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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 1/23/2007 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!! Im not new to HW, but new to this forum. I have been suffering from anxiety and PA for quite some time but put it on the back burner (I wish I knew how I did that) due to major issues I was having with pain. Well I believe I have the answer to my own question actually. I was on soooooo many medications; oxycontin, Norco, Nuerontin, Elavil, Soma, Lexapro, Cymbalta...geez a few more that i just cant think of. I think I was too stoned to have a panic attck! eyes   Well now after a major surgery, I've been able to take myself off all of the meds besides my Lexapro, Cymbalta and now I do use Xanax. (Life saver for me) I started to feel those old feelings of the room closing in on me, people ARE staring at me (no they aren't) but I would think so. I'm slowly coming to grips with those issues but I wanted to say hello to you all and let you know I do lurk around alot and read posts. I try to input when I feel I have something of use....stay well all

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 1/23/2007 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Mel:
A Warm welcome to HW Forums.   You are not the only one suffering....  we will all get through this one day\.  take one day at a time and remember Anxiety /Panic can not harm you in any way or kill u.
Come visit the chats rooms when you get a chance you will be able to chat with people who have panic & anxiety like myself.
Keep smiling
"Giving up is not an option"

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 1/23/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
the antidepressant doses may need upping and yes xanax is very useful, lucky you can get some
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional
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   Posted 1/23/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW!!!
Glad to have you!
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.

Paranoid Girl
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 1/23/2007 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi nice to meet you!!!
wish it was under better circumstances haha
anxiety is no fun nono
-- PG
"I'm not crazy I'm just a little unwell..."

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   Posted 1/23/2007 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the group.

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   Posted 1/24/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   

thank you all for the warm welcomes. I guess I never really "addressed" my anxiety until recently. what a HUGE improvement I have made. I'm actually getting my old self back...."Hi me!" I still have episodes, big ones, but for the most part Im getting a handle on them and can usually see the triggers. I have read some nightmares here and on other forums, my heart goes to you all...



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