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janetlee
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   Posted 12/27/2006 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't seem to stop thinking about HOW I FEEL inside! I try to NOT think about it, but the more I try not to, the more I DO! I feel like crying my eyes out, but it won't do anything to change my situation. The obsessive thoughts are making me worse, but I can't seem to get them out of my head. It's maddening!!!!!! sad It's like a broken record that I can't turn off. What can I do????
janet
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noelygirl
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   Posted 12/27/2006 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Sweetie I know how you feel.  You get in this churning internal loop and can't think straight.  Do you have anything a doctor has given you to calm you down?  Try taking a hot bath?  Have you had therapy?  I feel for you. Been there. I've been funky all through the holidays, always am, so I hear you.--Shari

freezinginAK
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   Posted 12/27/2006 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   

  I know that this is an old trick but one I find that work great for me when I get thinking obsessively like that and when my anxiety is running high.

  Just take a coin (I like to use a small coin like a dime) and use both hands and just keep turning it around with your fingers, after a while your mind tends to be more focested(sp) on turning the coin around and your thinking becomes more clearer.

  When I when't in for my hearing at the frist ? I freeked out and had a p/a, I then took out a coin and was able to get though it, it was still rough though but it helped me to think clearer without all the thoughts running around in my head, I like the smaller coin because it harder for me to turn it but at the same time it distracts the mind keeping it busy

  dave

 

 


Twiggygal
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   Posted 12/27/2006 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Chinese stress balls work too.... to take your mind off things... they kind of jingle and cost only a buck at the dollar store...


I always get obsessed about my feelings....

the words will repeat themselves...


I feel angry... they'll be so sad when they find out I'm angry.... what do I do... I'm so angry... etc... blah blah blah


Twiggygal~
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
 
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines
 



Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/27/2006 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Ideas
me I try to do the reading and listening to old music it helps me out a bit I find that my trazadone works the best for this for me anyways
I have to much on mind and blew a gasket tday due to fact of family and not feeling well so Hun I know you are having trouble I wish to God I could be more help
I am here
Luvs ya
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GFK
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   Posted 12/27/2006 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Distraction works best for me. When I realize my mind is replaying anxy thoughts (they're usually there for a while before I even recognize them!) I bring myself up short (mentally and physically), tell my mind to "Shut Up!", and then physically move and do something else. For some reason making a physical change helps me reinforce the attempted mental change. For example, if I was watching tv, I would change positions on the couch and start reading. If that doesnt work, I'll get up and straighten the kitchen, fold laundry in the dining room, etc., then go back to reading or watching tv (my relaxation). I find that usually breaking the thought pattern will eventually usually stop them. If one form of distraction doesnt work at a particular time, move on to the next.

Lyn, Dave and the others had some good distraction suggestions too. No matter how mundane, give it all your attention to keep your mind busy and off the other stuff.

Hope some of this helps!

Karen

GCutter
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   Posted 12/27/2006 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
go get a message. That seems to help me. Or put on some Enya, take deep breaths and relax. You nee dto do something that will ge tyour mind off things...somethings that require concentration in something else. Last week, I went and tried a new sport called curling which took my mind completely off of it. Something different.

janetlee
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   Posted 12/28/2006 12:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. You're all so kind!
Lyn, hope you're doing better!
hugs to all,
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


Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/29/2006 3:57 AM (GMT -7)   
How ya doing today sweetie
Luvs
and always thinking bout cha
Lyn
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 Happy Holidays and all the Best in 2007 .........
               God Bless .........Lyn
 
          All The Best In 2007 To Everyone 
                                  
                          
                                   Lyn

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