Going to the gym, helping my mental health issues.

I’ve been going to the gym now constantly for 3 months and feeling fantastic. I’m not having many bad days as I used to. I’m not saying that going to the gym has cured me. I’m saying that it has given me a different focus. I’m not just sitting pondering about things like I used to. Work is starting to stress me out again but I’m trying not think about it. I used to come home and bring my stress with me and sit at home like a bear with a sore tooth. Which isn’t fair on the people around me. Now as soon as I leave work I switch off and don’t think about work till my next shift. It’s starting to work but it can be hard sometimes.

I have been thinking a lot lately about coming off my medication. I did do this last time without my doctor’s consent and the effects of doing this was horrible as I just went cold turkey.

I’m not going to do this as this may just be a temporary feeling. I’m hoping this continues for the next few months then I will go and see my doctor.

I always think that I shouldn’t have to take a pill to make me happy. I do realise that they do help. Yes they aren’t going to work straight away, they do take a while to start working. I’m now thinking that if I do stop I will start having anxiety attacks which are horrible. I’ve only ever had 2 and wouldn’t wish them on anybody.

To finish this post off, I was going to ask if anyone would like to talk about anything, just send me a message on here or through my twitter.

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13 thoughts on “Going to the gym, helping my mental health issues.

    1. Exactly I’m sure doctor’s don’t realise that sometimes. As you mention depression and anxiety to a doctor they immediately put you on medication. Yeah some days are hard but then I realise what I could be missing with my family.

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    1. To get started is the hardest part. Once you’re in to the swing of it there’s no stopping you. It just makes you feel better all around and changes your mindset. Yeah some if the medication I’ve read about for depression and anxiety the side effects sound horrible.

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  1. Unless not taking meds is a goal then yay. For me, medication is not the evil character it’s portrayed as. I have to take meds to be able to walk so …. i see taking them with a kinder eye.

    If it was not for someone making an antidepressant i wouldn’t have my pain medication/sleep med.

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