| | Mental Health damaged by strokes?
I am a new member, who has posted a few times regarding other's health situations, of which I have some understanding, and deep empathy for...but this one is about me- and much harder for me to even put into words.
10-15 years ago, (I don't even remember) I happened to be at the doctors office after stepping on a rusty nail at work, just for a quick tetanus shot. As customary, my blood pressure was checked. To everyones total surprise, it was about 210/100, and I was immediatly rushed to the hospital.
From then on I have had malignant hypertension, which has caused great damage to all my organs, including 4 strokes, kidney disease, retinal strokes, heart attack, RLS, sleep apnea, gout, etc.
Believe it or not, that's NOT my problem. I have actually overcome all that physically, to where I'm ready to get on with my life and return to work. Now I overcome with anxiety, fear, depression, which I havent ever had.
I am taking a major regimen of medications which includes Lexapro (20mg), and trazadone (75mg), and many others. It's hard to tell which does what, because of all the other medications, but I tolerate them all well.
I'm ready to start living, but I feel paralyzed with anxiety. Being so close to overcoming the health thing, I fear the mental health issues that I obviously now have.
WHERE TO START? I know there are some very knowledgeable and experienced people on this site whom I hope can help me get started...Thank you