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2mom
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   Posted 1/1/2007 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am brand new to this site. I have anxiety and depression issues and have found a lot of support by lurking on the boards so I thought I would bite the bullet for the new year and join. just wantedto introduce myself. thanks. nan :-)

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   Posted 1/1/2007 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Nan
Glad you decided to bite the bullet and join in
Plenty of support here and the ppl are the best in helping out if they can
How long have you had the disorder and are you on any meds for it ..........
Glad you have read some posts and hope you will stick around and get to know us ......
Post as much as you want
Glad to have you aboard
Lyn
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   Posted 1/1/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
dear 2Mom,

I had anxiety 5 years ago & depression 15 years ago & 4 years ago did work over a period of a year (one session a month) with a lady trained in TIR ). I was not well received last time I posted this but just want people to know it's out there and it worked for me. It has also helped me to cope with a chronic kidney problem.

Happy new year
Allys from the chronic pain forum
 
Ally I did edit out the link as it is a forum just like this one ppl can get info from you thru your email okay
I know I wasnt the one last yr but I did follow the link and it is against the rules ..........
Thanks for your understanding
Post here when you want to
Lyn
 

Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 1/1/2007 10:15:20 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 1/1/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Allys as you can see your link was edited and explanation given
I am not sure what happened last yr but I do know that this link led me to a site with forums just like HW .........rule breaker ........
I hope you will continue to post if so inclined and dont feel like I have picked on you
I am only doing what I am here to do ya know
You take care
Happy New Year
Lyn
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2mom
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   Posted 1/1/2007 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
In answer to Lyn's question. I am on 30 lexapro and occasional klonopin. i also see a counselor for these issues as well as marital problems. I find i am happier and function better if i take my .05 kllonopin in a.m. but am hesitant to take addictive drugs so it's like a double edged sword. My anxiety, while always present throughout liketime, came as a full blown nocturnal out of this world panic attack that sent me to er a few years ago. Never have heard anyone describe the feelings I had that night and am still unconvinced it wasn't something physical.I am a highly functioning mother and wife. I work and try to force myself to do things and keep putting one foot in front of another...depression gets in the way and i think irrationally about life and it's worth. my doc called it existentional anxiety. ok enough rambling. would love to hear from people who have similar experiences esp. nocturnal panic attacks. nan

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   Posted 1/1/2007 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Well ya got me Nan I get them quite often and I deal with them as best I can
I have had A/P since about 8 or 9 am going to be 53 very soon.........
I know you will find others that have them here as well so please dont give up on us yet lol we will find them posting
Sometimes Holidays are not as busy but will see how today goes
keep in touch
God Bless
Lyn
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   Posted 1/1/2007 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Nan so glad you decided to join us.  As you probably know we have a great group here.  I look foward to getting to know you and I hope we can all help you some.
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2mom
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   Posted 1/1/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
whats A/P ? anxiety panic?

normalsnofun
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   Posted 1/1/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes A/P is Anxiety/Panic
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 1/1/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nan and Welcome to HealingWell. I don't have panic attacks but am no stranger to depression and anxiety. Have you talked to your psychiatrist/psychologist about these nocturnal attacks? Have you done a google search to get more information? They are likely the same as any other panic attack but maybe your body becomes more relaxed at night or more anxious. I get migraines. My Sister gets them on the weekend - every weekend. The body can tell the mind, okay, now that the crises is over, we can have a migraine. It could be something similar. Our bodies are so complex.
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2mom
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   Posted 1/1/2007 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks hopeful migrainer...Yeah i have read everything about the nocturnals and have never had my feelings described exactly, just frustrated. I don't get them much anymore. I also suffer from headaches and migraine ones also. I take imitrex a lot. R migraines associated w/ depression and anxiety? Lack of sleep and diet plaqy a role i it for me. nan

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   Posted 1/1/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a chronic migrainer and you bet they are connected. Emotions are my number one trigger for migraines - especially tension and anger.
It's a vicous cycle being depressed and trying to avoid migraines. The "regular sleep patterns" is very important (and one of my New Years resolutions). For me, chocolate, dairy, alcohol and nitrates seem to be my biggest food triggers, oh and junk food of any kind (hidden MSG).
I hope you feel better.
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2mom
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   Posted 1/1/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your insights. Since I am a chocolate lover I find that difficult to deal with. always a struggle. also coffee..love it...can't drink too much or too little though or it will trigger a migraine. I'd never heard that emotions were a number 1 trigger and it makes sense in my case...marital problems coincided with migraine occurance.
Love the serenity prayer. nan

GFK
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   Posted 1/1/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
What do you mean by nocturnal anxiety? Panic attacks while you are sleeping?

My anxiety is (and always has been) worse at night. When I'm finally done with everything and sit down to relax is when it will usually act up. Sometimes it will prevent me from getting right to sleep. Every so often I will wake up from sleep suddenly in a sweat, but I never remember why I woke up and there is no anxiety upon waking. I attribute this to regular old nightmares.

Karen

2mom
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   Posted 1/1/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen, I haven't had a full blown nocturnal in ages but when i did i would awaken from a deep sleep with pounding heart, total and complete terror as if something was after me, blindness, vomiting, loud scary rushing noises in my head, feelings of unreality,etc. What i trully imagine hell feeling like. occasionally now i will awaken to feelings of milder terror, heaqrt racing, feelings of confusion...but now i have klonopin...thank God!!!!!!!Also have some skills to help me deal with it. I also now know what it is and i just haven't lost my mind.

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   Posted 1/1/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Nan.

I've never experienced that. It must be worse than a panic attack when you're awake cause you have no awareness of it coming on - it must feel like "reality" when you first wake up. It sounds horrible...

I've been taking paxil for 10 years - the last 4 or so just 10 mg/day. When I was on a "full dose" though I had no anxiety or panic. I get anxy every so often now, but can control it with CBT, relaxation, etc. Panic attacks are rare.

I dont know anything about lexapro, but have you talked to your doctor about it only helping somewhat? Though, if you just started it can take weeks to fully kick in. The only advise I can offer is to be sure your doctor and therapist know whats going on. I've read other threads where people here complain of panic attacks while sleeping, I'm sure they'll be along...

Best of luck,
Karen
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