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verasama

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So I've got a new therapist, and my first appointment is on Tuesday. I'm kind of nervous, because I've never had a real therapist before. My current doctor is just a prescribing psychiatrist, and she's the only doctor I've ever had for mental health. I just kind of feel like all she does is throw drugs at me to see if it does anything, and considering I'm on three antidepressants, two maintenance anxiety pills, one ADHD medication, and one medicine I take for panic attacks, I feel like I already rattle when I walk. So I found this new place that has a prescribing doctor, but you also see a therapist. it sounds kind of intense, because you're supposed to go 3 hours 3 days a week, so I think that's what has me feeling nervous. The good news is they provide transportation, which is the only reason I can go to them, since I'm mostly blind and can't drive. but between anxiety and my blindness, I'm feeling kind of anxious about going to some completely new location and being around a bunch of people that I don't know for 3 hours. I think this is going to be really good for me, but I really wish I had someone there to hold my hand this first time. Lol I'm also kind of excited and nervous because I have another doctor's appointment on Thursday, and I'm hoping they will confirm the PMDD diagnosis and maybe put me on a hormone to help that out. anyone have advice for the new therapist situation? Like I wonder if they'll think I'm weird if I take some fidget toys in my pocket or something. I'm in my 30s, so people tend to think I'm too old for fidget toys, but they still help with both the ADHD and anxiety sometimes.

    • Taylor128

      472d

      Hello! I know new situations like this can cause a bit of nervousness but it will be ok! You will probably fall into the routine of being there pretty quickly and with each passing time ,you should feel more comfortable. Bring your fidgets if you feel you need them, as long as it helps you than that's all that really matters. Im not sure how you feel about praying but you can always ask God and Jesus to take away your anxiety and help calm your fears. They hear you!

      • verasama

        472d

        @Taylor128 thanks. I think I will take my stress ball kitty, because it's one of the few fidgets I have that is calming, but doesn't make any noise, so it wouldn't be disruptive to others. And I do believe in the power of prayer, but anxiety likes to try and convince me that my problems are too small for that. I know logically that's not the case, but it's hard for logic to be heard over the anxiety sometimes. I am hopeful that the routine will be good. I haven't really had a regular routine for a couple years now, since my anxiety and depression got really bad. Besides which, I'm helping it will help with my dog. I got a puppy back at the end of December, and he's been very clingy because I've been at home with him all day everyday, so I figure some separation will be good for both of us. Lol

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