Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Coping

So the Anxiety isn't gone. The problem that created the anxiety in the first place is pretty much not an issue anymore, but now a new problem has cropped up in it's place. It could end up being no big deal, or it could end up being very bad. Anyway, I'm tired of waking up hours earlier than I need to because the anxiety is so bad I can't sleep. I'm still not going to medicate. I'm afraid if I start I will never be able to get off it.

Anyway, I have found some ways to cope and most of the time I'm doing pretty well.

My friend Ann mentioned she was reading this really great love story so I went and checked it out. It's so awesome and well written. I think everyone should totally read it.... just don't try and read it all at once. I would highly recommend reading it now before the author realizes what she's got and removes it for publication. It's called Black Heels to Tractor Wheels By Ree Drummond. Start at the bottom and work your way up.

It's good. I promise.

2 comments:

Carol said...

Anxiety sucks! I did some reading on it because I deal with insane anxiety sometimes. I was on meds during/after my dad's death and finally stopped taking them because they changed my personality just enough to annoy me. While reading I found out that carbs, sugar, etc... can be a culprit, not only for high triglycerides (which I have), but also for anxiety. I cut out most carbs for a while there and the anxiety was almost non-existent. It was amazing. I eat whole grain carbs now which don't seem to affect the anxiety much - but what I can combat with diet, I do with exercise. Sometimes I still have panic attacks, but not near as much as I used to. I hope this helps. :)

Craig and Stacy said...

Just a note to say

I was thinking about you TODAY

LOVE Stacy