My post, Letting go of my anxiety–whew!, I think I may have sounded like getting rid of anxiety has been a cake-walk.
In fact, I take a handful of pills to tame my anxiety.
My dream is to really be a super hero and not rely on drugs to maintain some sort of dignity. If that never becomes a possibility—then so be it.
I take 2mg of Xanax throughout the day. I am weaning off this one because my pill pusher has given me Buspar to help with anxiety. I know that each person is different, but Buspar has been the only drug I have taken that gets close to taming my anxiety so that I can work through the process of eliminating it.
I take 60mg of Prozac, 150mg of Welbutrin XL, and 200mg of Lamictal (a mood stabilizer) as well.
It has been a combination of these medications and the help of my therapist that has helped me reach my current state of mind.
However, it also took an extremely strong desire and a lot of hard work on my part to comply with everything the doctors have either given me or told me to do.
The only super heroic thing I have done is making myself move forward one step at a time. I slip now and then but I keep moving forward. The heroism is in my determination to never give up.
I blog about my successes to give others hope.