My husband says its like I'm stressed and on speed. The phone kept ringing off the hook. I had 250 emails of post n dc. Plus my other email my friends kept texting me and I keep hearing all this bad news. Does anyone have any good news? Perk me back up! My head is not on straight I need to calm myself down. Damn I wish I had a lomg island or margeretta or both. I like all the things I listed that's a normal day but why am I so stressed and have so much anxiety. My heart is brken for all my dc friends going through such hard times though wishful,mary,sweet lemon,billy much more. My thoughts and prayers are with you all please stay strong my heart and prayers and heart is with you all. Micky thanks for the good news I'm glad you flushed those terrible things! God bless you all your friend jaime
Some days are better than others, nothing more.
Having said that your schedule today sounded crazy busy. Did the stress start after the hectic day? Are you hormones working overtime? Is your sleep disturbed? Did you have a bad/odd dream? I know any or all of these can make me feel a bit hay wired. Did you change your dose of Sub. There's so many issues which could be a factor. Maybe it is just the day, period.
Hopefully, you'll feel better tomorrow and this day will merely be an opportunity given to you to know you can get through crazy stuff without reverting back to old habits.
Hope tomorrow is better for you.
You're in my prayers
Dear Jaime, I have some good news. Tomorrow will mark my 1 year off suboxone anniversary, Oct 21rst. I don't think I would have had the courage to take that final step of "jumping off" of it had I not had such support and good advice from the lovely family I have here. I was terrified as I too had read many a horror story of suboxone withdrawal. I trusted my counselor and she helped me alot, even tho technically i was her first patient to stop suboxone after tapering. There were several members here who gave exceptional advice, mpvt said to walk and not be afraid, he was right. MASO, actually let me call him and he said, "stay busy, you know God is not going to punish you, don't be afraid!" he was right. Booter texted me everyday to make sure i was okay and he was the first person i knew who successfully got off of it and he said it wasn't too bad for him. How i treasure all that help.
SweetLemon and ChristineAtu and AnnaFultz also cheered me on, such a kind thing for them to do, and all these things helped. I look back and can't believe it has been a year and that i had NO withdrawal at all. now, onto your post, have you had a hormone panel and a thyroid function test done. Both hormone imbalances and thyroid problems can cause huge anxiety. the lady from T.0, is very right about hormone likely making this worse. Do you remember the Bill Murray/Richard Dreyfus film, "What about Bob?" in the movie, dryfus is a shrink and Murray is his patient, Bob, who basically invades his life and Dreyfus tells him to take baby steps to change his life. It is a funny movie but has some valuable advice mixed in, watch it if you can find it. Emails can wait ,and you may need to uncheck some of your email alerts here, to cut down on how many times it alerts you that friends have commented or what not. Try to imagine what would be important if you were trapped on a deserted island, it would be food, shelter, clothing, water, keeping from vein eaten by bugs or animals or possibly headhunting cannibals (that was a joke,haha) and then you can worry about the other things. Our families are important, but don't let them run your life completely. Make some time for just you, and don't feel guilty about that. Even the Big GUY, (GOD) took time to rest, so there is no sin in that. If you need anti anxiety medicine, get some, but don't become dependent on it. And laugh. My favorite YouTube video is Ms. Swan at Customs, i guarantee it will make you howl with laughter. There are several people who posted it on YouTube, the long version is best, the title will have 606- Ms. swan at customs. Please watch it to lift your mood. I still have no PC, so if there are mistakes in this, sorry, texting by phone. Luv ya, patti
Ok Jaime, here's some bad news and good news. Maso decided to leave the DC group. The good news is that he decided to stay!!
Seriously, don't they give you anything for anxiety?? I would be surprised due to your condition which causes anxiety. In a flash, you could try benedryl, up to 50mg. It does make you sleepy, but in the lower doses, you just feel a bit calmer. Good luck!! Ellen
So sorry you were having a bad day today and hope you can relax for the rest of your evening, and with any luck with all that anxiety and the extra energy you have used up will help you sleep much better tonight, and hopefully have a better day to look forward to tomorrow. Take care Liz.
