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Forums / Anxiety / Trying to be brave for my child for years now I’ve crashed

Topic: Trying to be brave for my child for years now I’ve crashed

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  1. Zap Nell
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    2 posts
    1 October 2021

    Hi

    I’ve tried for so long to keep a healthy mindset

    so long it’s turned into survival mode of self care

    but now it’s habitués that when I do something like go to coles I have a panic attack

    I feel like my body has given up or needs a rest

    I go to bed so early because it’s easier than feeling anxious

    ive Nursed my child back from a trauma/ injury that left her at 6 with ptsd and anxiety

    I’ve been back and forth to children’s hospital and rocked back and forth with the panic attacks all while having my own and not showing it

    i was on a tablet for 6 months but I ended up unwell and had to go off it .

    so I’m on nothing now

    I eat well , do yoga and meditate but I still feel in survival
    as a escape I write and publish children’s books

    my question is do tablets help this or shall I just keep trying everyday

    I’m tired of trying to keep myself safe from panic and anxiety

    my doc gave me a SSRI to try but reluctant and If it makes me tired I dont want to feel like a bad mum

    I have 3 auto immune diseases and I ache all day aswell with chronic pain

    just lost 😞 I try to do different things daily to feel better

    any helpful advice please

  2. Petal22
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    2 October 2021 in reply to Zap Nell

    Hi Zap Nell,

    Wellcome to our forums!

    Im sorry you are feeling this way, I understand anxiety and depression can be difficult to deal with I understand.

    Im sorry to hear what happened to your child….

    I had severe anxiety OCD my doctor put me on a antidepressant to help me to manage my anxiety. I also did therapy… Ive now recovered…

    I believe medication and therapy go hand in hand you can also learn some coping strategies.

    I highly recommend you see your gp and let them know how you are feeling and how your anxiety and depression are affecting your life..

    You could also do a mental health plan together this will enable you to see a psychologist.

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  3. Zap Nell
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    3 October 2021 in reply to Petal22

    Thank you

    I agree

    I’ve started meds

    ive been keeping the depression at bay with strict routines but that’s not living

    should be easier with medication and I won’t be in self care survival mode all day .
    I think I knew all along because I have numerous referrals in the office

    time to use it

    booked councillor for Tuesday

    Thankyou

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  4. Petal22
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    3 October 2021 in reply to Zap Nell

    Hi Zap Nell,

    Thats great that you are seeing your councillor on Tuesday and you’ve started meds…. Just remember it all takes time ❤️

    Hang in there

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