I say start controlling it... It's not that its uncontrollable... Don't get depended on stuff like that... I have extreme anxiety when it hits me, however I always deal with it instead of getting on tranquilizers ...
Somehow learn how to control the anxiety... Its hard but I used to be some place in life where I was totally outa control and everything feared me... So I believe everyone of you can do it as well... You need to feel the anxiety in order to change it...
Lusima, im sure you meant no harm, nor did you mean to be patronising, but telling someone to start "controlling it" is a bit insensitive, particularly for those of us who need meds to function. ive been dealing with this (A/P) since i was 10- so for 18yrs. i have confidence in my doctors who choose to treat me with meds and i know my body well enough to know that my chemical imbalance needs to be corrected. this is not a decision that was made lightly.
im glad that you dont have to rely on meds to get by. id give anything to be drug free. however my condition is such that i require daily medication, and have done for the last 15yrs.
you said 'you need to feel the anxiety to change it'- i feel the anxiety every day. i take my meds, do therapy and i get on with my life. i refuse to feel guilty or ashamed for being reliant on medication to assist in controlling my illness- i dont know, you made it sound like it is weak to take meds- and i cant agree with that.
good luck with your journey- its great that you have a handle on your anxiety, med free. thats a huge blessing. Maz XX
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS, Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
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