could someone please answer this for me .. my axienty is high right now

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jenny2008
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   Posted 5/18/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I know with axienty it comes in all diffrent shades ... I think i have went thru alot of them ... But here lately my new one is it feels like my heart is racing and i have the jitters real bad. I took my blood pressure and its normal and everythings fine on that end .. my pulse rate was like 69 . But i get to thinking about it so bad that i get myself dizzy or could say swimmy headed . Do any of you have this and if so how do you relax your self . I took half a valium because a whole one would knock me out and i cant go to sleep right now cause i will have to go get my kids here soon . Any input would be great ... Thanks

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   Posted 5/18/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I always take my anti anxiety med and lay down with a fan blowing in my face. I don't know why but that seems to always help me to calm down. Its like its giving me some air. Hope that helps.
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   Posted 5/18/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I know it doesn't FEEL normal, but what you describe is very typical of how anxiety attacks progress. I also get my mind fixated on thoughts, in other words, I obsess about things, and get myself worked up. The best way to get your mind off your thoughts is to occupy it with something else. Cleaning, vacuuming, or other busy work seems to help me.

By the way, it's very easy to feel overwhelmed when raising kids. Mine sure make me feel that way sometimes! =)
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jenny2008
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   Posted 5/18/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I got up this morning feeling great and figured i would drive to my mothers who lives about 10 mins from me and visit her . Thats a big thing for me cause i usually only leave my home only when someone is driving me . I get scared to drive . But on my way home i started getting that feeling of swimmy headness and then heart felt like it was racing . So when i came home i jump right in on cleaning my house but still the feeling would not go away ... Thats when i just took the half valium . I am feeling a little bit better now but still a bit edgie . I wake up every morning hoping that this thing is gone from my mind and body only to be dissapointed . I am seeing a theripist and she is wonderful and i am doing alot better than i was before . But these attacks just pop up when ever they want for no reason .

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   Posted 5/18/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Jenny, that is exactly what I'm suffering from right now. But my heart rate actually increases. I made the mistake of taking my vitals during a panic attack. Not a good thing to do. Anyway, I'll wake up from a nap or in the morning and check my heart. Sometimes this will start an episode of the heart racing and then skipping beats and I'm shakey afterward. My Ativan helps but I've been taking it regularly for this and I think I'm gonna be in trouble when I run out.

The heart doctor has cleared me of anything serious. My PCP says it's anxiety. The psychiatrist says it can't be anxiety. My psychologist hasn't said what she thinks it is. So, I'm at my wit's end just like you. If you find anything out, let me know.

Also, when it happens I take 1/2 of my Ativan and do biofeedback. I feel like if I got up and did things around the house it would make it worse. I hope you feel better!
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   Posted 5/19/2009 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hugs to you sweetie, you are making progress.  If you read back over your posts you will see that you are doing things to help yourself..........you took the Valium. 
 
Please remember this can be a slow process so one foot in front of the other and keep on marching.
 
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Motherly
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I USED to have very very bad anxiety and anxiety attacks for several years. Notice I emphasised (spelling)?? USED. My anxiety no longer takes over my life. I was on antidpressants, mild tranquilizers, herbal remedies, whatever there was out there. What helped me the most was when I went to a Psychologist to find out why I was "thinking" the way I was thinking. I didn't realize this but I was apparently a very negative thinker which only aggravated my anxiety therefore bringing on and making my symptoms much worse. He helped me with Cognitive Therapy. Look it up on the internet and buy books on it and read them. I feel I am "cured" which you're not really supposed to use that word because all you really learn is how to manage you anxiety but since I am able to manage it so well I very rarely have a problem with anxiety anymore. BE POSITIVE, IT WILL TAKE A WHILE, IT DOES NOT HAPPEN OVER NIGHT BUT YOU WILL GET TO THE POINT ONE DAY WHEN YOU SAY "HEY, I HAVEN'T FELT ANXIETY IN LIKE 3 DAYS"!!! THEN IT WILL BE LONGER AND LONGER AND LONGER STRETCHES OF STRESS FREE DAYS TAKING OVER YOUR LIFE. GOOD LUCK!! I KNOW YOU CAN OVERCOME THIS. :-)

