Wondering....DO you Have One Thing That Will Set Your Anxiety Level For The Day.....?????

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/4/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
idea  Just a thought but I know that I DO have a silly but very serious anxiety seter for the day
IT is if there are ANY dishes
Utensils or plates ect left in sink
 
IF I wake to them I know I am in for a bad day with my anxiety-......
 
I make sure that at night all are washed air dried and put away and
sinks wiped out dry.......
WITHOUT fail........
I HAVE gotten a wee bit better but it does still bother me
Cait knows not to leave dishes in sink as well ..........roflmbo. turn yep..Spinny Lynny
 
Now the thing is I can take stuff upstairs like my Hotmilk in a cup and snacks on dishes to bring down for am  but again
........All hades breaks loose IF there is even one thing in sinks
devil
 
I do have many more but this is just one biggie with me
 
Hows about you all
 
Anything that will set you off for the day ...........
 
 
Luvs
..........LYN
 
 


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Carenpolar
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   Posted 10/4/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
If I have to drive out  of my town, I get anxiety for the day. I have driving issues...

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/4/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
AHHH I am so sorry

I am the opposite
I love to drive down old country roads
with tunes ( oldies) blaring..............
Thanks for sharing ..........LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/4/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I cannot have anything UNBALANCED nothing
I went and got a razor cut on hair like Cait awhile back
WELL...

For the life of me I could not figure out why everytime I looked in mirror to do hair and makeup
I was angry and flustered

THEN a lightbulb went off

I had my hair parted on the side

Never once have I had my hair like that ......
And it was not BALANCED...........

So I am now back to curling some of hair I have left which isnt much
But I also curl the wigs IF I need too

NOW that is a real bad one
Still wroking thru CBT for that balancing problem
Even everyone of my nic nacs are in 2's so they are balanced

Everyone that has seen my house or known me like my family ....Bro's and sis's aunts ect.....
Howie and Cait KNOW to buy me 2 of everything ....

I really sound certifiable at this point
I think I will have a walk and a nap lol...........NO not at same time lol

THanks again for sharing.........LYN
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/4/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Right now every morning I wake up and start to worry if today is the day I will get the call to rush to the hospital for my sister.  I am like a mini army, I have a little bag packed so I can be on the road quickly.  It takes at least 35 minutes to get there in regular traffic.

I have to stay strong for her so I cry at home and then I am iron woman........ scool

Hugs
Kitt

 


Buddha443556
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   Posted 10/4/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt your amazing. ((( BIG HUG )))

Lyn, for some reason before mother died I would always buy two of something when I had the money ... now those extras are really coming in handy. I don't like odd numbers for some reason.

Leaving the house is my anxiety setter, funny thing is coming home makes me even more nerves --- will all the stuff be on the curb. The other night coming home, there was a strange car on the street and people walking around in the dark in front of my house really freaked me out.

stkitt
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   Posted 10/5/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   

We all have our triggers that set us off and I think most of us are a bit OCD.

Buddha,

I can understand your fear of leaving the house.  I can get anxious sometimes just thinking of leaving my safe place.  I too have imagined someone is following me or looking suspicious.  In fact one time a lady did follow me in my car.  Every turn I took she took and I was getting really spooked.  I drove to the mall and parked out in the open and she pulled up next to me.  By this time I was also angry and ready to get out and confront her.  She looked over at me and then drove off.

I did report this to the police and they knew this woman, seems she was looking for her hubbies girlfriend that drove a car just like mine......geez.

I go on stranger alert very quickly. 

Big Sis

I will buy 2-3 pair of shoes if I find a style  that really works for me. When I was working I always had 2 new pair of nursing shoes in my closet.  Why............because I knew they would quit making the style I liked and I felt secure having extras on hand for when I wore out a pair.

Hugs to all

Kitt/Lil Sis

 

 


 

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percycat
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   Posted 10/6/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
This one isn't actually an anxiety issue, but it never fails: if I eat doughnuts for breakfast, I am guaranteed to have a rotten day. I'm pretty sure that the excess sugar to start the day probably just throws my metabolism into some crazy state. Then, the rest of the day is chaotic, disorganized, and frustrating. Bleah! (Needless to say, I try to avoid doughnuts for breakfast unless there's no other choice.)

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/7/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I TOTALLY agree each of us have some type of obsessive compulsions

Another for me is I know I have
JUST locked the door and windows
YET I go check it and recheck it
Then I will check it before going to bed and
Leave a note for Cait to make sure she
checks the doors............



Was a time I swear I was keeping Pine sol co in business
I pinesoled everything everyday ( Incud keyboard) not GOOD
Anyways
I would wash my floor before bed and then mmake bed as soon as feet hit the floor in am 5 am
Then wash floor after dusting and
washing with pinesol everything agin
EVERYTIME i went out the door I HAD to wash the floor
I have this thing for
"SMELL "

Ya know

oooowwwooooo THAT SMELL ......"Cant ya smell that smell" ...
ROFLMBO

Lil sis .....I can picture you right ready...loves big sis ..am going to call you tomorrow night k instead of tonight
Love
Big sis alwasy on yer shoulder and ready for the trip too
 
Wishing I could spell .lol tongue


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/13/2008 4:42:48 AM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/7/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I am getting better with CBT BUT I still have work obviously

Buddha

You are so right one of something just doseant work for me either

I DO understand my friend

LYN
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/7/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Alright I am laughing out loud at Lyn's eau de parfum by Pinet Soleil.  Giggle.  smhair

I do have one major thing that triggers my anxiety, going to the Pdoc.  I know it is painless but I still go into anxiety and have to work very hard at "staying in the moment"

Well I made it home today all in one piece. cool

Kitt/Lil Sis


stkitt
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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   

OK everyone, here is where you can share and just let it out.  Tell us one thing that sets your anxiety level for the day. cool  

What happens that would kick your anxiety into high gear during the day?

