Day: June 12, 2015

My Anxious Day

Sorry for being M.I.A. for awhile, I have been sick. There have been times in the past my anxiety has made me so sick, that I had to be sent to the E.R. No Kidding. Though actually the real reason I got sick was, because I forgot to take my anxiety medication. What made it worse, was when I feared I lost an item, before I went to work. I got so worried, that the next thing I knew I sick. I was getting dizzy in my left eye and I could barely stand up. I eventually called my boss to let her know I was sick and had to go home. She let me go home and I left my job. When I arrived to my house, I made myself food, took my anxiety medication and took a nap. When I awoke, I felt a little better and I ended up finding what I was looking for. And can you believe? It was in my work folder the whole time! So, what’s the moral of the story?

  1. Do not forget and/or skip your pill. Ever.
  2. Use whatever resources you have to help lessen your anxiety. My favorite tools tools are the classic the post-it note, tech age smart phone,  and present day activities like mindfulness.
  • What I realize about the post-it note, is that the moment I write down something I have to do and/or say, I remember things easier.
  •  I love using my iPhone! It’s awesome! It has so many apps I can use to help make my life enjoyable and productive. One of the apps I use is called, the “reminder app”. It’s great for helping me remember tasks such as taking my meds. I can set up the time and day I want to be reminded and how frequently I want to be reminded. It also chimes when it’s time for me for instance, take my meds.

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–Mindfulness is a great way keep your mind on the moment. Nothing is good or bad, you just see the object for what is. For example, you can look at this rose picture below and start describing it’s features. It’s color, how many pedals it has, how many leaves it has, heck…where the picture might have been taken.

 The point is you find yourself stop worrying and all is well again. At least…for now. But it’s okay, because you are learning to better yourself and be more proactive of your illness.

3. Whatever you are worrying about can wait. Focus on the things you can do right now.

Feeling Reengergized

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I am on a second medication called Wellbutrin. It has given me energy I haven’t felt in a long time. When I first took the medication, I didn’t feel anything. However, 15 minutes later I could slowly feel energy surging throughout my body.

Depression really takes a toll on me. I can get body aches which to me feels similar to the body aches you get with the flu. I will feel exhausted, which for me is almost everyday. I could sleep right, eat right, exercise and take vitamins and I’d still feel exhausted. It’s especially worse when I am on my period. Depression and the period is a cocktail mix for miserable day. Well, hopefully the symptoms of depression will lessen in the coming days. It feels good to be “back”.

The Toll Depression Has On The Body and Mind

Last year, The Huffington Post published an article called, “Evidence Depression Isn’t Just ‘All in your Head.” I felt the article was spot on the symptoms of depression. I was like “wow” that is really me. For example, I could see why people asked me why I frowned. Mind blowing. I could put a check mark on most of the symptoms on the image, except suicide and tearfulness. Look at the chart and see if you or someone you know may be suffering from depression. Check out the rest of the article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/24/depression-symptoms_n_5868190.htmlBody and  reactions to depression