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flipundy
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 4/24/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all. I'm new here. I posted in the new members introduction thread also. I guess I'm just looking for ppl to talk to who understand this whole anxiety/panic thing. I've had these since I was 16 yrs old. They come in spurts. I'll be cool for like 2 yrs and then they'll kick in and stick around for like a year or so. I have a ton of symptoms, although I can honestly say I've never felt like I was having a heart attack. My chest gets tight, my heart pounds, I feel like I can not breathe..like I just can't get a good breath of air in, I shake, I get clammy, my thoughts race all over the place, my hands and feet get tingly, my back and shoulders hurt so much just from being tense. about 4 yrs ago I started getting pain in my shin. Like a quick burst of it every few minutes and I would panic. I thought OMG I have bone cancer or something. I went to the doc and everything. They said all was fine. I read some stuff on the internet that made me think " well, if it was that, I'd have it elsewhere, too, right?" So then I started having pain in my forearms. Feels like bone pain. Doc said all was fine. The pains went away with the anxiety. I haven't had any in a like 3 yrs. It just started to come back again within the last few days. Yey me! I wake up in the morning and am just thrown into an attack. It's crazy. And the worst part is I know it can get worse. They've been worse. Anyway, just wanted to get some of this out. Thanks to anyone who reads.

Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 4/24/2009 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi flipundy, and welcome to Healingwell. Have you had any increased stress or can you think of anything that may have triggered your attacks? I hope you have a therapist you can get in to see soon. No need to continue suffering:)

Up in our resources thread we have information about CBT (cognitive behavoural therapy) that many have had great success with. Maybe you can check it out.

Again welcome and we look forward to hearing more from you.

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Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

flipundy
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 4/24/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and thank you for welcoming me:) I have gone for CBT and it does work wonders. I still use the breathing exercises I was taught. As far as stress goes, I was married for the 2nd time in August of 08 and we moved half way across the country. I got married fairly quickly after getting out of a 7 yr abusive relationship. My husband is nothing like what I'm used to. He's sweet and caring and too kind. I feel like I'm waiting for things to fall apart. Or like because I have this good thing with him, now something horrid has to happen.I don't have a therapist as of yet out here. I have to find one...and soon.

Nanners
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   Posted 4/24/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Flip sounds like because of your last relationship you think you don't deserve to have happiness. Well I for one am here to tell you, YOU DO!!! Please don't let the last jerk, ruin your current happiness. I hope you can get in to see a therapist who will help you let go of the past and enjoy your future. Plus it sounds like the move has really triggered your panic too. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.

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Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

flipundy
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 4/24/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you. That's why I want to get this under control. I don't want it to get in the way. I do from time to time feel like I don't deserve him. And I'm pretty sure the move out here didn't help my situation. I just wanted to say thank you again.

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/25/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Congratulations on your new marriage and I am in 100% agreement with Nanners, you do deserve the good things of this world, you are worthy.  Trust in you new husband and try not to over think things in your mind.
 
Stay out of the anticipatory anxiety, don't wait for the other shoe to fall.  Practice staying in the moment.
I will be glad when you find a therapist in your area.  And keep on talking to us.
 
Talking to someone is good as it helps you let out your anxiety and share with others.  We are here to help you.
 
Again a warm welcome
Kitt

 

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flipundy
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 4/25/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt:) I'll be sticking around here for sure and I'll let ya'll know when I find one. I think I'm doing a little better today so yey! lol

Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 4/25/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanting to send out a huge warm Welcome to the forum
I know you will find so many luving.caring and giving ppl here
that will help you out as much as possible

This is a great place to come to in the times you need or the times you also think you may be of help to othes
Each persons lil steps and winnings do help out the others IMHO and I feel it is
important to post about it share with others ya know
Stay here and get the help and understanding you so deserve
Congrats on the marriage

LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


percycat
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1952
   Posted 4/25/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Flipundy,

Welcome to the forum! It's a shame that your anxiety is trying to rear its ugly head again, but you do have both old and new tools to deal with it. I hope you're able to find a therapist soon; CBT has helped me a great deal, and I'm glad you've had success with it in the past also. Your husband sounds wonderful, and I hope you'll allow him to support you in this. I am newlywed also (January), and my husband has been both a tower of strength for me and provided an opportunity for our relationship to grow as we share the reality of my anxiety (and a very disruptive spell with health anxiety right now). Several of us on here have experienced damaging or unsafe previous relationships and realize how tricky it can be to sort out all the "baggage" that you don't even realize you have from a toxic relationship. Remember: you DO deserve happiness, and you DO deserve your husband's love and support. Allow yourself to accept that as the good times-bad times give-and-take that it is, and grow in your new marriage. Congrats, and welcome!

percycat

Percy/Percycat

Co-Moderator, Anxiety and Panic Forum

 

DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)

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Aries8
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 4/27/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Flipundy! I know exactly what you're talking about as far as relationships go. I lived with someone for 12 years who beat me, stole from me, cheated on me, it was not a pleasant time. Then came my husband. I would flinch when dinner wasn't ready on time because my abusive boyfriend would hit me if things weren't just right. I learned that I didn't have to be afraid with my husband. The flinching and the worries that it would all go bad went away. I had nightmares for 20 years. They've just gone away, actually.

Remember that you've had some stress recently. The wedding and the move across the country can take its toll. You are safe now. Everything is going to be wonderful. Definitely see a therapist and discuss the abusive boyfriend. Take care!
Anxiety Disorder/Mitral Valve Prolapse
 
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Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 4/30/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so proud and glad that you have gotten so many great caring and supportive posts

I do hope that you will stay with this forum

The pple are great

Take care

...........LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 5/2/2009 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Flipundy,

I am hoping you are doing well and that you will be checking in to let us hear from you.  Remember you have anxiety, anxiety does not have you.

Happy weekend.

Kitt


 

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Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul
Clickable Link: Anxiety-Panic Resources

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