Had my second therapy visit yesterday. On my first visit, she gave me a test for anxiety and depression and I scored moderate for both, no suprise. One of the questions was “ Do you want to feel better?”... initially I thought of course, who wouldnt? We talked about some people dont really want to feel better, they enjoy the attention their misery brings. I have trouble identifying my true feelings, so Im hoping I want to feel better. Sounds a little lame, you would think by the time a person reaches 66, they would be able to identify their feelings better. So anyway, just wanted to share a little. Im feeling hopeful. I was actually humming to a song, havent done that in a long time.
Do I want to feel better?: Had my... - Anxiety and Depre...
I tell any new provider not to look at my chart. I want them to meet me first. I am not my chart.
My gosh we had frequent flyers in the hospital who would hurt themselves or fake a seizure or heart attack so they could stay. It’s important not to say ‘my anxiety’ but say ‘the anxiety of the situation is getting to me’. It’s not yours to keep. Don’t identify it as part of you. Many people do and use it to their advantage and for some pay off. I don’t have time for that.
I just want to be normal, if that’s feeling better then yes I want that. I’m 64 and anxiety/ depression has hit me hard.
I'm not that interested in being normal as much as I am in being well. I'm 71 or 72 I forget which, but health is my issue now.I've been through anxiety and panic attacks and recovering from them makes you stronger. Depression is an on going battle which I will win in time and then who knows what the next fight will be. You can do this, I can hear it in your words. Pam