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Feel a little paralyzed today

I’ve been doing so much better with depression and anxiety on the new medication, but today I feel stuck. This morning was hard getting the kids to school as they were both whining and complaining a lot. High dramatics. I had plans, made my list but then boom, generalized anxiety. I’m familiar with this feeling- paralyzed, difficulty getting started. I haven’t even gotten out of pajamas in the shower. What’s my deal? (Vent) i don’t know if i should take a benzo, but it makes me sleepy. i think i need some pep talks from the group if you can spare the time.

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I’m with you today! Got the kids to school and now I sit here with no energy or motivation. Dang anxiety. I’m going to try and hydrate extra and do my breathing exercises and hopefully that will get me going. Good luck today! You can do it🙂

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Thanks Primo. I hope you get going. I’ll try that too. I’m going to just make myself get started I think. I have to

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Oh my anxiety is through the roof today, stinks don't it? Know this will pass & take slow breaths in through your nose, then out through your mouth, it does help me. Hey if you need a benzo, then take it, I had to this morning. Love, peace, light, joy & hugs!

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Good advice from anxiety-59!

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Thank you. Make it shine today! Love, peace, light, joy & hugs for you!

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Thanks 59- I’m going to try to do 1 thing and take the benzo if i have to. Breathe in, breathe out.... 😄

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Yes count to 5 when you are doing it. I wish you all the best! Love, peace, light, joy & hugs for you!

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Sorry you're having a bad anxiety day - I've been there too. When I get like that I think about the times that I've been anxious and remember that it will pass and I will feel good again. I keep telling myself, this will pass, you've gone through this before, you'll be ok, don't let the anxiety win!

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Thank you

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Thank you for sharing, and do take things one day at a time.

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How are you sleeping at night? I know it’s very important for us to try to get a peaceful rest at night. I’ve tried meditation before bed or journaling. I also love Abraham Hicks on YouTube. Look her up! You got this!

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Thanks! I’ll look that up. I think I’m a bit sleep deprived from waking up really early so often. It’s getting better slowly on the new medication. I agree that sleep is so important

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I absolutely HATE that feeling! A Dr. told me many years ago to get up immediately, take a shower, right away. Get out of the house! Even if just to a coffee shop! Library. Exercise class. Anything. Just get up-forceful if have to-get showered, again sometimes have to push, and leave the house, preferably to be with people.

I am stalling right now as well! I am going to get a run in though! I am! And I know I will feel better!!!!!

Check in later and let us know how you overcame! Also, maybe save the benzo and try some magnesium instead. Great calming effects!!!!

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