I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder 7 years ago by a psychiatrist. I’ve gone on and off different antidepressants since then.
I’m at the point where I don’t want to be on antidepressants at all because of the negative side effects they give. They make me feel groggy and make orgasm more difficult. I want to manage my diagnosis as naturally as possible, which means trying to increase my serotonin level without pills. I exercise every other day, which helps, but I still feel the muddy, low-level buzzing in my chest and mind constantly (how I describe GAD + OCD).
Any suggestions from a life-coaching perspective? I know that changing my thoughts and maybe even expectations (counting this towards the 50/50) could help. I guess I believe this is a more physical problem than mental, I feel like the diagnosis belongs in the C line, not the T line, which I know Brooke teaches for mental illness diagnosis.
The model I’m trying to create is:
T- I can handle this naturally
R- Mental Clarity/ Decreased buzzing