• I am having a horrible time with my anxiety

    Asked by HearMeRoar on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    I am having a horrible time with my anxiety

    Please help I’m a BC 6 year survivor and I just got endometrial from the XXX BC treatment and I am just hurting so bad and I think my body is consumed with anxiety related physical and emotional pain. It just feels like it’s here to take me this time and I hate this so much for my boys I don’t know what to do. My husband is strong but I don’t want to burden him either what if I’m dying omg

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    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar

      HearMeRoar, what a powerful screen name. When I was diagnosed I was riddled with anxiety. My go realized I was an emotional mess and prescribed a mild , stress mild, antidepressant. I was reluctant but gave it a try. My anxiety lessened considerably and contrary to being mentally foggy, I became strengthened and focused. So, consider this. Also, open up to your husband about your fears and concerns. You are partners through the good times and the bad. Shouldering this feeling of anxiety by yourself is doing both of you a disservice. Getting out and exercising helps . Mediation tapes are useful. Look forward , and take things one day at a time .
      Wishing you better days ahead.

      5 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      Unfortunately anxiety and depression are big parts of the game. Great advice in all these comments. I try to avoid adding ever more pharmaceuticals but did agree to Xanax to help with anxiety. I sometimes take one at bedtime to allow me to get some sleep but am determined not to become dependent on it. I attend a cancer support group at our hospital, see a mental health counselor regularly and am so grateful to the person who introduced me to What'sNext. Just having people to talk to, rant at or listen to what others are dealing with which sometimes makes my issues pale by comparison; it all helps. Sometimes you just have to let the anxiety play out. Just last night I spontaneously started to cry and realized I was shouting, "I don't want to do this anymore!". But we pick ourselves up and do what we need to do to keep moving forward. Best of luck to you; and please believe alot of folks have got your back.

      5 months ago
    • peachpoppy's Avatar

      I haven't been on this site in years and for some reason have been feeling compelled to check in. And so thankful that you are all still here! Anyway, maybe I needed to see this post and tell you that you've got this. I think we were diagnosed at the same time with bc. in 2013? and I remember the strength you had and what a positive influence you were on scared little me. So I just wanted to tell you that everything will be ok. You are Hear Me Roar after all.

      5 months ago

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