I am here for you and I am so sorry you have been in the hospital...................please talk to your physician about giving you something for the anxiety on a regular schedule while you are in the hospital. My sister has been taking Ativan along with her pain meds and that seems to help her.
I know I have had IV Vailum when I have been really anxious in the hospital and it has helped.
Try not to anticipate the worse scenario. We are all right here with you. Don't start worrying about all the what ifs? You will just start to panic and that will make you feel like nothing is ever going to get better..........but it will my friend. It may not seem like it right now but you will feel better and the panic will go away.
Think positive thoughts. Tell yourself you are going to be OK and believe it. Keep a paper bag handy should you start to hyperventilate, breathe into the back and slow that breathing down. Picture yourself on a calm and peaceful island with the sun shining warmly on your face and feel the peace.
Many gentle hugs to you.
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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac
Good Morning Julie,
Just wanted to check in with you before I head out to work to say I am with you in spirit and I am praying for you. Just remember you will be OK..............practice telling yourself that over and over and soon you will belief it. ((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))
I hope you are feeling better. I'm so sorry to hear about your flare ups. You'll be in my prayers.