Post Edited (percycat) : 8/12/2008 8:01:38 PM (GMT-6)
Good Morning Percycat,
Hugs to you dear friend. Lets help get you back on track. Remember the realistic self-talk.
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.
I am glad to hear your being your own best advocate and planning on seeing your physician.
Also know that we are here for you and I support you, I know what your going through. I live this same life. I understand.Hugs
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Your health anxiety is really having a go at you isn't it? I don't know much about allergies, but I certainly understand anxiety..and when it gets you in it's grips it's hard to remember what life is like without it.
Try and keep yourself busy, and know that this bad patch will pass. You have fought this and won before, you will do it again. I just know it. Take care of you, put yourself first..I am sending some huge hugs your way.
Good Morning Percy,
I have some crazy skin problems........................... I have found if I take a nice hot shower or bath that I break out in red bumpy rash all over my legs. I have had to stick to semi hot showers and no hot tubs for me any more.
The Dermatologist said it is the heat that is bringing out the red bumps.........of course that is just me and I always have the wierd stuff that we run tests to see what it might be and they are normal so then I get ticked off and figure, fine, just another thing to add to my wierdo list.
I am with you hun so keep posting as just getting it down on here helps you share the fears.