Last October in 2017 I was diagnosed with General Anxiety and panic disorder and depression. I was constantly having pains in my chest, my pulse felt like it was racing and I had some very low days. I went to the doctor hoping for a quick fix, but as we all know such things aren’t easily fixed. I was put on some general anti anxiety and depression meds and I started to see a counselor. My panic attacks lessened and I wasn’t as depressed. Then it all started coming back even worse. I thought I would be in therapy for six months at the longest and be on my way. Well it’s been almost a year now and I’m still in therapy, I sorta take my meds and I try to stay involved in my own life and not be so withdrawn. I can honestly say that I never thought I would be here. But I’m not ashamed. I was upfront with myself in the beginning. I knew this wasn’t something I could hide and I haven’t. All my family knows I take medication and that I’m in therapy. I wouldn’t say I’m better by any means. I still have my dark days and panic attacks still happen, but I try to keep moving forward. It’s extremely hard some days. Some days it’s all I can do to get out of bed and shower. All I can do though is pray the good days are more prevalent than the bad ones and hope to find peace when I can.
My struggles: Last October in 2017 I... - Anxiety and Depre...
I can empathize with your daily struggles as I have them too...but I did catch that part of your post where you said, “I kinda take my meds.” For me, meds are an integral part of the puzzle and I have to take them religiously if I want to improve. I know you know this! It takes everything in unison to get positive results. Keep fighting the fight positively and take your meds as prescribed!! Wishing you the best!!
I am also a year into recovery from a major breaks down last year with panic attacks and depression. I’ve been doing therapy and medication it takes a lot of work to dig out of the hole, but see how far you’ve come in the past year. You are laying the groundwork of resiliency.