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What are you doing to get better?

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Figured it might be a good idea for all of us to post things you do/dont do to heal from this illness or at least keep symptoms at bay. It's always nice to get new ideas or see others coping strategies. Right now I'm concentrating i am really trying to rely on God, praying, reading Christian books and my bible, trusting that this illness is refining me for His purpose. Also trying to stay off my phone, I have a habit of mindlessly playing games, scrolling social media or googling symptoms, none of which are healthy for me or helping me recover. Learning new hobbies such as embroidery. Working out and eating healthy, and not obsessively checking my blood pressure and heart rate. Diffusing lavender at bedtime to help with sleep. Listening to anxiety guy podcasts and YouTube videos. After the first of the yr I plan to go see a chiropractor, I have pulled something in my shoulder which I'm sure is why my neck and head hurt daily. I would love to go talk to someone but it's just so expensive and I dont know if the strain financially is worth it. What do you do, or want to start to try to do in order to heal and return to normal or at least be content with a new normal?
 

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Hi Manda. Good subject. The main thing I'm doing right now is slowly cutting down on my Klonopin. After a few weeks I've cut back by a .5 pill out of the 4 pills I was taking. No side effects so far and my next step is to cut back half a pill. Other than just struggling to get thru each day with the help of a daily walk(s), I'm actually doing well with identifying and getting thru my frequent panic attacks. Along with deep breathing, I immediately start repeating to myself, "It's just a panic attack no matter how it feels and you always survive them".
 
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