A good morning - for a change

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   Posted 4/15/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to share that for the first time in about three months, I woke up this morning feeling happy and good.  It's been so long since I've felt that way, and it's a real relief, even if it's only brief.  I actually felt "like myself" for a couple of hours.
Now my throat tightness is coming back a little, and that alwyas frightens me, but I can still look back and see how much better I feel than I did even one week ago.  I think my reflux meds are working to suppress most of the throat symptoms, and we've upped my Paxil a little.  That's seemed to help so far.
I have noticed, though, that the longer I go without an actual anxiety attack or shortness of breath episode, the MORE afraid I am of having them.  I guess that's probably normal, but I don't want this to turn into a phobia, like a couple of my other fears have, because my phobias are really limiting me.
I do have a new book on health anxiety arriving in the mail today.  Since that's the direction my fears have gone lately, I want to understand it better.  I'll let you all know if the book's any good.
I'm so glad I have you all to share things with.

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   Posted 4/15/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   

Percycat...........Kudos to you and enjoy the day.  Try not to analyze the why so much as remember you will have good days and they belong to you.

Happy Tuesday.

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   Posted 4/15/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning percycat and kitt,
Its such a positive vibe to see right in morning !!!enjoy your day and keep sharing percy.

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   Posted 4/15/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Yana..............it is a good day and we will all wish for tommorow to be a good day too.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic 
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   Posted 4/16/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   


I am so glad that you woke up feeling so good yesterday.  That's a great way to start the day!!  I hope today will also be as good for you.  Let us know how the day goes!

Take care and hugs,


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   Posted 4/18/2008 5:03 AM (GMT -6)   

Glad you had a great morning 'percycat'...I understand about being afraid of the 'panic attacks' - even if it has been a while since you had one..they can be very scarey and for some reason our brain tries to tell us that 'they'll be back!'..

The good news is that the more we can accept that we are over them for now..and yeah they may come back sometime - but next time we will know what to do - because we now 'have' skills to cope and 'can' steady our breathing and float on by them..the more they will become part of our past..thank goodness!

Sounds to me like you have had a breakthrough...and now's the time to start looking forward to some 'good times' tongue


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