This sounds like my family too. My dad and an uncle on my mom's side had this. My uncle also went through shock treatments. My Dad had spells as my mom called them. I am glad there is help now. But when I was younger that wasn't the case. I hope today goes well for you and me also. Some family are coming so I hope I don't have any anxiety. But sometimes I do and hope no one notices. My son suffers some with this but he is the silent type. I never know when he has problems. His wife tells me. lol Better get ready. So glad you are on this site.I can only imagine what it was like to be going through this 60 years ago. My grandmother and my father both struggled with anxiety as well - my grandmother was diagnosed with "female hysteria" (I'm rolling my eyes as I type this) and given a hysterectomy and electroshock treatment, then strong drugs. She passed away about 12 years ago, and I wish I could have known her as a young woman - I think we actually would have had a lot in common. My father had it a little easier - people started understanding depression and anxiety, and he started getting treatment in his mid-40's. The medications were a little rough even then, though, and he went through some tough times. There was still a lot of the "why can't you just be content and happy?" talk in our family. Now that I'm around that age, I understand what he was dealing with, and I absolutely think that he was influenced by growing up with a parent that suffered from mental illness, just like I was. The difference is that I was able to get some help and treatment early on (early 20's), and it's made a big difference for me. So I'm grateful that today we have more options and treatments, and the topic isn't as taboo as it used to be - hopefully my son will have resources that I didn't have, and so on and so forth.
So sorry you're going through the withdrawal, Rosy. That's ROUGH. I went through that last year, and I had a pretty bad reaction to it all, so I just wanted to say that it DOES get better after a while. Hang in there!I am new here. have had anxiety all my adult life. Didn't know other people do too. Thought I was alone. I see a psychiatrist and am on meds. Seems sometime they don't help and now having health problems as I am 80 yrs. old. Also having withdrawal from antidepressants that didn't work. All I can say is hang in there and I hope we all improve. I have a wonderful husband who helps me through the spells as I call them. Having support helps.
I've been going through this for almost a year now. On and off.So sorry you're going through the withdrawal, Rosy. That's ROUGH. I went through that last year, and I had a pretty bad reaction to it all, so I just wanted to say that it DOES get better after a while. Hang in there!
Butters, that's GREAT news! Hey - forget the "sad thing" and just focus on the victory. You worked. You took a really huge step, and you made it through it. Small victories, right?I'm rooting for you Rosy. You can do this.
The past two days, I don't know how I've done it, but I have, I did Uber for 7.5 hours and 4 hours.
The sad thing is I couldn't do it without the help of Valium to keep the anxiety in check. Tomorrow my psychologist and I are going to start dialectical behavioral therapy. I'm praying that it helps some.
To everyone else, good luck and God Bless.
Sometimes it's 1 step forward, 2 steps back, right? But I have to believe that it DOES add up eventually. It's a long long process, but you got this. Don't let the things you perceive as "failures" hold you back - it's all part of the journey.Thank you so much for the positive reinforcement. It really means a lot to me.
Yeah, I guess at this point I have to just take small victories and hope they add up.