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Junebug05
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   Posted 1/27/2007 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so frustrated with myself right now.  I've been doing really well, making amazing progress in the last few months.  A couple of months ago, I was having all day, every day panic attacks, was having a terrible time in the morning and was terrified to be alone.  I've come through all of that and have been feeling great while home and been getting out a little and not feeling quite as scared as before.  There's been no panic attacks, and slight anxiety, very manageable.  So, yesterday after my daughter left for school, I went back to bed.  I was laying there thinking how great it is that I'm not afraid of the mornings or being alone anymore, I was truly happy, totally comfortable all snuggled up in bed with my dog curled up next to me.  Suddenly, a feeling of panic hit me in my middle like an electric shock and ran down both my legs, like what I used to have every day a couple months ago, just much less intense.  Of course, it kind of freaked me out and the negative thoughts hit...'why is this happening now?', 'does this mean I'm getting worse again'...etc... then it kept happening every few seconds.  I tried to relax, did the deep breathing, etc. and did fall asleep for about an hour.  As soon as I woke up, it did it again!  I got up and it stopped, but it so upset me that I obsessed on it all day, wouldn't eat and tensed up so badly that my stomach was killing me by last night.  What bothers me the most is that the little bits of confidence that I've been building seemed to have crumbled immediately.  Anyone else have this happen before?  I'm so frustrated with the -part of me knows this is no big deal, but the other part won't be convinced.  I don't want this small "glitch"  to cause me to get worse or go backwords.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 
Thanks.

MsKittie
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   Posted 1/27/2007 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Junebug05
 
Honey you have been doing great I am so proud of you. Try not to think is a setback because it isn't it was a moment and you got out of bed and it went away other then the thinking about what had happened. You have worked so hard to get to where you are which shows what a strong person you are. Were all here for you don't let what happen set you back. You can beat this hun.
(((HUGS)))
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harry4
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   Posted 1/27/2007 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   

progress is often 2 steps forward and one step back, with the dog you arent alone

some valium would have helped a lot, do you have any?

the best thing you can do after a panic attack is forget it nono


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/27/2007 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I am in total agreement with Kitty on this hun
YOU have come so far it is not a setback it was just a "Glitch" albeit it bothered you so badly I know
JUST put it at the back of your mind ...thats what I do
go to the positive Thread and post something there
Be proud of all you HAVE done and then put this outta your mind
Maybe take that beautiful dog of yours out in air look around at the wondrs of nature feel refreshed and start back at the point you were at not what happened [p

PUT that outta mind totally ........
Know we are with you in spirit okay
PROUD OF YOU

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GFK
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   Posted 1/27/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Dont think of it as a setback but as a test. Next time it happens (if it does), remember what you would have done differently this time and concentrate on putting that into motion. Distract yourself and conciously work on changing the panic thought patterns. I find changing what I am doing (like your getting out of bed) helps also. Not easy, but you have proven you can do it. And as you have found out, it gets easier with time.

I think you are doing great! Keep up the good work - especially on letting the effects linger and the "what ifs" take hold.

Karen

Junebug05
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   Posted 1/27/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much for the encouragement.  It makes such a difference to be able to come here and write my worries and find others who have been where I am and get such wonderful advice.  It definitely made a difference today!  I'll put the update in the positive thread!  Thank you all again!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/28/2007 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Read the update
Proud if you sweetie
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Ly
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