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mogli
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   Posted 8/18/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Guys,
 
So-I got through my first week of school :-) But I am beyond exhausted and I am starting to feel extremely run down. sad I have been trying so hard to get my rest, but this week was filled with a lot of other things outside of school.  Serafena, as you mentioned in response to my "what a mess" post-I have to be getting my sleep.  Surprisingly my mood hasn't been too bad, I honestly think I haven't had time to even have a mood!  But my panic and anxiety symptoms are so bad right now.  I am having a major panic attack now, it's been going on for over half an hour (I took my Clonazepam)...shallow breathing, racing heart, and extremely dizzy.  It's taking me forever just to type this.  The nausea is really awful...I'm just feeling so sick with these anxiety sypmtoms.
 
I'm scared (anxious) that all my symtpoms (bipolar and anxiety) are going to make things really hard for me at school.  And what I want is to be able to manage them a bit.  I have decided to ask my pdoc for some Trazodone for sleeping.  I need to get my rest.  Honestly, if I can get that, the fears and symptoms will fade.
 
Anyway, thanks for reading guys.  The first week of school was exciting.  I am very happy about it.  Just feeling sick, and need to rest this weekend.
Mogs
 
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
--currently not on meds for bp--


loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 8/18/2007 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Mogli, have you ever taken a yoga class? You know when you lay down and just close your eyes and focus on NOTHING but your breath...the air coming in, the air going out...and all your focus goes into that. I think you should try it. Did you ever get a yoga tape? Now would be a good time for it. You will of course make it past it, but the relaxation techniques and meditation would be an excellent addition to managing of the sysptoms when they hit.

Don't race ahead in your mind about everything...ONE STEP AT A TIME....keep saying that over and over again to yourself in your mind...ONE STEP AT A TIME. Then, you will see that step at a time, you will get through all you need...school, BF, BP & anxiety, talk to DR...it will all come together

Hang in there....LFW

dutchie
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   Posted 8/19/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Mogs I agree with LFW, for me especially taking the small steps thing really does help. When you look at it that way, all of a sudden you realize you have made it through another day. I would also like to look into yoga classes. I looked up a little on the internet and it seemed overwhelming because I think there are so many different forms. I need to talk to someone in person to understand it better. I know now, with me that when I am feeling stress, that is when my mind starts racing. Now, it is a very unpleasnt thing; before everthing came out and I was dx'd, I didn't realize a racing mind was abnormal. I find it so strange now that I am experiencing "normal" thinking.

Mogs you know we are hear thinking of you and wishing you well. You will inevitably have bad days, and when those come up, talk to us, make small focus goals, and breathe. (Now I just have to remember my own advice when I am in need)

Dutchie

loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 8/19/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mogli & Dutchie, while I suggest yoga, and yes there are LOTS of forms, I am suggesting the gentle breathing & stretching one. I don't know the name, but just about any beginning yoga would work except for the types that are very vigorous. I am certainly NOT an experty. But I have used the breathing and meditation techniques, as well as the stretching. They have been wonderful. I bet if you call a local yoga place they could tell you. I actually looked one up on the web and wrote someone who is an expert but didn't seem to have thier own video and asked which one she recommended. I will let you know when she writes back and tell you what she says.

LFW

footballfan
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   Posted 9/3/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Haven't heard from you in a while. How is school going?

mogli
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   Posted 9/4/2007 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi footballfan,

Thanks for taking time to ask me about school...I posted my update under "Update & Venting".  I've been reading about you and Dutchie, so please know that I am thinking of the both of you as well.  I wish I could go away on a camping trip.  I will be in touch soon, promise.

Take care.


Mogs
 
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam; currently not on meds for bp

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