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freezinginAK
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   Posted 12/14/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
  Ok y'all lets do some pinpointing of symptoms that we all really need to focus on and get by them with each others help. we all have skill on how we get past many things that go on in are daily life's that we have learned to deal with so lets share them K
 
 My big one was the pounding of my heart beat as it would stop me dead in my tracks, but after soom work on this I would push it till it happen over and over again in small step til now I got so use to it that it dose not bother me now to feel the beating heart
 
  Please help us with this list so we can all see how others deal with these problems on a one by one bases to help us all, but right now please list your main problems that are the hardest for you
 
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/14/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Mine is my over sensitive nature...............I overcompensate by trying not to care about anything that people say or what they think of me but inside I do care and I let my feelings get hurt easily.

I am pretty much freindless as I am afraid to trust as so many have been throuh my life and left me.

I am working on it though.  Thanks for posting this Cowboy.

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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 12/14/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
My biggest anxiety symptom is a feeling like I've been kicked in my chest and stomach.  A feeling like I have received a call that a loved one is at the hospital and I'm rushing to them but I don't know what the situation is. 

Georgie Girl


Shia
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   Posted 12/14/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine are IBS and heart burn and heaviness on my shoulders and back. Pounding heart as well

PFS
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   Posted 12/14/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Like Georgie Girl said. I describe mine as receiving bad news. nausea and tightness of the throat

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/14/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Feeling pain in my chest from my ribs hurting and also feeling nausea a lot from the anxiety. . . Makes it hard to breath and do things :)

Cool thread Cowboy :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
TTYL,
 
Sam
 
 


Skysmommy
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   Posted 12/14/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
mine is my heart pounding and pain in my head like headachs at my temples and the bottem of my skull and right above my ears and my tummy churning
manic depression/bipolar,GAD,A&P,hypothyroidism-synthroid 125mg,med free for the last 2 months and feeling a little better


YaGirlC
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   Posted 12/14/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I think mine would probably be obsessive thinking as well. I over-analyze everything. I need to know the 'who, what, where, why and how' of EVERYthing. And even if I do know those things, I still am not satisfied and think there is some hidden 'meaning' or 'reason' for it. I make myself sick over it.

Everyone/thing is out to get me. It is a catch-22. I am either too trusting, or not trusting at all.

Physical symptoms would be neck pain, jaw pain, arm pain, back pain; ugh just about any symptom I know that can be heart-related. Headaches and the facial numbness as well.

And no matter what I do, it is never enough. I feel like I am a 'bad seed' or something.
Cece, 24
 
Mommy to 4 kids, ages 5 and under.  Yep, I'm crazy.  In more than one way!


Junebug05
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   Posted 12/14/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine would definitely be the funky heartbeat business, (missed beats, flip-flopping feeling, hard beats), absolutely hate it and even though I've dealt with it for over 19 years, it still has the capability of throwing me off the deep end.  I also hate the tightness and pressure in my throat and any strange feelings in my head, lightheadedness, tightness and tingling, etc., but those I can tolerate alot more than the heart stuff.

bigcc_1976
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   Posted 12/14/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Mine would be chest pressure and then then pain in the ribs, then I started to worry MORE, and my muscles get tense in my neck, which is when I start worring about having another PA. 

CC


Skysmommy
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   Posted 12/14/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel the same I hate the heart pounding I feel and the strange feelings in my head...have any of ya'll had the headachs across the top that feel like rubber bands and the one around my temples and ears and at the base of my skulls I have been having them all day today that im scared something is going to happen im scared to go to sleep now I would go to the er but kinda hard when u aint got a car or anyone to take u:(
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Mazfire
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   Posted 12/15/2008 3:29 AM (GMT -7)   

nausea/dizziness and intense hot flashes that tear my body up. full body tremors as well.

Good thread, Cowboy!! wink

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
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Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/15/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Great to see everyone posting their anxieties. Great thread cowboy....................

Keep them coming everyone. 


Nanners
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   Posted 12/15/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
My anxiety always hits me with Gastric Issues. Nausea, diarrhea, sometimes vomiting. Hot/cold flashes. But I have learned to catch them early and stop them with my Xanax.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


katekate888
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   Posted 12/15/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Im with Nikki and Cece- I totally over analyze everything until im so stressed i just want to go home and curl up into a ball. I think of the worst possible outcomes for every situation. Even when im in church!! ex...what if i pass out on my way up to communion...what if what if WHAT IF AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH so frustrating!!

Kate

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/15/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I feel many of these other symptoms too. . . I really hate the heart skip or spasm. . . Makes me freak a little.
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
TTYL,
 
Sam
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 12/15/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Great input, but let's get to the part on how we each deal with our stress and anxiety and if we do not, then what is our plan to kick this anxiety to the curb and live with less anxiety. confused

Why Worry?
Stress and anxiety do have their place. They push us to make necessary changes in our lives. They signal when we may be in danger, and inspire us to take action to get ourselves out of danger. (This danger can be any type of threat to our physical or emotional well-being, from not doing well on a test to losing a job to losing a friend.) In this way, feelings of stress and anxiety are healthy and necessary; without them, we may not act in our own best interest.

