Anxiety does not control or define me anymore👈
I have had a very hard time with anxiety in my life💫. It has never been a constant, but something that rears its ugly side one is a while😕
I had to go on medication After I had my middle child because the depression and anxiety were so real and raw for me. I didn’t have adult conversations and I was home with my boy all of the time😐. It was demanding and stressful and I just couldn’t handle it. I was on medication for about a year and then was able to wean myself off with my doctors approval✅
Fast forward to the last few years. I have experienced anxiety to a level that I never thought I would in my life🙁. I have never felt so out of touch with reality and so distant from myself than I have the last 2 years of my life👈
I have seen many doctors and finally came to the realization that I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and I accept that. I am not ashamed of it and I own it. I think about tomorrow today, I worry about the future and I think about things that consume me to the point that I want to explode. I am on medication, although I have taken myself in and off of it and right here, right now, I am a better person on them❤️ There is such a stigma out there about mental health and medication. My doctor shares the same thoughts that I do, which is that your mental health is just as important as your physical health, if not more so. If you need meds to help get you through, take them! If you need to talk to someone, do it.
This is me exposing a very vulnerable part of my life, but it is me🌸. I am here to tell you that feeling anxious and depressed is normal, but being overwhelmed with it day in and day out is not and for that there is help out there. Don’t wait for it, seek it and get your life back on track.
I can happily say that I am on the road to recovery and I am excited about the future instead of afraid of it💗