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Over A Year Since I stopped Effexor

Sep 29, 2014 - 1 comments

I find I have anxiety most of the time now.  The Effexor stopped the depression and anxiety, and I don't really know why I am feeling the way I am.  It just seems to be general anxiety, often triggered by nothing more than loneliness.  I keep occupied a lot, go out a lot, see people, and yet the anxiety is always pounding away in my chest.  I don't show how I am feeling, but find myself telling all and sundry that I have a mental illness.  Talked to the vicar yesterday about doing a spiritual course, and told him my problems too!!

I have volunteered for an important job in a school.  I get uptight because I do not have a car any more and have to rely on others to give me lifts.  Really finding it hard to cope with this anxiety.

I have lost a lot of weight because of tummy problems, and arthritis plays up now and then.  Just feeling sorry for myself, but I don't think I am depressed.  Trying to cope, and manage as best I can.  

Nice to be able to write how I feel here.  Know there are always others worse off than me.  

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by brice1967, Sep 29, 2014
"Know there are always others worse off than me."  Interesting that you have that down.  For years, I swore I had it worse than anyone on the planet and obviously that is nor was not the case.

May I ask, why did you stop using the Effexor?  

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