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YommyMommy Fri 26-Oct-12 14:25:29

I can only handle positive stories right now please smile

I have started on 10mg today for anxiety and depression. I'm do relived to b getting some help and looking forward to feeling like myself...I know it won't work over night but would love to hear success stories!

X x

CuriousMama Mon 29-Oct-12 19:51:55

Sorry you're having a hard day. I didn't know the HV had concerns? That can't help?

YommyMommy Mon 29-Oct-12 20:35:54

I don't think they do have concerns, I think they are just doing a follow up to make sure the boys are still being looked after. I think they are just doing their job...

Sparklingbroomstick Mon 29-Oct-12 20:37:30

Box ticking Yommy. Nowt to concern you. Just let them do it and smile politely.

Are you having some time off following your op?

YommyMommy Mon 29-Oct-12 20:42:43

Yes I think so sparking...the last few time I've been at GP I've been in a bit of a state (emotional wreck). Yeah I'm having a week or two off to recover so hopefully but that time the meds will have fully kicked in smile x x

Sparklingbroomstick Mon 29-Oct-12 20:45:00

It's all looking good. I am really excited for you. x

Llareggub Mon 29-Oct-12 20:51:35

Hello, just thought I would post to say I am three weeks ahead of you and I feel like a new woman. My DCs are the same age too. I started on the meds three weeks ago following a diagnosis of depression and anxiety. I have experienced episodes of real happiness this week, and I have definitely found it easier to do routine things. Keep going!

YommyMommy Mon 29-Oct-12 21:12:21

Thank you llare, I really hope I do to in the weeks to come! Thank you for posting! What dose are you taking? If you don't mind me asking?

I'm glad someone is excited curious grin how was ur day with OH? Did the sunshine stay out for you? X x

YommyMommy Mon 29-Oct-12 21:13:42

Sorry sparkling...that excited bit should have been for you...oops grin x x

Sparklingbroomstick Mon 29-Oct-12 21:14:26

grin

Llareggub Mon 29-Oct-12 21:39:36

Same as you - 10mg.

CuriousMama Mon 29-Oct-12 23:12:48

grin Day went great thanks, dp ds2 and I went to Durham. The Cathedral always feeds the soul.

Tonight ds2 came to a writing club with me. He's 15 in the morning so I was honoured. He's the writer not me, I'm ok though but more an artist. I'm on painting a watercolour for him for his birthday. He asked me to do one from the Stephen King Dark tower series. No pressure! wink

You sound so positive YM, and it'll keep getting better smile

YommyMommy Tue 30-Oct-12 07:38:26

Morning ladies,

Day 7 is here! My anxiety is still through the roof this morning sad and I never slept great. I'm up n ready for work so will see what my day brings.

I will need to give the health visitor a ring this morning, so will keep you all posted on that angry

X x

YommyMommy Tue 30-Oct-12 07:39:35

So glad you had a wonderful day yesterday curious! Hope ur DS has a wonderful birthday. And what a great present! X x

YommyMommy Tue 30-Oct-12 09:05:59

Lol, just noticed this morning that I'm only actually on day 5 of meds...don't know how I get to day 7! D'oh! X x

CuriousMama Tue 30-Oct-12 09:38:58

Morning YM,

sorry to hear today hasn't started so well, are you in work today? Try a bit of positive thinking if you can, pop to the loo and relax your breathing then visualise a really happy time in your life,or something/someone that you feel blessed to have in your life? Me if you like? wink Anxiety is bloody awful don't let it beat you though. The mind is very powerful but you can change your thinking.

With me it's panic disorder so I know it's all linked to my thinking. It's quite amazing how I can start to think I'm going into panic and then it escalates. I'm getting a hold of it now but mega stress can trigger it. A lot of it is linked to my breathing though. Plus I'm doing the NLP (from a book and tips online) and changed my diet, taking vits/minerals. Too much sugar and caffeine is bad for me.

By the way I finished my painting I'll try to link it to my profile page if I can find the attachment for the phone. My camera isn't compatible with this computer.

I hope your day improves xx

cocolepew Tue 30-Oct-12 10:06:17

Morning YM, I used beta blockers (benedrol?) to help with the anxiety while I waited for the ADs to start working. Maybe this could be an option?

If you're having an ablation, on tuesday, it will definitely help smile

YommyMommy Tue 30-Oct-12 11:02:24

Thank you curious,

Yeah I'm at work and my anxiety has subsided a great deal from this morning. smile I would love to see your picture if you can up load. Will need to go onto my computer at home as can't do anything like that on the phone.

And you are so right about the positive thinking. I reality I have not one thing to b negative about. I have 2 beautiful, amazing little boys, a wonderful DH who is worried sick about me right now. And you of course curious grinWe have a comfortable life style. It's all good. I think I've just been through so much the past few weeks it's taken it's toll. I just need time to recover!

Coco, I really hope I the ablation makes a massive difference. It will stop me worrying about my HB every month too blush

X x

CuriousMama Tue 30-Oct-12 11:15:42

I'm glad you're feeling ok. I uploaded the painting. I'm pretty pleased with it smile It's 12" by 8" watercolour. DS1 was over the moon with it.

YommyMommy Tue 30-Oct-12 11:28:15

wow, curious mama, the painting looks amazing! You are very talanted!!

CuriousMama Tue 30-Oct-12 11:30:55

blush Aww thanks. I did take a while doing it, 2 hours-ish. I had to keep hiding it when ds1 came downstairs.

CuriousMama Tue 30-Oct-12 11:34:29

Looks much better when you can actually see it, too small on here. Are you on FB Yummy? If so you can add me if you want, some of my other paintings are on there. Just inbox if you want to.

YommyMommy Tue 30-Oct-12 11:40:23

Yeah curious I'm on fb. Inbox me and I'll give you an add x x

cocolepew Tue 30-Oct-12 12:07:31

YM you'll need more than a couple of weeks off after an eblation, I had 9! Though I had a bladder repair and my job is very physical. You aren't alowed to lift anything more than a teacup for the first two weeks.

cocolepew Tue 30-Oct-12 12:08:34

Wow! Your painting is epic shock

cocolepew Tue 30-Oct-12 12:10:09

Actually maybe I wasn't allowed to lift because of the bladder surgery, ignore megrin.

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