- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2016
gingerbee88: I am taking what you take … cipralex is lexapro right? I also have xanax for “emergencies” … when I am insanely anxious/angry/edgy/sad… it takes the edge off. I try not to use it too often.
Do you take vitamins? I started fish oil and a multi vitamin and working out more. It by no means is a cure, but it helps me feel good temporarily. It is hard to be an anxious/depressed wreck after a good cardio workout.
If you are a hypochondriac though, honestly do stay away from medical literature, websites, etc. I used to be worried about my health all the time and it has eased up a lot.
Your anxiety and depression will probably always ebb and flow, but taking care of your health, seeing a therapist, the right meds, trying not to take on too much (one of my main stressors) … all of that can help, so don’t give up or feel hopless. Just try to see it as, okay right now my mind is on overload, I am not healthy. What can I do to get healthy? Go from there.