having a blue day

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Im about 6 wks on flu now and had at last a few good days this week, less nausea brighter mood, more energy -very welcome feeling. 

Think having a blip today as feeling very sad and cried for first time in a while. Im sure it's just a random 'not so good' day as a few tests over the last week have meant hospital visits, not eating before hand, taking meds different times and long days. So im trying to take it on the chin and hope tomorrow is better. 

Hope everyone ive chatted to on here is having a better day? Take care

Vix x

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    I'm on week 4 and can't pull myself out of bed really a mindless wreck sad
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      You've a lot more going on than me. I had lots of bed or rather sofa n blanket days, sometimes you just need them. 

      Hope better days come soon. Sending hugs

      Vix

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    Hey there.  Yeah ive been feeling very anxious  but was  able to get out today. Im on diazepam for it. Just until flu kicks in. Had propanolol but didnt like it. I th8nk the odd day of bad is a given for now. Just keep thiking of the good days you have been having. Do you write it all down?
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      Yes. The mornings are worst for me but seem to be able to focus on getting up, breakfast, ready etc and get over it sometimes. It does make me feel like im losing control. Ive had depression before and anxiety for me is part and parcel. It is a very strong thing the mind. Im trying to train mine. Very hard indeed. Good luck today. Fingers crossed for more good ones smile
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      Just wish the meds would work! Serteraline worked and I had a normal happy life (first case of depression and anxiety) this is my second and body couldn't handle it this time. Hate the flu but its better then without 
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      Hi iamchris

      No not written a diary of my days but maybe should have done. Saw doc today and she read me her notes from my first appointment with her. Realised just how far id come since then even an a blue day so put things into perspective a bit.

      So I thought stuff you bad day, kicked myself up the backside and "Dragged" a friend with me (whos been a total rock) to a local leisure centre that has a  mini spa n we had a very chilled couple of hours slobbing out. (Day off voucher to use friend to thank, time was right). 

      Feeling much calmer this evening, hoping for good nights sleep.  In a much better place to tackle whatever tomorrow throws at me.

      Thank you for posting, glad you made it out despite feeling anxious it definitely helps doesn't it. Hope flu kicks in soon for you.

      Take care

      Vix

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    Hi Vix, please try and hang on in there. 

    I had the weekend from hell a few days ago, but I am feeling SO much more able to cope this week. Please continue to check in on this site, as I find the encouragement and just talking/typing to others going through the same thing is REALLY helping me feel not so lost and alone. I am sure  You WILL eventually get there.... XX. Dave.. wink

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      Thanks david and yes this site def helps me. Just posted to say day got lots better, ended up taking friend to local spa for few hours n chilled lots.  Used up voucher I had n treated a friend whos been fabulous with me so ended up feeling much.more rosy :-) totally spoilt! 

      Tears are still trying to sneak up on me today for no apparent reason but im just trying to accept its an off day which hopefully wont last. Have less nausea this week so overall ignoring the sneaky tearful ness im actually much improved. 

      Hope your week continues to get better and glad youre feeling stronger. Very glad of these messages,  does stop you feeling quite so alone in all this. 

      Thnx again and take care

      Vix

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    hi vix,

    wether its tomorrow, or the next day, you will be feeling brighter, accept today is just a $hite day, maybe its to do with depression, maybe its just a normal bad day, as you have been pretty busy and out of routine for  a week or so. in "normal" life, we have rubbish days, lets hope tomorrow is on the up!!

    on a brighter note, you have less nausea! whoop whoop!! good result there, there should be an end to it!!

    when daughter had her tummy virus, gp gave her ant acids, and it turns out they made her worse, took us a few weeks to work that one out though.

    go snuggle, cry, jump on the bed, whatever you feel like doing,  will be thinking of you. x

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      Hi karen n thanks

      Just reposted day got better, snuck off to use spa voucher with friend for fews hours n chilled (after doc visit and bit of a "chat" with myself!). Total treat  n left me relaxed for evening. 

