I'm going to try my best to keep this short....
I don't have the best health coverage. I have been to 2 different health care providers, and all they want to do is give me antidepressants or send me somewhere else. I don't feel "Depressed", just a bit stressed with everyday life. I mean what mother of a 2 year old isn't stressed, right? lol
I have problems sleeping and horrible lower back pain but that's about it. Yes, I think too much and I do worry over some things, but I have really improved since my first trip to the doctor last summer. I refuse to take any other antidepressants because of how they made me feel. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter....I don't want to walk around like a zombie. Over the past few years I have come to realize that most medications I am prescribed rather it be for pain, contraceptives or anxiety, do not work well with me. I guess I'm not meant to take meds...lol
So I was wondering are there any suggestions of things I could do to help myself destress, to not be anxious, and to sleep better? I've just about given up on my back pain cause I can't find a doctor that cares enough to really check it :(
I'm tired of getting the run around from these healthcare providers....I'm tired of getting sent somewhere else where I'm just a number, tired of always getting prescribed pills. Please give me some ideas. Thanks so much. :)
Hi, I've been where you are. Basically, I tell myself that it's all in my head. I tried to tell myself every day that getting stressed over bills, how much washing up I do a day, ETC isn't helping me. I made myself face things, and see them for what they really are. Bills will get paid. No one will scream at me if I don't wash up everything this minute, ETC. I've tried to 'reprogram' my mind to see the happy side of life. My partner has been my role model for this. He doesn't let life get to him. He enjoys the good bits, ignores all the bad stuff, or deals with it if it can be dealt with. The main reason I decided to do this was that meds never worked for me either. I have terrible back pain, sciatica, which won't go away no matter how many things I've tried, though ignoring it if it's so-so works for me, and having a hot bath if it gets too bad. Having someone to talk to about how I feel always helps me. :o)
Answer by LaraHappyMummy at 8:44 AM on Mar. 30, 2011
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Answer by shay1130 at 8:58 AM on Mar. 30, 2011
I want to help myself get better, not have to rely on pills. - sometimes it's not that easy ;o(
Have you tried counseling then?? That can make a huge difference in getting the correct diagnosis - which leeds to the correct treatment, meds or not!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 9:19 AM on Mar. 30, 2011
The mere fact that you think having to take pills for anxiety means you go to the "loony bin" says that you don't understand the condition. You need to research anxiety and depression to understand what is being treated, and why it is treated that way. Most people who suffer from depression are in denial about it, that is why they do not get the help they need until the condition becomes sever.
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