Alcohol

As well as the weather, it seems that alcohol also has an effect on my anxiety. I use to enjoy a drink or two, maybe a couple in the evening 3-4 times a week. But recently have have dropped to about 2 drinks a weeks. I really do feel refreshed and more alert with less anxiety without alcohol. …

Weather?

I was thinking, could all my problems be linked to the weather? I just don’t know. I seem to feel better in the summer and when the sun is out. But the thingis this time lest year and right now I am on Cipralex (an SSRI anti-depressant) and it could just be the tablets. Maybe …

Bad Day

I Had a bad day, first for ages. I wound meself up at work and it all went down hill from there. I started feeling anxious, then came the symptoms, heart palpitations, chest pains, head ache and just a general feeling of doom and dread. I have had some dinner and a glass of wine …

Things Going Well

The past 3 weeks have been great. I have had 2 more CBT sessions and now been left on my own to continue with the self CBT I have been taught, which I find really works. I would recommend anybody suffering with anxiety to try CBT. I have now also learnt to talk to family …

Ups And Downs

I’ve just had my third CBT session and it was the best one yet. I think it was because I had a really good week. I didn’t really feel anxious, and felt focused more about things. I had a very bad anxious week the week beginning 8th Feb. I had gone on holiday and instead …

My Anxiety

I have recently been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I have been suffering with the symptoms for about 18 months. I have been on and off  anti-depressants over the past year and I am now having cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I suffer with panic attacks as a result of the anxiety which are exhausting. It has changed my life in …