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peacesoul
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   Posted 4/2/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
as anxiety/depression?
 
Did anxiety only strike once you got ill or did you have it before?

If you had it before illness, how long did you have anxiety before the illness hit?
 
What illness do you have?
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   Posted 4/3/2008 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Peace, I'm not exactly sure what you mean about "illness"..I got my anxiety out of the blue and I have suffered from it on and off over the past 15 (give or take) years.  I find that any ill-health can exaccerbate my anxiety and certainly hormonal changes can trigger an attack.  I hope this answers some of what you are asking..if you could just clarify "illness" for me I'm sure I can waffle on till the cows come home..lol!

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   Posted 4/3/2008 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Illness meaning, auto immune illnesses (lupus, MS, CFS etc), cancer, heart disease, lyme etc.

I know that general anxiety does bring about certain illness, but I was wondering if others got panic disorder after an illness like the ones I mentioned above.
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   Posted 4/3/2008 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I started with anxiety in my teens, before illnesses became a part of my life.  I started having medical issues in my early 20's and have had problems since then.  My conditions are all listed in my signature (being lazy and don't want to type them out again - LOL).
 
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   Posted 4/3/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I also have fibromyalgia,
But I had the anxiety before the fibro. But I think a lot of anxiety may have helped to bring the fibro on. Maybe my mind and body finally said that they had had enough and to slow down. And I drastically did slow down. I hope that this helps some to answer your question.

Years ago stress and anxiety played havoc on my blood sugars also. So maybe it goes hand in hand.

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   Posted 4/3/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have fibromyalgia, which started after the anxiety and panic disorders.  I started having panic attacks when I was 13, and am now 58. Longggggggg time for this junk. Was only dx with the Fibro 5 mos ago.

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   Posted 4/3/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, in my case it is always which came first the anxiety or the depression.

I had my first major panic attack in 1982 and I have no major dx of illness.  I have Gerd, osteoarthristis  etc but nothing I would call a major illness.

Hope that helps answer your question. 

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peacesoul
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   Posted 4/3/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
good answers, thanks all

Many think that anxiety manifests illness, which makes sence b/c when the body is under stress for long periods, the immune system is left vulnerable.

My first panic attacked happened when I was 19 (am now 41), and had it off and on. Then 14 yrs ago, I was told I had CFS, then lupus and last Aug I was dx with Lyme. My anxiety has been worse since being treated with lyme.

Keep the answers coming....I'm curious to see if the chicken came before the egg or vis versa
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   Posted 4/3/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had Crohns for over 32 years. But my anxiety didn't appear until about a year or two ago. I do believe my Anxiety and Crohns are connected. JMHO
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


peacesoul
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   Posted 4/3/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners (love the nick since that's what I called my Grandma who I loved more than life)

Interesting. You believe they are connected how? You feel the meds instilled the anxiety in you?!
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   Posted 4/3/2008 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Peace, I've had P/anxiety for fifteeen years but since then nothing more serious than IBS and CFS, yes I think the anxiety contributed it, but I still stand strong against serious illness and will continue to fight with positive thought..all power to you..

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   Posted 4/4/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Peace

I thought I recognized your name from the Lyme forum. Lyme has me dealing with anxiety, panic and depression. Just a little peace of mind goes a long way these days.

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   Posted 4/4/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I have lupus and fibromyalgia. Both can cause anxiety and panic attacks. I also had a stroke so that could do it too. Definitely, there are many illnesses, disorders, diseases that alter brain chemistry. 
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   Posted 4/4/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Great thread soul (took me a while to get it between my silly ears!!)...it's amazing to see how many brave people we have on this site who are battling and surviving so many illness's..my hat off (the big virtual akubra) to one and all who has shared..xx

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Nanners
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   Posted 4/5/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Peace that is such a coincidence because that is what my grandchildren call me. Started out as Nana (pronounced NAW-NAW) then somewhere in there little pronunciation turned to Nanners. I love it, much prefer it to than Grandma. Grandma sounds too old for me (personally) as I just turned 50 and have 5 grandbabies already.

As far as the connection between my Crohns and Anxiety, the Anxiety came from years of living with the disease and the longer you have it it changes. The changes occured over the past 6 years and life is different for me and I ended up developing what Skitt accurately diagnosed as Anticipatory anxiety. I am constantly worried what if I do this or that and I get sick. I am having to learn to step out of my comfort zones and try to get back to living. Not always easy. Also getting help with Xanax and therapy.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


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   Posted 4/5/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Parkinson's Disease and anxiety seem to go together.It becomes a greater problem as my meds wear off.Is it a problem associated with the meds,the disease or both?probably never know.Ed
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   Posted 4/5/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
saxmar said...
Peace

I thought I recognized your name from the Lyme forum. Lyme has me dealing with anxiety, panic and depression. Just a little peace of mind goes a long way these days.

saxmar
Hey Sax :-)
Yeah Bart is suppose to be the cause of my anxiety, but I'm not sure it's suppose to give paralizing anxiety
It's nuts!
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peacesoul
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   Posted 4/5/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners said...
Hey Peace that is such a coincidence because that is what my grandchildren call me. Started out as Nana (pronounced NAW-NAW) then somewhere in there little pronunciation turned to Nanners. I love it, much prefer it to than Grandma. Grandma sounds too old for me (personally) as I just turned 50 and have 5 grandbabies already.

As far as the connection between my Crohns and Anxiety, the Anxiety came from years of living with the disease and the longer you have it it changes. The changes occured over the past 6 years and life is different for me and I ended up developing what Skitt accurately diagnosed as Anticipatory anxiety. I am constantly worried what if I do this or that and I get sick. I am having to learn to step out of my comfort zones and try to get back to living. Not always easy. Also getting help with Xanax and therapy.

I used to call my g'ms, Nanner Bananer...haha!
You're only 50 and a Nanner? Man, I'm 41 and now I feel old..haha!
 
I feel as you do with the anticipatory anxiety. This illness makes me worry about being sick all the time.
Learning to get out of the confort zone is tough, but DOable. Keep at it and never give up.
Xanax does help.
 
 
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peacesoul
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   Posted 4/5/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
yekkimo said...
Parkinson's Disease and anxiety seem to go together.It becomes a greater problem as my meds wear off.Is it a problem associated with the meds,the disease or both?probably never know.Ed

Hi.....but did you have the anxiety before the Parkinson's?
Do Parkisons meds normally cause anxiety? What meds do you take?

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peacesoul
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   Posted 4/5/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
nervymeg said...
Great thread soul (took me a while to get it between my silly ears!!)...it's amazing to see how many brave people we have on this site who are battling and surviving so many illness's..my hat off (the big virtual akubra) to one and all who has shared..xx

I agree......and all these brave people help me be more brave :-)
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   Posted 4/5/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Peacesoul,I had little or no anxiety before both either going on PD meds or my PD DX.Since I can neither stop the meds nor the PD.A mystery it shall remain.The cure may be as bad as the disease.Wish you well.Ed

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