i had a horrible day today too, felt like i jumped steps back since just getting my self out of this whole im in, thanks to the good ole husband who just dont understand what im going thru. so my anxiety started at about 630 pm hawaii time, and got worse, by 930 pm i grabbed my computer to come to this support group for him to have an attitude cause he just wants to go to sleep, what an ass is all i can say at this time, i told him if hes not gonna be able to put all his rubbish on the side untill im better that im gonna have to admit myselft into a behavioral health where i will get what is needed to get past this , get out of the hole and get settled on some time of medication.
it got so bad a balled like a baby to my papa, i feel like im going crazy again, im also starting to ask myself, wow, is this how he wants me to be , a basket case, cause decision made allready, its my mental status that will be priority over this marriage, i will not lose my mind and be pushed backwards cause he puts off reading what i deal with day to day, is it selfish for me to ask him to understand, or is it selfish for him to know im finally climbing out of the hole, and he just kicked my rite back in
Hi i'm sorry you are feeling so stressed today : (
I understand how you eel, i get those days, and it is hard to figure out why everything looks so bleak? Just remember, God doesn't give us more than we can handle, which is why we are still here today supporting each other.
It's ok to have a day when all you want to do is snuggle up in front of the tv, if anything it makes us appreciate our good days so much more! I say this a lot, but if you can manage it, try taking a short walk, well as far as you want to go, the fresh air, increase of serotonin, and hopefully some sunshine will help to pick you up a bit. Thinking of you and hoping you have a better day tomorrow.
I must agree with pattipie on this issue. Please get out of some of the support groups on dc. That will cut back on some of those emails.
Just skip the Q's that make you more anxious as well.
Also, do NOT watch the news, ever!! I skip it most of the time, tis all bad news and not good for us to watch that, especially right before bedtime.
I figure if anything that I really NEED to know about, someone will let me know. Patti always lets me know stuff, thank God for that!! I would be cluless over most current events if not for her.
Please take time for just Jaime? Turn your phone off (tell the kids tough poo) and just try to destress!! I know, easier said than done, but you can attempt to try to cut down on the stressors in your life!!
I wish you the best Jaime!!
There are times where things just happen to be chaotic at the worst times. It can be (and is) hard to deal with. Work, school, kids, money. Let alone having to deal with anxiety and depression. From what I observe, the people who you really trust and love are who you should be around the most. And, Pray. HARD..Earnestly pour your Heart and Thoughts. He hears. He'll answer. And, it brings you peace within yourself. Your lucky to have a husband. he's your Support. Your Rock! Keep your head up, and know that your FAMILY loves you.
Okay Kiddo take DEEEEPPPPPPP Breaths!!! And say to yourself I'm okay, it's everyone else who are NUTS!
If I had your email, I could send you lots of funny stuff! I'm just laughing like crazy today!!! No I'm not crazy well... maybe a little. My husband says I am. But what does he know? He's blind and crazy himself!!! And the dog is nuts too! When Hubby takes her for walks (okay hubby is blind in only ONE eye) she will sometime (the dog Becky) have a kitty parade behind her. Weird huh?
Cats are not afraid of her. They like her for some reason. They even try to get her to play with them even though she will accidentally step on them. She is a big standard poodle with a little McNab mixed it for color.
So we are a crazy family I guess.
Anxiety is torture of the worst kind. I have what is called free floating anxiety it comes for no reason and it seems to have settled in the mornings. As soon as I wake up the crippling anxiety is there. I take an Ativan and aTramadol and if after an hour it isn't gone I take another Ativan and just deep breath and rock back and forth until it finally lets up. It is a horrible way to live. Dr tried me on Klonopin and I just felt weighed down all day. I am on the waiting list to go to Baptist Hospital to have ECT. I hope somehow this will end. I'm praying for all you out there struggling as we all seem to be and I ask "Why". Sign Off, Hope-Fully
i know this may not be perceived well, but number one, delete about 3/4 of those emails and ask that others cut down the texting. i feel the same way, anxiety bc i'm not doing anything the emails tell me to do, which usually requires work. i would jump off half of the support groups as well, connect with the closest of those who know you well. i take klonopin .5 at night along with lamictil for mood control. it sounds a little like mania you are experiencing. you may not want to do this either, but get out of your house. walk around the block (or your own house) ten times or something. away from the computer, iphone and support groups and focus on things to help you. just my take on things, not knowing you. i join you with anxiety issues as well.
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