I feel like I'm finally starting to take control of my conditions instead of letting them control me. I am very blessed to have insurance at the moment (I feel for those who don't have access to affordable healthcare; I've been there). Well, I've had access to what I need for about 2 years, and I am ashamed to say, the depression and anxiety, and freeze response, was keeping me from taking advantage of it. Something clicked and I'm taking control.
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Disease
That's awesome! I understand the depression and anxiety can keep you from doing those things. May I ask what worked for you? What are you doing to take the control back?
I believe it has been a combination. I switched psychiatrists. I've never been given medication for my severe anxiety, but this doctor prescribed me buspirone. It doesn't take away all of the anxiety, but it lets me keep my head above water. The 2nd thing, I had to be honest with myself and realize I was holding back from doing more because I was afraid it would make me worse (exerting more energy than what I have). I let go of the fear, and thought about how I will be helping my family if I become more active. I can't always control how I feel, but I can control my actions. When I can, I force myself to be more active around the house. This improves my self esteem and it (most times) actually helps me have more energy as opposed to staying in bed all day and letting all my energy drain away
I'll have to ask my doctor about that medicine and see if it will work for me. Thank you for sharing 😊
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