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Sammy7990

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It’s awful isn’t it - hate it when I spiral like this. Are your tablets working? X
 
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It’s awful isn’t it - hate it when I spiral like this. Are your tablets working? X
Yep, it's horrible! Not sure about you but I can't even function during bad episodes. I hide in the house and can't even go outside. Yes I'm just starting to feel relief from the meds, I'm on Prozac which did wonders for me before so I'm hoping it will this time!
 
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I’ve hid in my house for the last week other than going to my first ever therapy session. I’ve got citalopram - says it can take 4-6 weeks to start working.....so hoping that’s not true. Do you have triggers? Mine are always to do with men rejecting me. Xx
 
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Hello Sammy7990 You normaly have to wait a fortnight at least before the meds kick in .Do not forget to
Look out for side effects and report them to your Doctor.Good Luck.😎
 
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I think my over thinking has got worst since I’ve been taking them - I’ve read this is quite normal though. Thank you zig zag. Xx
 
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I’ve hid in my house for the last week other than going to my first ever therapy session. I’ve got citalopram - says it can take 4-6 weeks to start working.....so hoping that’s not true. Do you have triggers? Mine are always to do with men rejecting me. Xx
Hiding away really is the first thing you want to do isn't it. I just want to stay somewhere "safe" so never leave the house when I'm bad. Yes it takes 4-6 weeks for the meds to fully kick in but you should start to feel some relief at about the two week mark. I am now and on my 13th day. I do have triggers and it usually centers around my kids. I e got two girls 6 and 9 and if they are upset or had a bad day, or if I feel like I'm not being super mom I get set off. I start to feel not good enough and it spirals from there. Could be something simple like my dinner wasn't nice, the house isn't tidy, or if I forgot to do something it automatically starts the anxiety process. What's really funny is if I'm really struggling the kitchen sends me into panic attacks. I can't even step foot in there! Mad isn't it x
 
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I’m glad your medication has started working for you. Have you been to therapy to maybe explore what is the root of your triggers? I wonder if therapy works or am I just throwing what little money I have away?
 
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I’m glad your medication has started working for you. Have you been to therapy to maybe explore what is the root of your triggers? I wonder if therapy works or am I just throwing what little money I have away?
I haven't in the past but I've been referred to counseling and have my assessment on the 29th. Thankfully it's free on NHS otherwise therapy would be too expensive for me I'm afraid. Do you think it's helped you so far
 
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I’ve only had one session - it was more a mini assessment and to see if we got along. I’m going back to see my doctor at the end of this month so will ask her to refer me but I think the wait is pretty long - well it is in my area. Xx
 
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I’ve only had one session - it was more a mini assessment and to see if we got along. I’m going back to see my doctor at the end of this month so will ask her to refer me but I think the wait is pretty long - well it is in my area. Xx
I haven't found out what the wait is here, I'm in Norwich. I imagine I'll find out after the assessment. It's the only option I can afford really so I'll just have to wait it out. In the meantime I'm doing self hypnosis, mindfulness and working on self esteem and self improvement
 
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I can’t find the motivation to help myself at the mo - I wake up and thoughts of my ex partner are already there. Then I have to get through the day, try and act ‘normal’ in front of my 17yr old daughter. Everyone thinks I’m fine except my best friend.
 
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I can’t find the motivation to help myself at the mo - I wake up and thoughts of my ex partner are already there. Then I have to get through the day, try and act ‘normal’ in front of my 17yr old daughter. Everyone thinks I’m fine except my best friend.
In all honesty I'm struggling with it too. It's a new venture for me. I've had panic disorder/generalized anxiety for decades and it's been my focus. It's been brought to light recently that I've also suffered with major depression for a few years too. I didn't realize it, didn't recognize the signs. I should have though, used to be completely different....dressed nice, wore make up, really productive, just took care of myself, hubby, house, kids so well. That slowly all faded away and I hadn't noticed. So that's where I am now....learning self worth and self love again. Gonna be a battle though! 😕
 
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I hope you manage it. Is your husband supportive? I’ve got to go back to work on Monday - am trying to see that as a positive as it least it’s something to focus on. I have been diagnosed with depression but think I also have anxiety and some traits of ocd as well. All triggered by rejection. X
 
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Thank you 💜 yes he is, as well as my mom and my in laws. All are very supportive but as they've not gone through any of this themselves I find it hard to explain myself or how I'm feeling. I've actually been staying with my in laws the past two weeks to recover from a very bad episode of panic/anxiety. I'm going home tonight and very, very nervous....I guess just returning to normal life overwhelms me right now. I'm a mess at the minute lol. Work is a good distraction, I need to get a job at some point when I'm able
 
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It’s good you have that support around you but I know what you mean - people who haven’t been through it don’t really understand. Put the tv on as soon as you get through the door tonight - always nice to have a little background noise as a distraction. Xx
 
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