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Breakdown cycle

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bmrw64

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Is there anyone who finds they go through cycles of breakdown? like every so many years? and they feel they are at square one and feel as if they have not learnt anything to prevent this cycle?

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misssadness

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I feel like that. I have had so much therapy and tried every medication and am now on two, yet I just crash if something upsets me and cannot cope at all.
 
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bmrw64

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I am very much the same. Recently due to stress and a virus I have gone back to square one despite the stable period over the last two years it just seems so unfair that you can end up back in the pit with no light at the end of the tunnel in less than a week when you have worked so hard to keep afloat!
 
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Caro5

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Yes lots of cycles. Survived all of them but it's horrible. Doing good at the moment with help,if mess so Currently working with my coach/counsellor to unravel some of the background reasons and identify the triggers. Overdoing it and not getting enough down time is definitely a big trigger for me but I still fall into the trap even when I can see it
 
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I think this is a fairly normal cycle and I believe it happens to everyone not just GAD suffers.

I think we notice it more and are more aware of the cycles as we are learning to break them. I feel like I am back at square one before my therapy and meds some days but I can come out of the cycle a lot quicker than before. I dont think they will ever go away but learning to deal with them becomes easier I think.

I have only been diagnosed for the last 18 months (I been this way all my life but only noticed it as I got older as stopping my life) so some journeys maybe longer and difficult.

I think its a self learning that it wont ever go away, no matter how much we want it to, and even if it feels this way; this too shall pass.
 
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