Accepting Your Symptoms

Posted by njp1013 @njp1013, Sep 23, 2019

Hi everyone. I am finding for me I feel a lot better when I accept my symptoms and give myself time to heal. But I also find I have a great deal of difficult doing that because of the fear the symptoms cause in me and the need to hold it together at work and with my kids. Do any of you have any tricks/pointers you use to help you accept your symptoms?

@njp1013 I understand. Ambien didn't help me either. I'm glad to hear that the insomnia will go away as soon as your medication kicks in. Try to focus on that and the fact that you were feeling better last night. It will get better and hopefully soon. Best wishes.

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@mandrake70 thanks very much, this site is great and everyones support means a lot

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@lisalucier

@njp1013 – that's helpful to know that the symptoms of depression and anxiety you are trying to accept while you heal are insomnia, sweating, loss of appetite, feeling anxious, crying at the drop of a hat and inability to focus on work or things you enjoy. That's an interesting point that you find it difficult to accept your symptoms at times due to the fear that arises from your symptoms.

Hoping that some of these members might have some tricks/pointers you might use to help you accept your symptoms, like @mandrake70 @cdcc @contentandwell @grandmar @sandij @mommabird74, especially in light of trying to hold it together at work and with your kids.

In all honesty, I think that getting an increase in my dosage of fluoxetine (Prozac), along with time and trying to keep more in control of my thoughts (instead of letting them control me and ruminating on what I was anxious about) also helped me out, along with acceptance.

In addition to trying to accept them, are you finding anything helpful thus far with addressing any of the symptoms you mentioned? Any nights where something helped you sleep longer, for instance?

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My doc is moving me from Escitalipram to Prozac. I’m happy to see that you feel better on this med. it gives me hope for reigning in this dreadful anxiety!

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