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Mazfire
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   Posted 11/21/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I am very anxious, nervy- heart rate is up, hot flush, butterflies in stomach- you know the symptoms. its partly because i have a fever and am still experiencing strong pain from my ulcerated eye, but im so jumpy and edgy and feel nauseous and i hate this feeling that i know so well- the pit of panic.
we have visitors (family) coming over for a bday dinner and i love these people- so i dont know why im stressing, im totally in my comfort zone, it just hit me, a wall of nervous anxiety just slapped me.
 
prayers? please? i know this too will pass, but i also believe in the power of prayer and community.
Maz XX
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
CFS, Fibro, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Sinusitis, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Phenergan. Benadryl. Stemetil.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Hibee
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   Posted 11/21/2008 3:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maz

Sorry to hear how you are feeling today i find when i get like this that deep breathing can help and trying to think off something positive can help to reduce the anxiety. I do hope your feelings of anxiety improve soon, as you said you are in your comfort zone.

Take Care Maz my thoughts are with you.

Junebug05
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   Posted 11/21/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Maz,
 
Sorry that you are struggling so much right now.  You are right, this too shall pass, so hold onto that and you will get through.  You've got my prayers coming at you, and I hope you'll feel better soon!

stkitt
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   Posted 11/21/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Sweet, Wonderful and Witty Maz,

Good Morning my friend.  I hope you are doing better.  I know your anxiety feeling well.  I can not figure out why I am feeling anxious and I really want to do something but the wall slams down in front of me and it is to high to climb over, to long to run around and to thick to punch my way through.

I often wish at time like this that someone was with me who would keep telling me what to do as I feel like I don't know what to do.  I do fall back on these:

One of the best simple ways to deal with Anxiety is breathing. Simple things like inhale into your lungs full capacity, hold it, then exhale imagining all of the stress to leave your body with the air that is exhaled. Getting yourself to a quiet calm place is another way to help and be able to breathe. Imagining a beautiful scene in your mind, counting to 100, counting your breath and trying to slow it are all techniques that really do help.

Cold water is often very good for anxiety. Running your wrists under cold water, placing a cold compress at the nape of your neck helps to calm and relax you instantly. It lowers body temperature, and helps focus the mind. Drinking some cool water is also very good.

My prayers are with you and know you are never alone.

Special Hugs to you my friend.

Kitt


 

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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 11/21/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Maz.... hey honey girl.... geez I wish i could be there to make you a camomille tea, bundle you up in a warm blanket..( first I'd bundle u up in these long arms of mine) ... then I would put some good relaxing music on... Eva Cassidy does it for me... she's heavenly.... then I would bake you a cake or pie.... nothing like a house that smells wonderful to make you feel safe!

But unfortunately I can't do any of those things.... Kitt is right about the breathing.... find a quiet place, breathe and visualize old Mary baking you a cake and dotting on you.... of course I'll have to take my teeth out at some point because they are loose and I have a terrible time eating with them.... so you'd have to make sure to go pee before you sit down to eat with me because people tend to laugh so hard they can't eat... hehehe MORE CAKE FOR ME!

I love you dear Maz.... I KNOW what anxiety feels like ... I have to battle it so often myself.... but you WILL get through this... we are here dear one.... we love you... we are sending calming, comforting thoughts with every beat of our hearts....
Feel better soon...
Tired and toothless old Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.
 
 


Mazfire
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   Posted 11/21/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   

You guys are the best! i SO knew i could count on you for support! Kitt- i drank some cold water and before i knew it, family had arrived and i was ok. i also took my Xanax earlier than i normally do and that helped. I also did my breathing exercises religiously, they are the most sure fire way to calm the crazy in me. rolleyes I ALWAYS, no matter where i am, since i was diagnosed at 14, sit at the end of the table so i dont feel trapped, and can get up and leave without any fuss if i need to, but the nerves settled down- and i enjoyed myself. i also didnt eat too much because i tend to panic if i stuff myself, i find it harder to breathe and sit there thinking about vomiting, so i eat cautiously, but i enjoy myself. (trust me- with my 'Zoloft weight' as i refer to it, i can afford to eat carefully!)

why does this happen when you least expect it? (i know the answer- there is NO rhyme or reason with A/P, it has its own twisted sense of timing) it just jumped at me out of the blue and that old, unwanted yet highly familiar feeling set in and so did the dread that accompanies it. i said a prayer, a very long prayer and began slowing my breathing and focusing on the fact that anxiety will NOT hurt me, i simply wont let it, when i realised i wanted to go straight to HW and to my HW family and share with them cos i KNOW they are superstars who understand and would know what to say- and i was right!

Ben, Junebug- thankyou for your kind words and thoughts- helped more than you know. Kitt- you are super sweet and so practical, your advice never fails and i just thank you, you are such a gem and your words make a huge difference. you are so amazingly supportive and in tune with the needs of others. im so very grateful to have come to know you. your optimism is contagious! XX Mary:  precious Mary, you made me laugh so much! you had better put your teeth back in, i have leftovers and mum made the most amazing Raspberry, White Chocolate and Macadamia Torte which is a slice of heaven. oh i wish i had super stretchy arms to send some your way. how bout i have it for you? wink

 

Thankyou everyone for letting me collapse here and say 'im struggling' without fear of judgement. There is power in community and we have the power here. XX


'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
CFS, Fibro, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Sinusitis, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Phenergan. Benadryl. Stemetil.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Green Grove
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   Posted 11/21/2008 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you continue to feel better Maz :) Has your eye made any improvement? Take care of yourself and as always, you are in my prayers :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
Sam
 
God Bless Each & Every One Of You :)


stkitt
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   Posted 11/21/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Maz,

Cake, did you say cake? You are my heroine today. You faced the anxiety and whooped it's behind. 

