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illbeyourmemory
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/30/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I thought I'd come on this board to find out more info my anxiety problem..

It started in 1997 when I went on vacation. I was feeling sick the entire time until I got home.. since then I haven't traveled because of it unless I really have too.. more recently the only time I've traveled was for my brother's wedding.. I was only away for two nights. but I felt sick then too. From then on I felt fine because I haven't traveled since the wedding..

More recently, I found out I may have more severe anxiety.. I did something wrong at work to another co-worker but I've apologized to her about it. Anyways, since this thing happened I felt sick. I have been heaving but nothing coming out of me. I'm afraid to eat much because of it might come back up. I have been on Paxil and Lexapro. With Lexpro, I could see it working and also gained a lot of weight from it and had to go off it because of the weight problem. Now with Paxil. I can't tell if its working or not. I take it everyday like I'm suppose too. When I get sick I get sick for a long period of time. I know the doctor can't help me with my thoughts but maybe she can help with the anxiety part because I just have a really bad anxiety. I tend to get more sick easily than any normal person would. I don't see her again until July. I would like to hear your opinions on this.

Allestaria
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   Posted 5/1/2009 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry to hear you are having such a hard time. I hope things become a lot better for you soon.

Have you tried writing your thoughts down in a journal? Sometimes keeping thoughts on paper help to move on from them a lot quicker. Finding a therapist to chat with might help you move on as well.

Paxil does take between 1-2 monthes to fully kick in. It took 6 weeks before I felt the full effect of it. Paxil can ease the symptoms of anxiety but does not totally fix the problem Well no drug truly fixes this. Just helps make it easier to deal with.

Good luck with your next doc visit. I hope things go well.
Welcome to these forums its a wonderful place to be!

Nanners
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   Posted 5/1/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
When my anxiety hits it effects my guts horribly. I also have a inflammatory bowel disease and that adds even more problems to the mix. As soon as the anxiety hits I will get nauseous, have diarrhea and sometimes vomiting. Because of my illness it would cause me to be sick like that for about 4 days. I have learned to recognize when the anxiety hits and stop it quickly with the help of my Xanax. I take the lowest dose .25 mg and lay down and usually within 30 min to 1 hour I am feeling alot better.

Maybe you could talk to your doctor about adding a quick acting med such as Xanax to use for these bad days. I only use my Xanax maybe 1-3 times a month if that. Hope that helps some.

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Raniah
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   Posted 5/1/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
IBYM,

I like the suggestions that you've received here. I also wonder if you might want to try seeing a counselor. I have found it to be incredibly helpful with both depression and anxiety. It's so good to be able to get all of those fears and feelings out with someone who is safe and non-judgmental, who is trained to take those statements and identify the key points and problems, and find a way to help you to heal. I wish you the very best, and hope you will come back and post to us again.
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stkitt
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   Posted 5/2/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Good Morning and Welcome to HealingWell.  I am sorry you are going through a tough time.
 
As I read through your post I thought to myself, this wonderful person needs to forgive themself for whatever happened between them and the other person.  You have apologized and you understand you made a mistake so please don't keep on beating yourself up.  Each of us makes many mistakes as we go through this life and learning from our mistakes is important but just as important is forgiving yourself.
 
I hope you stick with us as you have found a wonderful place to come to for support and to share your thoughts and fears .
 
Again a warm welcome,
Kitt
 

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percycat
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   Posted 5/4/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, and welcome!

I've had the same experience as Kitt: Paxil didn't really make a noticeable change until 4 weeks, and the full effects were later. It has been a very good med for me.

Do try to forgive yourself for what happened at work. You've apologized, and now you can try to move forward again, learning from the situation, but not beating yourself up about it. If they other person is still hurt, it may be hard for you to deal with that, but you cannot heal their pain, only apologize (as you have) for having begun it. Leave the rest to them to heal in their own time, and try to allow the same for yourself.

Good luck, and let us know how you're doing.

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illbeyourmemory
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   Posted 5/4/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's an update: I went to the doctor and got back on Lexapro and on Xanax. I feel like a whole knew person since I've gotten the medication. As for the thing that happened with another co-worker, she's blowing wayyy out of proportion even though I apologized twice to her. She has a gang of friends she hangs with and since the thing happened they look at me weird. But I'm trying to stay strong and going to ask to transfer to another store just be on the safe side.

stkitt
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   Posted 5/5/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I am glad you got back on your medication and also I think you have done all you can by apologizing more then once.  You made a mistake and if the other person will not let it go you are making the right choice in walking away.

Be proud of yourself and your positive attitude.  It will take you far.

Hugs,
Kitt


 

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