TAKE your meds.
You’d think I would have this figured out by now, but somehow my brain is hardwired to think I don’t need these pills. I’ll be fine if I just take deep breaths, focus on a non-moving point, centre myself, use mindfulness, etc…
Guess what? Sometimes anxiety can’t be willed away. Sometimes you have to rely on your medications.
I’m just learning this. I went to the psychiatrist yesterday, and he upped my anxiety meds. I had only been taking 0.5 of the clonazepam, but now I am going to take that dose twice a day. That is not a large dose apparently, but just might be enough to keep me from having my panic attacks. Now that selling our house and moving is becoming a looming reality, my anxiety is through the roof and I’m having un-precipitated attacks. They were definitely getting worse.
You know those “keep calm” posters you always see? I need one that says “Keep calm and take your meds”!
- On Anxiety (damnitdelani.wordpress.com)