I am so proud of you.............you are truly winning out over the anxiety.

One of the best remedies for anxiety is to talk about it. Here's where good friends and family can come in. The old adage "A problem shared is a problem halved"

On HW a problem shared is more the halved, it is only a sliver now. You have us to share the difficult times and to celebrate all your successes.
Gentle Hugs and lot of love wink
Kitt
 

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nervymeg
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   Posted 11/21/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Maz,

Sweetie, sorry I am so busy..but thinking of you. I hope you have not got any friends in bris-vegas who are in trouble?

Love, Meg..be back soon!!! two exams to dust off..


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Mazfire
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   Posted 11/21/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Meg, i DO have some friends who are roughing it out up in brissy- im just praying they stay safe and no one gets hurt. the weather in sydney today is nuts, its snowing on the blue mountains (which are in my back yard, great view of them) weve had hail, and the wind has cut the power and knocked down trees, powerlines etc. i hate to think what they are facing up there, with all the property damage, must be sooo scary. its only 18 degrees today, and more of the same forecast for tomorrow. p.s what are you studying? are you at uni?

thanks Sam and Kitt as well, i struggled some more with anxiety attacks today, but i managed to not let it turn into full blown panic, which is an immense relief, im not sure why i have all this anxiety lingering at the moment, its just a general feeling of fear and nausea mixed with a bit of frustration, as i havent been panicky for ages and i was hoping to keep it that way.

Sam, my eye has improved heaps, however i still have migraine type pain behind the actual eye, and referred to my jaw and ear on the left which is super painful. using prescription meds for that. i WILL be back at work on monday, someone has to keep those teenagers in line! (which is ironic, cos i still feel 17 at the most?). cant believe i feel like a spent old lady at the age of 28. cry

 

much love to you guys, my HW family. there is no place like home XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibro, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 11/22/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Maz,

Just wanted to let you know that Toto is at my house and that yellow brick road has lots of bends and switch backs.  Like anxiety it is not a nice straight freeway but you will always be ok.  Your a wonderful and gentle person.

Remember we can learn to value ourselves in spite of feeling anxious. . . As adults we often believe we must continually justify our place in the world, that we have to somehow prove to other people that we are , extremely self confident and worthy of their esteem . We will spend excessive amounts of time feeling anxious and afraid that we won’t meet other people expectation and we lose sight of the basic fact that we are usually all right just as we are, in spite of the fact that we are not perfect.

Love you my friend and know I believe in you.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/22/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Maz
I am a lil behind in the posts but know this
I too believe in the power of prayer]
AND the power of the love and caring of theis
Fantastic family we have here


YOU Made it .....
I hope your eye heals quick and you are always in my heart thoughts and prayers

I want just a widdle piece of dat cake please..........

28 your just a babe yet.....it will get better .........

God Bless.
Luvs
LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 11/27/2008 12:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Cake... never mind cake... I want a big old piece of your mama's Raspberry,white chocolate, macademia torte.... sounds deeeelicious.... I'm always one to go for the desserts first... life is uncertain I say... eat dessert first.! That sure has been my motto... which is quite apparent around my middle if you catch my drift... extra spare tires... enough to save a boatload of people! ... seriously, my mom always used to say... if anyone wants that last piece of pie/cake/brownie/ etc...etc... they;d better have it now..cause it WON"T be there in ther morning.... I have this terrible habit of getting up at 3 am. to finish off desserts!!!THEY CALL TO ME!
Seriously... I'm so proud of you for getting through your dinner.... I get panick attacks too if people are coming over, or if I have to go out to someone's house for supper.... and Lord forbid if I actually have to cook for someone... my daughter has taken over that function... she loves to entertain... I hate it... so she locks me in my room until everything is done because I get so panicky! You did well sweetie... better than I have lately...
Hope your eye is getting better... and darn those darn migraines... gosh I wish I could do something about those... maybe a little twack over the head with a tiny little baseball bat might put you out for a couple of days and you could rest... course you might wake up with a bad eye, migraine, and goose egg!
Love you sweetie.
Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 11/27/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Mary,

I am so with your on desserts.........bring them on.  Oh shame on me. devil


 

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Mazfire
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   Posted 11/27/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
well in lieu of real cake, i could whip you up the recipe if you would like? cos im telling you this cake/dessert is the YUMMEST.

            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibro, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


TeacherBetsy
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   Posted 11/28/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Maz, just wanted to check in and see how you're doing today.

Betsy (-:
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission
 
 


Mazfire
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   Posted 11/28/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Betsy, im struggling a bit- middle ear infection with referred pain to eye and jaw. migraine as well, although its decreasing with pain meds. mostly just exhausted, busiest time of year for teachers, very hectic!

Thankyou so much for caring, i hope you are super well!

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibro, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


nervymeg
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   Posted 11/28/2008 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh Gosh,

Maz, that sounds painful. Do take gentle care of yourself..and do not go into work on monday if you feel like this.  I know the weather is nuts right now..remember to put your sanity before all else. Better to take a day or two off than to perform badly at work and then kick oneself in proverbial nuts for days.

Respect yourself as we at HW certainly do.

Have you seen the carpet yet???!! Where should we take them first? Toad racing? lol!!!!

hugs, Meg


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