jenny2008
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   Posted 5/19/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you give me some names of books i can read ... I love reading so that would be wonderful . I see a therpist that helps me do breathing tech . Which helps in alot of ways . But one thing you hit on the spot was being negative . Omg my hubby has said that to me for 14 years now that i need to quit being so negative about things . I grew up in a good family dont get me wrong but it was a family to where you had to be a boy to do this and a girl to do this . A being negative about everything was all they was .My therpist also told me the same thing when i first saw her that i was really negative on myself about everything i say or do . Even with my kids i say negative things about myself hoping they dont make mistake that i made . Like i quit school at the age of 16 and i always tell them that i want them to finish school and go to college and get a good job and dont turn out like me cause i screwed up my education and now i am to stupid to get alot of jobs . Please dont get me wrong i am not saying people who quit school is stupid by no means .. I just feel so dumb sometimes that i cant help my kids with homework . But instead of whinning about it i need to do something about it ... Go back to school !!!!.
But if you could throw some book name out there that will help me i will love ya forever ... I need to get all this under control so i can enjoy life again .




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Motherly
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   Posted 5/19/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to go to work now but I have a lot I want to tell you. I PROMISE I will get back to you later. Probably around 8:00 pm EST. Hang it there, you're going to get better!!!

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   Posted 5/19/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Jenny, these are books I've read or I'm reading at the moment:

Hope and Help For Your Nerves - Dr. Claire Weekes
From Panic to Power - Lucinda Bassett
Transforming Anxiety - Doc Childre/Deborah Rozman, PhD.
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway - Susan Jeffers, PhD.
The Anxiety Answer Book - Laurie A Helgoe, PhD
Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies - Charles H. Elliott, PhD and Laura Smith, PhD
Overcoming Anxiety - Reneau Z. Peurifoy, M.A., M.F.C.C.

Check "resources" at the top of this forum for books and things that will help!
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Aries8
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   Posted 5/19/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, Jenny! Look up "Bookstore" at the top of the page.
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Motherly
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   Posted 5/19/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jenny! The book I found was Cognitive Behavorial Therapy for Anxiety Disorders by Melanie Fennell. Changing your thought patterns are going to change your life!! I am living proof. Remember, it's not going to happen overnight, which I know seems disapointing to you but take baby steps. My biggest help now when I feel anxious is to "give myself permission" to be feeling that way. Instead of saying OMG here I go again!, I hate this anxiety, blah, blah, blah....I now say, well I ate a lot of chocolate that's why I feel this way or I just got some bad news or it's been a really long winter, whatever......but ALLOW yourself a reason to be feeling that way and eventually it will dissappate. Trust me, I am living proof! You are going to learn to manage your anxiety and start living your life to the fullest!! Also, Lucinda Bassett has an anxiety program you can buy. That also helped me out tremendiously!! I also want to mention to stop beating yourself up about your,AAND past whatever happened or didn't happened. The past is gone, the future isn't here yet, therefore we can only live in the present. AND, the heck with what anyone says about you about school or anything else. Until someone walks a mile in anyone elses shoes, they should not judge. Okay I'm finished lecturing!!! I really really wish you well. I don't get on this website to often but I really want to see your progress so I'll try to look on every now and again. Be well. Angela

Motherly
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   Posted 5/24/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Jenny, just curious. How have you been?

jenny2008
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   Posted 5/24/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I am ok today but you just never know . I will be going to the doctor on june 4th to have a mass look at thats on my face that seems to be from my thyroids . I was told that it could be the cause of all the problems i have been having cause tyroids mimic axienty attacks in alot of ways . But i have had this mass for a few years but never bothered it cause it wasnt hurting me . But it has got bigger so it may be the reason . I will update as soon as i know something . Ty for asking ... How have you been ?
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