Hi. I'll start by saying that i have GAD plus a bit of OCD, both diagnosed. I've been dealing with my anxiety for the past 8 yrs. Today I was feeling pretty typical, although not too bad. I felt anxious, a bit restless, & couldn't quite focus.. Although the main problem, as is typical for me, was the anxiety.
Well, I took a PRN Xanax which will typically help me. And it did, but not very much. Later, about 3 hours, I was feeling just as anxious as before my Xanax, so I said " how about I try an experiment." I drank a 1/2 mug of FULLY caffeinated instant coffee. That was about 2 1/2 hours ago. And I still feel great. I know all about caffeine and that stuff.
My question is: does coffee, which I know should typically be avoided when you already have bad anxiety, do the opposite? That is, can't also producing a calming, relaxed state. Because that is what I experienced today. Has anyone else had similar results? Thanks!