After reading a few posts, i HAD to join! You are my people. I'm sure i've been dealing with anxiety and depression for most of my life. I've only been seeing a psychologist for a few months. He got me into the psychatrist and i'm due to start taking Lexapro 10mg this weekend. I want to wait to take it so i don't freak out at work if there are any bad side effects. It seems that most of us have other medical conditions along with mental health issues. I have had IBS for almost 10 years, TMJ recently diagnosed in April (grinding and popping), head aches that have increased in severity over the past few months, muscle tension/spasms, and to top it all off...ideopathic hypersomnia. I have ignored my physical symptoms for too long and now i'm seeking medical help for them. I have to schedule MRI & MRA, sleep study and go to an ENT to rule out anything serious. Not to say that my mental health isn't serious, but at least i'll know that i'm healthy in my body.
Getting back to the title of my post..do you ever feel that you set yourself up for an attack? You know that certain things trigger you, but you do them anyway. I know that when i go to these multiple appointments, i'm going to have to pay some portion of the bill and that will have me thinking about finances and which bills i won't be able to pay if the medical insurance doesn't cover everything. I also like to go out to the bars (not for drinking, but people watching), but i get super anxious before i go out which causes my IBS to flare up. I feel like my mind is at war with my body and nobody is winning. Can anyone relate?