That sounds like good advice. It is comforting to know someone cares. I think what brought it on for me was feeling down and feeling afraid that I was making a turn for the worse. Then the fear of depression and panic set in. Then I get really scared that I'm headed for a breakdown and that I won't be able to work anymore, and that it will take a horrible toll on my husband and family.
...all this from a sad weekend. Quite the snowball I know. I just get so scared it's happening all over again.
I'm "fairly" new to HW and my name is Wen. I have grown to love this family as they are so supportive, friendly and helpful.
I'm sorry what you have just gone through but I think you hit it in your last post when said it was like a snowball. It's amazing to me how this happens to us - a little thing, just keeps growing bigger and bigger until it's out of control.
But after a little bit you saw it coming, took your meds (even though it might have been too much as Lyn indicated) and you called your shrink. You are taking the right steps to help this from becoming a huge problem for you again. I truely hope these steps you are taking helps in every way.
Lyn had some good relaxing suggestions for you, why not try one or two of them and see how you feel in the morning. It might be just enough for you to feel calmer. I sure hope for the best for you and please keep posting to let us know how you are doing.
A slip of the foot you may soon recover,
but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
Thanks so much Wen,
I took a relaxing foot bath last night and had my husband give them a rub. Today I'm hoping to help my mum carve a pumpkin. Just feeling a little shaky and trying to keep my mind off of it.
Just wanted to tell you I am sorry about your bad attack but as Lyn said please be careful with the meds.
If you would like to just come here and talk with us on good days too. You will find much sharing and learn a lot reading others posts.
You won't feel so alone next time you have an attack if you remember we are all here.