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Do any of you ever feel anxiety after a counseling session? I'm getting this type of anxiety I think because I feel over-exposed by having shared so much. Does this happen to anyone else?
 
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The first time I started to talk to my therapist and talked a bit about my self then once I left and came home I felt OMG what the hell have I just done, and my mind was racing and my heartbeat went up and I thought I'm not going back BUT I did and was so grateful by the time I did end up finishing it all.
 
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The first time I started to talk to my therapist and talked a bit about my self then once I left and came home I felt OMG what the hell have I just done, and my mind was racing and my heartbeat went up and I thought I'm not going back BUT I did and was so grateful by the time I did end up finishing it all.
The racing mind happens to me sometimes, but even when I feel calm the hour after I left then at some point that week I'll feel afraid and wonder what have I just done. I know that because I can see my anxiety and my OCD better therapy is helping so that gives me some relief. Thanks for replying. "What the hell have I just done" sums it up well!
 
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Yes! Almost every time. My therapist told me that’s part of the process. To dig up unpleasant stuff and learn to deal with it. My session today really put me in a bad place. Hopefully progress!
 
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Yes! Almost every time. My therapist told me that’s part of the process. To dig up unpleasant stuff and learn to deal with it. My session today really put me in a bad place. Hopefully progress!
Thanks. I'm a bit embarrassed by how bad my anxiety was in my last counseling session. I even insisted that my counselor message my GP and tell him I can't manage all of this anxiety and meds on my own. After that session, I tried Lexapro hoping it would help. It was an anxious disaster. Five days in and I had ear and jaw pain and a high-pitched buzz in my head. I had to go outside to listen to the Cicadas to feel normal! My doc told me to stop Lexapro and called in Propranolol and Buspar to add to my Klonopin. Propranolol helps. Haven't tried Buspar yet.
 
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