You Know You Are Beating Panic Disorder When..............Part 2

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/29/2007 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay all here is number two thread I hope that with all the new members we have this will go over as great as last one did
You can put anything here your lil baby steps and the biggies
The inbetweeners
A N Y T H I N G   G O E S
WE have to be proud of what we do each day to fight this DD whether it is with CBT,Relation,Meditation Reilki ............anyways you have to do it and yes even with meds
Support is the opitmum IMHO
Know we are here for you and we will try to help you out ........
Please do join in if you WANT to
 
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   Posted 1/29/2007 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I can walk into town now and go in shops without feeling an overwhelming sense of panic. I still get nervous but it's nowhere near as bad as it was!

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   Posted 1/30/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah           yeah            yeah           yeah              tongue            yeah              yeah           yeah          yeah    tongue  
  Polly doing the    Happy Dance for you
So glad you were able to make it into shops and survive
Kudos
Keep up the good work hun
Baby ateps all the way if need be
 
nono NO givig into this DD anymore fight the fight hun as you are doing now
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of you
 
Luvs
Lyn
* keep us posted on progress plz
 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/30/2007 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I know I am starting to beat this when I am not taking as many benzos to kep me from freaking out and believe me this past bit has been enough to land me in the " land of OZ"
 
I am wearing so many different hats doing so many things that nmally would have me flipped and panicking BUT I am getting thru it all the way with only an odd valium or ativan
 
When I finally tell all my family to back off and let me live my life the way I chose NOT how they want me too .............I dont want to hear " stories" ............I can go to the Library
I have done that for way to long and I need to teach Cait it is okay to say" NO" without the guilts ..............I am her parent and I have to lead a positive way of life for her to follow and see that MOM can and will conquer..............so shall she in anything she sets out to do
 
When I know I have now made some serious decisions in my lfe even at my ripe old age that will make me happy in the long run and God Knows I want to be Happy
 
Seeing that it has been over 2 yrs since joing HW and knowing I might have played a samll part in helping out someone else out there and not wallowed in my own self pity partyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy's 
When I know I have made so many great friends and family over my time here and will continue to do so as long as you's will have me
 
                              " FIGHT THE FIGHT ALL...WE Can n Will Conquer as a WHOLE "

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/31/2007 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
When there is so bloody much going on breaking out again and not caring wanting to curl up in a ball BUT
STILL get out and about and get done what I have to
Yesterday wasa big accomplishment for me
Lyn
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 1/31/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear your accomplishments mom/Lyn...I think we should be seeing more peeps here I am sure others have stuff to share aswell...

Monday I went to class and had major anxiety...but I did not leave...had to talk infront of the class but survived...even made it to the car before the anxiety hit full blast...Not much but its something...
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/1/2007 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Well TY
Wednesday was a bomb for sure did a bit of shopping,vacuumed and slept all day
Grumpier than a 2 headed porcupine last couple of days
It has got to be JANUARY
Glad it is officially over
Hope to yak later
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 2/1/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday...I spoke to my therapist about my speech class...I was reluctant to bring it up as it gives me great anxiety...I am sure my body language screemed anxiety while telling her too...BUT I told her and we discussed some coping skills and so on so HOPEFULLY...Monday will not be as bad as the last one...I even admitted to her that I had a panic attack by the time I got to the car... Sharing for me is not easy...This is a step in the right direction...
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   Posted 2/2/2007 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
My most biggest step in the past few weeks has been I went to get my hair cut from my waste to my shoulders and then frosted. I have decided if maybe I look better I will feel better so I'm putting on make up for no reason and I can see the real me looking back in the mirrow  yeah
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats...I dont get my hair done at a place havent in years...My aunt does it ...Yay for having family that can do things for you.
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   Posted 2/2/2007 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
My biggest step as of late...was going to the grocery store and NOT riding in a motorized cart. ( i do this because my heart races when walking around..which is normal...but i am not so i freak out about it) well i walked through the entire store and didnt panic or freak. I let my heart race and in my mind i kept telling myself I was excersing and it was good for my heart. Seemed to help and it was a HUGE step for me.
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   Posted 2/3/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Awsome achivements everyone....babysteps were all taking them together tongue
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/4/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
It is the baby steps IMHO that get us to our destination
It my take longer sure but at least we see results
Dont fear relapse it happens in every aspect of life
" Pick yourself up brush self off n Start all over again"

C'MON ppl I know ya wanna post so lets here it
Lyn
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   Posted 2/4/2007 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Beating PD is like those jaggy stock market graphs...even if you go through up and downs you're still making gradual progress upwards. I've had PD since childhood so bizarrely I've never resented or hated the disorder since I grew up with it. I only realised how 'normal' life could be when I started getting fewer attacks over the past year. I've had sporadic therapy but no medication or other intensive treatment (sadly it was an awkward subject with my parents who grew up in communist China where mental health wasn't discussed. People just assumed such problems don't exist, so I had to keep everything to myself).

