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wen4003
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   Posted 4/9/2008 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
I'm having a really hard time with the anxiety right now, so I'm reaching out to you all for some help.  I havent' been able to go to any large places in months as I get scared, panicky and end up having an attack, so I have been avoiding them at all costs.  But Saturday I didn't really have a choice as my daughter needed some "girl stuff" - she didn't feel comfortable with her father going with her.  So I sucked it up and took her to Walmart because she also needed some other things.  I knew that going there would be a big a mistake and in hindsight, I should have asked my son's g/f to take her - next time I will.
 
But since Saturday, I have been in a high state of anxiety and feel like I have this huge weight sitting on my chest and it just won't go away.  I can't even think about leaving to go anywhere as it makes the anxiety much worse.  I have even cancelled my therapy appointment for today as I just can't bear the thought of going there.  It's a small place so I know it won't be overwhelming in that respect, it's just the thought of leaving that is causing the high anxiety.  I know this is exactly the time for me to be seeing my therapist as he could help me through this.  But I just can't do it, so I've requested to speak to him via telephone.
 
I'm taking valium to help with the anxiety and it's taking some of the edge off but it isn't reducing it by much.  I'm also trying some of the relaxation techniques that are listed here on this forum, but they aren't working either.  What do I do now?  I've been crying because I feel like a failure because I can't seem to get out of this.  Am I trying too hard or not hard enough?  I just don't know.  Thanks for letting me vent, this is why I love coming here - because I can vent and express my fears to you all because I know that you understand where I'm at right now.
 
Luv to all,
Wen

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Aussieangel
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   Posted 4/9/2008 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Wen have you tried stronger meds? You did good, you did make it to the shop which you've got to look at as a big achievement.

badfish
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   Posted 4/9/2008 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Wen stay strong meds always take awhile to hav effect. Try not to dwell on the negative, instead dwell on the positive. When I was recovering I found doing a small thing each day gave me something to be proud of and gave me some hope.

Best of luck with everything wen

Badfish
 


stkitt
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   Posted 4/9/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Sweet Wen,

1. Be kind to yourself, stop beating yourself up.  It is ok.  You do not have to keep a report card on how well you do the exercises or relaxation techiniques.  You gave it your best shot but after the fact you came up with a great idea,  asking your son's girlfriend to take your daughter.  Wow, now that was a super idea.

Remember it won't be forever but if it can help you now, please do ask her to pinch hit for you. 

I have cancelled my Pdoc appointment because I could just not face it that day, but I worked at it until I was able to go again.  I had my hubby drive me and then just crawled into the car and did deep breathing until we were back home again.

You are not alone.  You may want to talk to your pdoc re your meds.  It is not the end of the world to have to adjust meds either up or down, it is the fear of the unknown that scares us.

2.  You have anxiety and the phobia and you will learn to overcome it but please remember to take babysteps.  Is you Walmart open 24/7.  Sometimes going in the middle of the night when it is almost desserted may make you feel less phobic.  You can make a great get away.  The clerks are working nights and busy stocking shelves so you won't have a lot of people wanting to visit with you.

3.  Turst in yourself, you are going to make it through this.  We are here and remember leave the past behind now and move forward.

Your A & P family all care about you deeply and we are praying for you.  Don't give up on us, we are here, take our hands.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 
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peacesoul
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   Posted 4/9/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry you feel so bad.
I'm in your shoes today. I overcame most of my anxiety and panic that I've had since I was 19 (am 42 now) and since being treated for lyme disease, my panic and anxiety is back with a vengance.
I had to go back to work after having 4 months off and I found that not doing much in 4 months brought most of my anxiety back.
Since being back at work for 6 weeks, I'm pushing myself to sit in that 45 min drive with traffic and have a PA almost every morning.
Im actually home today because my anxiety is so bad.

The key to get over any anxiety issues is to just keep at it. Just keep exposing yourself and letting the attack come and go. And to get angry. Get angry that this is controlling us.
I never got over my horrible panic with any meds ever. I took xanax for a time 15 yrs ago but it never worked. I just faced the music and it was SO HARD, but it's doable.
It's allowing ourselves to feel that uncomfort.

I went from not being able to do anything alone, to living alone and doing everything alone. I still get panic at the store or out, but I will still do it because the feeling of not doing it (failure), for me, is worse than the actual panic. 

I felt like a failure for many years because of this, in fact, today not being able to work, I feel like a total failure. I'm sitting here in tears because I became so strong and now since being treated for lyme, I'm a weak kitten again.

