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Posted on 2/1/18 3:56 AM
Hello Carenity Members,
Managing COPD can be stressfu, cause anxiety, and contribute to depression. Of course, if such anxiety and depression begins to become overwhelming, we recommend reaching out to a professional, but what are some tips or strategies you recommend for handling anxiety and depression?
Beginning of the discussion - 2/21/18Managing stress, anxiety, and depression with COPD https://www.carenity.us/forum/copd/symptoms-and-complications-of-copd/managing-stress-anxiety-and-depression-with-copd-51
Posted on 2/21/18 3:54 AM
I am actually prescribed Celexa, but I also practice pursed-lip breathing to help gain control of my anxiety. I tend to get anxiety spells when I begin to think about having COPD and when I become worried about having a spell where it is difficult to breathe.
Posted on 3/15/18 6:07 PM
I am Prescribed 1mg of Ativan 2 times a day as needed Its a Pretty Mild Med for me anyway Can't really tell if it helps or not
Posted on 3/16/18 3:48 AM
@EdBalunas, what kind of medicine is Ativan? is it for anxiety? I have tried celexa and it seemed to help.
Posted on 3/31/18 5:42 AM
I am also on celexa; seems to help, but what has helped the most is walking and doing mild exercise daily!