Post Edited (anastasia01) : 3/13/2008 9:57:22 PM (GMT-6)
Good Evening, things have not gotten any better for you since this morning huh? I am sorry. I am reposting my response from your question this morning re racing thoughts.
Racing thoughts are not just "thinking fast." They are thoughts that just won't be quiet, that can be in the background of other thoughts or take over your consciousness, that gallop around in the your head like a carousel gone out of control.
IMHO You sound like you need to learn how to practice relaxing. Hot baths with candles, soothing music, and thoughts of beautiful beaches might do you wonders. Sit in the tub and let your mind reset. You owe it to yourself to let some of these busy thoughts go and bug somebody else.....
Take care and keep posting. We are here for you. Please know you are safe and let the thoughts in and right back out. Try to rest well tonight and we will all be here in the morning.
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Good Morning, I hope you had a good sleep last night and the racing thoughts stay away and give you some peace. I am so glad we were able to help you, and remember you can always come here for support or just a hug of reassurance that you are ok.
Hey there I have been thinking about your post and how unhappy you are as I spent months in that same place. I am wondering if CBT has ever been mentioned for you.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
There is an online site if you are interested that is free and many members have used it. Please let me know if you would like the address. I would be very happy to post it here. Stick with us.Hugs to youKitt
Post Edited (stkitt) : 3/14/2008 2:59:08 PM (GMT-6)
I am so happy that your positive attitude is helping and that you practice the breathing and meditation. That has helped me so much.
You are lucky to have a good husband that holds you when you need it. A lot of men don't seem to understand, I am sure that he will help you through this. And with God's help you will be able to move on.
Keep posting, we love to hear from you. Keep up the good work and keep us up on your progress. It also sounds like you can be of help to others here.
Big hugs, Karen
hi Anastasia...........hope you are feeling a bit better. I can relate to your feelings. They are so hard to describe. When I get light headed, I know an attack is starting to come on. If I am out when this happens, I immediately start to slow down my walking, and start breathing thru my nose and exhaling thru my mouth. I find it very helpful when I am at home and it starts, to grab my heating pad and lay with it on my chest. For some reason, the heat calms me and my heart stops pounding, and my breathing comes back to normal. Also, drinking a glass of very cold water seems to help. Its not easy hon, and I feel for you and everyone who has gone thru these feelings. Once you realize you are NOT going to die, it will be so much easier. My therapist told me " no one has ever died from a panic attack."
I have been to the ER numerous times and am glad they have always told me it was anxiety. Listen to your dr. I am sure if he did blood tests, and a complete physical and ruled everything out, and told you it was anxiety, then you need to believe your dr. My dr told me 80% of women who visit him is due to anxiety and stress. So you are not alone, sweetie. One day at a time ok?? Rest and dont forget to nourish your body with good food. I lost 6 lbs in 3 weeks with my broken ribs, because the pain was so bad and anxiety started and then my fibro flared. I didnt practice what I just told you to do. So I am back to eating well, and feeling better. Sometimes I will drink a BOOST vitamin drink and this seems to fuel my body better and faster.
Let us know how you are doing?
HUGS TO YOU