Little lady - thanks for following the posts, I'm finding posting on here very helpful for me to organise my thoughts and get some good advice from others who understand. It's good to make connections with other people who know what your going through as I've been feeling like I have no-one to talk to about
it who understands (other than therapist).
I'm finding that I've come to understand anxiety a little more and how much it has affected my life which means I'm beginning to move forward with things with therapy. We havn't yet gone back and tried the visualisation as we've had other specific things to deal with recently. I want to get back to trying it again though as I don't really know why I resisted it the first time... it just felt strange I guess. I think we're going to try it again tomorrow.
I'm getting better at recognising the anxiety but not really doing so well at finding the courage to overcome the things that I'm anxious about yet. I've been a lot worse in recent months for various reasons so it feels a little like I have to get better in myself a bit first to get rid of some of the symptoms before I can face some of the longer standing anxieties. Little steps I guess...as long as they're going forward! (sound fairly positive on here but that's a rare thing for me! Fingers crossed for a more positive future.)
SC - Thanks for the advice. I'll do that and see how things go. Stomach issues are uncommon for me untill recently. I noticed it started around when I was having a lot of trouble in work and I now realise the anxiety got quite bad. When the anxiety lessened so did the stomach problems. This time it's different though...it's more constant.IBS is in my family so have been wondering if I have have a touch of this also so wondering if I should try exclusion diet test to see if any particular foods are triggering it. I've been diagnosed with Fibro, anxiety and depression recently which means that I now have trouble knowing what symptoms/problems are linked to what and therefore what to do about them. I'll keep an eye on how I feel over the next few days and if there's no improvement I'll see a doc.