BUT F IT, I will NOT LET THIS WIN! I will keep fighting, though today I want to so badly give up, lock my doors and never emerge into life again. But if I do that, I will feel worse than just feeling the actual panic.


The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places
 


percycat
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   Posted 4/9/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Peacesoul, You're so right.  Don't let it beat you!  This is just one of those low days that comes as part of the cycle of anxiety.  You will have better ones again.  We're all proud of you for being able to face going back to work.  What a challenge that must be, and how much strength you've developed to deal with it.

Wen, hang in there.  Walmart didn't go smoothly this time, but you don't have to be able to do it all every time.  I think you deserve a pat on the back just for  stepping up and going for your daughter.  It let you test whether you're ready to go to such a big place yet, and you found that you're not.  That's OKAY.  Knowing our limitations is an important tool in the fight against anxiety, I think.  I know part of why I got into my own difficulty with it is from NOT having recognized my limitations and then setting up boundaries against trying to do way too much.  So you'renot ready for Walmart yet, but you are strong, and you can beat this.

percycat


nervymeg
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   Posted 4/9/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Wen, please don't beat yourself up.  It's all about baby steps and sometimes we forget and take a kangaroo hop..you did the best that you could going out to the mall, and congrats for trying..it's just not the time for you yet.
 
I thinks it's really smart to talk to your therapist over the phone, if you have high anxiety it's best to let it settle a little IMHO than jump out and try another challenge straight away.  Maybe when the anxiety lessens a bit (as it will sweetie) the you could plan a little trip out somewhere quiet like a park or a small coffee shop with your daughter just to get some confidence back..just a suggestion..it something I've done after an attack.
 
Be gentle, be kind, and know that we are here to support you sweet Wen (((hugs))
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badgenetics1
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   Posted 4/9/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya know what? You could not pay me to go to Wal-mart. Awful place...too many people too much chaos. I only go when absolutly necessary and when I know it won't be crowded. My boyfriend wanted to go a few weeks ago and I refused to get out of the car. So don't feel bad, blame it on Wal-mart :)

peacesoul
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   Posted 4/10/2008 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
hahaha.. I was going to say the same thing about Walmart.
That place is a breeding ground for anxiety. Small aisles, too many people and I think they pump speed into the air there.

And NMEG is right, its all about baby steps. Taking huge leaps leaves little room to savor the learning experience.
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wen4003
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   Posted 4/10/2008 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for responding and being so supportive.  I've realized that Walmart just isn't the place for me to be and next time, I will get someone else to go with my daughter because I just can't do it.  In a few days, I will try a small place again and remember that I just have to take babysteps against this battle.  I guess I just want my old life back so badly, I keep trying to do the giant steps - but I have to remember that I can't do that yet.  It's just so darn frustrating to be a person who is constantly on the go and not afraid of much to going to a person who can't leave her house or only being able to go to small places.  *sigh*  But, in time, this too shall pass (I hope).
 
Thanks again for all the support.
 
Luvs to all,
Wen

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Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium

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stkitt
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   Posted 4/10/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   

(((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))) my sweet WEn.  I know what you mean.  I want my old life back to. I want the real me, one who laughed and had fun, went out with her grilfriends, loved to shop and did not have to work up the nerve to do the things she used to do without thinking twice.

That person has moved on and left me here to deal with the now so together, sweetie, we will take those babysteps and WE will make it.

Love you
Kitt


 
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JT Cage
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Wen, I know exactly what you mean by wanting your "old life" back.  First off, my mom went through the very thing your going through.  Back in 97 through 99 she could barely stay at work.  Luckily her job had excellent benefits and knew of the person she was before anxiety and wanted to help her.  She missed probably 4 days out of 5 in a work week.  or she'd go in and flip out and need to leave.  She worked at First Union...now Wachovia bank...and her job was across the street from the Lehigh Valley Hospital...so she'd literally go running across the street.  She couldn't go out to eat, simple things like grocery shopping, or just plain ole going out and having a good time anymore.  She did go to therapy, but didn't wanna take medicine.  Same with me, I rather not take medicine and feel dependant on it.  Anyway, back to her.  And this is the main point of telling you all this.  She went through this for a period of a year and a half to two years.  One day she was taking a shower and had an attack and ran out the shower with a towel into the hallway.  (we lived in an apartment complex at the time, she ran to the main hallway where other apartments interject).  A neighbor who we didn't know to well at the time saw her freaking out, and started to cry and hugged my mom.  She too was going through the same thing.  Small world...lol.  This in a way really helped my mom.  Knowing there was someone, as close as a neighbor to her, that can identify.  They became good friends.  And as time went on, she did get better.  At first she'd try giant leaps like go to Red Lobster only to pay for food then had to leave cuz she freaked out.  Once she took babysteps...such as walk around the block, go the the park to chill, she started to make progress.  Next thing you know she was able to go to 7-11, then back to work to work full days, and then other social events, to eventually clubbing and living life again.  It took some time, but she never gave up, even when she felt like she was about to and all was lost.  She also prayed and had faith in god.  There is so much power in prayer, that I'm even discovering this year.  Just have faith.  You gotta crawl before you walk, and thats what I'm doing right now.  I want it all and want it all now...thats been my attitude...LoL.  Now i'm realizing, and using my mom as inspiration, that you truly do gotta take babysteps to travel far.  No one hops in a car in New Jersey and instantly ends up in California.  lol.  You gotta prepare yourself for it, and then make the drive mile by mile until you get there.  I hope this helps you out, because its helping me, and i'd like to pass the same to you.  Take care, and god bless.

