Update;felling WAYY better.

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I_willconquer
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   Posted 10/23/2006 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
What a difference a week makes. Some of you may remember me sharing having anxiety/panic attacks at night and not being able to sleep. Few times I took sleeping pills and it made my heart beat faster. My heart beating fast was the cause of the anxiety, as it was really high when I went in for a dr's apt(which I now know was caused by white coat syndrome,AKA nervousness)

Anyway, I've always been a positive person for the most part, and when it happened I just kept telling myself this was temporary and I'd beat it. With the help of prayer, and cbt(another member mails them to me daily) I have pretty much beat it. I can sleep, and if I wake up, and I feel it trying to come on, I push thru it, and ignore it..before you know it..I'm back to sleep again. I did alot of self talking(encouragement) I reminded myself that things I feel in my body are normal and i never had a prob with it before..it just comes and goes..ie hearing my heart beat, occassional dizziness, catching breath etc. There was a little blurb at the bottom of one of the cbt lessons that talked about worry. Goes something like this..you already worried about tommorow yesterday.

It made me realize how I was wasting my time worrying, and worrying for nothing, for what does worry do besides cause more worry and anxiety? That'sw when I realized I should appreciate the fact that I am healthy and alive TODAY, bc you never know...in the future I may have an actual disease(I DON'T CLAIM THAT)..then I'll look back and say....all those yrs I was healthy, I worried for nothing. Just think about it for a minute. Say you are a hypochondriac and you fear having some chronic disease. You live in fear for years and years...then one day you are diagnosed w/ a chronic disease. Now your worries are valid, but all those yrs before you could have been worry free, and thinking....wow I should have just enjoyed those days.


Anyway not trying to sound preachy, but just wanted to share some thoughts that got me out of the negative and scarey thoughts. I also noticed that I still had some physical side effects from the anxiety..even tho my mind was well. Which speaks volumes!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/23/2006 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy for you and ya know it is so true what you said I was always health anxious went for yrs like that
well in 93 I got sick and have crohns PG and other health issues that are not good
You are so right I could have been doing much more then instead of worrying about what was to come
Kudos and
Thanks for your post
Lyn
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Suzy35
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   Posted 10/23/2006 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean, I spend way to much time worrying about what might happen tomorrow, next week, month..ect. I know I should focus on today instead.
I'm so glad you are feeling better!!!

shell67
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   Posted 10/23/2006 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Im glad youre feeling better, and thank you for that, i still at times focus on the what ifs and what about tomorrow, when i have to go out in the public again, ive been home from work for a week, and already stressing bout tomorrow, but now maybe i wont so bad ;) thank you and so glad you are doing much better!!!
shell
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
Eileen Caddy


I_willconquer
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   Posted 10/23/2006 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Shell, sending you good thoughts for tomorow. Good thing about this, is everyday is a new chance, and there's no such thing as failing. Example you can feel great on day about going out, then have anxiety the whole time you're out. That's not the time to beat yourself up over. Just brush it off and say...oh well there's always tommorow,and drive on. :-)

shell67
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   Posted 10/23/2006 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much......i will need those thoughts, and ill say, everyday is a new chance to myself ;) thank you much, hugs
shell
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
Eileen Caddy


janetlee
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   Posted 10/23/2006 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! I'm so happy for you!!! :)
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet


seechell
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   Posted 10/23/2006 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay Will!
I'm glad you are feeling better. Way to go!
Take Care,
               Chelle
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
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stronglady4me
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   Posted 10/25/2006 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent! I have to say that I love how self fulfilling and supportive your user name is.
Stronglady4me
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Daisy232627
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   Posted 10/26/2006 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!!!! So glad to hear your doing great, keep up the good work!

Daisy
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/27/2006 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
How are you doing
Just checking in hoping you are still doing good and will let us know
Lyn
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I_willconquer
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   Posted 10/27/2006 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Cat, I'm doing great thanks . The day before yesterday I had some anxiety bc I let my mind go to a place it shouldn't but the key is I knew how to bring myself out.

God is good all the time and God is Good!!
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