Finding it hard to saty positive and in the moment.

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   Posted 10/23/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All
I am finding it tough to keep positive and really struggleing at the moment with both anxiety and depression.    I am doing all I can re what I learned in CBT but getting frustrated that things not improving as I would like.    It has taken a long time for me to accept my mental health problems and think I am still coming to terms with this and it has been a lot to deal with.  The last couple of years seem to have been a mixture of good and bad and I need to get more good in my life as geeting tired of dealing with this on a daily basis.  Sorry to vent but feeling warn down mentally and just hope there is light at the end of the tunnel as I feel really down and alone at the moment.

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   Posted 10/23/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Ben, I am sorry you are having a rough time and please do feel free to vent away. I know you have had a hard time and please know coming here and letting out your feelings is a good thing.  Sharing your problems helps bring them into perspective.

Please do know that accepting your anxiety disorder is 1/2 the battle and you have only recently accepted the dx and stopped fighting against it.

Give yourself time and remember the good things you have done.  Look back at how far you have come and keep on moving forward, one step at a time.

We are here for you so stick with us.

Gentle Hugs



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   Posted 10/23/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Ben are you in therapy or on any meds? Hang in there mate, we are here for you

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   Posted 10/24/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt & Maz
Thank you for your reply's.  In a bad way at the moment espicialy in regards to sleep lucky if im getting two hours at the moment.  Maz i am taking 10mg of escitalopram at the moment and not in therapy but still in contact with my pdoc.
Take care

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   Posted 10/24/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Ben,

I just wanted to let you know that you aren't alone. I have also had setbacks in my anxiety and it makes me frustrated after all the work I've put into my therapy. You said that you were only getting a couple of hours of sleep, and I'm wondering if that is not the main source of your anxiety at this point. I've been getting little sleep as well and that is when it started increasing for myself. I've been forcing myself to get more sleep or at least relax and I hope you will start doing the same.

Take care my friend and many blessings to you!

Sam :)

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   Posted 10/24/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   


Thank you for the reply.  Yes you might be right my sleep is a real issue and I do tend to get worse if not sleeping proparly.  I have tried all sorts of things to help me sleep but none seem to work and this is something I am going to discuss at my next meeting with my pdoc.  Good to hear from you sam and hope all is well with you.


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