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MsKittie
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   Posted 9/28/2006 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
ok i am 19, im in school and i have a job. lets start off i havent been to the doctor but i have done some researching and i know i have panic attacks but i always have some symptoms of anxiety like sweaty palms i feel spaced out all the time , i just dont feel right i will have mood swings , i will get depressed because the way i feel its crzy.


I'm sorry I had to edit your post due to rule #1

If you would like to start a new post please feel welcome to do so but please read rule #1 first. Hope you feeling better soon.
 
Sincerely
Mskittie



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Post Edited (MsKittie) : 9/29/2006 10:13:55 AM (GMT-6)


Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/29/2006 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Can we reply to an edited post? I apologize in advance if this is against rules. I really just felt that this young person could use some kind words. Is there anyone that you can talk to? This is a great community but sometimes we need the face to face connection. A counselor @ school? Someone at work or church? Close trusted friends? I hope that you will reach out soon, help sometimes seems impossible to find but it is closer than you think. You will be in my prayers. Take care of yourself and let us know how you are doing

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normalsnofun
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   Posted 9/29/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
You are free to respond to edited posts just remember the rules of the forums and all will be fine. scool
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When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
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MsKittie
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   Posted 9/29/2006 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi rckraelerjeep,
 
I would truely like to apoligize for the mastakes I made when editing your post. Please accept my sencere apology.
 
We are all her to give each other support so please don't let my mistake push you away. Hope you doing better today.
 
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CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/30/2006 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi rckcrawlerjeep,

Please don't worry about what you did to be edited. Sometimes mods have to edit because of the rules (and I know when we first start posting here we're all so eager to get help that we sometimes by-pass those!). I'm a mod over on the bipolar board and I do sometimes have to edit because of one rule or another, but it's never something I want anyone to feel bad about -- just a reminder of the rule and then getting on with the help! That's all it was here too hun. :)

Rule #1 is this one:
"1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence. (ie. illicit drug use, including medical marijuana use, threats of suicide or self-injury, or threatened or intended physical harm). Discussions of suicide or self-harm that are deemed negative and therefore potentially injurious to others are also not permitted."
It's there both as a legal safeguard for HW, but also so that the site's emphasis remains on self-healing rather than self-damage. -- That's what we all want for you. :)

I think people are suggesting counselling because whatever you did, and the way you've thought about it since, has clearly had a big impact on you in that it's given you panic attacks. Therapy suggestions are never made because we think there's something wrong or bad about you. Heck, I'm a pretty normal uni lecturer and I've had a good few sessions of counselling in my time -- really helps to take time out to focus on what's bothering me and to talk it through with someone confidentially and non-judgementally. :) I know sometimes the old counselling "stigma" seems to persist, but you'd be amazed how many perfectly "normal" people go this route -- and how much it can help!

Very best wishes,
Rosie x
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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/30/2006 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey I am so sorry if I implied that there was something wrong with you. That was so not my intention! You just sounded upset and everyone can use somebody to talk to-there is absolutely no shame in that. Lets start over.... It sounds like you are having a hare time jeep, how can we help?:)

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normalsnofun
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   Posted 9/30/2006 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Rckraelerjeep,

We are not out to get you. Like Rosie said there are simply rules that need to be followed. Hang in there we are here for support.
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/1/2006 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hoping you read this all and realize we are here for you honestly
Sorry for the mix up but there are rules that have to followed or this site would not be as great as it is .........
Hope yu start coming back yeah
Lyn


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/2/2006 2:48:59 AM (GMT-6)


Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/1/2006 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jeep so glad that you are back! Post traumatic stress disorder does definately fall under the anxiety umbrella. (4 types GAD, OCD, Panic disorder and PTSD) And it certainly can cause episodes of panic. I too struggle to get my mind around why I panic under seemingly normal and non-threatening circumstances, but that's just the way P/A works. Try not to be devastated when it happens, but to accept that it is what it is and you can get help for it if you so choose, and beat it! Hang in there and I'm sure that others will be along to add more.

