Today’s post is probably one of the most real posts I’ve ever shared with you. I feel it’s important to be honest, to let you know who I am, to share my own story.
I’ve always had my share of stress. Most people do. A little over a year ago, I noticed a difference in myself. My anxiety had gotten worse, to the point of having panic attacks or crying fits. My migraines became severe, lasting for four or five straight days and only having a few days in between each cycle. I was absolutely miserable. No energy. Off and on appetite. I wasn’t me, and I had more bad days than good days. I didn’t understand what was going on.
After dealing with this for nearly a full year, I finally was able to see a doctor. As it turned out, my blood pressure was very high. Thinking about all of it – the anxiety, the migraines, the high blood pressure – it could all easily be related. Each issue could cause the other issues. Crazy how that works.
It’s been about three months since my first doctor visit. I’ve been several times now for follow-ups. I’m on three daily medicines, covering all my issues. (Not ashamed to admit that.) I’m still not where I need to be, but I’m getting there. I still have a lot of bad days, but I’m thankful for my doctor and his team. I’m thankful to have found people that understand me and can appreciate my ups and downs.
I say all of that to say this… It’s okay to have problems. It’s okay to have panic attacks and to cry over what feels like nothing. It’s okay to be prescribed medicine that can help you. It’s okay to talk to people, to open up, to be honest. You aren’t any less of a person. If anything, you’re more. You’ve gotten to where you are today, that shows strength and courage. Each day is a new day. I pray the Lord blesses you and helps you thru. Because I know, I’ve been there, and it isn’t easy. But you’re strong enough. You’ve got this. We’ve got this. Together, we can make it thru.
Until next time………………………… Stay Strong!