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    Hi

    I'm in my early 40s and have been struggling with anxiety since around 2012. Started when I was pregnant with my daughter (used to get frightened I'd fall down the stairs), ended up with pre-eclampsia and was ill for a while. Following year my dad was diagnosed with cancer. He died almost 5 years ago now. My anxiety has just got worse and worse. It's mostly centred around my kids and their health. If they have headache, I think brain tumour. If they have chest pain, I think there's something wrong with their heart. Recently I've started panicking about our old garage and its leaky roof (corrugated asbestos cement). We used to store some of the kids garden toys in there. Away from the leak but now I'm stressed that their stuff might have been contaminated and haven't been able to think of anything else for the last week. I'm totally exhausted and worried sick.

    I only take medication for migraines. I have
    to take it quite a lot so only tried citalopram for a while a few years back. Currently having some counselling, which helps a little. Hoping to find some help and support here too. Thanks for reading.

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    Welcome to No More Panic!

    Hiya ccake79 and welcome to NMP

    Why not take a look at our articles on our home page, they contain a wealth of information and
    are a great starting place for your time on the forum.

    I hope you find the as site helpful and informative as I have and that you get the help and
    support you need here and hope that you meet a few friends along the way
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    Re: Hi

    Welcome to NMP; ccake79

    It sounds like you're dealing with a lot - I hope things will settle down and you can focus on getting your anxiety and migraines under better control. Depending on the medication you're using, you could be dealing with Rebound Migraines if you have to use it a lot. There are other medications that can prevent a migraine you could ask about. I've been on escitalopram (akin to citalopram) and I have noticed a difference with anxiety and OCD.

    I wish you well and keep writing if it helps you, and we're here to listen.

    ~Scis

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    Re: Hi

    Thanks for the replies.

    Scis - I'm off to the doctors tomorrow to see about daily medication for my migraines. This week has been particularly bad. I have tried a few daily medications in the past without success but not for a couple of years now so hopefully they can prescribe something that'll help.

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    Re: Hi

    I hope so - keep us updated

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    Re: Hi

    Been given propranolol to try as well as a different triptan and will see how it goes. I've managed to calm down a bit about the asbestos roof now, finally.

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    Re: Hi

    That's good - hope you get some relief form the headaches

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