I wanted to check in to see how everyone is doing. I hope all is well. :)
I had my follow up with my doctor yesterday. He was happy about all that I have been doing to try and minimize my anxiety. My blood pressure was really good too. He wants to keep me on the increased dosages until we are able to get my anxiety under better control. I still freak out on a daily basis, so I definitely agree with him on that. I fully trust my doctor, so if he thinks that is the best thing for me at for the time being, then I am definitely on board.
He did add Calm Magnesium to my daily regimen and also told me to increase my cbd gummy just a bit. I will take one .05 Klonopin in the morning with 1/4 of a gummy and I will take the other 1/4 gummy around lunchtime. He also wants me to take a visitril in the later afternoon. I am to continue my yoga and meditation daily, as well as increasing my Tai Chi. He and my therapist HIGHLY recommend Tai Chi for mental health and for my chronic back pain/arthritis. My anxiety is telling me that it is sooooo much and how will I be able to do it. I plan on focusing and learning how to work on time management, in hopes that I can get on a comfortable schedule. He wants me to do all of this consistently for 3-4 weeks and let him know if I only see a small change or no change at all. If I do not have progress, he will tweak my medicine a little bit. The ultimate goal is to decrease the medication as much as possible, in the future.
My therpaist is going to work with me on EFT Tapping and she has already sent me several breathing techniques to do, which are quite helpful. So, here is to a more peaceful and content life...
Hugs and well wishes to all....
Getting my second Covid vaccine shot today... Don't know why but I'm anxious to get it. I'm happy to be finally be vaccinated, but I'm also scared of being a breakthrough case and in the hospital. My girlfriend keeps reassuring me to be grateful to be vaccinated and let go of some of the worries. Even my doctor said I will be lucky to be protected. Wish my anxiety didn't make me worry...
Wife has breast cancer so I have nowhere to go with my...stuff. I get headaches and dizzy and ringing in my ears alot lately. I am trying to spare my wife and kids my..stuff but I feel intense panic like I'm getting crushed from the inside and have at least one episode a day. Today is worse than usual.