Every day is so different....

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Blessed08
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Good day to all my HW people. I surely hope that everyone is doing okay and had a good weekend.
 
Mine was okay, but differs from day to day. Friday after work I was feeling pretty okay, had an anxious mind as always of course. Saturday was probably one of the best days I have had a quiet a while. I was able to get up and out, my daugther and I went to the store then all 3 of us went to the mall to get my daugthers pictures made. Sat night was so so, started feeling real anxious. Then Sunday wasn't so good at all, while taking a shower I felt real panicked, the feeling where I thought I was going to pass out I had to turn the water to cold just to cool down, then after that my whole day was downhill from there. I felt myself about to have a panic attack numerous times through out the day. I just don't understand why my mind goes from being okay to feeling chaos. It's such a burden....
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Nanners
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   Posted 6/29/2009 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you know have any of the fast acting meds to take when these attacks hit? I find if I catch it right when I first notice it and take my Xanax I can stop it in its tracks. Another thing is have you tried our online CBT? You can find it in our resource section. That might help you to change the way your mind is thinking and stop the panic attacks from happening.

Good luck!
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Blessed08
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   Posted 6/29/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gail, yes I have ativan, xanax, and valium, I mean they help but they don't stop me from thinking about things. And yes I am working on the online CBT. Thank You.
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Aries8
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   Posted 6/29/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Are Sundays bad because you have to go to work on Monday?
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets." Paul Tournier


atvsamala
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   Posted 6/30/2009 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

Have you assessed why you feel anxious? Usually, there are reasons why people feel anxiety and this may come to a point that may cause you to experience an anxiety attack. But there are cases wherein panic attacks occur even without apparent reason and can happen when you least expect it.

What you need to do is to examine the root cause of your anxiety and address it in a healthy and proper manner. Set realistic goals and use your past successes in order to provide you with the strength, willpower and determination to achieve your goals.

Regards,
atvsamala

Blessed08
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   Posted 6/30/2009 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, and yes I have assessed why I get these panic attacks and always feeling anxious. I have been dx with GAD, where for no reason I have a panic attack. However lately I have been having health anxiety, worrying that something is wrong with me due to me having a fever for over 2 1/2 months now, with no dx as to why, then work makes it worse. I'd rather just be sitting at home in my bed....
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stkitt
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   Posted 6/30/2009 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Blessed,

We often waste way too much of our time and energy focusing on what we don't like, what we're worried about, or what we think needs to be fixed, changed, or enhanced.

There are great things happening in your life and around you all the time.

Celebrate the good stuff around you, in others, and in yourself.

Try Meditation

Choose a quiet spot where you will not be disturbed by other people or by the telephone.

Sit quietly in a comfortable position.

Eliminate distractions and interruptions during the period you'll be meditating.

Commit yourself to a specific length of time and try to stick to it.

Pick a focus word or short phrase that's firmly rooted in your personal belief system. A non-religious person might choose a neutral word like one, peace, or love. Others might use the opening words of a favorite prayer from their religion such as 'Hail Mary full of Grace', "I surrender all to you", "Hallelujah", "Om", etc.

Close your eyes. This makes it easy to concentrate.

Relax your muscles sequentially from head to feet. This helps to break the connection between stressful thoughts and a tense body.

Starting with your forehead, become aware of tension as you breathe in. Let go of any obvious tension as you breathe out.

Go through the rest of your body in this way, proceeding down through your eyes, jaws, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, upper back, middle back and midriff, lower back, belly, pelvis, buttocks, thighs, calves, and feet.

Breathe slowly and naturally, repeating your focus word or phrase silently as you exhale.

Assume a passive attitude. Don't worry about how well you're doing. When other thoughts come to mind, simply say, "Oh, well," and gently return to the repetition.

Continue for 10 to 20 minutes. You may open your eyes to check the time, but do not use an alarm.

After you finish: Sit quietly for a minute or so, at first with your eyes closed and later with your eyes open.

Do not stand for one or two minutes.

Plan for a session once or twice a day.

This is a great stress buster so please do give it a try when the anticipatory anxiety is getting the best of you.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


Blessed08
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   Posted 6/30/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank You Kitt. I always wondered about meditiation but never really was sure how to go about doing it or if it would really work. But I'm def going to give it a try!
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stkitt
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   

Blessed,

I am glad to be of help and meditation is very calming.  It does take practice but with a bit of practice you will soon be a pro. :-)

Hugs

Kitt


Blessed08
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank You Kitt.
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Aries8
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   Posted 6/30/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Nice post, Kitt!

Blessed, you can get through this. Do the meditation and make sure you're drinking plenty of water. Are you getting enough sleep? Relax....enjoy life.....don't worry.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets." Paul Tournier

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