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cybervato
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   Posted 10/2/2006 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety is a nature and nurture thing. You were predisposed genetically to it and this event set it off. I would recommend that you go see a Doctor that specializes in anxiety related issues, most likely a psychiatrist. If you are too anxious to take and apply the therapy make sure you let your Dr know that as it will help in the prescribing of the right meds. As for the editing...well...If I really needed help and was a new member I wouldnt have been concerned with the rules much either. as for a rule violation I am sure if you email Ms kitty she will be able to give you details on why she believed you violated the rule in question
I should have paid more attention in typing class!


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/2/2006 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to see you back rckcrawlerjeep........I think you need to see a professional,that is able to help you out with some of this and we will all be here to listen and support you
Take care
Lyn
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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/2/2006 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back Jeep! No one will read this you say? We've all been waiting to hear from you again! You seem to be feeling better that's good. I know exactly what you mean when you say that A/P is taking away the things that you enjoy most. I sing in a band and love it like crazy, but at the height of my A/P I was either too scared or ambivilant to enjoy rehearsals. Try not to let this disorder take from you. It wants to take your joy, interests, strength,self-esteem...don't let it! We are here for you, keep posting and getting replies it helps. Hope you have a great time in the trees...My family went camping this summer and I too was worried about the isolation factor. We had a blast...absolutely no symptoms for me! Hope it goes the same for you.

Talk to you later
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MsKittie
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   Posted 10/2/2006 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi rckcrawlerjeep
 
I'm so happy to see you back posting here. My son also loves to hunt he says it's so peaceful.
 
I'm sorry to hear your not getting much support from your mother on this, how devastating this must be for you. I am happy to hear that you have the curage and the stringth to fight your A/P dissorder. It's a tought battle but it's nice to hear you are trying to learn to manage it and are all here to help you as much as we can.
 
 
 
 
(((HUGS)))
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JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/2/2006 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jeep,
Lots of people that don't suffer from A/P often don't understand it.  People had me convinced that I was a hypocondriac(sp?) because of the things I was feeling.  Luckily, my b/f is very supportive.  Your mother might be one of those people who just will never get it.  Do you have any health insurance?  My doctor was able to give me low dose antidepressants.  When they didn't help, that's when he said that he didn't feel comfortable giving me a higher dose without first talking to a psyciatrist.  It's great that you like to play the guitar.  Anything to get away from it all for a little while helps.  Are you in school?  Maybe you could talk to a school counselor.  I know they aren't always the favorites amongst kids in school, but s/he might be able to point you in another direction.  Maybe, if your mom hears it from him/her, she might come to terms with it and you can both move on to helping you get better.
 
Just my two cents! :-)

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   Posted 10/2/2006 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
It's definitely worth a shot. Also, most insurance companies these days cover therapy. Have you looked into that?
Life's a journey, not a destination ~Aerosmith


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   Posted 10/2/2006 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi rck! You mentioned you are in school full time, and many colleges have free therapy for students. It is certainly worth looking into. Also, as for your question about the possibility of getting antidepressants from your regular doc, I would say you should definitely ask your doc about it. My anxiety meds are prescribed by my primary care physician, although I see a therapist also. I also didn't have much $ when all this started for me, so I go to a low cost community clinic, which took some calling around (when I called the University programs, that's how I found out that most of the programs are for students only... although there is a teaching hospital here that will see other patients as well). If you check around, I'm sure you can find some help where you live.

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JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/3/2006 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jeep,
I live in New York. Bear had a great idea about looking into therapy through college programs. I hadn't thought of that. Hope you're doing better these days. At least you now have some avenues to explore.

