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Mizzbeeutiful
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   Posted 1/8/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!!! I'm so glad i discovered this board because i think i will relate more with you guys about my problems. I've been having all these terrible thoughts about things happening to me or my child and it recently started when i got out of school for winter break and i had been really stressed from finals, and i had my wisdom teeth pulled and the pain meds caused some gastric problems so now i have other things going on in my body and i'm not sleeping at night like i use to, i've been having aches and pains, headaches, and its like whenever my mind isnt occupied with something all the negative thoughts creep up again, and i just want to return to a peaceful state of mind. I cant get to my pcp till next month...could this be stress related anxiety?

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stkitt
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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I am sorry you are stressing right now and it feels to me like you are having Anticipatory anxiety......see this link, just click on it.

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=1318491

You will find a lot of good info in this thread.

AGain Welcome

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nervymeg
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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Mizzbeeautiful,

It's lovely to have you join us. Often an illness or medical problem can be a trigger for anxiety. Are you taking any medications for this anxiety or is it all a new experince for you?

Please feel free to share your worries with us and we will help out with suggestions, we are not professionals but we understand!

Cheers, Meg


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Mizzbeeutiful
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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
No meds because the symptoms really got worser after the heartburn started and I freaked because of the chest pains I was having. Could the thoughts I'm having about something happening to me and my child anxiety related?

nervymeg
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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

It definately sounds like some form of anxiety. There are quite a few options for treatment of anxiety whatever the cause. There are some great books about coping with anxiety "living with it" by Bev Aisbett is one of my favourite, and if you look up at the top of this forum you will see a link to anxiety resources under the name Wen.

Keeping yourself occupied is a good way to help with anxiety, but it will always come creep back when you relax, especially at night. Have you tried journalling out your anxieties? Sometimes when you put your worries down on paper it helps you to see that they are often unrealistic. It helps me to sort fiction from fact!

Good luck, Meg

 


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Aries8
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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I've read when you have scary thoughts related to anxiety, just let them come. Don't try to block them out or add more fear. Just relax and let the thoughts come and go in your head. Eventually, they will go away. This might be a good time for you to begin some counseling. Good luck!

Mizzbeeutiful
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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought about journaling but I never started, thanks for the tip. My anxiety kinda eased up when I kept researching depression when I thought that was the problem which stressed me even more but I didn't fit all the symptoms and I finally came across excessive worrying, which I never knew existed!

Aries8
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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, I wouldn't get meds for anxiety until you're sure that is what is causing these thoughts.

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   Posted 1/8/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mizzbeeutiful!

Welcome to our peer support group :) It does sound like you are having anxiety symptoms and the advice everyone gave you on here is great. Do check out the links provided for you by Kitt because they are so helpful. I sure hope you get your anxiety under control and start feeling better. Nice to meet you :)
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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Mizzbeeutiful
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   Posted 1/8/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
U guys are so helpful! I tried talking to my bestfriend about it thinking it would help but she just kept saying stop thinking like that but she doesn't understand that I really have no control over it at times which really frustrated me, but finally I've found people who understand and are able to say more than "it'll be okay". ;-)

Mizzbeeutiful
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   Posted 1/8/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
i was just reading a post in the fibromyalgia forum and i really could relate with a BUNCH of the symptoms and one of which is anxiety....maybe this could be the cause

Green Grove
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't go and freak youself out looking up symptoms of random illnesses, Mizzbeeutiful :) Many of us that suffer from the various forms of anxiety do this and it is a very unhealthy practice. If you are feeling bad enough go and see your physician and tell him/her what you are feeling. Keep a journal of symptoms/questions to relay to your doctor during you next visit and let them take care of you.

Good luck!
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
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Mizzbeeutiful
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   Posted 1/8/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Believe I know looking up the symptoms only adds to the anxiety, I was browsing the forums actually just reading various posts and I came across this very long list of symptoms related to fibro, and actually I can relate to at least 15 of them, I printed the list and I am going to highlight what I've been experiencing to show to the doctor, plus I'm a nursing student so its kinda hard to resist the urge to search for reasons for my symptoms :-) but honestly everything came about after I completed about 2 very stressful weeks of preparing for my finals, but thanks I won't continue searching since I've found this list ;-)

Green Grove
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   Posted 1/8/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a nurse and I love to research so I know how difficult this can be too, lol :) I have to force myself not too most every day.
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
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Mizzbeeutiful
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   Posted 1/9/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I was reading the thread about Mood Gym so i decided to take a look, i scored in the middle range for depression and high to very high for anxiety......warped thoughts sections i really didnt understand the chart at the end but looks like it could be very helpful!

Green Grove
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   Posted 1/9/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Cool :) Keep up with the CBT and write down/use the techniques and you will notice a huge difference in your life :)

Congrats to you!!!
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.
 

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