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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I have been taking an anti-anxiety medicine for four years now. My family and I are concerned about me being on it for so long and the effects that it has on me. I went to my doctor last week and she recommended that I start weening myself off by cutting it in half. So I started doing this about five days ago.

I can definitely see a difference in myself as I am trying to do this. My sleep is a little off and I've been having very strange dreams. There's been a few issues that I've been dealing with this week and I can feel my body tensing up.

I know this will pass. I also am reviewing stress articles in order to reinforce some good stress relief techniques.

One thing I read was to plan something fun. I am thinking of planning a get together with friends that I haven't seen in awhile. It's the perfect time of year, I haven't seen some of them in awhile, and it will definitely lift my spirits.

Another thing I am going to do is to start keeping a stress log. Learn what stresses me and ask myself if it's worth stressing about. If I can't fix it, I will let it go.

I have a follow up appointment with my doctor in a couple weeks and will discuss this further with her.

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    Great change to start to get off of those pills! I hope it is going well for you and your sleep is getting better by now.
    Have a good, stress free day.
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    1776 days ago
    It sounds like you have great ideas about how to deal with your stress. Keep those positive thoughts flowing! emoticon
    1777 days ago
  • LYNNA1968
    the log helped a lot, also keep track of the times (I noticed I was more stressed in the am) Good luck & I'll be watching you emoticon
    1778 days ago
    Great idea with the stress log, have a good time with you friends. I hope that your sleep improves.
    1779 days ago
    All great ideas and very positve goals to help yourself . Way To Go!
    1779 days ago
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