Living with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and IBS, is simply a case of trying to get through the day. It’s not living. It’s survival. I wake in the morning and I long for bedtime. I nap so I don’t have to deal with my ever-obsessive thoughts. I can look forward to nothing. 😞
Survival : Living with Generalised... - Anxiety and Depre...
But you did get through the day 😍🤗😘❤️😀😉
I did, yes. And I’ve woken up in a horrible mood 😬😬
Right there with you. I wasn’t always this way. Trauma led me here. I long for bed also but then I cannot sleep so the struggle continues. Are you on medication?
I’m pretty much medication resistant and have the added complication of IBS, which makes me not tolerate meds well. I’m feeling so terrible today. Past trauma also. Feel completely lost. I’m so sorry you feel awful too 😞
Does your past trauma affect your sleep?
Sometimes - I have nightmares and wake a lot through the night. Other times I do actually sleep, but I wake up feeling as though I haven’t slept at all. I’ve had such a terrible day today. Just woke up at war with the world - really crabby and fighting back tears all day. Sick of life 😞
Many ppl with GAD have gut problems. There’s a nerve that goes from your brain straight to your stomach. It’s so irritating but you can do this.
Your brain is stuck in a track. You said ‘obsessive’. May I suggest you get a white board and markers or just take white paper. At night write something (anything) that you will make different about tomorrow. Read that piece of paper first thing when you wake up. I once got stuck in a track. I started by changing what time I brushed my teeth. That’s simple. Each day was something intentionally different. You’ll be training your brain right off the course. Some days it doesn’t work so no judgement. Intentional change of anything leads to great big changes down the road. Best of luck to you.
Been there, done that. It sucks.
Do you have a therapist and/or meds for your anxiety? A combination of therapy and meds works well for me.
I’ve tried a few meds, but unfortunately they all made me really sick 🤢. I have rubbish guts and I don’t tolerate a lot of meds. I have diazepam 2mg for when I really can’t breathe, but I’m very careful with it. I’ve had talking therapies a few times, but I need to go back. But I’m in the most ridiculous waiting list for Community Mental Health (I’m in Scotland)....I’m 25 weeks into a 57 week waiting list. Absolutely ridiculous 😕
This is how I feel so often 🙁
Make a decision to change anything tomorrow. Write it down. Give yourself a big reward if you do but no judgment if you don’t change it and try again. Today I got all the way to rearranging my living room which wasn’t on my list but I’m moving!