Post Edited (TammyGrl0528) : 9/28/2007 9:40:34 AM (GMT-6)
I am sorry your feeling like this, but remember the good days and they will be back. Just let yourself not get stuck on the merry-go-round of anticipating the worst.
I had a panic attack today and it brought back all the fears, but I am fighting it off by thinking tomorrow I will feel better. I always beat myself up but I am working on throwing those thoughts away.
I used my medication and took a nap. Now I have to go to work but it is a short shift.
You are in good company my friend. Hang on. We are here for you.
Tammy I know the feeling. I have to go back into hospital in 3 weeks and am panicing to such an extent that I feel like I'm going to end up in the emergency psych unit as I can't handle these feelings.
I keep trying distraction etc but like you wish this illness would just go away.
Good Morning My Friend,
I am sorry your having a rough go of it right now. Lots of hugs for you.
"Sometimes I look at "normal" people outside, like pumping gas, or when we pass a resturaunt while driving...and I say to myslef that those people have no idea how lucky they are...I never had any idea how lucky I was before I started the battle with anxiety and panic."
Let me put a little different spin on this for you. :)
The word "normal" ~ well everyones normal is different. And yes I think all people suffer from one type of mental disorder at one time or another. Take depression maybe it doesn't get to the degree it does with other people but everyone gets depressed.I find that since I have been out spoken about my mental health issues I get very different reactions. Some people treat me like they are walking on egg shells. Some people ignore it. Some people think they understand but most just don't get it.The world still doesn't see mental disorders as an illness but a defect. But if you have cancer that is an illness not a defect. I would rather have a mental disorder than cancer. At least mental disorders are treatable.
So believe in yourself, Tammy, and remember you are normal, just like all of us are, we just have disorders to overcome. You can do this, I know you can. Talk to your Pdoc again about the med. It may indeed not be the one for you.
Post Edited (Jen24) : 10/2/2007 8:21:36 PM (GMT-6)