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Offline Manick

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Is anxiety keeping me from enjoying my day?
« on: July 28, 2012, 02:38:54 PM »
Sigh... I just spent about 30 minutes typing up a very long and detailed post about the problem I am having and then accidentally clicked on something I didn't mean to, so most of my post was killed.  So now I'm going to just share the short version.

I suffer from ADD, Depression, CPPS (Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome) and possibly anxiety.  My ADD and CPPS is being treated fairly well, and my depression almost feels non-existent during the mornings.  I am trying to figure out if anxiety is keeping me from enjoying myself.  During the mornings, I always feel refreshed, open-minded, and focused.  But as the day progresses, I am not sure if anxiety is contributing to my inability to enjoy the rest of my day.  Lately it seems like I have hit a rut, and I am finding it very difficult to simply just jump into an activity.  This is partially because I cannot help but overthink why I am doing things, what the meaning of any of it is, and if I will be spending my time wisely or not.  The time of day has a big influence on my mood, and I am not sure if it gets worse because I am over-thinking and worrying about things, or if its simply due to my depression.

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Is anxiety keeping me from enjoying my day?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 07:39:37 PM »
Definitely sounds like anxiety. You may want to look into CBT, it works well for anxiety and teaches you how not to over-think things.
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Re: Is anxiety keeping me from enjoying my day?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 01:47:11 PM »
What is CBT?  Also, bump hoping for more feedback.

I recently started drinking a bit of alcohol during the early day, because I find that getting a little buzzed gives me some of the courage and confidence I need to initiate certain tasks, especially when it comes to talking to people and asking them if they want to do something together.  I also have recently been prescribed Clonazepam .5 mg, and it says its for anxiety, but its really a shot in the dark to see if it helps mitigate my Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome pain, which it seems to help with.
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Re: Is anxiety keeping me from enjoying my day?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 02:55:05 PM »
Manick I am so sorry I never got a notification reply and assumed the site went away. I hope you are still around and doing better. I will post more about CBT on as new thread for you since this one is so old.
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