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Frustrated but hopeful

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Having experienced anxiety and depression for several years, I have improved so much lately and was actually looking forward to holidays and social occasions that for a while I would dread. I have a sore throat and ears and feel really drained since Sunday and somehow the feelings of enjoying anything seems impossible. I know that I will feel better again, but just find it so frustrating that the joyous feelings don't seem to last. I want to be the person who is grateful and tolerant and am working on it, but sometimes revert to the cynical and scathing one I don't like.

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Well you might have allergies ...take something for that...

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Teenie1 in reply to Justswimming

Thanks for your reply. What makes you think it might be allergies and do you have any recommendations as to what would help?

It’s ok to take a step back sometimes. We all do. You have plenty of time to get better before the holidays. The sadness you feel today will pass.

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Teenie1 in reply to AuntBea

Thanks AuntBea. I know I will feel better. Just need to wait

The symptoms you're describing...and the time of year of could try flonase ..goes up your nose inhaled so won't make you sleepy.. A lot of mold and dust mite allergies this time of year could take Allegra or claritan too..feel better 😊

Also take vitamin C and B vitamins as we go into cold and flu season will keep your immune system humming

Vitamin C and B vitamins will keep your immune system running

It seems you have come a long way with your depression and anxiety so don't beat yourself up by having a small setback every now and them. be proud of where you are now.

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Teenie1 in reply to Mayte

Thanks Mayte, I have definitely improved. I have been reading a lot about Mindfulness and brain entrainment. They seem to be very effective I am also much better at dealing with the bad days and not getting into the 'Here we go again' mindset

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