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   Posted 1/18/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone... I'm new to this forum and wanted to start a conversation. For a while now, I've always had anxiety issues which I didn't realize and pinpoint till about a few months ago. My situation really came to light when I came back from a trip abroad and then started worrying about so many different things that may have happened during, that the anxiety attacks got to the point where I started feeling light headed, dizzy, and nauseated. That lasted for a while, but I learned to cope with it. Here and there I start obsessing about "what ifs" and recently during a work related conflict, I started feeling the light headed-ness come back again. It feels so debilitating sometimes... I guess I'm also afraid of conflict. I don't know what to do to overcome this and I thought this forum might help.

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   Posted 1/18/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jarred82 and Welcome!

It's nice to meet you and you have arrived at a great place with cool people that are dealing with similar problems. Browse around and check out all the threads to get and idea of how this all works, and I think that you might benefit from CBT (therapy). We have a free resource on here that has helped many of us learn to cope with our anxiety/panic, and it is called MoodGYM. You will find the link to this under our Anxiety-Panic Resources thread at the top of the forum page. Click that one and then scroll down until you see the post from "wen". There will be the link and other links to great ways to help deal with your anxiety. Also, be sure to talk to your doctor about what you are going through so he/she can help you. This is very important my friend!

Good luck to you!
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   Posted 1/19/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Hel Jarred,

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum.  I am sorry you are having issues with health anxiety and anticipatory anxiety.

When we are fully in the present moment our minds are focused on what we are doing and not frantically jumping from the past to the future.

When we are focused on the task at hand, we do things for the joy of doing them, and not because we expect anything in return for our action. When we do this, even small and seemingly insignificant things can become acts of joy and beauty.

Whereas, if we can just learn to relax and enjoy the moment for what it is, we will naturally become happier and more accepting and less demanding ourselves. We will be able to see the other person's side of things and point of view, and this helps us to be more compassionate and understanding people.

It's really important for myself to be able to stay in the moment. I have found that by avoiding things like dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future I am usually able to get done what needs to get done when it needs to get done.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

Again Welcome.




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   Posted 1/19/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
My entire life I have hated conflict. I have allowed others to treat me badly without consequences. Well, not anymore. I am learning to stand up for myself even if the anxiety symptoms arise, and they do. Like Kitt mentioned, you need to stay in the moment. I'm working on that, also. It's not easy, is it?
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   Posted 1/19/2009 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to healingwell this is a great family and I hope you like it here. You have received some great advise from our wonderful members and I agree with what they are saying. great to meet you keep posting and tell us how you are getting on we are here if you need us.
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