In a week or so, I’m going to start Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for my GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and mild Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
I’m on two different medications and still having unexplained anxiety. I just get nervous and uncomfortable for no reason. Heart flutters. Rapid heart rate. Racing mind. Sweating. Etc. Sometimes, I’ll have a thought that scares me (what ifs type things) and I’ll obsess and get nervous and about make myself sick.
It’s totally out of my control, which I think is the most frustrating part. My doctor tried to put me on a third medicine recently and I finally said “No.” Two is enough.
CBT has a huge success rate with GAD, so I am hopeful. I’ve dealt with anxiety my entire life and I’ve been on medication for it since 2004, so I am ready to get it somewhat under control. Especially now that I’m a dad. I can’t be the best I can be with my kid if I’m struggling with this all the time.
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