Taking a break from the forum. I'll miss you all.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I've been posting frequently on the Fibro and Anxiety forums lately. I'm dealing with a tremendous amount of pain, anxiety and depression caused by my Fibromyalgia.  This last year to 18 months have been extremely difficult. The PTSD and depression has become bad enough that I need medication and counselling.
My decision to leave the forum is that I'm wondering if reading and replying to posts is causing my anxiety to be worse than it needs to be. Might be causing what is called "health anxiety".  I need to give my mind and psysche and break; a chance to get well. Not be thinking about health related things so much.  That seems to be the only thing in my life these days; always talking about illness. 
I won't be checking in or reading any threads.  Not for a while anyway. I just want to see if by doing this, I improve.
My thoughts and prayers will be with each one you as they always have been! 
God bless,
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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   Posted 10/22/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   

(((((Ginny))))))), I do understand. I don't get on here as much as I used to. You have to do what is best for you. You will be missed around here though. If you ever want to email privately I'm listed on here. My hubby suffered from PTSD his whole adult life.

love ya


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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Ginny, you have to do what your think is best for you and your health. I hope the time away gives you time to refresh. You will be missed here and hopefully you'll give us an update every so often. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ((((((Hugs))))))
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   Posted 10/22/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   



    I understand completely, but I sure will be worried.  Please know that you are in my prayers.  I sincerely mean that.  I WILL be praying for you.  Take care of yourself girl!  Love ya, Judy

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   Posted 10/22/2008 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
((((((((( Ginny ))))))))

I TOTALLY understand. You do everything that will give you a chance to feel better. I'm so sorry you are having SUCH a hard time for SO long.

I hope your break from the forum will help.


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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
(((( Ginny ))))) I will miss you but understand why you have to do this, this DD is so draining. I pray you start feeling better and that your upcoming surgery goes well. Take care, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, Ginny, you go off and think about other things! And have some *fun*!

We'll be rooting for you while you're gone and will be here when you need us --


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   Posted Yesterday 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Ginny

You will definitely be missed, but like the others I understand when you have to back away and clear things for yourself.  you have to take care of yourself first, or you can't take care of anyone else.  you have helped me tremendously with your posts.

Hope this break will help you to find a better way for you.


Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
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   Posted Yesterday 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   

We'll miss you too, but we'll be happy for you, knowing that you're doing something to help your healing. When I feel real bad and am in an awful flare, I tend to spend a lot of time here, but as I start to feel better I stay away. What you're doing is real healthy.

The beauty of this forum is that we are all here for you, and you know that you can come back whenever you want and that you won't be forgotten. Only missed.

Take care of yourself Ginny, and I do hope you start to feel better.


SLE, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis, gluten intolerance.

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   Posted Today 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ginny. It really sounds like you need a break from all this lupus stuff. I'll miss you! Godspeed. Love, Butterflake

Dx: SLE ('05), depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS Tx: CellCept, plaquenil, prednisone, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, seroquel, celebrex, actonel
prn: arthritis tylenol, neurontin, promethazine, ambien, flexeril, multi vit, C, flaxseed oil, acupuncture

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