the way out is through
- Oct 25, 2017
I found doing a combination of those to really be great for me. You have to try, you know the saying 'you get out of it what you put in', well that's fairly true of CBT, DBT or group therapy.
Cipralex didn't work for me either, and I had a long journey of trying different medications with my psychiatrist. At times, it felt incredibly frustrating, fruitless even, but once we found a combination of things that really worked, it really all became worth it. Medications can help, give you that small boost, or that extra bit of emotional stability, or reduction in anxiety, etc. They're not the only path forward, but work with your doctor, try to find what works for you.
I'm starting my new group program next week (well, retaking it actually), and I'd love to hear how yours go when you do start up.
It's always nice to hear from you, stan.
You have a lot of worth, and you do matter.It's been a while since I've posted here about myself, but today was one of those days. I feel like fucking trash, I feel worthless. My physical appearance is just disgusting, and I just hate everything about myself. I do not understand what even got me to think like this, but it makes sense. I just don't matter in the bigger picture of things.
Sometimes those bad thoughts just creep up and take over, have you ever looked into practising a bit of mindfulness? It can really help in these moments. Just bringing your thoughts to the present, not worrying about any big picture stuff, and being kind to yourself. There is a fairly good guide here, https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/. I'm also happy to talk more about it with you if you like, and what I do that's helpful to practice a bit of mindfulness every day.
I'd also talk to your doctor about these feelings, if you have that option, and just bring them up to speed. See if they have any recommendations or even therapy options like CBT/DBT, or taking a course on mindfulness