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Kallene104
Kallene104

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a year now and I’m still in therapy, I sorta take my meds and I try to stay involved in my own life and not be so withdrawn.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.

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Hello Kallene104!

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!!

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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.

Right there with you. Pleasant dreams

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