I have a compulsive nature so I understand your gambling problem. I also feel that this is a huge contributor to your increased anxiety................Please don't get any deeper into the gambling. I have read this number in the rest room of every Casino I have ever been in. Call the national hotline:
Hi Timmy,I know this is not the best way but it works for me. I do not gamble in any of the casinos in our area and there is one just 22 miles from my home. I used to live to go down there and as you say no stress of thinking, just play the machine. I begin to realize just how much I was spending and had to just stop. I only play when I go on a vacation and I know ahead of time exactly what I will spend and no more. I do not expect to win or come home with my spending money but I do have fun and I like to see shows and people watch so it works.
I agree with Nanners, you have much on your plate and you have my prayers too.
Hello! I so understand about the gambling! It has been away to forget, for me for a long time. Then when I have gambled money that I needed the anxiety is 10 times worse. The gambling has caused many a problems for me, but still seems like that is the only time I ever realy forget every thing else.
Im sorry that I can not offer any words of wisdom. But I do hope it helps knowing some one can relate.