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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 2/22/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been dealing with my anixety problems for over 7 years now.  Everytime I have a flare up I can usually pinpoint where it coming.  Whether its too much stress at work, I snuck some caffiene, or my time of the month is here and my hormones are all crazy.  I'm having a rough week and can't seem to figure out where it's coming from so I can stop it.  It started wednesday when I got into a bad fight with a guy I was dating.  It was a long rough night.  Its the closest I've came to an attack in awhile.  Then I started getting anxious last night when I was being left alone.....and now today I woke up from a nap with anxiety.  Its soooo frustrating because I haven't had many problems with it and then when it comes back it messes my head all up and I almost forget how to fight it.  Its been almost 4 years since my last full blown panic attack.....and i ended up in the crisis center and the ER.  I am so afraid of it getting that bad.  I'm so scared of having an attack and going crazy.  After 7 years I should know better!  I think I just really need some support.  I haven't posted on here in awhile but this forum always helps me out when I'm down.  I'm seeing my psychiatrist on tuesday, but am just feelling a wreck right now,

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/22/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   

It's always a good idea to figure out what is causing stress in your life so the symptoms can be reduced. Sometimes we can't pinpoint the problem. At least not right away. The important thing is to learn and remember how to get through those tough times.

Begin a journal because it seems you don't suffer that frequently from these anxiety episodes. A journal would jog your memory in how you dealt with the symptoms in the past. Also, no more sneaking caffeine and try to cut down on the junk food. I've noticed my diet plays a huge part in how I feel.

The big fight you had with the guy you were dating probably set off your symptoms. I wouldn't add more stress by trying to analyze it to death. Positive self talk will help to pull you through. Hang in there and remember calmer days are coming. I hope you find relief soon!

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/22/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well Angelwings :( I agree with Aries, the fight probably set it off, then fear of it getting out of control, or why it's there may be fueling it as well. Have you resolved the issue with your date? Is that still "hanging over your head" so to speak? That might be stressing you too, an impending conversation.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 2/22/2009 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Your not alone! I have had my wonderful gift of anxiety for several years now as well. And when it gets bad I get back into thinking negative thoughts and it is so difficult for me to "remember" how to break out of it. We all do remember and get ourselves back to what ever we call normal at some point. We are here for you.


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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 2/23/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you guys so much. Just coming to this forum helps so much. It makes me feel less lonely. Its such a relief to know that I'm not crazy and that others out there know where I'm coming from. I've found very few sites helpful. I can always count on this forum and the members to just give me a few words and common sense and wisdom to help bring me out of my panic spiral. Thanks again

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Date Joined Sep 2004
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   Posted 2/23/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hun, trust me, it's been over 5 years for me and when it comes back I honestly can't remember either that I won't die or go crazy! I'm always sure that this time it's different! But it isn't! We can't spend 7 years of our lives thinking we will go crazy. When you go crazy you just are, you don't realize you are getting there! I know it's hard to rationalize I'm going through a horrible period of anxiety and I too think I'll die or go crazy but we won't!!

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   Posted 2/24/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   


Good Morning and I am sorry to read you are having increased anxiety and trying to pin point the trigger.....

I think perhaps you posted your trigger in  your thread.  You posted  "It started wednesday when I got into a bad fight with a guy I was dating." 

Try to shift your focus away from a microscopic monitoring for internal sensations. Members  who have panics are understandably concerned about not having more panics. This frequently results in members constantly monitoring for any internal sensations. While doing so, there are often thoughts like "What if I have another panic?"

I live with anxiety daily and I know how afraid you can feel when your anxiety kicks into high gear and your afraid of what is going to happen to you but remember you have anxiety, it does not have you.

You are stronger then this  disorder, practice staying in the moment and kick the "stinkin thinkin", and the what ifs to the curb.  You do not need them.

I think the journaling would do you well.  Do give it a try and know that we are here for you and we believe in you. ((((((((HUGS)))))))))))

My wish for you is peace.



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