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Forums / Staying well / OVERWHELMED AND NUMB

Topic: OVERWHELMED AND NUMB

  1. Apollonia
    Apollonia avatar
    17 posts
    18 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    Croix,

    Finally catching up with psychologist Thursday night but since last Wed I starting taking medication. GP prescribed one that works for both nerve pain and anti anxiety. I may have pinned too many hopes on it. I don't feel like I'm moving forward. I just feel off my face and tired. My friend suggested I might ask gp to not give me such a combo but rather one that deals with just anxiety/depression. I'm just tired all the time. And the timing to give it a go...couldn't be worse....I started the same day I received results that I was covid positive. I know I want to get better. Especially before kids go back to school. Need to be with it...to keep up with all that routine. Right now..I tick all the side effects: dry mouth, nausea, disruptive night sleep, tired all day...if i lie still and close my eyes, I feel like I'm floating high...which part of me likes and the other part reminds me I'm a daughter with aging parents, a wife and a mum and to just snap out of it!

    I'll call to get appt with gp tomorrow. It's nice to feel numb sometimes...but life keeps moving even when you're still...and I want to feel more like a participant than a spectator.

  2. Apollonia
    Apollonia avatar
    17 posts
    18 January 2022 in reply to Croix
    Croix,
    Finally catching up with psychologist Thursday night but since last Wed I starting taking medication. GP prescribed one that works for both nerve pain and anti anxiety. I may have pinned too many hopes on it. I don't feel like I'm moving forward. I just feel off my face and tired. My friend suggested I might ask gp to not give me such a combo but rather one that deals with just anxiety/depression. I'm just tired all the time. And the timing to give it a go...couldn't be worse....I started the same day I received results that I was covid positive. I know I want to get better. Especially before kids go back to school. Need to be with it...to keep up with all that routine. Right now..I tick all the side effects: dry mouth, nausea, disruptive night sleep, tired all day...if i lie still and close my eyes, I feel like I'm floating high...which part of me likes and the other part reminds me I'm a daughter with aging parents, a wife and a mum and to just snap out of it!
    I'll call to get appt with gp tomorrow. It's nice to feel numb sometimes...but life keeps moving even when you're still...and I want to feel more like a participant than a spectator.
  3. Croix
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    19 January 2022 in reply to Apollonia

    Dear Apollonia~

    A bout of Covid is all you need right now, let's hope it is mild and quick.

    I'm pleased you saw your GP and got some meds, it's probably not a fair trial with Covid at the same time, are you going to ask the doctor if you need to change them, or reduce them until you get better?


    As you say, always tired plus floating is a bit much.

    Hopefully the psychologist twill help too, are you using telehealth? I've found it pretty good all things considered, it's certainly convenient, and now you are Covid positive options are limited.

    I think you are a participant already, most definitely
    Croix

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