Day 13 and tonight is very hard 😔 any comments would be very kind

My emotions are all over the place took my severe anxiety and ptsd medication and it’s still such a rough night. It’s like I cannot concentrate I am being diagnosed with bi polar soon so I’m guessing it’s playing it’s part…sorry I feel like crap guys. Much love…

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Hang in there.
Maybe there´s some activity you can do to take your mind out of that place for a while and get back on track.
It´s good you came in to look for some support. We are all in this together
Stay strong :muscle:

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So sorry you are feeling bad. If you have taken your meds, then it may sound like blase advice, but it is not meant that way, how about trying a guided meditation on YouTube? Something for calmness, peace, etc? How about a bath? How about putting some music on and cleaning / baking? Watch something on Netflix, preferably something calming or nostalgic?

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Just take it a second and a minute at a time. Think how good you’ll feel when you wake up tomorrow at 14 days.
There’s a meditation thread here thst could be helpful to you.
I’ll look for the thread.

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Thank you I will check it out appreciate you

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Good idea got hot 97 radio on helping thank you

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Much appreciated

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Hey there, try to stay busy doing things around the house or go to a few online meetings. Keep going strong you got this! :muscle: :pray:

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I have a bunch of counselling set up and seeing a psychiatrist again soon. I don’t know I could sweep the place lol thanks A-maezing

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For what it’s worth, I think you’re doing amazing. Feeling the way you describe, but so many actions in place to make yourself feel better. You sound courageous and determined. I think your one day at a time will get better every day.

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Not sure if it helps but I relate and for me … this time around … I showered every time I felt that way. Mostly because it was all I could do. It helped tremendously though. Try to focus your negative thoughts. Even if u feel like shit and the world is caving in on u. It’s getting better right now. It’s better. I am doing this ! I got this! Say what u wish it was. I am strong I’m doing this etc . Even when it feels stupid and worthless. When I showered I just just listened to the water. Felt the water touch me instead of feeling the water. Just tried to take my feelings and feel differently. Look on the outside or the end of the feeling. If that makes any sense. Like touching my sweater instead of thinking about what it felt touching me I thought about what it felt to feel touch it. It kept my mind busier. Focus the thoughts and feelings. It’s not as easy as it sounds but once u start making it a habit it could make a positive impact. I also started looking up positive things to watch and listen to instead of the usual darknesss I loved horror and crime shows. I still watch them but then and at those moments I tried what I usually wouldn’t and alot of it was helpful I hope it can help u too. I looked up things to eat to boost my moods. I started just taking more time to breathe . Even when I have no time because I’m a single mom of a special needs daughter and a son. I never have time. I really hope some of this helps u. I also believe in u and I know u can do it !

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I am gonna shower :shower: right now Kristy and I completely understand what your saying. Thanks so much for the words :heart::pray:

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I stopped watching negative shows also like crimes shows and will put on HGTV sometimes.

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I refer to that feeling as “squirrelly”. It isn’t fun. But, as others have said staying busy with anything will help. (It never occurred to me to take a shower… I’m going to try that).
But if you need someone to talk to I’ll be up for a couple more hours.

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Thanks brother :+1:

I’m feeling that too. Hang in there, we got this!!! Always know that even though it seems like it at times that you are not alone. I was diagnosed as bipolar as well as having PTSD over 15 years ago and some days are absolutely overwhelming uuuuugh. We’ve got a strong community here that wants us all to succeed and I’m proud of you for reaching out for support!

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Thanks for understanding me Tracy it is hard some days. I feel some don’t me at all it is stressful on me. I am doing all the proper things to get help and this helps alot on here :heart::muscle:

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I get that!!! Having a million thoughts at once and an emotional rollercoaster going on simultaneously along with PTSD and being sober is well…we are AMAZING multitaskers to sum it up and to say the least!!! :blush: Some days taking the right steps seems pretty weird after being used to dancing along with the wrong steps but it’s so empowering to take your life back. Again, I am so proud of you, and everyone else here rocking this!!!

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Yes it is different but we got this and anyone else with the same feelings :muscle:

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Just broke down looked at my parents hanging on the wall both died in 2020 dad’s pic the Callander says March never noticed hit me…:disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved: damn I was starting to feel better…