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Thank you all very very very much for the kind words and support. I feel much better today than I did last night. I dunno why but it seems to be worse at night.
You're all very kind and I appreciate the communication so much.
After many, many years of worry, I had a meltdown when my mother died so I got meds and counseling. I needed both. I also needed to try different meds until I found one that works. If yours isn't getting you the desired result ask for a change. If you can afford counseling, find a good one and look for the reasons for your worry. I'm making it sound way too simple. I used to worry that I didn't worry enough. You're right - it's all about gaining confidence. One way to start is learning to breathe for relaxation. The internet can help but finding people on these message boards is great too!
If it is to be, it is up to me.
I worry and stress out a lot every day since my nervous breakdown. I used to stress out before but it has gotten worse since then. My psychologist has me journaling my thoughts and then ask the question how do I feel about that and journal about my thoughts. I also practice deep breathing exercises and telling myself that it is okay and that I am going to be okay. I hope that this helps. Kathy
Good Morning! You did the right thing by posting for help. That's the first step in breaking free.
Medication as my Dr. has told me does help keep the anxiety down, but it doesn't change our thoughts; it simply helps us get to a place where we can deal with them more effectively.
I have OCD so I tend to have a lot of worry thoughts that try to take over. What I try to do is either journal what I am feeling or distract myself. Also practicing deep breathing has been helpful. Another thing I have learned in therapy is to write down your worries, allow yourself to worry for a set limited amount of time and then put the paper into a box and leave your worries there. I don't know what your belief system is, but praying or reading spiritual material can be helpful as well.
I am really glad you posted. I hope these ideas will be helpful for you. You are not alone.
Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
Co-Leader of Dealing with Anxiety Team!
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How do you deal with your anxiety? Y'know the thoughts that creep in and just won't go away. The horrible feelings...
I am on medication but...it...it does help some but for the most part it just seems like it keeps me from really breaking down. I thought with medication I'd be calmer and wouldn't worry so much. But it seems I still worry and upset myself.
I kinda don't even want to post this because I'm scared. I'm scared that it'll make it worse. That's irrational, isn't it?
Any help that anyone can give would be great and very appreciated. I'd just like to have more confidence in everything.
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