Going In-patient today

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kitkat32
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   Posted 1/2/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,

Just thought I would let you all know that I am going in patient at some point today. Hubby is arranging it now. I can't get myself under control. I can't eat or sleep. Just cry and shake all day long.

I wish they could get rid of this headache. That would take away alot of my worry. Seven weeks of head pain is a long time.

It was a hard decision to come to. I am scared to go but scared to stay home.

Wishing peace to you all. I will check back before I leave and when I get home.

Thank you for your wonderful support....kitkat

LT
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   Posted 1/2/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been in-patient twice and it's the best decision I could have made.

Remember : "Sometimes the strongest thing we can do is ask for help"

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   Posted 1/2/2010 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
kitkat,

I think you have made the right decision and know we are here supporting you. Sending prayers and hugs your way.



You will make it through this, I know you will !



I wish you peace,


Kitt

kitkat32
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   Posted 1/7/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Back from hospital today. It was awful being there but helped in the long run.

Got some medications straightened out and will be starting CBT next week.

Very happy to be back home with my family.

As always, thanks for the support. kitkat

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   Posted 1/7/2010 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Kit Kat..Glad you went in and got some help ....hows the headache doing....i am so happy you are home and doing better..are you going to do the onlkine cbt that is used by many or.....hoping you have a great sense of well being you r in my prayers n thoughts...lyn
                          
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   Posted 1/7/2010 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
glad you are feeling a bit better just wanted to send (((hugs))) x x

kitkat32
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   Posted 1/7/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both. I am feeling somewhat better.

The psych doctor increased my paxil to 40mg daily and 1mg of klonopin 3 times a day. He said my anxiety was to severe for the short acting xanax. He said that if I am finding I am to tired at that dose that I can take it twice a day. I definitly feel much calmer.

Headache is still waxing and waning. Just trying to deal with it.

I am going to do CBT through a private therapist. I think I would like the person to person interaction rather than the computer.

I am a little nervous being home tonight but my family is here to carry me through.

Peace to all, kitkat

stkitt
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   Posted 1/7/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
kitkat,

Welcome back home. I think you are wise to do the in person CBT as long as you have it available to you.



You are going to be ok tonight and remember you are a work in progress so do not expect to be anxiety free but do expect to be OK. You have your family and you have us.



Hugs



Kitt

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   Posted 1/8/2010 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Just read all your posts. Wow! Hope you are feeling better and you made it through the night ok. I have so many symptoms with anxiety and it has driven me to suffer pretty much all day long. Seems as though every thought it filtered through a film in me..... so frustrating. It does make you feel better when you know you are not alone. Hang in there. ~Blessings~

LT
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   Posted 1/8/2010 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you're on the right track.

I'm glad that in patient seems to have helped. It certainly helped me.

Make sure to drink a LOT of water. That may very well help your headaches.

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   Posted 1/9/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt Katt! I just popped on here and I don't know your story or your history but wanted to tell you something about headaches I experienced once. I had totally debilitating headaches and doctors couldn't figure out why. It turned out it was from a neck/jaw injury I received skiing a year before that had never healed right. Once they did work on my scar tissue (chiropractor, ultrasonic therapy, electro therapy, etc.) my headaches went away. So, if you have had or could have a neck or jaw injury that could be causing the headaches. There is a nerve that connects the two and it causes severe pain.
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   Posted 1/9/2010 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better and I hope it continues. :)

kitkat32
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   Posted 1/10/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your continued thoughts.

It was a very hard decision to make to goto the hospital and I have to say I was scared as heck there. I do think it did me some good though.

The psych doc said all my anxiety is coming from my physical health problems and I just dwell on them and think the worst.

He has me taking 1mg of klonopin 3 times a day. I feel drunk all day long but I am having relief from some of the anxiety and I am sleeping until about 7 instead of 3.

I haven't had any jaw or neck injuries that I can recall. I have a second opinion with a new neuro on Feb.2. I have been with the same neuro for the past 13 years but I thought maybe a second set of eyes could figure something out.

My paxil was increased to 40mg too so I hope that starts to kick in soon too. I am still taking a small amount of antibiotics for my lyme disease but I am not up to my full dose yet because that increases my anxiety.

I was able to leave the house yesterday with my family and do a little shopping. Hubby thought if I had a change of scenery in my bedroom I might feel more relaxed at bed so we got a new bedding set.

I also picked up some books and CD's on meditation. I am going to start that today.

I have stopped having nightmares of hurting myself so that is a wonderful thing.

You are all so kind. Sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to you but I am wiped out.

Peace to all...kitkat

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   Posted 1/10/2010 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there, my thoughts go out to you!!

On the headaches thing.. I may be able to help a bit! I had reoccurring headaches for over a month, and a few things I did may help you too! If you are really angst ridden or tense; Shoulders can be held high, may not be breathing properly, and overall posture may not be so great.

Stretch! I started to do some neck stretches, a few times a day, this really helped me.
Massage? I havent gotten a massage yet, but I think it would be pretty good, along with the stretch idea it may help loosen you up!
Water! Along with your stretches and deep breathing every so often, drinking a bit more water may help!

Hang in there :) One day at a time!

kitkat32
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   Posted 1/11/2010 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks vanman,

Starting stretching really well yesterday. Meditation to to try and relax my shoulders. My head pain has decreased a bit. Hopefully it will go away soon.

I think this weekend I may go for a massage with my husband. Most of the time my shoulders and neck feel as hard as a rock. I think the klonopin may be helping my muscles relax too.

Just a little shakey this morning but nothing like it was last week.

Thanks for you thoughts...kitkat

stkitt
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   Posted 1/11/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitkat,


Oh yes a massage is just the thing. Grand idea. A good massage can help relieve anxiety, depression, and may even help you sleep better. Massage offers many benefits, from relieving sore muscles to increasing oxygen flow throughout the body.



I have all the tension in my upper shoulders and neck and a massage feels wonderful.



I am glad to hear you are doing better and remember just one babystep at a time.



Gentle Hugs,



Kitt
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