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Sydnee10
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   Posted 6/18/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
My Doctor's Appointment is Monday Afternoon..creeping up on me and am anticipating walking out my front Door and getting into a Car again..what am I ever gonna do with myself?It frustrates me coz I did so well when I renewed my License.Maybe I'm having a breakthrough getting frustrated? eyes
 


peacesoul
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   Posted 6/18/2008 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sydnee, that is GREAT NEWS! I'm so happy you made a dr's appointment.
Even though I still function with my anxiety, I still get a lot of anxiety when I need to see a dr. I have a gyno appointment tomorrow and it's in an area where there's a ton of traffic and in a busy area and I need to drive there, find pariking, get in a packed elevator and wait in the waiting room. So I know I'll be all uptight, nervous and anxious.

When you feel uptight on Monday, don't resisit it. Let the uncomfortable feelings just come and just know the feeling of staying home and not facing the fear is worse than feeling the fear of being out seeing the dr.

Also, image how strong you're going to feel after this is done. Baby steps. You will not go crazy, you will not freak out, no one will look at you and the worst that can happen is you feel really uncomfortable, and that's ok.

I'll be thinking of you
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/18/2008 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
KUDOS to you hun
I am so proud of you

Look at it as a breakthru k
I know you will be just fine
YOU have the ability to get thru this you really do
You showed us all that with your DL renenwal

Peacesoul is spot on IMHO I think we all get into high angst mode when it comes to Doc's ........

KNOW your family is with you k

Let us know how you make out

Luvs
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stkitt
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   Posted 6/18/2008 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Morning,

One step at a time, one little step after the other and don't worry about tomorrow, stay in the moment and know we are al here for you.

You will do this so for today just be happy and visit with your family here.  We support you always

Kitt 


 

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percycat
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   Posted 6/18/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Sydnee,

Congratulate yourself on making the appointment. After all, that is a step in the right direction because in order to make the appointment, you had to overcome some of your anticipatory anxiety in the first place.

Kitt's right: try to stay in the moment for now. And know that we'll all be with you on Monday!

Hugs,
percycat

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   Posted 6/18/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had to chime in and say that this is such a wonderful supportive group. I read some of the posts sometimes and sometimes I post myself. But I always get enjoyment out of how you all are so understanding and kind to eachother. You are a wonderful group!

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jordaNZone
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   Posted 6/19/2008 4:07 AM (GMT -7)   

Well done Sydnee...another step towards wellness yeah Just concentrate on everything but the anxiety...self praise all the way..When I am on my own i the car and things get a little tense I sing - don't laugh - and sometimes I even talk to myself, giving myself reassurance that things are fine..I have even been known to plan stops along the way, even though I don't need to get out of the car and it's not far to my destination (sigh) Just know you are Not alone with all this :-)

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Sydnee10
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   Posted 6/19/2008 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Peacesoul,

It IS great news because it's positive,progressing and moving forward,yet worrisome as I'm Anticipated leaving the House and fear the Doctor will find something wrong.

This is my first appointment with him at his current Clinic and I'm only going in to brief him on my situation and to get back on Anti-Anxiety Medication.

I'm not afraid he will find something wrong this time,but next..I know I know Future stinkin thinkin eyes

I need to have a Womanly exam,but hate laying flat of my Back on the Table because of Spinal problems.I get REALLY Anxious because it's uncomfortable.Isn't that plumb goofy?!

It's the starting of getting out.Most usually once I get in the Car and get going the Anxiety lessens (not always,but sometimes).


 


stkitt
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   Posted 6/19/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Sydnee,

Hey you have my disease I believe.  Anticipatory Anxiety. How to stop but here is my little ditty on the subject.

Common Anticipatory Anxiety Reactions include :

Feelings: anxious, fearful, angry, confused, hopeless, losing control, numb, sad, moody, irritable, guilty.

Behaviors: withdrawal from others or activities, disrupted routines, startle reactions, easily crying

Cognitions: preoccupation with possibility of trauma, concentration difficulties, self-doubt, worry, indecisiveness, memory difficulties

Physical complaints: muscle tension, headaches, gastric distress, sleep and appetite changes, fatigue

Talking usually helps. Share your feelings with friends, family, on here are all good ways to work through the anxiety.

Relaxation techniques: Try deep breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization (imagining peaceful scenes), and/or listening to soothing music.

Realistic Self Talk: While we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control what we say to ourselves. It's important to keep things in perspective. Talk to yourself in reasonable ways. Ask yourself "how likely is my fear?" Remind yourself that you have coped before during other challenging times. Don't just dwell on the negative but consciously look for things you can appreciate every day.

Make an effort to stay focused on what's happening now. What do you see, hear, and smell? How do you feel? Truly be 'present' in the moment! That will help you keep the anxiety down.

You have your appointment and just think by Moday evening it will all be history. :)

Hugs

Kitt


 

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jordaNZone
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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   

I am exactly the same Kitt..so that's three of us..sheesh - so annoying sometimes eh eyes I have printed out your last post coz it has truly been one of Those days for me and reading it made me feel better and reminded me of skills I have and that I am not alone either :-)

Hugs Sydnee and Kitt

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  •  'Peace of mind will come to us when we are happy with 'not knowing'...
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