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Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/29/2006 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
tongue  Hi all
Just wondering if you would all mind posting and letting us see just how many new people /members we have: and a  bit about self
There are many threads with new members in them down the line
We would like to Welcome all of you in the TRUE HW spirit
yeah Thanks for your co operation.........Only do this if you dont mind okay it is not a prerequiste(sp)
Lyn


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bluemeanies
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   Posted 9/29/2006 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not all that new but I usually post in the crohn's disease forum so some (most) may not know me. I also post in anxiety, depression and IBS forums. Yep, I'm a multi-poster, hee hee hee. I've had depression and anxiety/panic problems for over 25 years, I'm 43 now. I take Xanax as needed and I am on two anti-depressants, Celexa and Remeron. I probably should be getting some counseling but can't afford it so I'm just trying to get by. The crohn's disease is a real drain on my finances and I have bad insurance. Enough about me, I just wanted to say hi to everyone.
 
I thought I would add a little personal stuff.  I'm 43 (44 in two weeks) divorced and I have one son.  I have two cats, one who is a constant source of entertainment and frustration.  I think he was either a lion or a polar bear in his last life and is only sort of putting up with being a house cat this one.  I work as a mechanical drafter/designer and I am the only female in the research and development department at my company.

Post Edited (bluemeanies) : 10/24/2006 10:39:03 AM (GMT-6)


CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/29/2006 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bluemeanies -- ach, I know you!! :) And we share a med -- Celexa. Didn't realise you had Crohns too -- grr, it's not fair is it?? Still, at least that's the joy of this forum -- we can all jump about the forums and find the support we need -- and bump into people in different forums too, which is nice. Thanks for posting -- it's nice to hear the summary sometimes -- sort of fixes it in my head (and my head is renowned for being a little un-fixed at times! lol)

Rosie x
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Lazy Lady
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   Posted 9/29/2006 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there. I just joined today because I had a lil' question. I think I will stay though since everyone seems nice here. I have a strong interest in health anyway, so I figure that browsing through these forums will be a good learning experience.

I'am a 21 year old female that is currently attending a community college. I had taken two or three years off after I graduated from high school. Very long time, I know... but I'm having alot of fun in college so far, even if I'm going over general education classes again. I cant wait to get those classes out of the way so I can transfer.

As far as past health experiences go, I have experienced depression at one point, though I believe I have fully recovered from that. I believe I may have IBS as well, since it seems to be a family thing.

Aside from health, I enjoy animating/drawing, playing games, and being lazy. :P

americandancer
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   Posted 9/29/2006 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm new and posted a few days ago about cymbalta. I am 38 and have suffered anxiety/panic disorder for many years now. I actually was diagnosed with anxiety about 15 years ago. I have stopped the cymbalta the last few days and don't know if I'll start it back or try something else.  I'm looking forward to meeting others and hope to get some help and one day be able to give help to others.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/29/2006 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all yep I know you Blue from Crohns forum and good to see you here (not good you have this ) but glad you are a part of this forum as well
Also happy to get to know the other newer members ....
HW is a great place for Support, Comfort ,Caring ,Sharing and Empathy
we are very much so like a family and really watch out for one another here
There have been many great and wonderful friendships made here for me and I hope this will be your experience as well
There is no judgement here ....only acceptance and understanding
We sometime do use humor to get us thru and IMO thats not a bad thing
Please do continue to post and
Welcome to Healing Well yeah


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 9/30/2006 6:20:16 AM (GMT-6)


Aussieangel
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   Posted 9/29/2006 11:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I think it's been less then a month since I signed up here. I suffer anxiety/ panic attacks, OCD and depression though each seems to take turns. It's anxiety atm.

I finally got off a high level of long term zoloft use (on and off for almost 12years). I didn't think I'd make it but I have, I'm now on 30mg daily of Avanza and Valium when needed for attacks.

I'd like to thank all the people on here, for being able to share when I feel scared/ anxious about nothing, but being understood.

Edit... I should add some personal stuff yeah.

I'm 37, live just outside of Sydney Australia and have 3 children aged 14, 12 and 5. My hubby works shift work so isn't often around. I can look into my childhood and can see a very anxious child which later turned into a depressed and anxious teen. After my 1st child was born I was diagnosed with postnatal depression starting meds after my 2nd child, by then the depression was joined by the OCD then panic attacks.

Post Edited (Aussieangel) : 9/30/2006 12:58:48 AM (GMT-6)


Twiggygal
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   Posted 9/30/2006 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm new and hi! *waves* :)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/30/2006 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Aussieangel and Twiggygal
Have gotten to know a little about you AA and I am glad you are feeling support and able to share with us
Twiggygal hi and heres me " waving ' back at ya
Glad to have you's both aboard
lyn
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/1/2006 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to see our wobulous (wonderful/fabulous) new members posting. It is a pleasure to meet you all. Thank you for joining our little family. You are all wonderful assets to our little community. Happy posting.
--Michelle

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When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
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Bethers36
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   Posted 10/1/2006 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am Beth. I suffer from depression/anxiety/OCD/IBS/Thyroid Disease. I have been on Zoloft for 7 years. I have led a not to fun life. I have lost my mom, 2 friends, and 3 babies ( before they were born) and got out of an abusive marriage all in the last 4 years. Luckily, I married an angel now (we have the lost the 3 babies together 2 of them in 2004 and then once at the end of July this year) and sadly mom died 6 months before I remarried but she got to know him. We will start the process of a china adoption next year if my health is ok. I have a 10 year old son from my first marriage whom I love to death, and I took custody of my sister who is 51 who has Downs' Syndrowme and is the little mom of our house. I am glad to have found you all you have given me strength. Hugs!

