Author Topic: Dealing with irrational fear  (Read 388 times)

[Buddie]

Dealing with irrational fear
« on: May 17, 2022, 02:53:10 am »
Hi. Any tips on dealing with fear? I rarely leave home ( my partner goes out to do the chores). I'm overwhelmed even by things that happened 40 years ago. WD 's emotionally crippling me. Thanks.
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[Buddie]

Re: Dealing with irrational fear
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 08:45:10 am »
What pills are you on?
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[Buddie]

Re: Dealing with irrational fear
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2022, 08:57:55 pm »
Can relate, chemical stuff plays a role on it, when i say chemical stuff i mean the central nervous system reactions, i couldn't peak up the phone at all, couldn't answer the door, Felt overwhelmed with brain stuff(elecrtricity-like) while talking on the phone, and agoraphobia plus there is aswell the whole particular stuff that hits you psychologically , i dont link this with the agoraphobic responses,  Im Still kind of agoraphobic, not fully but Just dont feel well enough... Cant wait for such a thing tŰ fade like others symptoms  , hold on It Will get better
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[Buddie]

Re: Dealing with irrational fear
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2022, 01:28:01 pm »
I'm on clomazapam. I'm trying to hold on, but really, I'm just existing.
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[Buddie]

Re: Dealing with irrational fear
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2022, 01:52:28 pm »
Fear is a huge withdrawal symptom, I was afraid of things I'd never given a second thought to so I actively started to push back on it, I even talked to it out loud.  I'd say this isn't me, this isn't real and when I recover, it will leave and it did.  I hope you can find a way to fight yours, I know it's all consuming but it fighting for the life you hope to have when you recover is worth it.

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[Buddie]

Re: Dealing with irrational fear
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2022, 02:49:18 am »
I can relate very well to this. I didnít even want my husband to leave me at home by myself. The fear I have makes no since to me. I just have fear in the pit of my stomach and I have no reason for it. Itís like it is a chemical reaction from tapering the meds.I also know how you feel by just existing. I have felt this way for the last 3 years tapering. I am so ready to feel like me again and enjoy life instead of pushing through.
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[Buddie]

Re: Dealing with irrational fear
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2022, 03:54:51 am »
I'm on clomazapam. I'm trying to hold on, but really, I'm just existing.

I hear you.  This is liked being locked in a prison you just can't escape. It's so hard to do with very little support.  I'm so tired of this.
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Re: Dealing with irrational fear
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2022, 02:45:33 am »
Thank you all! I really don't know what to do. Awful drug.
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[Buddie]

Re: Dealing with irrational fear
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2022, 03:02:11 am »
Read What is causing this fear.[...] gave me a good link to read. It is written by Parker.It helps you to understand more why you are having irrational fear. I would put the link down here but donít know how.It is really a great thing to read!
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[Buddie]

Re: Dealing with irrational fear
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2022, 09:51:08 am »
I just put this post on another thread:

I had the fear thing also.  Getting completely off benzos was the cure for me.  I now know that I was in a constant state of withdrawl because even when I took my dose, it had mostly quit working for me.  Once I was off benzos and had just a little bit of time under my belt, I began to notice that I could do things without shaking in my boots - like driving on the freeway and going in crowded public places.  My world had become very small but now that I am off for almost two years, I can go anywhere I want to without the terrible angst I used to have.
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