I tried to handle my symptoms with meditation, yoga, eating right, exercise, talk therapy, behavioral therapy, etc. However, my anxiety kept growing and manifested as a crying emotional mess, total bitchiness, and impatience that was affecting my marriage, ability to do my job, as well as my patience with my toddler.
I was diagnosed with PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) which is a specialized form of anxiety. Now that I track my moods I see that I am consistently crazy 2 weeks out of the month and the rest of the time I am "normal."
I am on meds to control the symptoms of this disorder because meditation, behavioral therap, etc. don't do the trick.
Edited by: SACTOWN at: 8/21/2008 (17:09)
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