My friend called anxiety

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CuriousM
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/4/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone, im new and from South Africa, ive been living with this symptons (heart palpilations, tingling sensations, tight chest, and sometimes not feeling my pulse for more that 3 years now before i was diagnosed, and im taking Prozac and Atarax for now, ive been on Pasrin and Aropax, and it made my symptons worse, i think im coping for now, i just cant stop thinking about dying , i was happy to come along this board and share similar thought with other people.
 
Having this disease is so painful, because you always thinking of the worst of everything.
 
Regards

stkitt
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   Posted 3/4/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Curious M

I would encourage you to seek out professional help from a therapist or Psy who specializes in Obsessive thoughts disorder. It sounds like the pain and suffering you are having from these obsessive thoughts are difficult for you to explain. This is not an uncommon condition and is very treatable. You have started your medication and most of these meds may take as long as 6-8 weeks to reach there peak. . You can feel safe and happy with the proper care. Let the people who love you know you want their support, even though they may not understand what you are going through.

Come here to the HealingWell site and talk to us.  You will find the members warm and friendly and always willing to listen and reassure you.
Take care and again Welcome

Kitt


 
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Getting there
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   Posted 3/4/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Curiousm,

Welcome to HW. Anxiety and panic is a fascinating condition. Mine is controlled now but when it was in its hey day I could not think of anything positive. I also thought about death and was so afraid of dying and being alone.It occupied my every being and it was no fun. I had to lterally train my mind to think otherwise. I constantly repeated aloud positive thoughts/verses until I got my mind to accept those thoughts. Mind you, it took time but I came through. You will come through too. All the best.

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Panike
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   Posted 3/4/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Curious nice to meet you, i understand how you feel.Very well! I've been living this night mare since i was 22 years old and i'm 32 now! I've had the fear of dying,the heart palps,the tingling sensations and many more symtoms! I have been through many phases of anxiety.Right now i'm at a good point,i just started a new med (celexa) and its working well and for the past week or so i've been pretty stable.But there were times when i thought about death so much until it was unbelievable! The thought and the fear of dying was like an obssesion that i couldn't control! I always thought about how and when i would die! I thought about it so much that i couldn't live! Like GettingThere said it controled every aspect of my life! I'm still afraid of dying but the med that i'm taking keeps my mind off of it so i can concentrate on living instead of dying. I hope you will find peace some how and if you keep trying different things( meds and therapy) hopefully you will get better as well!

CuriousM
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/4/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for Welcoming me, and sharing all your thought with me, Panike i'm in that state where im thinking of death from the morning till noon, but right now i know im not alone, i have your support.

With anxiety you will feel all sorts of wierd feelings its so amazing.

Thanks again

stkitt
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I used to be in bed at night and think, "what if I don't wake up?".  Well then my good side of my brain would say "What you going to do about it?"

So I went to sleep and I keep waking up............so kick the thoughts of dying to the curb and dream of what a good day it will be when you wake up in the morning.  Hugs to you.
Kitt


 
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enufworry
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   Posted 3/8/2008 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,  I'm up at 3:21 am because I'm afraid to go to sleep---for fear of dying. It is so good to have this place to come to.  Welcome CuriousM and thanks to all of you for sharing so honestly. I have been anxious probably since I was 8yo and I'm 62. I have all the usual scary symptoms and fears.  I am im 12-step recovery and have tried to use my program----it helps, but not really good enough. Haven't had much success with meds.  Actually I'm scared to take most of them---side effects!  Keep hearing about CBT---will be looking into it.  Anyway, I'm so greatful you are all here---thanks

Panike
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   Posted 3/8/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Enufworry,i use to be afraid to got to sleep too because i thought i wouldn't wake up but like Kitt said i always did wake up so the thought went away.You are right this P/A causes all kinds of problems and i get so tired of living in fear but i have to keep fighting the good fight.P/A has taken a big chunk out of my life but i refuse to let it take it all! I'm going to use the little bit i have left and i'm going to fight it as hard as i can! Sometimes it throws me a huge blow that knocks me off my feet but the good lord picks me right back up and i keep on fighting! That's what we all need to do! Don't let it win! If you believe the victory can be yours!!! I realize that i'm still going to have my down points but there is nothing that the lord cant give me the strength to handle!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/8/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad that ppl are FIGHTING THE FIGHT of their lives
DO not let this dang anxiety win
Remeber you have anxiety and panic

Anxiety and Panic do not have you .......Luvs.....LYN

Glad to have you aboard Curious.............


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/8/2008 6:51:28 PM (GMT-7)


enufworry
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 3/8/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Panike and Lyn,  I so appreciate your support.  I went back to bed, but I'm not sure I went to sleep all night.  I'm pretty tired---but you are both absolutely right---today is a new day.  I'm having all of these physical symptoms today.  Mostly headache and weird spaceyness. I 've made a committment to myself not to whip myself up over it---and not go to Urgent Care....I tell myself that I have the option---but I'm really ok.  I think I'm having a reaction t the Neurontin that the pdoc gave me last week.  I've been feeling like this for several days.  I'm going to not take the rest of them and see if these feelings go away.  I am here now, talking to you and there are some things that I can do around my house to take care of myself so that I'm not so focused of these "symptoms".  It always feel good to have someone who "knows" be on my side.  Thank you, thank you, thank you. :-)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/8/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
You are welcome my friend ..althoug I feel I should caution you abot talking to your doc regarding the quitting meds if you have not already ......

HW is all about being here for one another and understanding as we too have been there or are where you are at ....know where you have come from ya know
Email me if you want to I am always available to help out fellow sufferers ........
LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Anxiety/ Panic and Other Disorders
         Mod for Alzheimer's, Anxiety and Panic and Co Mod for Crohns
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