I am really great today and that is so wonderful that you are going to spend some time with your mum, and I love that Debi has made a vegan cake for her, I should put in an order. That is really nice that she has her faith and that she is starting to observe her fasting for Easter. I am not religious myself but I see that it really does make others happy.
I just wanted to say to you about the "should be feeling better by now" with regards to the medications...sure..they do have an approximated time in which changes "should" be observed but everyone is so different and I think just keep on keeping on with them and doing what you are doing. The fact that you have noticed the cloud and fog of depression has lifted and that in itself is so awesome, that yes, you probably are noticing the anxiety more but hey, you are getting to be very good at the positive self talk so I think that is an important thing. Notice the butterflies, say hi to them and then tell yourself that you acknowledge they are there, it is a feeling, nothing will come of this and in time they will fly away. I know it is hard but sometimes just allowing these "feelings" to be there, knowing they are just that, that they will pass and telling them and talking to your self that you feel them, and know they will leave.
It is great that you are getting out and about some more and really makes steps forward and all these little things do add up and will help you on your journey forward.
I think same with the fear, say it out loud, say that you feel it and that you are just a feeling and nothing is going to happen to you as you are safe and protected. That you know it will pass and that you will move out of that feeling.
I am so sorry this happens will but I think knowledge is power and knowing it is a feeling and telling these feelings you are aware of them and that they are just that, a feeling and that they will pass. Trying to find some more good things to distract you with, be it your cooking dinner or out in the garden or a puzzle or music or whatever you feel might be of interest that day....
Huge hugs to you Will, you are doing so very well
how are you? hope all is well.
I had a quite few days. didn't leave the house for three days which is bad. not sure whether its part avoidance or i had no reason to go out.
I decided to go to the chemist and shops this morning no matter what. I had a severe panic attack at Coles which took me by surprise. i was overwhelmed by it. got home and took medication to calm down.
I am really at a loss of what to do about this Anxiety? the medication i'm on seemed to have settled the depression but not the Anxiety and OCD.
Still doing the OCD course Via eCentreClinic and put an expression of interest in the well-being course (for anxiety) as the course may be available soon.
seeing my Psychiatrist on the 21st , just have to see what he recommends as i am taking the maximum allowed of current medication and really do not want to get addicted to Anxiety medication.
Keep battling away,thanks for listening
Great to hear from you and I am sorry that you have had a few days inside, do you think that the sudden exposure this morning probably contributed to the panic attack as you have had some time inside and being out set you off. I am so sorry that you were blindsided by this and it really came out of no where and frightened you.
I understand what you are saying and the choices for how to manage these times are also causing you some concerns too.."do I take some medication?".."what if I become reliant on this medication?" ....it is alot to think about at the same time as trying to calm the panic down.
That sounds like an awesome idea to enrol in another course, the course itself will act as some education for you around mental health and at the same time give you some things to keep your mind busy and yourself busy which is fantastic. It really is so very interesting, learning about the brain, about mental health, triggers, suggestions for remedies....it is so very complex the whole thing but I am so glad we do have this information available and that people are investing in solutions for these crippling illnesses.
Not too long now until your next appointment which is great, absolutely discuss the medication and that you are taking the maximum and see if he/she can help you with some other techniques to try to acknowledge the feelings and thoughts and that they are just that and they will pass and some actual strategies to do first and then have the meds as a back up maybe.
Hope today is a good day for you Will and that you have had your moment of yuk and that the rest of the day is yours to smile and do something nice.
how are you? hope all is well.
Just wanted to post and say Hi. I'm doing Ok. Still having problems with my anxiety and OCD. See specialist on Saturday so maybe i can get some relief.
The world is going crazy right now , My son has cancelled his honey moon and the wedding reception may also be cancelled depending on what the Government decides on the number of social gathering today and in the next few weeks. The wedding is on the 2/5 does not look good at the moment . (the actual marriage will go ahead regardless).
Great to chat some more to you, that is so sad that your son's wedding will be impacted by this virus but I am sure you would rather everyone be safe and well. I guess that they can always have a reception and honey moon at another time. It must be very disappointing for them both.
I am sure the current times are not much help to how you are feeling with anxiety and one would not blame you either. Even folks like me who dont suffer with anxiety are feeling the worry and the uncertainty too.
I am really pleased to hear you are having an appointment on Saturday, hopefully you can do a big purge and get some support and some things to do to help you through this Will.
I am glad you stopped in to say Hi, and I am thrilled to hear that you are doing OK, OK is better than lousy so I am really pleased to hear that.
The world is going a little mad atm but we will get through this and we will have lesson's learnt and the next time we have to do this we will be better prepared and better informed and better equiped to manage these types of situations.
Great to hear from you and I hope you are doing well. I have been thinking of how you are going and how life's current situation is treating you and your family.
Thank you so much for the Easter greetings, I hope to do some paintings with the kids, we have started an art wall that is essentially called COVID-19 and when you paint something it goes on the wall..lol
I hope can find something fun to do over the Easter period too, it really is going to be much like other days while we are isolating but I am going to try to find some fun things to do.....hmmmmm
Well great to hear from you Will and I hope you are doing well.