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I agree. I really need to start pushing myself. I used to wake up and run for at least 20-30 min every morning. Now I wake up and I just have zero motivation and want to lie in bed until I need to get up and get ready for work. 
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Cipralex and feeling sad

Ugh I hope soon. I'm trying so hard like doing this program, peer support, yoga, counseling and this damn medication. Something has to give and make me feel better. Thanks again for being so supportive. You truly are a great human being. 
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Cipralex and feeling sad

I love your quotes lol keep them coming! Thanks so much. You've honestly made a change In my mood talking to you today. 
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Cipralex and feeling sad

My apt is Tuesday but I definitely will let you know. I automatically start breathing too much and hyperventilating without awareness while I'm driving and I have no idea why. I'm hoping she can help me figure out a way to stop that. 
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Cipralex and feeling sad

You are so right. I need to stop wondering why. It's definitely a habit now. I find it so hard to get normal breathing back while driving. So far I have tried do that 7-11 breathing thing kinda helps a tiny bit. I've also tried singing but then get frustrated that I'm out of breathe. And I've tried looking at license plates and making words lol. I think my problem is I don't stick with a calming thing long enough because it overpowers my brain. I have to find something that allows me to relax and not control my breathing. 
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Cipralex and feeling sad

By overpowering my brain I meant the focusing on the breathing and controlling it and not the calming activity. I wish the calming activities overpowered my brain! 
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Cipralex and feeling sad

Yes that is helpful! At first I was attempting to distract myself and avoid it. I also have read alot about exposure therapy and so I've started to randomly hyperventilate by breathing in and out super fast for two minutes at a time to trigger those symptoms of tightness and shallow breathing and it kinda helps. I'm hoping eventually my body will be like okay this is tiring it's not scary anymore lol. 
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Cipralex and feeling sad

Those what if thoughts are the worst!!!! Can't we just shut them off lol. I had that what if thought today what if this is as good as it's going to get! 
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Cipralex and feeling sad

Yes hahah I wish I could punch it too! That one is the worst. The 'what if I'm like this forever or what if this is as good as I'll get' those ones drag me down sooo much. I try and yell STOP in my mind when I get that way. Sometimes it helps sometimes not so much. 
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Cipralex and feeling sad

Omg it's so true. When I'm not in those high moments of anxiety I can sometimes laugh about it and how silly it can get bit than once your in it it's terrifying! Ugh anxiety.