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Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 7/19/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
What is the best medication to help the horrific pressure on my chest? I feel like I cannot get air, and it is hard to breath. I have never been on klonipin. Does this work for most?
My x boyfriend has taken my 13 year old child from me and I am trying to deal with this is a sane manner. But it involves tons of lawyers and the court room. I just need to be able to breath to fight this battle.
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My whole family got very sick back in 2002 while spending our summer in Martha's Vineyard. We found tiny ticks all over us.  My symptoms were too many to list.
But the worst of them was heart problems, depression, pain in evey joint , vertigo, dementia, fever, anxiety, migrains, bad night sweats, nightmares, insomnia, awful fatique, memory loss. And then unable to finish a sentence, drive, cook, and care for children.
Took me till 2009 to get treatment that worked. I tried everything else.
Alternative medicine worked for me.
My 6 year old developed insomia, moods swings, cogintive problems, pain in joints, and depression and anixiety and OCD.
My 11 month old developed severe arthritis and nausea, and migrains and fatigue.
Lyme is a battle. I am now trying to get my children the same treatment that I received at Envita.
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 7/19/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry that you are having so much anxiety and I can certainly understand why with all you have going on.  I do not have a recommendation re what medication will help you the most.
 
I would like to suggest that you see your physician about any medication and also do consider some therapy.
 
Meanwhile meditation is often helpful when we are feeling really anxious. Here is a quick lesson.

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.

I hope this simple exercise in meditation will help you let go of some of your anxiety and help you take some big breaths.

I wish you peace,

Kitt


 

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Aries8
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   Posted 7/20/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Kitt. Follow her suggestions and you'll feel better! I'm sorry you are going through so much! I'll keep you in my thoughts. Make sure you let us know how you're doing!
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Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Kit...
You know they told us this at envita too.
I had to choose a color..and it is like sea glass, so I have put this color all around me.
I also hired a female lawyer...lol...who wants to eat him...
I saw my dr. yesterday and he upped my lamical. he does not understand why this drug helps me so much. but I do have a bi polar father...so hence a weak link for me.
I also had stopped taking all of my supp. and just did not bother with it all.
But the stress had run me down and I have not been eating.
So I started that huge vit and supp. thing again and I feel so much better. odd. or maybe it is the attorney.
he told me that is was anxiety and to take a half of my .5 zanac when I get the pressure.
I have a very low tolerance for drugs still and can not drink well...with out having a awful hangover.
but the yoga is a good idea...I live on the water and need my walks on the beach..this is great for me.
but feeling much better..must be now that I am not alone.
My whole family got very sick back in 2002 while spending our summer in Martha's Vineyard. We found tiny ticks all over us.  My symptoms were too many to list.
But the worst of them was heart problems, depression, pain in evey joint , vertigo, dementia, fever, anxiety, migrains, bad night sweats, nightmares, insomnia, awful fatique, memory loss. And then unable to finish a sentence, drive, cook, and care for children.
Took me till 2009 to get treatment that worked. I tried everything else.
Alternative medicine worked for me.
My 6 year old developed insomia, moods swings, cogintive problems, pain in joints, and depression and anixiety and OCD.
My 11 month old developed severe arthritis and nausea, and migrains and fatigue.
Lyme is a battle. I am now trying to get my children the same treatment that I received at Envita.
 
 


Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you aries! It is a good idea to calm the mind.
I am not going to let fear and his inflection of it....take me down. I am not taking his calls or e-mails now and so this has helped with the threats and BS>
I will prevail. Watch me...lol
Nothing can be as bad as I had felt for the last 6 years...It is just a battle that I never suspected. But...I guess that is why bullies kick you when you are down.
I just have to pray more..and let him handle it...he is not bigger than him...:>)
My whole family got very sick back in 2002 while spending our summer in Martha's Vineyard. We found tiny ticks all over us.  My symptoms were too many to list.
But the worst of them was heart problems, depression, pain in evey joint , vertigo, dementia, fever, anxiety, migrains, bad night sweats, nightmares, insomnia, awful fatique, memory loss. And then unable to finish a sentence, drive, cook, and care for children.
Took me till 2009 to get treatment that worked. I tried everything else.
Alternative medicine worked for me.
My 6 year old developed insomia, moods swings, cogintive problems, pain in joints, and depression and anixiety and OCD.
My 11 month old developed severe arthritis and nausea, and migrains and fatigue.
Lyme is a battle. I am now trying to get my children the same treatment that I received at Envita.
 
 

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