Monday, September 9, 2013

Small Victories in Anxiety

I went to Target and Starbucks with my husband today in the SAME CAR. 

Now, for most people, that isn't a major accomplishment, but for someone who is plagued by social phobia and panic disorder and has been off their meds for 16 months it is HUGE. My husband and I have been taking separate cars to every errand, doctors appointment and social function for over a year now because of how severe my panic attacks can get while in the car with another person. 

It has been awhile since I have felt like I was inching toward progress and pushing my comfort zone. I'm far from being able to be "normal" and will likely go back on my meds immediately after the birth, but at least I'm heading in the right direction. For a LONG time now I felt like I was running towards the anxiety and not away from it. 

I'm glad my internal GPS is finally on track!

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