- Nov 7, 2019
It’s awful isn’t it - hate it when I spiral like this. Are your tablets working? X
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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!It’s awful isn’t it - hate it when I spiral like this. Are your tablets working? X
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 xI’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
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 farI’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 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 improvementI’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
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!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.