What would make you feel like this  smhair ?

Join in everyone.  smurf    smurf    smurf    smurf    smurf

Huggles to all

Kitt


moreAmor
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   Posted 10/9/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
If I leave the house and remember I left something still plugged in, like my flat-iron, or if I was charging my phone and left the cord in the wall...that really freaks me out. It doesn't even have to be on, just the fact that something's plugged in while I'm not using it scares me. I worry that the house will burn down or something. And then I want to go home, but then I worry about the environment and using gas just to do something at home that would take two seconds, so then I worry about that...it drives me crazy the whole day.
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/9/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   

moreAmor

Try to find appliance that turn themselves off after soo many minutes of not using.  My iorn does that. Right before I leave home I do a sweep to make sure the curling iron is off, no portable heaters are running.  I do leave the radio on as it makes the dog secure.

Also I use surge protectors on my christmas lights and anything I am concerned.

I usualy exit the house through the garage and double check lock but should I forget I have a very territorial Doberman so I would advice no one enter if they are unknown.  She is partial to the UPS driver................ smhair

Take care

Kitt



 

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Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/13/2008 7:12:24 AM (GMT-6)


Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 10/9/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
MoreAmor -
 
I have that same thing - after I leave the house, I wonder if I've left something
turned on that could catch fire!  Man, you are not alone there!
 
Another thing that sets me off for a WEEK or so is PMS.  My anxiety becomes
ten-fold from first thing in the morning; I worry about everything.
 
A PTSD thing that sets me into, well, panic attack, is even imagining knives
at my neck.  Someone can just pull out a knife to cut bread and I freak,
or I could pull out a knife to cut something and my imagination takes a
B-line (or is it "bee-line") to an old, bad memory.

moreAmor
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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Stkitt - I think my flat-iron has that. It probably does, since sometimes while I'm straightening my hair it'll just randomly shut off (which is pretty annoying when I'm in a rush). I still get nervous though. Thoughts come up like, would if the heat from the iron is still too hot and it's starting to burn the counter, or would if the sink starts leaking and water splashes on the cord...thoughts like that. I think too much, too much for my own good. I gotta do something about that.

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty - I get nervous around knives too. A year ago I dealt with a lot of hypomania, so of course my thoughts were uncontrollable and random and scattered. One of the things that would appear in my mind were knives. Like, I'd imagine that the whole room was filled with them, people were hiding them from me, so I was the only one unarmed and they were going to attack me...it was freaky. I don't deal with that anymore, mostly cuz I had to deal with it -my first job was at a flower shop and we'd use them to cut off thorns off of the flowers, and my current job uses them all the time to cut open boxes for new shipments and stuff. At first it was really weird and freaky, but then I got over it. It does still feel a little weird though using one, but since I've literally had to face it I feel like I have more power over it.
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And dance with somebody tonight
Cuz I’m lonely; I feel empty inside
Can’t you make me feel alive?

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Post Edited (moreAmor) : 10/9/2008 9:13:37 PM (GMT-6)


nervymeg
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   Posted 10/9/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Knives, flat-irons..I'm getting edgy already!!

I have the same thing big s.i.s. I am obsessive about dishes in the sink, or water on the bench. As soon as food is finished I have to wash up and dry and put away before I can relax. I just can't stand them "sitting" there. We also have to filter our water (using a special jug) and I go nuts if it's not always full to the brim. If my guy gets up to have a drink in the night I have to get up as well to top it up. You'd think he would learn by now but alas he just thinks it's cute. mad

moreAmor, congrats on dealing with the knife issues. Hypomania is a tricky thing to get through. You must be a tough cookie smilewinkgrin Meg


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/13/2008 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL............Megs.......I wish it wasnt as bad as it is .......Luvs.....S.i.S.

Lil Sis

I would not suggesst anyone have a run in with your dobey.....GRRRRRRRRRR

Anything bad happening to my Cait really sets my angst in high mode
As it did this week

'Lil sis THANKS for letting me cry on your telephone shoulder
YES ple I do cry ..........Love .....Big sis
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/13/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning All,

Big Sis, you know I am always right here for you and ya know I cry when I am anxious, angry, sad and upet.  You have had to spend many a day on my shoulder holding me up.  I am always here for you.

Megs, I am right here and I have you covered so keep on keeping on little one.

I am just like you Big Sis/Lyn,  My kids come first and I would do whatever I needed to help them. Now I am finding that the Grandchildren bring out that same instinct in me..........  wink  

I am sending you some faery dust Megs from USA, it has a special ingriedent in it smilewinkgrin

Lets hear from others, come and spit out the pits but eat those delicious cherries.

Hugs
Kitt/Lil Sis


 

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
turn                turn                   turn                      devil                   turn             turn            turn
 
   I did it I really really did it
  Had my DIL here for Thanksgiving and I usually cannot be in same room as her BUT
 
  I never once let her see how much she upset me and I sooooo
enjoyed my day went for walk and feed geese and ducks with GK's
Lotsa pics to show
 
 This Made ME the
                                        Bigger  Person
 
           IMHO
 
Even when she asked me for meds I said no and felt no anger only pity
felt no guilt only sadtisfaction that I would NOT enabler her
 
  Keep on a fighting  all and it does help your a/p..not once was I in a/p mode  smilewinkgrin
At least mine ....... yeah was a great DAY.................
 
Luvs to all.......LYN
Love Big sis
 
 


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/22/2008 9:31:07 AM (GMT-6)

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