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bathroomroach

748d

What can I do to perhaps delay the progression of my condition?

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    • Karkeys

      747d

      @Cece7 you don't need permission/referral from a therapist to see a psychiatrist! And I meant that it's not necessarily progressive as in it will definitely get worse, with treatment anxiety can improve for life. Of course, anxiety will never go away because we need it to survive.

    • Cece7

      747d

      Anxiety can definitely qualify as an illness that progresses overtime. For myself it has definitely worsened and become more extreme over the years, especially without proper treatment. Definitely see a therapist as a first step and they will let you know if a psychiatrist is necessary as well. Be proactive and get ahead of it if symptoms aren’t completely taking you down right now that doesn’t mean it’ll stay that way. Trust me as someone who’s been dealing with anxiety since I was very young it’s definitely out of control right now and a lot more work getting back to a functioning state than it would’ve been if I seemed real help sooner! I would look into grounding exercises as well as start reading more about the condition to better get to know your body and what triggers you specifically.

      • Karkeys

        747d

        @Cece7 you don't need permission/referral from a therapist to see a psychiatrist! And I meant that it's not necessarily progressive as in it will definitely get worse, with treatment anxiety can improve for life. Of course, anxiety will never go away because we need it to survive.

        • Cece7

          747d

          @Karkeys oh yes of course you can definitely see a psychiatrist without a therapist referral. I just prefer pairing therapy and medication for best results and therapists can usually assess if medication might be something needed to pursue vs something you might not need yet

      • Cece7

        747d

        @Cece7 *seemed was a typo there.. meant to say I were seeking real help sooner

    • Karkeys

      748d

      What condition?

      • bathroomroach

        748d

        @Karkeys specifically anxiety and ra

        • otterlover123

          747d

          @bathroomroach assuming ra is rheumatoid arthritis? forgive me if i'm wrong tho! i don't have rheumatoid, but i have a similar disease that affects my muscles and joints (dermatomyositis) my rheumatologist has set me up with physical therapy to help delay progression. i can share a link of some easy daily exercises that will help you maintain joint function and help alleviate some pain if you'd like. as for anxiety.. i'm not too sure myself but having a well tolerated medication plan and therapy helps me control mine. but at the end of the day, you can't hold yourself to the expectation to control everything, it's not fair to yourself. it'll all be okay, i promise. oh also for rheumatoid, my friend who has it says daily low dose prednisone works magic for her shoulder especially. i personally don't tolerate prednisone too well, but i know lots of people who do! hope this was helpful!❤️❤️❤️

        • Karkeys

          747d

          @bathroomroach what is ra? Anxiety is not a progressive illness. You should see if you're able to see a psychiatrist and a therapist for anxiety.

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