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SillywillyWoohoo
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   Posted 5/17/2009 1:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm having chest pains tonight from pulled muscles and my anxiety is screaming that it's blood clots. Even though I know it's very unlikely I'm freaked out. Does anyone else get anxiety like this? Even though you KNOW it's unlikely you still have the racing thoughts?

Tonight I'm worrying about a lot of things. And I feel like I'm loosing my mind.
[center]Melissa
Proud mommy of 2 here on Earth and 1 in the Heavens
Dx with Fibromyalgia in 2004. Panic Attacks since I was 8. DX with GAD in 2003. Severe back issues. Had L4 and L5 Fused as a teen.[/center]


Allestaria
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   Posted 5/17/2009 2:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning Sillywilly,

Love the name btw =)

And yes I get these racing thoughts VERY often. Unfortunately they are common among people with anxiety/ panic attacks.
Do you have any relaxing techniques you can use? Something that might help calm yourself down.
Taking a hot bath with some relaxing candles and music might help you relax some. Reminding yourself that you are OK and some focus breathing might also help you relax some.

When I get this over active mind. I play my radio and sing. Force myself to focus on what is playing on the radio and clean house or do a craft I enjoy. If I've passed the point and need to pace. I will do just that while focusing on my breathing.

If it is just to over whelming make a trip to the ER. Trying to find comfort in our worries is better then sitting it out. Even if you sit in your car outside the ER and find that you have calmed down and don't need to go in. Then that is ok.
It might be time (if you haven't) to get a fast acting med like Xanex to help you in these times.

I know its easier said then done. And I am sorry you are having such a rough night. May peace of mind find you soon.

SillywillyWoohoo
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   Posted 5/17/2009 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I did some meditation which calmed me down some. But at 4:30 I ended up taking my 5 year old to the ER. She broke her arm on Friday and we had no idea till today. It didn't swell up or anything.

Babying her has helped me not panic as bad today so that's good.

I will definitely try the candlit bubble bath tonight though. It sounds VERY smoothing. I listen to music 24/7 and that helps a lot too
[center]Melissa
Proud mommy of 2 here on Earth and 1 in the Heavens
Dx with Fibromyalgia in 2004. Panic Attacks since I was 8. DX with GAD in 2003. Severe back issues. Had L4 and L5 Fused as a teen.[/center]


stkitt
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   Posted 5/17/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hello there and I think you found one of your answers accidentally................keeping busy is a great anxiety buster. Once you were focused on your daughter your own Health anxiety took a back seat.

One way to change thought patterns is by limiting time spent thinking. Find a hobby or a distraction that you enjoy, preferably one that has a high degree of mental concentration. Painting and drawing are good examples. With both these activities, your mind is on the task at hand so you have very little time to picture or think about what causes you stress. The main point is to find something you enjoy that can be done for a long period of time.
Take care and I hope your daughter is doing well.
 
Kitt


SillywillyWoohoo
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   Posted 5/17/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Kitt! My DD is doing good. She goes tomorrow to get a cast on it (they splinted her arm)

Today I've been writing which has helped distract me from my panic attacks. I will try to take up painting again and see if that helps too

Namaste
Melissa
Melissa
Proud mommy of 2 here on Earth and 1 in the Heavens
Dx with Fibromyalgia in 2004. Panic Attacks since I was 8. DX with GAD in 2003. Severe back issues. Had L4 and L5 Fused as a teen.


Aries8
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   Posted 5/19/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Melissa! When I was in kindergarten I tripped and broke my collar bone. I went the rest of the day at school with no one noticing. The teacher said the next day, "I thought her shoulder was hanging kind of funny." Duh...

I hope you two feel better very soon!
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"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." Plato

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