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Mazfire
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   Posted 1/4/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Good morning family, i know i am several hours ahead of most of you timewise, but thats what happens when you live in sunny Australia! So i couldnt sleep last night, and i thought of todays question:
 
"Am i doing enough to help my healing process?"
 
for me, sometimes yes, but often NO. my Pdoc wants me to excercise- says endorphins are good. i choose to sleep instead. i often forget to practise my breathing techniques and i have a crappy diet- i think with healthier food, my system as a whole might be under less stress if that makes sense?
 
 
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Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, 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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Aries8
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   Posted 1/4/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I'm not. I need to exercise, too. Its benefit of relaxing could probably help me. I need to meditate more. So, Maz, why couldn't you sleep last night?

getting by
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   Posted 1/4/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that I could do more for myself also. It is funny how we can look at things like this and see where we are lacking, but when we have anxiety, it seems to be the last thing that we think of to help ourselves.

This is a good topic Maz, it can work for a gameplan for when things get hard to handle. You know when everything seems out of your control. Then we can look back and practice what we need to do to get feeling better.

I try to walk and I try to meditate, and I know that both of them are good for me. We have been having a really hard winter this year so it is hard to get out. What I wouldn't do for a nice day. We have a ton of snow. That makes it hard to get around. I hope to get out and cross country ski and get some exercise. Wish me luck.

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Green Grove
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   Posted 1/4/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Maz, Aries, Karen and Everyone!

I usually do pretty good with working on my healing process until the holidays spun around, lol :) I also need to get them endorphins going more instead of resting a lot lately and I should put this in our confessions thread, but I have been slacking all the way when it comes to my breathing/relaxation exercises also. And let's not even talk about the diet right now!

Boy Maz, I really love your daily questions. Really makes me reflect and has helped me so much. Thank you :) I guess seeing it all typed out puts it into more of a perspecctive for me. . . Which reminds me that I have not written in my journal for awhile. . . :) Time for me to buck up and start working on my therapy now that the holidays are past!

Take Care!  Sam

Post Edited (Green Grove) : 1/4/2009 4:29:27 PM (GMT-7)


freezinginAK
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   Posted 1/4/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   

   I to have been slacking on the exercises I try to build up my 4x4 buggies up this time of year but it's WAY TO COLD NOW -35 outside but yes I really feel that we need a post on are breathing techniques as even one deep breath and holding it then releasing it tends to bring in more oxygen needed to help us to relax and not by getting in short fast breaths when oxygen is needed most in times of unsurities

  Just think when it hits 20 above here it's t-shirt weather lol

   Great thread to start on Maz

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stkitt
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   Posted 1/4/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Maz

OK, I did it......the week start with Sunday and I took myself downstairs and did 30 minutes on the treadmill.  I have a Weekly Walking Log I printed out and my plan is to do 30 minutes everyday even if I have to break it into 2  15 minute sessions.

So No I have not been doing enough for myself........and the Pity Party is over.  I will not improve sitting here crying over how ugly things can be.

Call me Nike-----------Just Do It.

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ocean1
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   Posted 1/4/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Sometimes yes, but most times no.  I've really slacked off on my breathing exercises and exercising in general.  I, like Maz, was told by my therapist that exercising burns off the extra adrenaline my body produces when in high anxiety and the adrenaline is what causes the pounding heart.  I, also like Maz, don't eat right at all.  Junk food is my life.  Now that I've put all this down, I realize just how much I'M NOT DOING that I should be.  I am working on having a more positive outlook in my work area and have been really focusing on that and my CBT so those are good things I AM doing.  Now I MUST start doing the rest.  I think I am gonna start an exercise log like someone mentioned above.  Lifting weights is something I can do here at my apartment that will help.

This was a great question and a real eye-opener for us to see just what we are and are not doing for ourselves and to see what others are doing.


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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 1/4/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I should be exercising also.  Would help my anxiety.  It bores me to walk on the treadmill, even watching tv.  That is my pitiful excuse. 

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Junebug05
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   Posted 1/4/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Good question! 
 
First...way to go kitt, it's not easy to get motivated and start, that is a big hurdle and you jumped right over it...good for you!
 
Now, for the question.  I think I do alot to help my healing process, but always feel there is more I could be doing.  Just like alot of others here, I should be exercising.  I've gone through periods of time when I have exercised daily and it really does make me feel better.  Just need a kick in the rump to get going.  I Need to be more careful with my diet too, I eat alot of things now that I typically cut out when my anxiety is high and should really learn to avoid them all the time, like caffeine, chocolate, alot of sweets, etc. 
 
 

Aries8
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   Posted 1/4/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Good going, Kitt! That must make you feel good knowing you're exercising. I gave up caffeine awhile ago. I used to eat at least one candy bar a day. I eat sweets maybe once a week now. My diet has greatly improved over the last month or two. I guess we all need to concentrate on some sort of exercise.

Mazfire
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   Posted 1/4/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Aries8 said...
So, Maz, why couldn't you sleep last night?
Im really physically unwell at the moment and am in a great deal of pain. I gave up trying to sleep last night and just read until about 3am when i must have briefly drifted off- woke around 5am and journalled until dawn. said my prayers. thought about plans for the wk and prayed my physical health will improve- then thought about my HW family and how much i enjoy doing daily roll call, but that i felt it was time for a more serious question...
 
peace and blessings,
Maz XX
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Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, 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. Nexium.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


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   Posted 1/5/2009 1:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes. Im on my way to recovery. I take medicine, and Im supposed to start going to a counselor. But, my medicine, Paxil, has really really helped me out! I am starting to do more things for myself and Im being more out-going! I feel like I am doing alot to try to get back to a "normal" lifestyle!
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   Posted 1/5/2009 1:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Going for help was a huge step for me. I'm taking my medicine, and I think it is starting to really help. I had a bad day yesterday though. Some of those anxious and obsessive thoughts trying to creep back in. But I battled them, and I hope today will be a better one!
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   Posted 1/5/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I would have to say yes. I have a chronic illness and I really watch my diet and faithfully take my meds. I probably could exercise more, but I think I am getting enough in.

Feel like poop today, but that is just cuz I got nailed with a pretty bad sinus infection and the pain of it is pretty bad. Would think it would improve being this is the 3rd day on anti-b's, but hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.
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Shia
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   Posted 1/5/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Maz, working out is great!! Ever since I got off my butt I've been feeling fantastic! Eating healthy is a plus too :)
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