So if it's any encouragement to people here, my PD improved substantially 'on its own'...I had virtually given up hope since I didn't have treatment or medication. At my worst I had constant insomnia caused by panic attacks that happen just as I'm falling asleep...and days where eating half a dry biscuit was a 'big step' (my PD stems from emetophobia so eating caused anxiety). But the moral of the story is that for some reason I can't fathom, my PD has dissipated after 12 years by itself. I haven't changed my lifestyle or anything else, but I'm down to less than 10 attacks a year...compared to having attacks almost every single day. So there's always hope...and even more so if you're fortunate enough to be on a right treatment ^_^!

Aussieangel
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   Posted 2/4/2007 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
When you can use your positive thoughts to push down the negative ones. yeah Still working hard on that but I AM going to win the battle.

I also applied for someone to come out and talk to me about becoming an...................Avon sales person. tongue It will give me something to focus on and get out the house so that has to be a positive step.

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   Posted 2/6/2007 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
When you used to start panicking when the traffic light was red in your car and freaked out cuz you felt trapped...and when it turned green you raced off..
 
now I find myself today not even paying attention when the light goes red.. I just stop and wait and get lost in my own little world just staring at random things and then suddenly it's green and I'm not moving yet and everyone else is LOL
 

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   Posted 2/6/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
GO TWiggy
YOU are doing it baby
You are beating this
Ahemmmmmmmmmmmm
I think someone told ya that though ............
LOL
Love s ya
Lyn
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   Posted 2/7/2007 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
tongue When you JUMP outta bed feet barely hitting floor and ready to face a brand new BEAUTIFUL day
open the blinds and see all that fresh wonderous ( and lots of it ) snow out there
Knowing you are gonna be poked prodded xrayed the whole nine yards and oh my dont forget the inevitabe " Can I ask 45 students to come in this is a most UNUSUAL case"???
Heck no bring em all in ...........lol May as well learn from the mess I mean BEST............... yeah
I know I am getting better I dont dread the morning afternoon nor evening anymore
I saw the light and I went for it
I choose to fight and I may not be Rocky but I am holding my own ........
It can and will happen I know this
 
FIGHT LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW.........Only today and you will see a difference I am telling you true
Smile laugh so hard you have tears and belly hurts shock yourself say " hello" to the first stranger ya meet on the street hold a door open for someone ..........JUST say........ Hi ther how are ya ?
 
EVERY STEP helps and works IMHO
* So Endeth the Lesson*  tongue


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   Posted 2/15/2007 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Ya well that fresh wonderous snow n cold got me sic lol
Thats okay I still had fun
I know I am beating this when I can literally be LMBO over something that occured the other night ( Dave) and am still laughing bout it
The cat came back ...........

I CAN leave dishes ( ok a few utensils ) in the sink
Not wash floor every 10 minutes
Am not keeping PINE SOL in business
Taking those baby steps along with ya all and seeing such improvement in everyone
LOVE IT.........

Share all .........
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   Posted 2/15/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
when you get up in class and retell a story (as per the assignment) and NOT have a full blown panic attack by the end of the night...
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   Posted 2/16/2007 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I am so proud of you baby girl ya did it
Mom loves you
be good ttyl have to get ready for docs soon

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of you
mom out
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   Posted 2/16/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Awsome Michelle I'm so proud of you....Happy Dance... yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
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~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*                                      
 
Being happy doesnt mean everything's perfect.It means you've decided to see beyound the imperfrctions!God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but HE did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears & light for the way                                        

 

 


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   Posted 2/16/2007 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
It wasnt anxiety free and it wasnt comfy but I did it and I have to do it agin next week... sad
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   Posted 2/16/2007 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great Michelle! I loath public speaking, propbably why I have put speech off to the last class I'll need to graduate. :-( It is easier now that I'm older.

I too managed to speak in class on Wed. I survived...barely....


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   Posted 2/16/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad it is easlier for you now...I am not putting it off till last cause I dont want that kinda pressure to complete it...Hopefully We will both get through it... Congrats on speaking wed!
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