I know a **** ton about anti anxiety drugs so if you tell me the name, I can advise you a bit more.
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    My dad being in intensive care caused it all and now I just keep on having negative thoughts thinking that something bads going to happen to me all of the time, they’re called escitalopram 5mg ones
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    (Original post by Questionask12)
    My dad being in intensive care caused it all and now I just keep on having negative thoughts thinking that something bads going to happen to me all of the time, they’re called escitalopram 5mg ones
    That's an antidepressant, not an anti anxiety drug. UK GPs are insistent on prescribing antidepressants for anxiety, which, in many cases, is a bad move. I suggest speaking to your doctor again, and asking for benzodiazepines which you can take on as needed basis. You can only take them when thigns get really bad, they work super fast. Better than dosing yourself up with antidepressants every single day, that won't even do **** for anxiety.
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    Will they make me feel drowsy or on another planet?😂 don’t want them to make me feel weird just want to feel myself again
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    Will they make me feel drowsy or on another planet?😂 don’t want them to make me feel weird just want to feel myself again
    Depends how much you take, to be honest. If it's just a small dose, then a little bit drowsy, yeah but nothing too bad. You will still feel like yourself. But a calmer version of yourself. Idk what bothers you the most - your thoughts or your body's reaction to anxiety - if it's your body's reaction then you can consider beta blockers, like propranolol. They don't affect your brain at all. Just the physical symptoms.
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    How about the rescue remedy pastilles? Do you know anything about them
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    (Original post by Questionask12)
    How about the rescue remedy pastilles? Do you know anything about them
    Personally, I don't believe in over the counter stuff for anxiety but who knows, they may work for you. Doesn't hurt to try them first.
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    Thankyou so much
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