"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." ~Marcel Proust
You always offer just the right encouragement. I am thinking when I go back to the Dr. on June 15th that there will probably be a med adjustment. I am on a low dose anyway, 10mg, and my depression is alot better but my anxiety is really up and down. I also take Xanax when I need it and try to keep it to a minimum but I have noticed that I have slightly increased what I take over the last three weeks. I only take 1 a day divided into 1/2 of a .5 tablet 4 times a day. I had gotten down to .50 in the course of a day. But I figure when my med really kicked in, I would be able to reduce the Xanax, as I know it is very addicting.
Thanks for everyone's support and I am trying to get through one day at a time and not worry about the future too much.
Whoooo hoooooooo your feeling better. We were just the cheer leaders ! You did all the hard work and I am so proud of you.
One day at a time, one step at a time. You are doing all the right things so keep on believing in yourself as we do.
Lots of Hugs my friend,
Hang in there as the anxiety and irritability do go along with some of the meds and with the Depression. Especially when you are stressing.
I know working can kick up the anxiety when you are dealing with depression but try to just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
I am a person with chronic anxiety. In the past I sought out professional help, but now use many practical methods on my own to reduce anxiety. The main objective is remembering what you are capable of doing.
Exercise is a great way to reduce the anxiety. Take a walk, play a game of basketball, or ride a bike. The point is to exercise because when you do, your body will release endorphins, which contribute to feeling good.
Sometimes letting off a little steam can help relive tension and anxiety.
Know your personal limits. One of the chief causes of anxiety is when a person takes on more than he can handle. Know your limits as to what you can do and how much you can do. It will go a long way in reducing your anxiety.
Take care and I am so glad you are on the high road now.
You are so welcome and I am glad to hear you are going to talk to your boss. I so agree that having less money sometimes is wiser then being under so much stress by working to many hours.
Take care of you first. I gave up a very high paying position as it cripppled me in the end and I have learned that I have way to much stuff in my life, material things that I have bought that I could easily have left on the store shelf.
You are a very wise person.
Hello Gem and others,
I'm new to this site so I'm not exactly sure how to navigate through it, but I'd like to share my story because I am at my wit's ends and need some encouraging advice to keep me moving and head above water and you guys seem so incredibly supportive and positive. I have been battling anxiety/depression since November and it has been hell. My biggest complaints are severe insomnia which preceded the actual depression and anxiety and this horrible fogginess which makes me feel so unmotivated. I have been taking generic Zoloft 50mg for a little over 3 months now and although I do have some slight relief, I am far from being 100%. I still have pretty bad anxiety and insomnia which I take Ambien for (it has been helping more the last month or so). I keep hearing about how once you find a therapeutic dose, your symptoms evaporate but I'm still waiting for that. I have an appointment with my family doc this Saturday and I just don't know if I need to up my dose or change the med which I would not look forward to because I know how horrible it is to start a new med. Any words of advice or encouragement would be very mcuh appreciated. Please no negative feedback as I cannot take that right now.