Does anyone have that trio of issues? How do you deal with it? I feel like the anxiety and paranoia feed off each other making them both worse for me.
Yes I do. I agree. They feed off of each other
I watch something funny or talk about something else til I get my mind off of whatever is making me freak out.
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" Yes I do. I agree. They feed off of each other"
How do you deal with it? I won't be able to get back on medicine until the end of next month probably.
Just one day at a time. No meds. And when it gets just that horrible I just keep telling myself that as soon as I go to sleep it will be a new day and a new chance. I wont lie, it doesnt always help but most of the time it helps me through it.
Quoting susanesque:" I watch something funny or talk about something else til I get my mind off of whatever is making me freak out."
I can't do that. :( It will be all consuming. I can't read or watch tv. It's just THERE. Then I start freaking out more and more.
Quoting H&Cai:" I can't do that. :( It will be all consuming. I can't read or watch tv. It's just THERE. Then I start freaking out more and more. "
Mine used to be like that but I've learned to shut it out and get lost in something else. Took yeeeeeeears, but I've been dealing with it since I was a kid.
Highly medicated(when not pregnant). I'm bipolar type 2 and have Borderline personality disorder plus PTSD. Without my meds the anxiety and depression are horrible. I don't leave the house much and when I do it is very hard to go to big stores or where large groups of people are. Also thinking people are talking about me and what not.
Yes, I do. They do feed one each other. I take medicine, but when I can't. I do my best to keep my mind busy... playing with DD, video games, cooking... anything I can do to stay busy.
<blockquote><b>Quoting H&Cai:</b>" How do you deal with it? I won't be able to get back on medicine until the end of next month probably. "</blockquote>
I have a lot of medications I take. I stay home (I know I know it isn't good but I have a panic attack multiple times out in public) I have 10-15 panic attacks a day when I stay home anyway. I have alot of diagnosises. And they keep coming. I've been in the hospital 3 times one of those being the state facility. All that being since July 2011. Last time I was in the hospital was from April to September, 5 and a half months. I go to therapy. I use my coping skills. I have been involved in dialectical behavior therapy that is focused on borderline personality disorder but it also helps with anxiety and paranoia and depression.