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stkitt
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   Posted 4/16/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, im totally new to this and have been suffering this for almost a year. i think i have been able to get over certain things, but there is one that i am totally scared of, and that is of going crazy or insane, there are a lot of times that i feel like that and it sacres me like crazy, so i guess i am wondering if anyone else is experincing this and what do you do about it?
 Mystery22
 
 
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stkitt
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   Posted 4/16/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Mystery 22

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. I am sorry you have been going through this for a year already.  You are not going crazy or insane because you would not know it if you were.

Your suffering from a Mental Health Disorder that can be controlled and handled usually quite well under the supervision of a Physician, a therapist and sometimes medication.

Would you care to share a bit more about what is going on with you?

Again welcome to HealingWell.

Kitt


 
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nervymeg
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   Posted 4/16/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Mystery22, a warm welcome to HW, I'm really glad you posted here and I hope we can help you out with some answers.
 
As Kitt pointed out you are suffering from a mental health problem, but you are not going to go crazy from a panic/anxiety disorder (even if it feels like it sometimes).  What kind of things do you feel when this happens to you? I get racing heart, nausea, shaking..desire to run and scream..no fun.
 
I really hope you post us a little more so we can answer some Q's for you.  Welcome again to HW
 
 
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Honey Bee
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   Posted 4/17/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there mystery22

You are not alone by any stretch in feeling this way. I am having exactly the same thoughts and feelings and keep thinking and have a big fear that I am going to end up in the hospital at any moment!! It is very scary I know but I am trying to hang onto the thought that kitt said that we would not be aware of it if we were going insane. My anxiety and thoughts feel out of control a lot of the time at the moment and I am just trying to hold onto that fact that that is the reason why it is worse currently and that we are not going crazy.

The people on here are wonderful so do you think you could share some more info on your current situation, are you under a lot of stress, I am sure someone will be able to offer you some advice or support.

Take care

Honey Bee.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/17/2008 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW
All are so right YOU would not know IF you were going crazy hun so I would try to calm that thought

Hoping you will stay with us and get the support and caring you need
This is a great place for support

Great input already from members I see
STAY with us plz
LYN
And yes would you mind sharing more of what is going on ..there is NO judgement here only acceptance and caring

LYN
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percycat
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   Posted 4/17/2008 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Mystery22,

Welcome! My anxiety strikes in a different way from yours (shortness of breath, afraid I'm going to die), but cognitive behavioral therapy has been helping. There are some older posts on here about what that is and how it works. Do check out all the archives.

And I hope you're able to talk about this with your doctor. I know I wouldn't have gotten pointed in the right direction to deal with my anxiety if it hadn't been for my doctor.

percycat

wen4003
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   Posted 4/18/2008 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Mystery 22,

I'm a bit late in responding to you, but I wanted to wish you a warm welcome to the Healing Well family.  The members here are wonderful and are a wealth of information, support and are very helpful. 

I agree with the others in that fact that IF you were going crazy you wouldn't know it.  I have suffered from anxiety and panic for about 20 years and it can be scary at times.  I get short of breath, feel like there is a weight on my chest, have a huge knot in my stomach and my muscles tense up (especially in my back and shoulders).  It's hard to get through it sometimes, but what helps me is having someone (usually my husband as he is my "security blanket") talk to me, trying to get me to focus on something other than what has triggered the attack.  There are times that I also wonder if I'm going crazy, but then I start to think logically and know that I'm not crazy - just anxious and panicky.

You have already received some great advice from the other members, but I will add my two cents in as well - lol.  Although you can't avoid your triggers because then you will be hiding from life, there are a couple of triggers that I do have to avoid for now - large places such as Walmart is a huge one for me and I have recognized that as being a limitation for me; as much as I hate to admit it.  But you have to take baby steps as that's important to know - baby steps.  This will not be manageable overnight, it will take time and you have to remember that.

You are by no means alone in this disorder and coming here will show you that you aren't alone.  We can help and support you through this.  Please keep posting so that we can get to know you better and support you.  I am very happy that you found this wonderful site.

Take care,

Wen


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stkitt
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   Posted 4/18/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Mystery

I hope you come back and share with us.

There is something comforting about baring your soul to the members of A & P and still being able to be anonymous.

 
Respectfully
Kitt
 
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wen4003
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   Posted 4/19/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Well said Kitt!! I know it certainly helps me, family and friends just don't always get it, but these wonderful members sure do!!
 
Take care Mystery - hope to see you back here soon,
Wen

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Every little bit helps, please donate to HW if you can!   http://www.healingwell.com/donate 

I am in no way a medical professional, any advice given is purely on an amateur level.

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

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

Top Fuel pro - Bob Vandergriff, Jr

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