      Tears still randomly trying to break through today but trying to ignore them and accept theyre just not so good days.

      And yes less nausea so all in all alot better than I have been! Just need to remember that sometimes. Someone asked if id kept notes of my feelings, wish I had now to give myself perspective. Id recommend doing that to anyone just starting this journey.

      Hope you're daughters having good days? Look after yourselves and thnx for taking the time to post.

      Vix xx

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    Hi folks

    Thanks for your messages much appreciated.  saw my gp yesterday and she read me the notes from our first meeting.  I almost didn't realise how far I've come since then and put my "blue" day into perspective for me.

    So I kicked my own arse reminded myself ivw had goid days n this is just a not so good one, remembered a voucher I had to use n "dragged" a friend (whos been a rock and who deserved a thank you for all the ear bending shes had from me recently) to a little local spa to chill out for couple of hours. 

    Had very chilled afternoon,  bit indulgent I know but my blue day ended up fairly rosy. Tears still lurking in the background for no apparent reason but I keep pushing them away.i know there  are some bad days that'll still sneak up on me , its nice to know there's people on here like you all who offer support when they happen. Think ill ask for lots of spa vouchers for xmas!

    Thanks a mill for all the messages and hope you're all having good days 

    :-)

    Vix x 

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    Hi all

    Hope everyone's having a good day. Despite my treat the Blue feeling has continued to hang around and had jitters n headaches on n off. I know im soo much better than before I started flu so am trying to shake this low.

     Its probably me getting over anxious over recent tests rather than side effects and although logic tells me not to worry my brain over rides the logic at the moment and is sending me in a spin.  Been called back this afternoon for some results so will hopefully calm down after that.

    Wishing you all better days

    Vix

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      Hey there. Im having the worst day ever.  Been told to come off sleeping tab. Been feeling fine for a few days with sleep.  Last night tried the natural way and slept 2 hours only. Now i am anxious i have cried all morning since getting up.  So bad. On pregabalin now too 2 times a day and wonder if its this.
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      Hi iamchris

      Sorry to hear you having such a bad day, ita pants isn't it. I cant shake the teariness today but dont really know why. Sleep does make all the difference,  why have you been told to stop the sleeping tablets if you dont mind me asking? And if you cant take them can you use night kalms or sleep aid (they helped me, need to get more as sleeping badly too at mo). Its hard to know what's causing what isn't it :-(

      Don't know about pregabalin im afraid. If you're at home are you able to lie down n listen to a relaxation session (I lay on floor last week  n listened to a free one on internet for first time after bad nights sleep and woke up an hour later). You never know, might just help you to have a snooze. If not distract yourself as much as possible, im gonna try too.

      Hope your day improves and you manage to get some sleep. Look after yourself. 

      Vix

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      Sleeping tabs are a short term thing. I had a week on them and then got told to cut down to 3 a week. Fs just fed up today and feel like everyone is tak8ng the brunt. A snooze is a good idea but tbh dont know really. 
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      i hope today your smiling vix, and you got good results from your tests, just remember, your on the mend, the blue days are blips, and with xmas coming that may also send your anxiety levels a little off kilter,  stay strong, thinking of you. xx
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      Hi karen

      Thanks test results were mostly ok tho got another apt mon to check out something not normal but could be n othing.

      I would like to say im smiling and right now I should be grateful that most of the physical symptoms have lessened or gone so I have no right to moan but cant keep the tears at bay today :-( I feel guilty for crying over seemingly nothing too which just makes me worse and have to keep trying to hide it from my 8 yr old daughter.

      I know its probably all just part of this horrible illness and that one day ill feel better but I cant seem to help myself, feeling a  bit pathetic.

      Sorry to not have anything more positive to post folks as I know hearing others positive news helps me.

      Hope your daughter is doing better and hope anyone else reading this is having a good day.

      Thnx

      Vix

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