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Re: Off meds and anxiety free for 3-years now :)
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2012, 01:55:32 AM »
Congrats Jamie, what an inspiration you are!
I love reading stories like yours, it makes me realise there ALWAYS is hope for anybody!
Thanks so much, best of luck :))
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Re: Off meds and anxiety free for 3-years now :)
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2014, 02:50:00 PM »
Hey Everyone,
I finally had some free time and signed in on here and just realized I have not been getting my reply notifications :angry:
I just thought the site went away, but happy to be wrong and I hope everyone is feeling great. My life is going better than ever and I know it lot of it to my friends on here!
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Re: Off meds and anxiety free for 3-years now :)
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2014, 12:55:18 AM »
This book was recommended to me by my CBT...
http://www.amazon.com/The-Anxiety-Worry-Workbook-Behavioral/dp/160623918X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I benefited SO MUCH from the COMBINATION OF a good CBT, & the Zoloft (100 mg./day) I took for a year under her care in 2012-2013.

Knowing what I know NOW, I realize how important BOTH were. Zoloft helps you to be less anxious, yes. BUT...it doesn't solve anything BY ITSELF!!!!
It helps you be less anxious >>> WHILE <<< you're learning new thinking-skills thru CBT!

Zoloft DOESN'T:
* teach you how to view things differently...
* explain how your fears start...
* teach techniques of working thru fears...
* change anything BY ITSELF in LONG-RUN, meaningful ways...

I'm not gonna lie...I was SCARED when my CBT suggested lengthening the time between our visits!! I think the first few visits were 2-3 wks apart. I didn't know if I could do it past a 2 week time-frame! Well...I did it OK, & pretty soon my appts. were 2 MONTHS apart! Then we discussed my tapering off Zoloft after a year...Oh no! She prepared me well for it though, & it went pretty smooth. Last Zoloft pill was April 2013!

I didn't think I could do any of this before.
Well, I just did.
If I can...YOU can :happy0151: :yes:!!!

Faron
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Re: Off meds and anxiety free for 3-years now :)
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2014, 07:31:06 AM »
My meds are kicking in, I have support from therapy and I'm reaching out to my fam and friends more than ever. I'm just realizing that I don't want to look back at all the opportunities I missed in life. I want to do the things that scare me, because I know it's good for me. I want to learn more about these disorders and help others. I realized this is my purpose in life. I wouldn't change any of it for the world! It make me who I am today and I'm so happy to be where I am. I have the most amazing boyfriend. Sure, I quit my job, but I'm learning that life moves on and at the end of the day, everything will work out somehow.

Why stress over what we can't control?

Also, just coming to the realization that this is something I'm dealing with and will have the rest of my life.. that used to be such a negative statement  for me, but it's all in the way you deal with the feelings when you get them. Instead of saying 'oh no! here we go...' think: 'i can get through this.. i can take deep breaths and relax'

Thank you so much for sharing this, this is just what I needed to hear. I quit my job after just 2 weeks, because it was hellish and my anxiety just got the better of me and I had a total breakdown. I am now on meds, but have been worrying every day about the future. Your post gives me hope, so thanks so much for sharing.
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Re: Off meds and anxiety free for 3-years now :)
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2014, 12:23:49 AM »
Esgirl-
Are you seeing any kind of Dr. as well? Pills ALONE won't do much...

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