I think anxiety is a component of depression. One, unfortunately, can lead to the other. Xanax is a good medication for anxiety but it has a shorter half-life than some other anti-anxiety meds like valium or ativan. It may well be that it is wearing off to soon..just a thought.
I find that once I am really anxious it takes a while to wind back down again..if you get really stressed out at work then it sometimes follows you home for the evening. I try (on the way home) to mentally take off my work hat and put on my home hat. It's just a mind trick, but it helps me relax. I know nothing bad is going to happen at home!
I hope the therapy helps you out, and you can get some control over those 'eggshell" feelings. No one should have to live with that feeling. I wish you all the very best. I hope we all find that magical peace
Welcome my friend. I agree with Meg as I have both anxiety and depression. Sometimes I am not sure what comes first the anxiety or the depression.
Try not to over analyze the situation at work, stay in the moment and deal with things one step at a time. Remember to be assertive and not aggressive. a
Assertiveness includes rational thinking and the self-affirmation of personal worth, respect, and rights. I am so happy to hear you are going to therapy...............kudos to you.
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I like to call that kind of thinking "catastrophising"...everytime my brain starts throwing up those questions I try and mentally roll my eyes and say "here she goes again!" and try and laugh at myself. IMHO it's one of the best way to deal with negative thoughts. You really just have to laugh sometimes!