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chrissy27
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   Posted 6/14/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi i'm new here.   i've been on the depression forum and decided to try here.  I just wanted to mention a little of what i'm going through.  I have horrible nightmares and sometimes wake up with night sweats and confusion.  I have scary visions of bad things happening to my kids or husband.  The visions usually start or end with an anxiety attack...i guess...my chest gets tight and i feel like i can't breathe and i just feel out of sorts.  I cry a lot..and very easily.  I've always been really sensitive my whole life just now it seems so much worse.  I think i'm driving my husband and kids crazy because my moods change so often.  I sometimes get so upset i feel like throwing things or even hitting my head against the wall.  I've often wondered if it was more than just anxiety.  I just feel lost inside myself and feel like i have no way of explaining it......thanks for listening.
 
christina
28 yr old female, diagnosed with crohn's colitis with stricture of the colon april 2007, first fistula- october 07 :(  
joint pain and swelling
 
 
current medications:  Imuran 50 MG, Lialda 1.2g, tramadol 50mg when needed, remicade every 8wks


stkitt
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   Posted 6/14/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   

christina

Hello and welcome to the A & P Board. I know you will find lots of people that feel as you do and they will have great words of wisdom to share with you.

There are different kinds of anxiety.  I have GAD. Generalized Anxiety may involve specific situations, issues or objects. Many with this problem weave a web of excessive worry that encompasses a wide range of everyday situations, many of them quite trivial. In generalized anxiety, the fears are more pervasive and less easy to plan around than are those associated with phobias.

Anxiety is treatable.  Please stay with us and let us help you.

Sincerely

Kitt


 

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jordaNZone
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   Posted 6/15/2008 1:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Relax christina...all is not lost...anxiety in the night is horrible - have you spoken to your doctor about this? From experience, when I am not sleeping properly - I do not cope well during the day eyes You are Not alone :-) Take good care and plz keep posting.

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/15/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to this forum hun
Please do stick around and as others have said you will seee most of us DO have the same SX as you are experiencing
WE will help and support you thru this all ..as best we can



Let us help you
keep posting and stay with us here too k

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harlan
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   Posted 6/15/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   

I just wanted to add my two cents.  I notice when I am more caffeinated than usual, my dreams are worse.  Maybe it's that the caffeine keeps me up and I remember them more but who knows.  I also realized when I increased my meds, I have more vivid and odd dreams than normal.  Maybe I always have them but the med increase just makes me remember them.  Not sure how that works.

I have had the scary visions and my therapist told me it's my OCD causing the visions.  Sounds to me like you have more than one thing going on (maybe a little OCD, Panic, and GAD?).  Paxil helps me with panic attacks.  I honestly am not familiar with the meds you are on so I don't know if any of them are supposed to help with panic but I wonder if the right med combo would reduce some of the symptoms.

 

percycat
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   Posted 6/15/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Christina, and welcome to A/P!

I'm sorry you're having those terrible attacks in the night. Loss of sleep always causes more problems for me, that's for sure. Try not to let anxiety's favorite tool of guilt grab hold of you too. As many on this site have said, you didn't ask to have anxiety, so it's certainly not your fault. And it's a touh condition to overcome; I'm sure you're doing your best.

Have you tried seeing a therapist? They've helped quite a few of us here to find ways of coping with our anxiety.

I'm glad you're here, even though it's not for a happy reason. Keep posting!

Hugs,
percycat

chrissy27
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 6/15/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you everyone for your input. i sincerely appreciate it :)


christina
28 yr old female, diagnosed with crohn's colitis with stricture of the colon april 2007, first fistula- october 07 :(  
joint pain and swelling
 
 
current medications:  Imuran 50 MG, Lialda 1.2g, tramadol 50mg when needed, remicade every 8wks

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