The force is strong in you young Jedi. Use it!
Life's a journey, not a destination ~Aerosmith


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   Posted 10/3/2006 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeep you have gotten some great input I agree about the College Programs
here in Canada the University I went to provided all of that and family doc free to students ::
worth a shot
Really happy to see you on boards and getting support
Glad to have you aboard
Take care and post often
Lyn yeah


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Maude
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   Posted 10/3/2006 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey! I just recently graduated from university, and while I was there I was seeing a school psychologist. Because I was a student at the university it was free. I found the psychologist by looking at my university's web page. Also, my general practitioner prescribes my anti-depressents, so it is a good idea to ask him/her. And, if you don't want to see a doctor through your insurence, I'm sure your university has a health clinic that you can go to. You can probably even go to the health clinic and ask for an appointment with a GP there and then ask them if they offer any psychological services. You can even do it by phone if it embarrasses you, as it did me when I went through it. Stick in there, it's good to hear your friends are standing by you! And, if you have no insurance and you qulify (as i did not to long ago) you can go to your county's health and human services building and tell them that you need insurance, or that you need additional insurance because yours doesn't cover you to the extent of your needs. Keep your chin up!

normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/3/2006 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Even community colleges tend to have some sort of counceling center. if you e-mail me your college I will look it up and see if I can find you the info if you like.
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."


JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/4/2006 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jeep,
I'm rooting for you!  I'm not the biggest fan of the dentist either so I hear ya about panic beforehand.  In spirit we'll all be cheering you on!  Please let us know how it goes.
 
I don't now if this is helpful or not, but I used to be "normal" too.  I thought that my anxiety and panic attacks started three years ago when my dad passed away.  (Seems like it's all gone downhill since then.)  My therapist made me realize that I've always been a nervous wreck, even as a kid.  I thought, "Oh here we go, it's the old blame the childhood theory." eyes    You know what, she was right.  Looking back, who I was as a kid shaped me into who I am today.  All the good and not so good things I am today are because of what it was like for me as a child.  I used to worry when my parents would fight.  I'd worry about upsetting them.  I'd worry about my little sister.  As I got older, I had more things to worry about so my A/P shows itself more often. 
 
I guess what I'm trying to tell you is that even though we've all come to this "disorder" in a different way, we can all relate to what you're going through.  It's not easy.  I've made some amazing friends along the way in HW.  Everyone brings a little something different to the table.  Come into chat if you're ever in the neighborhood.  Sometimes it's very serious in there and other times we kid around and joke just to get our minds off of things for a while.  My virtual friends have talked me throught some tough times.  Many of whom didn't even realize that they played an important role in helping me get through a tough day.  (Shout out to all the forum mods, chat regulars and newbies:  HOLLA!)
 
Finally, seeing as I normally don't go rambling on like this (those of you who've seen me in chat feel free to disagree with me tongue ), I have taken one very important lesson out of my therapy sessions and I'd like to share it with you.  You cannot change other people.  You cannot make them act different and you can't force them to open their minds or change their views.  You can only change how you react to them.  The way you react to people and circumstances is completely up to you.  Everything else just is what it is. 
 
OK, so I'm not exactly Plato or Socrates, but it works for me.  Just keep in mind that you have to take it one day at a time because that's the way they're handed out.  Keep posting.  We're all here to listen to one another an to learn a thing or two along the way.
Life's a journey, not a destination ~Aerosmith


normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/4/2006 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
There is actually a quote to that nature JKR. Its:

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."
--Charles R. Swindoll

It has always amazed me what some people go through and still have a wonderful outlook on life. Oh to really really be one of those people...
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."


JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/4/2006 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad the dentist appointment went well.  Little steps, Jeep, little steps.  Now to get to the doctor and see if s/he can help you through this some more.  Just curious, have you looked into your insurance coverage to see if they cover therapy?  I know my insurance carrier has a different company they refer people to, but it's still covered under my plan.  How are things with your mom?  Keep us posted.
Life's a journey, not a destination ~Aerosmith


JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/4/2006 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you! You need to take care of your health. Be proactive and don't let anyone stand in your way of getting better. Always remember that you are not alone!
Life's a journey, not a destination ~Aerosmith


Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/4/2006 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jeep very wise to be concerned about seeing a psychiatrist and just getting meds! If you only take medication, and don't treat the core issue of your anxiety you will be back to where you were when the medication is stopped. I suggest seeing your medical doctor first. This will accomplish two things. First they will give you a diagnoses and possibly prescribe. Sencondly, your m.d. can probably refer you to a psychologist so that you can work those steps to getting the anxiety under control. For most people a combination of medication and therapy is the best course of treatment. Good luck and keep posting!

Scaredy Cat
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