JKRsGirl
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   Posted 10/1/2006 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow Bethers36,
((Hugs))
That's alot for anyone to deal with. You'll absolutely find lots of friends here. I know I did. I do hope that all works out well with the adoption. It's been a "rough" few years for you, to say the least. Here's to wishing good things your way from now on!
Life's a journey, not a destination ~Aerosmith


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/2/2006 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bethers and JKRsgirl ......Glad to have ya with us and keep posting
we are here for you all
Lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/7/2006 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
bump for all the newbies .........
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I_willconquer
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   Posted 10/7/2006 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I don't come happily LOL. Hopefully I won't be here long. Mine is recent, and I have faith it is only temporary. I don't have any major probs, I have a wonderful hubby and children,we lack for nothing.. so really I have no reason to have invisible issues. Looking back, now that I am more aware of my signs, I'd have to say that Ive probably had about 2-3 panic attacks(before these)throughout my life and just didn't know what they were called. Since I was little I think I had a mild case of hypochondria. I recall a goodfriend in grade school having azthsma, and for awhile i made myself believe i had it to the point of running out of breath. I also remember my leg or nerves twitching for weeks at a time and thinking i was dying. Fortunately those fears were short lived, lasting no more than maybe a few weeks to a month...then I'd be worry free for a few yrs, to have another mild hypochodriac episode pop up again. That's why i have faith that this won't be long lived for me...even tho this is the most intense thus far. I still have to keep reminding myself that I haven't slept in over 24hrs and my mental state today is not up to par.

I like this board, it seems to be the most active I've seen:)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/8/2006 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Faith is great to have IMO
Lyn
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/8/2006 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome and good luck I-willconquer

Welcome Bethers, Sorry it is soo late.
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When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
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Those who are the same keep it that way."


belyro
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   Posted 10/8/2006 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm Bethany,

I know it says "Regular Member" or something like that....but I've only been on here about a week - it's just that I've been on a lot since then....

I'm 28 and have diabetes (type 1), anxiety, and IBS. I'm lucky enough to only have relatively infrequent bouts of IBS, and quite infrequent bouts of anxiety - but only because I spend a lot of effort on prevention. I try as hard as I can to avoid any and all triggers, but some are unavoidable. Anxiety is one of the most frustrating things I've had to deal with because I can't stand not being in control of what my body and mind are doing. My strong aversion to being sick, and my phobia of throwing up are my main triggers. I've been on Effexor for about 3 years now (only 37.5mg), but I have hopes of getting off of it within the next few years, and am hoping to use CBT to do so.

I'm happily married (just over a year now) to an extremely supportive husband. I'm pretty lucky. :)

It's been so great for me to join this forum and see how other people deal with their anxiety. Time and time again I'm just astounded and touched at how much caring and compassion for each other I see here. What a great support you all are to each other! It's wonderful to see, and to now be a part of.

B.

shell67
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   Posted 10/8/2006 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Wecome to all newbies and i hope you can get some relaxation from this horrid thing here with us. Its a great family, and we hope you all stay and post and tell us more......
hugs and welcomes to bethany, conquer, bethers, JK, Twiggy, lazy and everyone! Hw is a wonderful famly to have, and we all stick together, hope you enjoy! hugs

shell
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Shebig
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   Posted 10/8/2006 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm Judy I am 52 and suffer Anxiety disoder. I find this site very comforting, I don't feel so alone with my anxiety. smurf

normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/8/2006 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Judy and Bethany
--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."


honeypie
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   Posted 10/8/2006 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody, i am 37 sufer with anxiety,panic attacks,have done for eight years, and in the middle of being diagnosed with fibro...My life at the moment is filled with fear and uncertaintity,as i am in heaps of pain with the fibro which doesnt help my anxiety at all... Am trying to learn new ways of coping with the pain instead of having to throw painkillers down my throat every 3 to 4 hours and am interested to talk with anyone who is suffering like i am...Have been here for about a week now and absolutely love this forum... Talking i believe with others who are going through the same thing as i am definately helps me, so here i am...And plus it gives me a chance to meet new people without having to go out which is even better...lol...Will stay here as long as i need to so expect me to be around for awhile...Really need comfort and support as i feel like i am fading away more and more everyday...Take care thinking of you all...
No matter the storm when you are with God there is always a rainbow waiting...


normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/8/2006 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
*HUGS Honeypie* We are glad to be here for you and will be till you dont need us ne more then we would still love to be there for you. Welcome.
--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."


Lis
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   Posted 10/8/2006 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   

SUre, I am 43 (44 on Tuesday) single mom with an amazing 21 year-old son, independent consultant and parttime emerging artist - I have dealt with anxiety since 1998 (major trauma) but since giving up any stimulants (coffee etc) and things that can alter me (drinking alcohol) and MAJOR exercise (yoga and running) I can manage on really small doses to help me out.

Always looking for ways to eliminate drugs altogether and get back to actually sleeping without any assistance from meds.


hunniebee
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   Posted 10/8/2006 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi :) Im Julie. I signed up a few months ago, but only posted a few times. Im 27 I have 4 kids with my fiance who i am FINALLY marrying next month after 5 years.
I've had generalized anxiety/panic since i was 21. I have it pretty bad. But dealing with it. I take ativan which seems to help with the horrible panic attacks that come on suddenly. I love this board. Everyone is so nice and helpful. It calms me down when I am having a particularly anxious day!
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