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, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Well done Sydnee...another step towards wellness 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
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
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).
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. :)
I am exactly the same Kitt..so that's three of us..sheesh - so annoying sometimes eh 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