I'm sure there are loads of threads on anxiety - sorry for a new one.
My wife was diagnosed 2 yrs ago. I raised a thread on her moving from the trial dose ages back. Everyone advised to stay on it. She went with the NP. It made no difference.
Her brother died of cancer earlier this year. That was difficult. She moved to 4 tablets - no difference.
I had a blood clot in my leg last week, no big deal, I'll be over it completely soon but can't drive yet. As it happens we went to A&E on the day my wife started an extra tablet - a slow release thru the night to keep her 'topped up'. Not the best day to start.
This week (Monday) our eldest son was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and had an emergency op. We haven't been able to get to him (60 miles away). We plan for our other son to take us Saturday.
She is in total meltdown. It's like she's on no tablets, not an extra one. Now she says she doesn't want our son to see her like she is and she worries that we might get stuck on the Mway (it has happened once).
Her legs ache, she's shakey, her breathing isn't right.
She phoned her NP yesterday and was advised to go to the GP. We both slept poorly last night, so late up, we didn't get to the phone till nearly 9 - all appointments taken. We're waiting to see if we can get a cancellation.
I can't think that what anyone on here can say other than offer sympathy. She doesn't believe in psychology and the like.
Any suggestions? Has anyone been prescribed meds that have worked to control the nerves/anxiety. (She had betablockers for a while before she was diagnosed. They didn't appear to do anything.)
She's desperate and I'm useless.