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Hopeful...Scared and Nervous

I have dealt with, or maybe endured, anxiety / depression for the last 35 years.

Last week I joined healthunlocked and met some amazing people. Strangers who genuinely care.

I took an assessment on the same day.

I seem to be struggling more and more lately and I am overwhelmed with...well, life.

I have my first appt with a psychiatrist in the morning at 10. I am hoping for the best.

And scared to hope at the same time.

The war seems to be against my own thoughts and fears.

Please wish me luck. And pray for me if you are a believer.

Thanks to everyone who comes here to support one another.

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Good luck!!

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Thank you!

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Dominic1117, my thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow.

Life can be overwhelming at times. Listen to the good doctor and take

in his knowledge and trust in him. Open your mind in what he has to

say. Tomorrow may start you out on a different path to take. Good Luck x

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Thank you!

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Good luck Dominic 👍🏼 You’re doing a great step to getting better. I’ll say a prayer for you tonight 🙏🏼 Being nervous is completely normal. You’ll feel relaxed when you get there. And always be honest with the Doctor about everything you’re feeling and going through. Best of luck again 💓

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Thank you!

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I wish you the very best! What you said, "The war seems to be with my own thoughts and fears," is so spot on. I feel the same! It's so funny how strangers (you) can seem to understand exactly what we (me) feel. This site is so great!

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This site is amazing. The genuine kindness given to strangers in their hour of need...honestly makes me cry.

I wish the real world worked like this site.

It would be a better place. Much better.

Thank you!

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Yes! Such compassion and care is so needed - everywhere!

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Thinking of you, Dominic!

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Thank you!

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Praying for you! You got this 💜

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Thank you!

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I hope your doctors visit goes well.

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Thank you!

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It’s a rough time of year Dom,you’ve got the t shirt good to have you on here ,you help a lot of people with your wisdom,I’m not religious but the power of the force is with you and we will beat the dark side,....music 🎧🎸and comedy 🌞

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Good luck Dominic..🍀🍀

X

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Thank you!

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I wish you all the best. Keep up the good fight for you! Love, peace, light, joy & hugs!

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Thank you!

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My pleasure. Have a beautiful day. Love, peace, light, joy & hugs for you!

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Hi Dominic, I hope your appointment with the psychiatrist went well. I remember my first visit...I was so nervous and afraid he wouldn't be able to help me. One of the first things he told me is that we WOULD find the right meds to help me. It took a long time, but I am on several pills that help me get through the day. I also went through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Much less invasive than ECT. My days are not perfect, but I just discovered HealthUnlocked and it feels good to be amongst people who know exactly how I feel.

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I agree about this site. It has really helped to open up, to be understood, and to try to help others through their dark days.

The first session is over. Lots of questions and I answered them honestly. I have nothing to hide.

I am unsure if he is the "right fit" for me, but I will give it some time. Just glad to be taking a step.

Thank you!

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Yes, you have taken a big and positive step. Remember to be patient...finding the right fit in all aspects of your health care takes time! If there is anything I can do to help, I am here! :)

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Good luck buddy!! Let us know how it goes.

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Well one hour done, Aaron.

Per my previous reply, I may feel the need to change DRs at some point, but I will give it time.

I just didn't feel a personal connection. I felt more like he was going through the motions.

He mentioned DBT (Dialectal Behavior Therapy) which I am unfamiliar with. CBT I know a little about. I also told him I do what I am told but would prefer to avoid talking an SSRI due to my past history with them. They do control my emotions. Too well. I have no feelings at all.

Anyway, I want to thank everyone who wished me well today.

You are an amazing group of people...not worthless...not without purpose.

You matter. All of you.

Simply because you care.

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DBT focuses more on mindfulness and controlling your emotions. Its a learned behavior that's changed through individual one on one therapy sessions.

CBT focuses more on how one's negative thoughts and perceptions affect their behavior. In learning how to change negative thoughts into positive ones, you change behavior through positivism.

With a desire to stay off medication DBT would be more the route to go. It sounds like he was trying to work with your wishes. I definitely would give it some time.

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I openly admit if I knew what to do I would not be where I am.

I will see it through for a while and gauge my progress.

Sounds like you have some knowledge of both CBT and DBT.

Thanks for the input.

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Hi Dominic, good luck with your appointment, hope it goes well. Sending you lots of good wishes and a special prayer. :)

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