Cakeboss and everyone hey ☺
Firstly loven the name. Oh yeh "I like cake" too 🍰 that piece is for you but I suggest eat it up before I inhale 😆
Geez you're having such an awful time and for so long you've suffered severely. I feel very sorry for you.
That doesn't at all sound right you not being able to easily get onto. Not doubting you btw ☺ Good looks like you're sticking with it too.
I don't have your problem but have experienced a lot of anxiety including OCD which is severe anxiety. Hoping some to follow may help ☺
I wouldn't blame you if you didn't believe this 😄
I recently heard that anxiety and depression too in most cases can be managed.
Some people might think they'd be in the much smaller percent of not being able to get on top which is understandable too but not necessarily the case.
Belief that we can goes a long way in healing.
Depression and anxiety tell us lies often.
A lovely member here once told us that her psych said "to do the opposite to what depression wants you to do"... Gold.
I think that also applies to anxiety especially with how we think.
Depression/anxiety often blur our thinking at times to unrealistic levels as you'd I guess experience. Full on eh
I've had success with firm self talk quite often which also helps with depression I'm finding.
From what I can see is anxiety is stress finding an out and it also can make us think unrealistically which fuels our fear.
With self talking in a firm no nonsense method ... no that's not going to happen.. it's my mind pulling me down.. I'm not going to feel this way etc has calmed me quite often and from extreme attacks
Also total breathing focus forces our minds to think of something else as well as calming and getting oxygen out there. You probs are aware of that
It's hard work isn't it. Poor soul.
Cakeboss if you're interested there's an anxiety thread link below. If you pop it into a search here. Links mostly atm don't yet work here but will be in future.
Although I imagine & know too you've had/having a lot of help in the area you never know something in there might click to help even a littles a good step forward.
I'll see you again hopefully sometime.
When not posting I'm still listening in the background ☺
Best healing wishes ⚘