peacesoul
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   Posted 4/10/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Wen.....just logging in from work here.
I wanted to tell you something
 
I've been having such a hard time lately and didn't go to work yesterday cause of illness and anxiety. I wasn't going to go again today, but thought about you and said "If she made the effort to go into Walmart, I'm going to make an effort and get my sorry a%ss to work"
 
My attitude (remember I am also weak from illness), was "come on, bring it on, give me the worst panic attack you can muster up so I can get on with the show, get on with my day"

the less I resisted, it was all good. I was nervous and sweaty, but the attack was too afraid of my anger to show it's ugly face.
 
So I win :-)
 
Keep up the self talk, keep up the fight and never EVER EVER let this thing beat you. The days it doesn, well just hit it harder the next day
 
:-)
 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/10/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Wen
You are not one for the Walmart either EH
I cannot do it sends my anxiety into full throttle
The ppl are rude and always rushing and carrying on
Cait usually goes with me or lately if I have had to do shopping there Howie does it .Nothing fazes him .I wish .....LOL
Keep your head high
'You have come so far my friend and I know this is just another bump in the road we will be here for you as you know
YOU are truly loved and cared for by so many here and glad to see that you have inspired someone to take a step

Thanks P for posting that you are so sweet and so supportive as are all you others
LUVS to you my Wen
Sis


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/11/2008 9:43:29 AM (GMT-6)


percycat
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   Posted 4/10/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Peacesoul,

What a neat inspiration! I'll remember, "If Wen could summon the courage to go to Walmart, and peacesoul could go to work, then I can (whatever)."

I am so glad I've found all of you on this forum again.

Wen, how are you getting along now? Is the residual anxiety receding, or are things still pretty shaken up for you?

percycat

wen4003
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   Posted 4/10/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Again, thank you all for your encouragement.  Between you all, the valium and the self-talk the anxiety is slowly receding. 

Today, I actually feel like doing something - I've been doing some sewing and answering posts.  Neither of which I could do yesterday.  Thank you for asking Percycat, you are a great asset to this forum.

Peacesoul, I'm glad that I could help you (without even realizing it - LOL); you are very sweet for posting that.  Walmart will be out of the question for me for some time to come - it's just too crowded and noisy and I just can't do it.  But I will continue to fight this by getting out more and going to much smaller places.  I'm happy for you that you went to work today - every little step helps.  Consider this to be a baby step and a BIG SUCCESS for yourself - you deserve to think that because it's true.

Lyn, thank you for helping me through this - our chats have helped as well as your kind words here.  You mean a lot to me and I appreciate everything you do.

Kitt, you are so right - we WILL make it, we just have to keep fighting this fight.  No matter how hard it gets or how many setbacks we have, we will do it.  It will just take time.  Thank you for reminding me of that - you are a true friend.

Again, thanks everyone!!

Take care - luvs and many ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) to everyone,

Wen

 


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nervymeg
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   Posted 4/10/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm really glad you are feeling a bit better Wen, I'm sorry I couldn't be more help, but you have had some great advice and support from everyone on this post and I just hope things are looking up for you now sweetie, really I do xx
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wen4003
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   Posted 4/11/2008 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Meg, along with everyone else you too have helped me through this rough patch.  Your kind words and humor have gone a long way.  I just have to remember to use the positive self talk and remind myself that I will have setbacks, but as long as I keep fighting I can overcome those setbacks.  I appreciate all of your support and help Meg.  Thank you.
 
Luvs,
Wen

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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

Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/11/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad you are making the way to healing sis
YES you are doing it yourself we are your back up ........and will continue to be for as long as ya need us .......

