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Lexus Lady
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/12/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone! I am new to this whole forum thing, but I know there are others out there experiencing what I am, and I need help. As a child I was molested by a family member, and 20+ years ago was raped when pregnant with my second child. Just one year ago, had a "trigger" and was diagnosed with anxiety/panic disorder, PTSD, and depression. Have been seeing a Dr for medicine management since last Oct, but can't afford the counseling that is highly suggested to further my care and healing. So, I am turning to you to get advise on how to cope with certain things (currently on SDI because of social issues at work) and I hope to contribute as well. So that's my "story" and I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/12/2009 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have a similar story to you. I also was molested by a family member and now suffer with anxiety. I was on meds but came off them as I had an allergic reaction. My anxiety has intensified after having my son 20 months ago and I also havent seen a councillor as yet. I hope you get the answers your looking for here. Just remember your not alone and the responses Ive had from my posts have been so warming and helpful. Take care. :)

Lexus Lady
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 7/13/2009 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the encouragement, and I hope we can both get better!!!

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/13/2009 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
hey im new to this as well i have anxiety bad and just got fired over it. i take meds which dont seem to help but lookin for advice and friends as well

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   Posted 7/13/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello LexusLady and welcome to Healingwell. As you have already noticed we have some wonderful members trying to live with anxiety and panic too. I am so sorry for all you have suffered and hope that the friendship and support we offer will be of comfort and help to you.

If you look on top of this forum, you will see a box called "resources". In it you will find the link to our free online CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). You might want to check this out since you can't afford therapy right now. This is very helpful in helping you to change your thought patterns.

We look forward to hearing more from you.

Good luck,
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 7/13/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello Lexus,

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.  I am sorry to read of your abuse and the high anxiety you are living with.  I would agree whole heartedly with Nanners, if you cannot afford therapy, please do look at the online CBT therapy as it is free, has worked for many and it is  frequently the therapy of choice for  people with PTSD.

A few other things you may try:

Take care of yourself. Get enough rest, eat a balanced diet, exercise and take time to relax. Avoid caffeine and nicotine, which can worsen anxiety.

Break the cycle. When you feel anxious, take a brisk walk or delve into a hobby to refocus.

Talk to someone. Stay connected with supportive and caring family, friends, faith leaders or others. You don't have to talk about what happened, if you don't want to. Just sharing time with loved ones can offer healing and comfort.

Keep on talking with us. Support groups are a place for people to give and receive both emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information. People with health conditions, as well as their friends and families find support groups to be a valuable resource and get confirmation that their feelings are "normal", educate others, or just let off steam. IMHO joining a support group is joining a family .

Welcome to the family,



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New Member

Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 7/13/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again, As I said before, I havent had an councelling as Im quite anxious about this aswell and since joining this forum I have learnt a few things about my anxiety and decided I want to be able to help myself as much as I can before I decide to go see someone. I have taken positive steps in the last month by quitting smoking, Ive started exercising everyday, im taking vitamins such as B6 and Vit C, Ive cut back my coffee intake and im reading self help books and I have to say it is working. I feel so much better. I know I still have such a long way to go but Im determined to get better and stop living my life in so much fear. I hope Lexus Lady and Jcarabello84 that maybe we can all help each other through this. Take care. Cashmere
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