CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You should be very proud of yourself, not only for quitting drinking, which is huge in itself, but also for accepting that you were trying to run from the panic and now you are facing it head on...that takes great strength and courage!!! AMAZING!!!
I like this thread you started too. It is good to talk about the good things we are doing in our lives. Last fall I fell into a major setback, probably the worst I've ever had, and it really took a toll on me. It did prompt me to get back on meds and find another therapist, who is the best and I've been working through alot of issues that have kept me wrapped in anxiety for years. I've never had therapy like this. I feel like all the other therapists just tried to put a band-aid on a gushing wound...in other words, stop the anxiety, but not figure out why I have it. Now I'm really looking at problems and working through them and the relief is fantastic. I'm feeling good, getting out again and just happy. It's amazing how nice it is just to be happy. I know I've got alot of work ahead of me, and that the setbacks will always be lurking, but I feel so much stronger and able to work through them now.
You keep up the amazing work Twiggy!
My story is heartwarming and is actually going on today. My kids wanted to go out and buy presents for us, but we like the home made gifts better and convinced them to make something. So they are making pillows and not just for us, for the whole extended family. It's been very cool to see them really get into this project. They were upset at first that we said no to using their money to buy us presents, but they have really gotten into this project. I don't often say this, because they are such a pain in the butt - but I have some great kids.
Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important
than any other one thing.
Your awesome and should be very proud of you. Great idea for a thread.
I am going off the cymbalta and back to my old medicine after Christmas. Also will be off the Valium in a couple of weeks completely. My goal is to someday be drug free, however, I am realistic and know that if that is not possible, I will take the medicines.
Everyone, hop onboard the thread.