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Wrenn84

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Wrenn84 last won the day on December 17 2014

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  1. Sorry you’re going through this. I would encourage you to consider reading the book brain lock by Jeffrey Schwartz it’s about obsessive thinking and ocd. Very insightful. It really helped me to learn how to redirect my thoughts when I’m ruminating .
  2. Cantaloupe and coconut milk smoothie
  3. I am really sorry to hear you’re going theough this. Is it possible to take some time off work so you can dedicate a little time to trying out some anxiety relief things? When i first started having anxiety it was as you described but I spent a lot of time reading some self help books on the subject and did a lot of cbt type worksheets. It can feel a little silly but it honestly can improve anxiety a lot and especially if you are just not in the right time or can’t afford counselling it can be a good starting point that you can work on in privacy of your home with some books checked out of the bibliotheque. There’s also a lot of free cbt resources and worksheets for free online. One of the most helpful is a page I have a copy of about a few different types of thinking such as black and white thinking, catastrophizing thinking etc. Reading and learning about thinning styles really made me more conscious about it and more self aware when I was beginning to get worked up. Your anxietg sounds very physical, deep breathing can really stop it in its track. There’s a free app called calm and it has a little breathing bubble on it you can start it and then it basically tells you to breathe in, hold, breathe out, hold and you can just let it guide u as long as you need. Also guided deep breathing meditation on YouTube. Of course meds doc visit and counselling are essential as well.
  4. I took seroquel xr 150mg a day for three years. It was easily the most successful med I took out of everything I tried. It worked the best and had the least impactful side effects for me. It really helped my insomnia anxiety and to lesser extent depression. I strongly suspect I am bipolar2 but have never been diagnosed with that. Idk maybe that is why seroquel really worked for me when serotonin ssri meds never really helped me only made things worse However in taking seroquel (and Ativan 4xweek) for three years I gained 40lb and then my doctor retired early due to illness and I could not find a new doctor that would prescribe me Ativan. I decided to change my medication because the weight gain was really bothering me. Tapering off seroquel was a breeze compared to an ssri or snri even including I tapered off Ativan at the same time. The other side effect I noticed with seroquel is feeling fatigued throughout the day and needing at least bare minimum 8 but preferably 9-10 hours sleep a day. Which it helped me actually sleep.
  5. Poached eggs and rye toast. And some cantaloupe. Idk why but I always eat breakfast for dinner
  6. Has anyone done this? They give u a sedative pill an hour before your dental work. And then top up with laughing gas if you’re still anxious. My last few dental appointments have been horrible and I need more work done very soon due to the dentist not doing it right last time, probably because I was so terrified. Now I’m going i a new Dentist. But the sedation is not covered by my plan and it’s going to cost me $650 plus tax:( really cannot afford that but can’t see a way around it last dentist appointment I didn’t sleep for two days before and was absolutely shaking and flinching the entire appointment. I can’t do it again. I need the work done now because of severe tooth pain and I may be changing jobs soon and the new one has no benefits for six months . If you have experience about this please share I would really appreciate it.
  7. Delightfully crisp and fresh with a BLANKET O’SNOW. I love snow so I’m pretty excited .
  8. Korean take out at my brothers place. Black noodles, jap chae, bulgogi, chicken and glass noodles. All good. Some nasty grilled mackeral dish that I couldn’t eat and i normally like fish.
  9. Saw bladerunner yesterday. Very cool. I’m a huge Philip k d**k fan. As a person who has suffered depression I really felt the themes of isolation and numbness and pointlessness in the film. All that being said I kind of have a pet peeve of movies that are three hours long unnecessarily. I get they wanted it to be a deeper story and not a glitzy action movie but still, there was a lot of scenes that could have been wrapped up a few minutes earlier and cutting like thirty minutes out of the film would have made it better not worse. Amazing picture and cinematography tho.
  10. If u haven’t read the novel “do androids dream of electric sheep “ nor seen the first bladerunner I think there are parts that will be hard to wrap your head around. But u could read the Wikipedia articles of the book and first movie rather than read/watch them if U prefer.
  11. Butter chicken, lamb Rogan josh, naan bread. Why is curry so good ?????????
  12. There was a problem at work today and instead of just agreeing to it I was very frank about my concerns and gave my boss an earful about it. She ended up reversing the problem. It felt good.
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