Today was my last day of partial. I started off the day ok but as it neared the end of therapy I started to get real anxious. I’m feeling ok right now. I learned a few coping skills that I’m going to put to use as needed this weekend. I’m sure anxiety will be high with going back to work Monday.
I need to call my insurance and see what my coverage would be for the DBT program. I really really want to do it and need it. Once a month therapy sessions just aren’t cutting it. If I have to stay with that then I need to ask my therapist if we can get on a stricter regimen with DBT which is what we are supposed to be doing.
I’m also thinking a lot about my meds. I stopped sleeping meds and my emergency anxiety meds because I seem to have built up a resistance to sedatives. It really sucks but so far my sleep hasn’t been awful. It’s actually kind of nice not having to be so strict about my eating schedule and stuff for bedtime. The only thing I need to watch now is eating dinner with my dinner meds. I can’t take them before 6:30 or I may get tired too soon. On the plus side they do help me sleep. The dr at partial started me on lexapro for anxiety. It’s an antidepressant that also treats anxiety. Not sure how I feel about it but is worth a shot. So the dr also was telling me about long term side effects of my one medication and said I should come up with a plan for eventually coming off meds.
SO, my thought is to hopefully get into this DBT program which is 18 months and toward the end, wean myself off of my meds. I’m a little nervous but it sounds like a good plan to me. I’d just have to work really hard.
Why do I even try tagging people when they never reply? It literally takes less than a second to at least hit the like button. Makes me feel like shit. I’m trying to be chill because my tagging sometimes doesn’t work. Idk though. Fuck people.
On a more positive note, it’s Thanksgiving. I am actually thankful for a lot of things (except for the fact that my water heater and heat just broke and it’s freezing in here). Very thankful for my mom and Sister. They stick by me. Thankful that I have a good job. Even though I struggle financially, we have all we need. House, clothes, food. The fact that I don’t have to cook today. Lol kidding. I love cooking but we are going to my mom’s and she likes to do it all. My sister and her husband originally weren’t coming but now they are! So happy.
Thankful that my new meds are AMAZING!! I feel like a new person. It’s great.
Definition: concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.
My therapist told me about this at my last appointment because I was describing how I feel about work and apparently I have this. I am always worried that I am not good and that eventually my bosses will see that. I have facts that backup the contrary but I can’t bring myself to believe them.
Apparently this is common in people that have BPD. I googled it and there were a few articles.
Today I did well again. I thought about work today a bit more than I did yesterday but I wasn’t freaking out like I usually do so that’s good. I hope this stays. I’m excited to tell my doctor how I did this weekend. I even did a few things around the house which is an accomplishment because I’ve had zero motivation due to how bad my anxiety was.
I started a new medicine for my anxiety. I also got my lamictal back. I’m hoping it’s the meds because today I felt normal. I haven’t been obsessively thinking about work and things that cause me anxiety and I haven’t been shaky and paranoid. A couple of times work popped into my head for a couple of seconds and I was ok. I was able to redirect my thoughts. I hope this stays. Tomorrow is Sunday and that means the next day is work so I hope I can make it through. Here’s to hoping I’ve finally found the right medicine.
Ugh I had to leave work early. My anxiety got too bad and I couldn’t even stand the thought of staying 6 more hours.
My dr is having me try buspar. I took it before and it was ok. We will see. It takes time to be effective tho. He also wanted me to break up my geodon and take one in the morning. I tried that today and I think that’s what set me off this morning. It makes me feel tired and heavy and I don’t like that feeling at work. I felt like I couldn’t function a hundred percent.
I don’t understand why this can’t just go away. 😦
So I started this new workout program and OMG my legs hurt. Hello squats! I love it!
I started with light weights. My upper body strength sucks and I’m surprised at how much I can lift. I need to increase for sure.
I hope it doesn’t take super long to see results! I increased my protein intake by a lot. I can’t believe how little protein I was getting. Protein shakes gross me out but it’s only like a cup at a time so I can suck it up. I have no choice really unless I eat like 25 protein bars or eggs a day and that’s not going to happen. Eggs are kind of gross too but it is what it is.
I had therapy Monday. My lord I was talking so much and so fast. She could tell I needed it because she let me stay about 15 minutes over my time. It felt good getting all of that out and there’s still more. I increased to every other week. That should be better. I see my psychiatrist again on Monday so maybe I can get meds sorted out again too.
I am so fucking tired of this. This medicine worked like once. I’ve tried taking it with food. Taking it without food. Drinking more liquids. Drinking less. I can’t keep fucking living like this. Why is nothing working!?!?
I am so tired of this trial and error with medicine. I did this for years and thought I finally had it right and then my klonopin went and stopped working. This is fucking bullshit.
I can’t focus. I’m afraid to drive. Everything feels like it’s attacking me. My thoughts are racing. I can’t sit still. I’m tense. It gets so bad that my vision gets fucked and lights are too bright. Does that even make fucking sense?!? What the fuck is happening and why isn’t anything helping me!! I won’t but I am so desperate I just want to swallow my whole bottle of pills and hope for relief.
This is un-fucking-believable.
So I tried this new medication today. I’m going to give it some time but I think it may work. At this point I’m thinking a little higher dose but we will see. It’s not even an anxiety med. Go figure anxiety meds don’t help me and this does. It’s like an anticonvulsant. I’m a little nervous because a side effect is mood changes and I already take a medicine to stop those symptoms. I hope it doesn’t cancel that out. Gabepentin? Something like that.
Ugh. So either my anxiety just skyrocketed even more, or my new medicine made me worse. I was a wreck. Played phone tag with my psychiatrist before they finally closed for the holiday. My therapist told me to call the answering service. I did. The doctor on call told me to go to the hospital!! Yea fucking right! So they can keep me there?! No thank you. Looking back I feel slightly bad but I told him basically that he was useless and I hung up on him. I was in a panic. I drank my way calm which I’m sure my doctor wouldnt want to hear but I was in a rut.
More phone tag and I finally decided I was going to schedule an appointment with him because I was sure I’d never reach him and can’t keep on like this. I had to cancel my appointment with my therapist because they fell on the same day. Go figure a couple of hours later, today, my doctor finally got a hold of me. He is prescribing something else for me and isn’t requiring me to come in for an appointment. I still have to go back in 2 weeks to follow up but they want me to go to therapy so that appointment is back on.
What a fucking mess. I hope this new stuff works. I can’t remember what it’s called. It was long and and ends with an n. Lol hope it works!