Deep Blue: Finding hope

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Deep Blue

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Deep Blue: Finding hope
« on: May 12, 2020, 01:02:23 PM »
Hello all,
I feel like I知 moving in the right direction and wanted to start a new journal to reflect that.

I致e been on the new medication for anxiety and sleep for a bit now.  Things are going well on it.  It can make me groggy and a bit dizzy at night (bathroom trips become interesting) but it has really improved my sleep. 

Nightmares are still there, but I am able to go to sleep pretty quickly now.  I致e been tracking my sleep.  A month ago, I was awake for about 3 hours a night.  Now I知 down to about an hour!

Sleep is so restorative.  I知 handling therapy better too! We are still doing emd (restricted). Next step is to get into emd (unrestricted).  I have some anxiety about that because I don稚 trust where my mind will go if given full range.

My T says I知 ready. My positive belief that I feel is true, is that I知 moving in the right direction.  The thing that is holding me back is that I知 not sure I will be able to handle it.  I will have to see how it goes first before I will know...

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notalone

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 01:44:04 PM »
Deep Blue, I'm glad to hear about the positive things that are happening.  :cheer:

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 03:47:22 PM »
Hi Deep Blue,
Wishing you the best with your new journal, and so glad to hear you're sleeping better than you did before.   :cheer:
Hope  :)

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 05:21:06 PM »
FWIW I believe you will be able to handle it. I'm in your corner.  :cheer:

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2020, 01:48:18 PM »
Not alone and Hope,
Thanks for the warm wishes  ;D  It痴 good to hear from you both.

3R,
Ha ha thanks for the encouragement.  I have hope that you are right and can handle it.  I知 just kind of a tangible person, so I need to experience it first before I値l be able to answer that question... makes sense?
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I slept well again last night. Woke up feeling good.  Did some work stuff and now I知 gonna do some school stuff with my kid.

I知 bribing him with legos to do the work.  Husband doesn稚 like it.  He said I shouldn稚 bribe him to do something that he should already be doing.  The thing is, it痴 my sanity I am protecting here.  I知 tired of the tantrums over schoolwork from him.  Yes I have more patience these days...  but I want school to be an enjoyable experience for us both

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2020, 01:59:09 PM »
As far as bribery... I've heard it said that adults are bribed to go to work by getting a paycheck, haha! I'm all for whatever keeps the peace in these stressful times. You might want to tell your husband that teachers regularly use bribery to help motivate students (they just have different phraseology for it :bigwink:).

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 03:17:39 PM »
 :yeahthat:

so glad things are going in a positive direction, so much so that your journal is reflecting it.  yay! :cheer:

i have faith in both your t and you that, while it may get bumpy at times, you'll be able to manage.  love and hugs, dear heart. :hug:

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 07:58:36 PM »
Glad you're feeling better, Blue. And that your'e getting better sleep :) It's so important.

Perhaps tell that husband of yours that if he doesn't like, then he can deal with the tantrums and the teaching and helping with the homework. :P

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 10:06:44 PM »
I知 bribing him with legos to do the work.

We call that "positive reinforcement." I'm all in favor of that.

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2020, 10:18:06 PM »
Hit a heavy trigger yesterday.  I had a flashback but no panic attack.

I have been dizzy since last night though.  Ive have really bad vertigo all day.

Hope it痴 gone tomorrow

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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020, 05:04:08 AM »
Sending a hug Deep Blue x  :hug:

I hate it when I get triggered. I hope you have managed to work through this and that you're feeling better today.


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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 09:11:36 PM »
Thanks snookiebookie.
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Well things got crazy for me the last few days but I知 doing better now. 

Long story short... I had a trigger when I was getting a deep tissue massage.  He痴 a talker and I see him about once a week.  I know getting a massage sounds relaxing, but that is not the type I get.  He does deep muscle massage, sometimes I知 covered in bruises when he is finished.  It痴 painful, but within a couple days it really seems to help me.

So anyway, I知 face down on the table and he was talking about adhd...

******trigger warning**** pa
So he says that he prob has had adhd His whole life. Says that he wished his parents knew about it then... said that his parents..... (deep breath.... I知 gonna try to be brave right now and type this) his parents punished him with a b*** when he wouldn稚 stay still... then he said that he remembers getting a c... said that he remembers a word with each syllable.... and I was gone.


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Flashback hit and I Don稚 remember the rest of the massage.  Usually I知 totally aware when he is working on painful muscles etc... nope I zoned out completely.

I got home that night and felt dizzy.  I went to bed early.

Next day I woke up... still dizzy... I slept pretty much all of the day away.

Yesterday I felt less light headed but still had a couple dizzy spells.

So then I went to therapy today.  My T said I seemed distant... zoned out... i told her I壇 been dizzy and assumed I was just tired.

Finally I told her what happened with my massage guy and she helped me put the pieces together.  I dissociated for 2 and a half days!!!! I didn稚 realize it!

Yes I still have some light headedness but I知 trying to ground and be mindful and get my head more leveled.

I知 ok... I知 still doing pretty well considering.  The nightmares are still not keeping me awake.  This was just a weird side track for the week.  I guess the road to recovery isn稚 a straight line?  :Idunno:

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Re: Deep Blue: Finding hope
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2020, 11:13:15 PM »
i guess it isn't.  that was quite an experience for you.  i'm glad you and your t were able to figure it out.

sending love and a hug filled with grounding :hug:

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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2020, 09:41:33 PM »
Deep Blue, I would have been really badly triggered in that situation too. I'm really happy for you that you can say you're doing OK. Seems like a pretty quick recovery to me. Which means Wow! Good going on your part! :thumbup:

Sending good thoughts and grounding  :hug:

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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2020, 10:44:00 PM »
No wonder you were triggered.  :stars: Glad you were able to process with T. The recovery road is definitely not straight!