January 17, 2023 at 10:47 am #413988
I am able to cope up with discomfort or thoughts during the day. The same discomfort doesn’t let me sleep at night.January 17, 2023 at 11:10 am #413991AnonymousGuest
“How should I overcome my anxiety without depending on my husband. I don’t talk to him about my anxiety. I rely on him when my sleep gets disturbed at night… I have a goal set for 2023. It is to overcome my anxiety and stop being emotionally dependent on anyone… I am able to cope up with discomfort or thoughts during the day. The same discomfort doesn’t let me sleep at night”-
– when you say that you depend on, or rely on your husband during nights when you obsess and can’t sleep, what do you specifically mean by relying on him (do you talk to him during the nights when you can’t sleep..)?
anitaJanuary 17, 2023 at 11:17 am #413993
Some days he sleeps in a different room. On days my sleeps gets disturbed I wake him up in the middle of the night and ask him to sleep right next to me on my bed. I just tell him that I am feeling anxious and he holds my hand just to make me feel safe.January 17, 2023 at 11:19 am #413994
I feel guilty for waking him up and asking for help instead of coping it by myself.January 17, 2023 at 11:49 am #413996AnonymousGuest
Not long ago, I heard someone mention weighted blankets for the first time.
healthline. com/ weighted blankets, anxiety: “If you’re looking to add something new to manage your anxiety, weighted blankets could be a great complement to your other treatments. The blanket’s weight, which typically ranges between 4 and 30 pounds, can help produce a deeply calming effect. In fact, older studies have shown that weighted blankets can be a safe and effective way to reduce anxiety in adults. The blanket can act as a complementary therapy for insomnia or sleep or anxiety issues.. Before you get started, however, we suggest speaking with a doctor or occupational therapist to find out whether a weighted blanket is the best option for you”- what do you think about it?
anitaJanuary 17, 2023 at 12:02 pm #413997
Thanks for the suggestion. I will talk to my therapist about this in my upcoming appointment on Thursday.January 17, 2023 at 12:06 pm #413999AnonymousGuest
You are welcome, zenith, I hope you update me Thursday or later in the week/end.
anitaJanuary 17, 2023 at 12:10 pm #414000
Sure.Have a good day.January 17, 2023 at 12:13 pm #414001AnonymousGuest
Thank you, zenith; you too!
anitaJanuary 25, 2023 at 12:01 pm #414437AnonymousGuest
I hope that you are well, zenith, and that you are still seeing your therapist?!
anitaFebruary 2, 2023 at 1:04 pm #414888
Hey Anita.Thansk for asking.I am doing ok now.Last month has been rough.Yes i am still going to therapist.He told me to do ERP. Trying my best to do exposures and not judge my obsessive thoughts. I have been taking melatonin at night to help me sleep.That has helped me a bit.February 2, 2023 at 6:00 pm #414892AnonymousGuest
You are welcome, and good to read from you: by this time, I am used to communicating with you and you are like a friend/ family, so it’s always good to read from you. It’s very good that you keep seeing the same therapist, and I am glad that melatonin has been helping you a lot. Good night, zenith!
anitaFebruary 6, 2023 at 8:10 am #415079AnonymousGuest
Unfortunately, there is a high probability that I will be removed from the forums today. I am not sure about it, but I tend to believe that I will be removed. I don’t want to just disappear from your thread, so here I am to say my possible goodbye. Please continue your therapy and be the best and healthier person you can be. I will not forget you!
anitaFebruary 13, 2023 at 10:30 am #415353
Why is it so Anita!!Your post made me cry.You have been important part of my mental health journey.Thank you for always being there for me.You were a like close friend who guided me through out anxiety attacks.You had such a good impact on my life.I will miss you.February 13, 2023 at 10:33 am #415355
Can anyone adrress my question? Why is anita removed from the forum?