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My doctor is encouraging me to stick with it

Hi all I saw my doctor this morning and she really wants me to stick with the counselling course as she thinks that by going through the rubbish stuff I will come out the other side a stronger person. She told me to try and hold my nerve as I have been very brave and it would be a shame to back out now. I really appreciated her saying that. I've also been put on propranolol for my anxiety,if I could make that less severe I would cope so much better,so fingers crossed. I'm also going to ask my counsellor if I can change my Friday appt as that is the day before my counselling course and one of top of the other is not a good thing.

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I think your doctor may be right. The old saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" I use this a lot . Anxiety is awful, my sister suffers badly with it and takes propranolol. She has been on counselling courses too and found them a distraction from her problems. Although she is not fully recovered she has found it a help. Just talking to someone really does help. Remember we are here for you too take care x


I think you would be doing well to stick with it and I know how upset you were when you last posted. My hubby is on those tabs too but he has a faster heart rate so it keeps it normal. Mind that is what beta blockers do lol. Ihope they work for you hun xxxxxx


Stick it out, teddysmum, and don't you worry about people trying to put you down.

I did a counselling course a few years back, and I remember our tutor saying that others can only make you feel bad about yourself if you let them. It's true, but you have to keep reminding yourself of this - practice makes perfect!

Also, learn not to re-examine situations and worry that you might have been wrong; tell yourself that you did what seemed best at the time, and that's the best anyone can do. If you make a mistake, use it as a learning opportunity - not an excuse to give yourself a hard time.

And finally, a bit of 'Moffy philosophy' because I'm an old biddy and I'm allowed to say outrageous things:

In 100 years we shall all be gone and none of us will matter. Just leave behind a memory of a kind person with a happy smile, and you will make history!


Lol Moffy! Very good advice! ;) xx

I think you should stick with it too TM, you've come this far, see it through. You will come out the other side and I am sure you'll think it was worthwhile and you should be stronger for it too!

Feel free to off load here, we are here for you and we do understand life's frustrations and worries. You're doing fine!

Take care and please let us know how it goes this week for you.

(((hug))) xxx


Hi TM lots of encouragement for you this morning that I add to. Remember no one can make you feel, you just do and people feel differently in different situations. Lots of support on here for you, well done and yes as doc said you are very brave. I think how your tutor has treated you says more about her than you.


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