I can't imagine what I would do without my journal. I don't write in it everyday, but when something is really upsetting me its a God send. Then sometimes I will read what I have written a while ago and see how far I have come. Its a great way to get all of your feelings out - like you have a place to put them instead of obsessing about them in your head.
Have you thought about seeing an individual counselor in addition to your group therapy? That might be really helpful - it helped me a lot.
I hope your meds work and kick in soon.
Lumbar post laminectomy syndrome, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, disc degeneration, otesoporosis, spinal cord stimulator. No accidents - just inherited a bad back.
Meds: Effexor, Gabitril, Hydrocodone, Percocet, Ativan, Flexiril (not all at the same time) :)