Think it was March when I last spoke about anxiety, and that was a mild episode. It was looking as if I might miss it this year, as every year it hit hard April and May. This weekend proved that it is still around.
I actually can point to a trigger this time I believe as it came on strong Saturday, it its been hanging around since. Thought it was done last night but that was just all the meds helping out, it’s back again this morning. Acknowledging it and using all the coping methods I know of but that just makes it a bit more bearable.
For those that have GAD and the depression that usually accompanies it you know how annoying it can be. You just feel lethargic and don’t want to do anything, just lay there hoping it goes away soon. Combined with the Fibro which flares up along with it it’s hard to get much done. The biggest issue I have is I don’t feel like eating or drinking anything.
I wonder if part is the change of meds? I was on Zoloft last year and right up till the diagnose of Fibromyalgia. At that time the doctor put me on Savella and off the Zoloft. I actually didn’t notice a change, anxiety was still at bay and felt ok. Even some of the pain and soreness lightened up, but it had some side effects that were not good so he switched me to Cymbalta a couple weeks ago. I don’t think it is helping at all since the soreness and pains are back as before and now this anxiety episode.
I don’t see the doctor again for another 2 weeks, I sure hope this doesn’t last till then but will go over it with him. Like I said though this time I can point to a trigger but normally when that happens it doesn’t last this long so I’m a little confused, and that probably perpetuates the problem. Vicious circle anxiety can be. I know I’m not alone with my issues as my friend from Kentucky just posted on her blog, So Over This, what she is going through. Kind of weird knowing others have similar problems can make you feel a little better.
Well for those with similar issues hang in there. Fibro and anxiety won’t kill ya, just make you miserable from time to time. You and I will get through it! Think I’ll go for a walk now.