Thank you all for your sweet and caring replies.
Kitt, thanks for your welcoming words. Yesterday I was feeling very anxious, I finally talked to two of my co-workers about
my anxiety. They asked me how I'm doing and I told them that I haven't been doing so well because of anxiety. They were really nice and caring. They told me about
their own experience, one had been suffering from panic attacks a while ago too. I felt so much better after our conversation! So talking about
it helps a lot and I found out once again yesterday. I tend to shield myself from people when I'm anxious, while I'd better talk and be
I don't really know my personal limits well. I work 3 days a week (with a commute of 90 mins each way) now and that might be too much for me. Is it true that if you pass your limits too often, you get more anxious?
Marie-Claire, thank you for your message! I have PTSD too. I think because of the PTSD my brains and some of my physiology works differently. I feel that I need to learn more about
that, so that I understand myself better. I'm a medical scientist/educator, that might be the reason I need to understand it better.
I meant REBT not RET, I'm sorry: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. It's one of the first CBTs. I'm not good in explaining, but there's lots to find about
this on the internet.
percycat, thanks for your message. My therapist works a bit like yours (I guess that's the CBT), but somehow it never feels like the ideas about
what I can do as homework are really mine. I guess that's my pleasing character. I just try to pick the ones that I think that she thinks are best...
The medication, what did you get? SSRIs? I'm thinking about
asking my dr for medication, so that I can function like I want to, but I'd also like to heal totally (if possible) and be able to live without being dependent on medication. Depression runs in my family and I guess it has a genetic component and therefore medication might be the only solution (if you haven't enough serotonin in your brains, you need to replenish it).
percycat and Meg: The next time I'm looking for a therapist, I'll be looking for someone really experienced with loads of experience in PTSD and childhood trauma. I'm thinking about
becoming a counsellor myself. I'd love to have my own business in helping survivors of childhood trauma to heal themselves.
Fortunally he doesn't loads of housework. I'm wasted working 3 days/week nowadays. So I'm really glad he takes care of most when he's at home. I'm very grateful for that.
Hi Tired, welcome here!
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