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hollygirl123
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 12/24/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
It's already is a bad day, can't get over this feeling of anxiety and dizziness, I'm trying real hard to fight it, positive talk, focus on cleaning my house, but it's here again and again. It always ruins my day, my life, my everything. I can't kick it. Every pain,I think I have cancer or another funky illness, every feeling in my body is a negative one. I wanna cry!!! I'm going to cry . Why can't I focus on Christmas. Oh please let me have one good day. The sadness inside me, I want to sing christmas tunes, bake cookies, smile. It's so hard to do when this feeling kicks your butt. I think if I could get a clear answer to my dizzy/off balance problem I would have some relife. I want to take a happy pill!!!! But I can't. I want to see snow, but I have a crappy rainy day here. I could go on and on but I don't want to ruin everyone elses day. Sorry if I did. Thanks for letting me vent. I read back my post and I sound pathetic. I really do. I'm gonna go clean and try to sing and smile. Wish me luck.
Take Care
Many hugs to you
Holly


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 12/24/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hollygirl I am so sorry you are having such a bad day. Do you have any meds to take? I know when it gets too overwhelming for me I give in and take my Xanax and that helps to quiet my busy mind down.

Maybe you can turn the stereo up really loud while you clean and start singing your lungs out!!!

Big Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
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.


Georgie Girl
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   Posted 12/24/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh dear Holly Girl, I am sorry you are going through this.  You have a great screen name for this time of year.

I can relate to how you're feeling.  Fortunately, this day I feel fine but last weekend I was down with anticipatory anxiety.

Can you go for a walk, exercise indoors, or watch a light holiday movie?

 

GG - Krista


Georgie Girl


Green Grove
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   Posted 12/24/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Holly,

I sure know how the dizzy spells can mess with you but it is just the anxiety symptoms. Why don't you start cleaning, listening to music, find a funny movie, read, walk for about 20 minutes, or anything to take your mind off of things. I'm going to bump the Relaxation thread where you can learn to do a little meditation or something else on there. I will also bump the CBT thread where you can learn to control those Scary/Warpy Thoughts.

I sure hope you get to feeling better :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
 
Not a medical professional.  Seek your physician's advice
before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)


percycat
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   Posted 12/24/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Holly,

I am sorry that you're having a rough day.

It's sounds like you're fighting guilt and grief about being low today; that's a battle I fight some as well. Even though it can't make the day better, try not to blame yourself for being anxious. You didn't ask for it, you're not trying to perpetuate it, in fact, you're trying to do the things that make it go away. So even though it seems to be beating you up today, that's not your fault, and you don't need to feel guilty or like you're doing something wrong.

Grieving for what you wish you could do, or what you used to be able to do is hard on you as well. It is sad to compare sometimes, so try to fend off those low thoughts by noticing what you ARE able to do, even though you feel really awful today. You said you're cleaning. I'll bet you I could not even drag myself off the bed if I were having a bad anxiety day, let alone do something productive like clean ANYTHING anywhere in the house. So try to chalk up even a tiny little positive mark for what you are accomplishing, rather than giving yourself "demerits" for what you can't do today.

Big hugs to you,
percycat

Julie1014
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   Posted 12/24/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Holly))) Sending big hugs and prayers your way. Just try to stay in the moment. Keep as busy as possible, and don't beat yourself up! Praise yourself for the accomplishments you are doing. Also, keep in mind that the holidays can makes things even harder. Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


AkiPuppy
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 12/24/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Holly Girl, I am so sorry you are feeling so down today. I hear where you are coming from. It is not easy to smile when you feel like crying. I wish you peace and that you feel better in the new year.
Hugs coming your way
AkiPuppy

hollygirl123
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 12/24/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all your support everyone, I did my cleaning and went to the store, funny when I actually got to the store almost all of my symptoms went away. See I figure it this way when I'm out I have to perform, I have to accomplish what I came there to do. At home I'm dizzy and feeling sooo bad, but in a store or somewhat the same scenerio, I feel almost normal, don't get me wrong it may hit me sometimes, but it's not as bad. My conclusion is I must go to the store all the time lol. kidding. But it makes me realize again that most of my symptoms are anxiety. I still think I'm sick in the head lol. But maybe if I start to realize I am sick, I can learn to accept some of the things I go through. Wow I sound so positive!!!!! I hope it last!!!! (it won't) but I'll keep this feeling for atleaste today. Again thank you all.      Happy Holidays to all!!!!!
Take Care
Many hugs to you
Holly


percycat
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   Posted 12/24/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Holly,

I'm glad you got things accomplished in the store, and that you didn't feel so dizzy and messed up as at home. Do hang onto the positive feelings!

Hugs,
percycat

Green Grove
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 12/24/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you got to feeling better Holly :) You are doing great and you do sound really positive!

Happy Holidays!!!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
 
Not a medical professional.  Seek your physician's advice
before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)


Mazfire
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 12/24/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Holly have you had your ears checked out by a doctor? the dizziness and loss of equilibrium can be a symptom of inner ear problems, i know thats been the case for me.

 I also take Stemetil for dizziness/vertigo etc.

Maz XX hope things improve! 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.
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 12/24/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Holly,

Good idea brim Maz, sometimes we are so fixated on having a brain tumor we don't see the simple things in front of us........so get those ears checked.

You posted:Wow I sound so positive!!!!! I hope it last!!!! (it won't) "  Let us help you make it last.  Keep practicing being in the moment.

Hugs to You,

Kitt


 

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hollygirl123
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 12/26/2008 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again for being there. I wanted to let you know I got my ears checked twice, one time from a top doc in philadelphia who specializes with inner ear problems, I got every test you can take and passed with flying colors. The top doc said it was my neurons that aren't crossing right and to do vestibular therapy, I did , it helped alot, but whatever I have i have to try to accept it. I was giving meds for meniers and other ear problems, but didn't do a thing.  Its something I gotta accept, I can't heal if I don't.I was on xanax and I really think they messed me up in the brain. No proof but  I have talked with people online who have gone through the same thing. And they also took benzos, ativan,xanax,valium. But there is no proof so I can't totally blame the meds. although I improved when I stopped them. I hope everyone had a great holiday.

Take Care
Many hugs to you
Holly


Aries8
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 12/27/2008 12:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Holly Girl! Glad to hear you're feeling better. I get the lightheadedness and dizziness. about 3 times a year I wake up unable to stand. I take Benadryl and go back to sleep. Benadryl helps my lightheaded and dizziness problems. So, it's either anxiety or an inner ear thing. Probably the same for you. Try Benadryl next time (a small dose because it causes sleepiness). But check with your doc or pharmacist to make sure you can take all your meds with Benadryl. It helps, believe me!

The holidays are a difficult time for a lot of people. Try to go easy on yourself. Things will get better!
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