Anxiety worsed after any injury or medical treatment?

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M&M
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   Posted 6/11/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone have any medical treatment or injury that made it feel like thier anxiety level was elevated?

dixibella
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   Posted 6/12/2009 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Injuries always set my anxiety on high alert. I've had 2 horseback riding accidents, one which put me out of work for over a month, and I was a wreck. On top of the usual anxiety my injury put me at risk for blood clots, and apparently will always, and that is one of my major anxiety worries. Even just being sick or getting run down, my body is just less able to handle and manage anxiety. Anything that stresses you out can wreak havok on the anxiety brain.

Allestaria
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   Posted 6/12/2009 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Not just myself having treatment or injury set offs. It can be family friends even pets set my anxiety off. My cat went in to get spade last month. And I couldn't visit her when she was on rest. My hubby had to take care of her. As I was to much a basket case.

My daughter has been going in for dentist appts she had a few teeth that needed fixed. Well my mom took her and I've just been a wreck this past month.. UGG I can't wait till its all over..

Jibjab
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   Posted 6/12/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Absolutely.  This is my WORST trigger. I had back surgery April 2 and have been anxious every day since then.  Just started on Zoloft to help even things out and am waiting for it to kick in. 

M&M
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   Posted 6/12/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
did any of you receive steriods at any point during your treatment..oral, topical or injections?

am0rvincit0mnia
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   Posted 6/12/2009 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I was in a really bad car accident in April. I was hospitalized for two weeks, I'm living a constant panic attack. I can't function. I just got laid off from my job as a result of not being able to return immediately due to my injuries and the psychological affects, which is adding to my anxiety. I broke my pelvis in the accident, it's healing but all I'm consumed with is my limitations, even though I've progressed so much since it happened. I'm going in to have a plastic surgery on my face to take out glass remants and correct my fractured cheekbone, I'm extremely scared of this. I don't want to be in a hospital again, not for one second. I haven't slept for more than 8 combined hours in the past 3 weeks. I've started seeing a therapist who told me that not only do I have a severe anxiety disorder, I'm also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and I also am very likely bipolar, as it is extremely prominent in my family. For some reason, hearing all that just makes me more anxious and more stressed out because now I'm terrified of being "crazy" and coping with this. I'm also hell bent on beating this, I've given myself a goal, to at least feel somewhat normal by August, here I am fixated on that goal now. I feel like it's a never ending circle now, I thought the accident was the worst of it, but things just keep getting worse. I know I can get through it though, what other choice do I honestly have?

erminia
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   Posted 6/14/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I am really, really sorry about your accident and the fact that you need even more surgery. You have been through alot. The right medication will help you alot and give you peace.I think we have all thought we were going crazy. you are not. It is just anxiety. It is scary - very- Be easy on yourself, you didnt bring this on. Do whatyou have to do and soon this will behind you. I would look forward to the surgery being over so that I could get on with my life. Dont doubt that you will be well again - you may have some challenges but time and your determination will take care of that. try to make each day as good as you can. Do something you enjoy try not to make this your focus. I have been where you are at and I'm good now. I was determined to get on with my life and I have. I t took work but here I am. Not better then ever but pretty darn good - it just dosnt happen - unfortunately - I had to know what I had -reading up on it and trying different coping skills and meds. Klonopin now once in awhile. Just go forward and know you will get better.This is treatable. take care and I hope that we will hearing that you are better soon.

M&M
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   Posted 6/15/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
The worst thing you can do is set a goal that you can not meet that will make your anxiety worse but...do set realistic goals..like I am going to first learn about what makes me most anxious and then learn how to better react to the situation..this isnt easy though..support is always really important and your never crazy until you dont realize somethings going on..lol..just kiddin but seriously you realizing there is an issue is the first step..your already meeting goals alot of people never meet congrats to you!

lakelover
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   Posted 6/16/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
This seems to be happening to me agian. I went thru GAD and depression wtih an illness 15 years ago. Have been on meds since and have felt wonderful- totally normal. Now I have had to have another major surgery and I never gave the GAD coming back a thought. I continued with my meds. All was fine until about 6 weeks after the surgery and I got some stomach GERD which I have good meds for and it is controlled. So everything should be good again. But the GAD does not end and is getting worse by the day. Kind of looks like it is a delayed after the fact event?? I feel like I am jumping out of my skin, I cannot sleep . I hate the feeling. Last week the Dr. aid to boost the Buspar so I am doing that , but it takes 3-4 weeks. I have a call into the Dr. to see if I can get some sleep meds and possibly some short acting stuff I can take until the Buspar kicks in. It is hard to get thru the day feeling like this. I know what you mean.
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