How Much Stress and Anxiety is Too Much?
The point at which worry and anxiety become unhealthy is when they stop pushing us to act. This can either be because we are worried about things that are not under our control or that have not happened yet, or because we are immobilized by the stress and anxiety we feel, rather than being inspired to act. Whatever the reason, this worry and anxiety can cause a lot of stress on our minds and bodies, and affect our health. rolleyes

Dealing With Anxiety

So now that you understand the nature of stress and anxiety a little better, we can focus on eliminating them. The best remedy for anxiety is self-examination and action.  smhair   Here are some easy steps to follow:

  1. First, look inside. What is causing you to worry? Be specific. (For some situations, this may be readily apparent; other times, you may really have to think about it.) Writing in a journal or talking to a friend about it can help you sort out your feelings.

  2. Then, decide what action, if any, should be taken. Try to figure out what part of the situation is under your control. Assess the problem to see whether the threat is real, or if you are blowing it out of proportion. If the problem is just a hypothetical situation or a worst-case scenario, decide if it is really likely that your fears will actually come to fruition.

  3. Next, come up with a plan that tackles the part of the problem that is under your control. Taking action to protect yourself is a good way to channel nervous energy and provides reassurance against your fears. It is, in most cases, the healthiest response to realistic fears and worries.

  4. Once you have done all you can, just let it go. Like everything in life, this is easier said than done, but with practice, you can get pretty adept at letting go of excessive levels of stress and anxiety. You can do this by focusing on something else, reminding yourself of the solutions you have worked on, or trying some stress management strategies that can help you feel more centered and at peace, such as prayer or meditation, journaling about your feelings, or listening to music. Getting regular exercise has been found to be especially helpful in combating the physical effects of anxiety and stress.

If you still find yourself concerned on a constant basis, you may want to talk to someone about it, either a friend, or a professional, depending on how severe your worry is and how much it is affecting your overall stress level. Please print this and put it somewhere close by so you can review it when you start to feel anxious or stressed.
Sources:Reduction Program in the Treatment ofAnxietyDisorders."American Journal of Psychiatry 1992

I wish you peace and happiness,
Kitt


 

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summer_girliexo
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   Posted 12/15/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
just breath said...
Mine is obsessive thinking.  I obsess over every little sensation I get!! Have to know "why why why".  Total analytical!  When I get sick I always take it to the max and end up in the ER.  I always think my life has come to its end!  So much obsessing that I dont have time to think of anything else hardly!


i'm exactly the sameway, being so obsessive is really getting to me. i feel like my fam and friends think i'm crazy!

Mazfire
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   Posted 12/16/2008 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
this is slightly embarrassing,   blush   but i feel safe here, so im putting it out there: i find that i often have anxiety when i am constipated. (the codeine i take for my Fibro, and all the other plethera of illnesses block me up)- i feel much better after a visit to the bathroom. curious- has anyone else noticed anything like that?

            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
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.
 
 


percycat
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   Posted 12/16/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I get short of breath sometimes (from reflux), and it scares me into thinking I'm going to stop breathing - really bad health anxiety.

What I do now is tell myself that I know why it's happening, and it really CAN'T stop me from breathing, so if I just wait it out, it will stop. I also try to get up and stand or walk around the room a little. Usually the panic fades before the shortness of breath has gone away. It leaves me nervous and unhappy afterwards, just knowing that I have to deal with this, but at least I understand how to get myself through it.

I can't help but wish that the fears wouldn't even start in the first place, but I know we all wish that! Even if we can't prevent the anxiety, it's still important to feel successful at dealing with it when it does hit.

percycat

behindtheseeyes00987
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   Posted 12/16/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   

It's always gastro-intesinal for me! I have a lot of anxiety when I go to therapy so my body makes strange noises.Embarrassing.

I also feel very hot and still, like I can't allow myself to make any sudden moves. And I get a stomach ache and a migraine.


-Depressed-
 
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behindtheseeyes00987
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   Posted 12/16/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Mazfire-I just read your post. I feel the same way. I feel like (not to be gross) I'm going to have diarrhea that's how anxious I get. I just feel awful in the lower region. I feel awful everywhere! Anxiety is miserable! Let's kick it out!!
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/16/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Members,

Thank you all for sharing your anxieties............I did post a long post in the middle of ways to deal with your anxieties.  I think it is awesome that you recognize your anxieties Now, how are you going to deal with them.

I gave you ideas and I know many of you have been to therapy and found ways to cope..............

Let's get down to how we are going to kick our anxiety to the curb and not let it rule our lives.

You have admitted anxiety and now we need to do the tough part, learning to get through the anxiety and panic attacks.

Who wants to go first. I have posted. idea

Peace begins with a smile,

Kitt


 

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Twistedmentality
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   Posted 12/16/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
wow, its like some of you guys wrote down my thoughts... some of my problems are :

panic: when i get a panic attack i get super hot and nauseated and then have to use the toilet immediately. i dont know how my body does that but it does. so in return i limit myself to where i go so as not to get stuck in a bad situation.

i obsess over everything,think way to much about stupid crap

iam irritable

physical:
in no particular order and some of these come and go...

numbness in face,tingles,headaches and migraines,heart palpitations,stomach problems,feeling weak,tired,insomnia,vision problems,chest pain and tightness. all these make me think iam dying of something almost every day.

this is a great post, i was thinking of starting one but you beat me to it freezinginAK

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/16/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Good one Kitt :)

I am going to make an appointment with the doc and go have some more tests done to ease my mind. . . I've been putting it off because of money but hang the cost! The way I feel daily is more important to me :)

I am also going to keep going through my therapy, exercising, and watching what I eat and drink :) I've been doing pretty good with all this for quite awhile, but there is always room for improvement :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
TTYL,
 
Sam
 
 

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