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bwell
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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 6/11/2010 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello I am new to the HealingWell, AD/PD forums.



P.S. Did I do this right?

Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/11/2010 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
no worries yes you posted a new thread just great
now if you would like to maybe tell us more about youself that would b great too
this is a caring warm n supportive group here on HW
glad you joined us
huggs
lyn

stkitt
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   Posted 6/11/2010 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome.
I have found the support, validation and encouragement that I receive here, to be so helpful and healing. I hope and trust that will be your experience as a member of the HW family.

Please take your time and share as little or as much about yourself as you choose to.

Kindly,

Kitt

bwell
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   Posted 6/13/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the welcoming comments, much appreciated.

I will start by saying I've been battling anxiety for almost 15 years. For me it was triggered by the loss of my father in a boating accident that him and myself were both in when I was 12. The anxiety didn't start for a few years later. I was in shock for probably a good 2 years afterward. When I was a teenager, there really wasn't a lot of help for me and I constantly felt alone and like I was crazy in this struggle. So naturally, I developed a fear of going crazy as well. The loneliness for me is the worst. Now I get anxiety while driving and I relive moments while I was in the water alone as a child when I'm in the vehicle alone.

I also have some social anxiety and I haven't traveled in so long that I'm scared to get on a plane, but these fears are so little to me in comparison to the above mentioned.

Other things about myself: I like to paint, draw, play video games, drink coffee, go for walks, ride my bike, and I love music. I am 28F from Canada.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/13/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
im truly sorry for the tragic loss of yr dad at such a young age
looks like you do try keeping busy with other things and thats great imho
do u hv to take meds or no

i hope you will continue to post n be part of family
huggs
lyn

bwell
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   Posted 6/13/2010 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I have tried medications in the past, but they seem to make my anxiety worse. So I don't anymore. I prefer to fight it naturally.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/13/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats really great if u are able to do it
kudos to you
tk care
lyn

stkitt
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   Posted 6/13/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there, Thank you for sharing with us. We lost our son along with his best friend to an automobile crash in 1990 and i still have flash backs as if it were yesterday. I am so sorry for the loss of your Father.

I do take medication as I also have Depression but I see a therapist regularly to help me learn how to put a positive spin on things.

I am so glad you found us and hope you stick with us.

Gentle Hugs,

Kitt

bwell
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   Posted 6/14/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I constantly had flashbacks for years. Until I started to see a therapist and we focused on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Since then, I've had none.

I am very sorry to hear you lost your son, Stkitt. I couldn't imagine what that must of been like for you, what that is like for you.

Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 6/14/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Losing a child parent friend is very hard to go thru
im really proud of you fpr getting the therapy you needed
be proud of yourself
huggs
lyn
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