Luvs to all and I am so proud of the caring and support on this forum
Anxiety People are truly loving and caring .........That is what I have seen in my years here.........

Luvs to all
Sis
Big sis
S.I.S.
lyn
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stkitt
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   Posted 4/11/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Wen,
It is finally Friday...........and I hope today is a truly good day for you, one you can find some peace in.  Make today Wen Day. Keep your goals small and attainable.

If you start to feel anxious think of all of us surrounding you with love and helping you lower that anxiety.  You don't have to be brave and strong, you just have to be you and believe in yourself.
Hugs to you my friend.
Kitt


 
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peacesoul
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   Posted 4/11/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Wen and everyone else living in the dark world of panic, I want to share something with you a therapist told me once. This way of thinking got me out of the house after not leaving it for 7 months and have gotten me through some rough days. It also got me to do everything alone.

The therapist said to me "The success is in the trying and not in the actual event"

In otherwords, if you want to go to Walmart but you're afraid if you go you're SURE you'll get a PA, and yeah you might, but start the whole journey a step at a time.
 
For example, start by getting dressed to go, then get into the car, then drive to the destination (Let's say Walmart). Then if you can't do it and are panicking just being in the parking lot, then drive away and go home.
This starts the process of trying.

The next time, do the same thing and if you feel stronger, get out of the car and just walk into the store. You don't need to buy anything, but you can just walk around the front of the store.
If you freak, then leave, but again you tried.

As you keep doing this and use this train of thought, eventually you'll say to yourself, ok this is simple and I can leave whenever I want. I am NOT trapped.
Then when you're really strong, you can do all the steps again and then buy JUST ONE thing and wait at the cash to pay.


This is how controlled my panic attacks in public. I still get them and I still use this method daily, even after 23 years since having panic disorder.

I just came back from the grocery store 30 mins ago. I was uptight, panicked and have PMS, and I am sweating big time.
I said "Ok Jen just get dressed and get your butt in the car, get to the store and see where it takes you"
 
I got there, walked around, uptight and nervous, but I got a whole order and it was all good.
It took practice, but it's very doable!
 
 

 
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nyliz
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   Posted 4/11/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always had trouble with Walmart as well... can you give me an example of what you physically/mentally experience while in Walmart?  I'm trying to figure out if what I'm experiencing is anxiety or if something else is going on.  It's not panic (as my experience with that is shear terror) but it's something....
 
Liz

wen4003
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   Posted 4/13/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Peacesoul,
 
Thank you for those very encouraging words - your therapist has a great way of dealing with this phobia and I will try this approach, although I don't think it will be Walmart.  At least not any time soon.  But I will definitely use this very valuable tool; I really want my life back to the way it was - going anywhere at any time without giving it a second thought.  Maybe I won't get it back completely without having panic attacks from time to time but something is better than this way of life.  I am going to do my best to conquer this horrible beast.
 
Liz,
 
Emotionally, I feel totally overwhelmed - I can't concentrate on what I need to get (unless I have a list with me), I feel like I just want to run out and never go back (and think "what was I thinking in coming here"!?!?!).  The noise, the size of the store (and it's not a super WalMart), and the number of people are what get to me the most - I've never liked crowds any way and being in a store where there are lots of people just send me over the edge.
 
Physically, I feel dizzy, nauseous - enough to the point that I think I'm going to vomit, my heart races at what feels like 100 miles an hour and I shake all over.  I always look for the shortest line possible, sometimes even using the self-checkout lines because they are usually shorter.  I just can't wait to get out of there.  The sheer terror that you describe is exactly what I feel.  Logically, I know that nothing can hurt me by going to WalMart or any other large place, but my emotions take over and logic just goes out the window.
 
I hope this information helps you Liz.
 
Thanks all for your help and support.
 
Wen

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stkitt
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   Posted 4/13/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Wen,

Good Morning.  Give yourself a break from worrying about going back to the store for awhile.  Give a list to your hubby or kids.  Let go of the anticipatory anxiety of what to do and just let yourself have some peace.

You need a break from the fear and anxiety that is building up and sweetie,  you are ok.  Your not crazy or a freak, your like all of us.  You have anxiety and you will get through this.

Hugs my dear friend.
Kitt


 
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wen4003
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   Posted 4/14/2008 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey all,
 
Today is a better day, although my heart feels like it's going to pound through my chest right now.  But I slept well last night, which is a definite helper, and feel good this morning. 
 
Thank you to everyone who has helped me through you, you are all a beautiful Godsend.
 
Luvs to all,
Wen
Sis

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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

Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium

“People have two ears and one mouth for a reason; you need to listen twice as much as you talk.”

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