Still fighting! And continuously getting better!!!

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   Posted 3/10/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, as most of you all know, I have been through possibly the two toughest weeks of my life. Since I'm probably older and with more responsibilities anxiety caught up again with me with a vengeance, after almost 2-3 years of having it very much in control.
I have to tell you all, there were moments where I thought my life WAS over and that I WOULD never go back to my normal self again, and hey, I'm not there yet, I'm still struggling ang fighting, but things are DEFINETLY improving.
I've been to work and classes every single day since these crisis started and now all I can say is it's getting easier to be in those places. My day is SLOWLY getting easier and I have been having more spaces to normal thoughts intead of the obssessive scary ones.
Of course somedays I still need half of a xanax to calm myself in the middle of work but hey, I can look at anxiety on the face and be like "I know it's you, nothing else".
The weekend was a huge setback for me. I felt pressured to go out all the time, and I did, but it was a tough weekend after a good-ish end of week.
This week, not even 2 weeks after I've started the 50mg of Zoloft I already feel MUCH, MUCH better. Monday was good, today was very good and I'm just positive things are only going to get better from here.
Yes I still worry, yes I'm still scared, yes there are times where I still think, gosh this anxiety will haunt me forever or gosh how can anxiety cause all this? But most times now I'm just accepting it and learning to live with it again. One day at a time.
Thanks you all for the immense love and support! For those of you who experience despersonalization and unreal feelings, hang in there, it gets better. Slowly you start to feel connected to the things you love again and when the feeling comes back, you learn that it can't harm you and can't make you go crazy!

Post Edited (BrazilGirl) : 3/10/2009 8:34:32 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/11/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Brazil Girl,

Thank you for the update and the positive post.  It is always good to hear someone is doing well.

I hope you continue to do well on the Zoloft and do stick with us.



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   Posted 3/11/2009 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
When my daughter was on Zoloft she said that one day it was like someone lifted the veil that was weighing her down and she could see things more clearly. Hope things continue to improve for you. Thanks for the good news!

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   Posted 3/11/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear your progress! I had my first anxiety attack in 11/07 and just surfaced again in 12/08 and seems to be downhill from there.
My Dr gave me Xanax to take 3x daily as needed and since I was really not having any attacks, he decided to put me on daily Zoloft in January. My god it was a bad experience for me! Every eveing I had hot flash feelings through my legs and hands and sometimes head that would last for 20-30 minutes! I am a 41 M so I told my Dr it felt as if someone injected whickey into my veins! I could set my watch to it since it occured between 6-9PM when I was relaxed! After being on it for 11 days, the Dr took me off of it and the hot flash feeling has only came back twice in the past 2 weeks. It was an awful feeling that drove me to ER twice in the 11 days I was on Zoloft! I cant blame it on the drug though since it has came back since being off it but not as severe. Good luck on your progress - I am a true believer that time heals everything!!

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   Posted 3/11/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy and proud of you hun
Cait said she felt the zoloft makes a difference in her life as well
I know you are gonna get to all your goals and always fight k
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   Posted 3/11/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the wonderful news and congrats!!! I am happy for your BrazilGirl and wish you the best of luck for your future :)
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