Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 3/28/2008 6:34:20 AM (GMT-6)
Congratulations on being sober - that's a huge accomplishment! I've been sober for many years now and actually like being sober - never thought that would happen while I was drinking all that alcohol. To think of the damage I've done to my body during that time!
I am so happy that you have learned so much about yourself - you seem to be a very insiteful person. You've done a great job with all of this and I'm also glad that you no longer think you are invincible. When we learn to shut out the world, especially at an early age, we don't let ourselves feel anything and tend to think we are invincible because we feel stronger. In reality that doesn't make us invincible, it just closes us off to the real world. In my opinion, we need to feel in order to be strong.
You are so right when you say you have the whole world to look forward to - you are young and just beginning your life. I bet you can't wait until you graduate and get out to do what you want to do.
Lyn is right when she says that many of us here know and mean it when we say we feel your pain. Many of us have experienced some of the same things and will be able to support you knowing that we understanding what you are talking about. I am so glad that you found the Healing Well family!
Keep posting to let us know how you are doing.
Co-Moderator Anxiety/Panic Disorders
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Please seek professional advice from your doctor.
Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Essential Tremors, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety
Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Lunesta, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER, Valium
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