Hello everyone, i wanted to give you a quick update on my medication increasing my lexapro from 10mg to 20mg was like a living hell. I think my anxiety increased as did my heart palpitations. I have an appointment with a specialist who manages anxiety medicine and ive been doing cbt which helps you rewire your brain into relieving the tension of fear. I think we all think of our mortality when we hit a certain age, but i think as agent said to me was to just enjoy your life, we only go through this once. Be grateful for what we have and im certainly grateful finding this support group and for all showing support. thanks,


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by Gemita - 2021-08-03 03:59:07

Dear Athena,

You seem to be in a much better place right now and I'm so glad that you have found some strength to live the best life you possibly can.  

Just by talking to others who have experienced similar difficulties and by openly admitting to ourselves what is troubling us can often be the first step towards changing our lives for the better.  Yes CBT therapy can be a safe way to unload our difficult thoughts, face them, see them for what they really are.  Facing our fears, or what is really troubling us can be a painful experience at first, but once these feelings are in the open, they can no longer harm us.  It is when we sweep our problems under the carpet or try to suppress them, that they will keep returning when our spirits are down.  

Although medication may help us in the early stages of depression or anxiety when we are unable to function without treatment, long term I believe we would all benefit from learning practical skills to help us cope better when illness strikes.  I wish you continued strength Athena.


by Persephone - 2021-08-03 18:27:09

Thanks for sharing your update, Athena.  Glad you've found a path to go forward and are taking steps to feel better.  Best wishes to you.

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