I am struggling with my anxiety as usual. During the first 3- 4 weeks on lock down for coronavirus, my wife and I screened ourselves. I found that not being allowed to go out and not having any appointments to go to, resulted in my anxiety easing significantly and I was happy pottering around at home and working part time at home on my computer. Now some 12 weeks later I find my generalised anxiety back to where it was prior to lock-down and having seen how I can be during those first three weeks, I want to be more like that.
I have completed a basic CBT course of 10 weeks, an advanced CBT course for 6 months and I am doing a refresher CBT course now with our local Changing Minds Mental Health team. I will blog separately about CBT, but think it helps but does not ease my anxiety, which is unbearable in anticipation of events, including: going out shopping, medical appointments and going for a walk etc.
I am going to ask for a medication review so, for my own information I am going to identify the medication I have been on over the last ten years for anxiety and depression. I also take Pentasa slow release tablets for my Ulcerative Colitis and Omeprazole to protect my stomach.
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