(Closed) My Anxiety and Me (Vent)

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@JBartee2011:  Major ((((((hugs))))))))! Anxiety and depression are difficult things to deal with. I deal with both of those, too. It got really bad in college, but I found a really, really good therapist that helped me through. I still have flare-ups (I had one last week, as a matter of fact…winter seems to be the worst time for me), but it seems a little easier to manage.

It seems like you have a supportive family and fiance. That makes everything a little easier! Going to a therapist is an awesome move. I see one once a month, because of the medicine that I’m on (for my ADD), but it’s a nice time to vent and get things out. I don’t know if you have seen one before, but I would like to say that if you don’t feel like this one is helping you, try another. My first therapist (this was when I was in college, so I was going through the University network) didn’t speak English very well, and that made sessions rough! But, the one that I had for the last two years of college was AMAZING. I still miss going to talk to him!

It sounds like you’re taking good steps to taking care of yourself. I don’t know if you do this already or not, but something that helps me when I feel an anxiety attack come on is get some exercise. The endorphins really help!

Good luck with everything!

Post # 4
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858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think the therapist is a good idea. I have anxiety and depression too. I don’t know how you feel about medications, but when my anxiety was at its worst a few years ago (constant panic attacks, very irritable, etc) I was prescribed Clonazepam. I just took like half a pill whenever I started feeling overwhelmed or if my thoughts were racing, and it really calmed me down, and got me through that rough patch. But it also knocks you out a bit and can make you sick to your stomach if you’re going on empty. Either way, I think its good that you’re being proactive and not just suffering in silence.

Post # 5
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@JBartee2011:

Hey – I’m sorry this is overwhelming for you; I’m also sorry people in your life are telling you to get over it. Anxiety and depression don’t go like that, I know. I’m really glad you’re going to find a therapist, because it sounds like you could really use someone to listen and support. I know for me and probably most humans this wedding stuff is big, and then to add in new job, new place? That’s a lot! And I do not think you are a wimp at all… I believe you’re doing the best you can, and I also think if you hang in there, get some good help, it’ll get better.

Post # 7
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1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@JBartee2011: The good thing is that you recognize that you need help and you’re willing to try to help yourself. That’s half the battle! 🙂 I hope your meeting goes well tomorrow! Have you gone to a therapist before? If not, tomorrow will probably be a day of them just getting to know you and your background. It’s a good start!

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