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Paige
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello I am new to this, I suffer from agrophobia and panic attacks and would like to chat with someone who feels the same way. I feel like I am being ignored even by my own Doctor. Just given pills and sent home.

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Paige,

Welcome to the A/P forum. You are not alone here, there are many wonderful people that do understand your situation.

Are you comfortable with your doctor? I just wondered because you might need to seek out a different one if they are not addressing your concerns. Also do you go to therapy? It really does help to have somebody to talk to about this. You need to be able to live your life comfortably.

How hard is it for you to leave the safety of your home? Do you have any techniques that you practice before you try to go out? I know that this is a difficult situation, but I feel that you will get a lot of responses here that will be helpful to you. If you are getting out to see your doctor, you are overcoming a lot. How do you feel about phone conversations, I get to where I don't even answer the phone. But coming here is easy for me and I have had so much help on the forums. So you have come to a good place.

I know that it is hard when the doctor just gives you pills and sends you on your way without even talking about your issues. Maybe you should write a list of the things that you would like to discuss. It does take a little of their time to address your issues, but that is what you pay them for.

Keep posting, I am sure you will find help here. This is a wonderful group of very caring people. We are also open to any suggestions that you might have.

Relax and enjoy your day.

Luv and hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


Paige
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 3/9/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen,
Thanks for taking the time to write to me I apreciate it.
I get to my Doctor as my husband goes with me I feel that I just couldn't do it on my own, I really feel totally helpless at times. I have lived with this condition for nine years now and it isn't getting any easier.
 
I have recently been diagnosed as having Fybromyalgia. My husband looked this up on the internet and read somwhere that Fybromyalgia and panic attacks are connected in some way, I mentioned this to my Doctor and she siad they aren't connnected.

Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 3/9/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Page and a warm HW Welcome to you
I honestly believe that they are connnected

ANY chronic disease will and can cause anxiety...depression and panic attacks .......I have lived with a/p for over 30 yrs and yes you are right it might not get easier BUT there are plenty of self help techniques such as Relazation...breathing and Cognitive behavioural Therapy ( free online one I do )I do this in conjuction with my meds....I take Valium as needed........Fibro is a really hard disease and there are many here on the forums that have it .......iI also have crohns disease and a few other medical problems
I do hope you will stick with us
This si the best for Support ,understanding and caring as Karen has said


Plz do look at older threads and get to know us all
It is like a Family here and we do honestly care for one another
Check out the resources in yellow at the side as well ......There is also a Fibro forum here ........

All the best and again I do hope you stay with us here......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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getting by
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   Posted 3/9/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Paige,

I also have fibromyalgia. The bad part about it is the more tense that we get, the more pain. So relaxing is the key, though easier said than done. I do a lot of breathing exercises. And my type of meditation. It really helps a lot. We have a wonderful fibro forum also with a lot of good information, so you might want to peak at that from time to time. I know that the pain can cause anxiety and in turn the anxiety causes more pain. So it is a never ending cycle at times. Just keep posting and reading here, you will learn other ways to help you cope with the anxiety and agraphobia. This is a wonderful forum with a lot of accumulated knowledge.

I hope that you are having a wonderful day. The sun is shining here so that made my day. I live in a northern state and we have had more snow that you could imagine. That makes it even harder to leave the house. I am so looking forward to spring.

Luv and hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 3/9/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Karen for your great input .....

Luvs
LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Anxiety/ Panic and Other Disorders
         Mod for Alzheimer's, Anxiety and Panic and Co Mod for Crohns
    www.healingwell.com Donate today to keep HW helping others
 
                     
 

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