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shorty's girl
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   Posted 1/29/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all
Just wanted to intro myself, my name is Dawn and I suffer from panic/anxiety disorder too!!
I HATE IT!! I am not limited to my house, but am to the big malls, I have a problem taking just about any kind of meds - I do take Xanax occasionally - and I also have recently been diagnosed with Cyclothymic disorder which is borderline Bipolar I  - It's funny, cause I'm afraid anything I take will harm my body, but yet I can smoke a Cig with no problem, I have a hard time justifying taking anything other than Tylenol and Xanax, for fear that I will over analyze the side effects and have a panic attack. I am 35 will be 36 in August and have only had panic for about 4 years with it starting with the ending of a bad realtionship.. Go figure..
I have many triggers, and sometimes, I can panic for no apparent reason.. I usually can use calming techniques I learned from the net to calm myself, but recently they have begun to change - I have alos FINALLY figured out, that I feed off of those around me, my g/f was anxious the other night, about asking me if I minded if she went somewhere without me - I didn't mind, but she thought I would - I started feeling anxios before our conversation - I got up, took a Xanax, and then after our talk she left - when she returned, I asked her about how she was feeling before she left - if SHE was anxious, she informed me she was, in the fact that she didn't want to upset me by leaving the house so late, but she needed to go out for a bit - I told her that I figured she was, because I think I feed off of her feelings - I also do this alot with my son. And not only does it effect my panic, but my moods too. Was wondering if anyone else has this reaction to their loved ones? And how they handle it..
I don't have a pdoc, needing to get one -
Anyway, glad I found this site - I know it'll be a big help..
Thanks for listening
Dawn

btflnvy
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   Posted 1/29/2007 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome!! Yep I can pull off other people and increase my anxiety. I'm not sure how you can stop doing it though :)

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harry4
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   Posted 1/29/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome xanax as needed is helpful, the bipolar often seems to be from the anxiety and is reduces when the anxiety is reduced
deep slow breathing also helps to calm you, do try it
 
if you dont like being left alone, having a dog often helps
 
I think studying self help books on anxiety is more helpful than getting a psych, also cheaper
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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Geebs
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   Posted 1/29/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dawn and welcome!

I think it's important to make sure you have the right diagnosis and certainly a psychiatrist to work with. While self-help techniques and books are great, they can never replace professional care, especially when you are taking medication. I am a firm believer in seeing a psychiatrist for medication and not a GP.

Keep posting and let us know how you're doing!

GEORGE

nervymeg
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   Posted 1/30/2007 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome Dawn !!! I often have to give my partner a "breather" because he get's agitated watching me get agitated...I find if I give him some time alone then he is fine.  I also have a little kitty that keeps me company when I get anxious alone. 

A Pdoc can be really helpful, but only if they are sympathetic and intelligent.  If you feel uncomfortable..get outta there fast! I look forward to chatting with you more soon on this site :-)


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/30/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep this is a biggie fo me too but I have started to change ways of thinking and doing what Karen has suggessted
I use to feed off everyones moods no I dont allow self to do it as much especailly when I know I a, doing it ........Welcome and I hope you will become an active member in this forum
God Bless
Lyn
The self help books are great as well as having a pet IMO ( Panic To Power is great by Lucinda Basset)
Check out HW resources at side in yellow

Lyn
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shorty's girl
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   Posted 1/30/2007 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the warm welcomes :)
Lyn, I almost picked up that book at the store last week, I opted for Change your Brain, Change your life.. Should've gotten the first choice.. Think I will this week..
I have tried, I say I want to give her some alone time, but then I worry about she'll like it too much and leave me - plus, if I have a need, who will be there to take me to hosp? I know, dumb huh?
I'm working on all of these alittle at a time - first goal, to be alone and to let her have her space.. wanted to br reached by end of March..
thanks for being here - it makes a difference
Dawn

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/30/2007 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heard that is a good one too but the other is the best from all ppl say here I do recommmend it
I am sure it is in HW reources check it ut other things miht b ther too 'Have you tried the free online CBT core yet?? If not just saythe word an will give tthe link to you okay
You be well and just keep on posting
I am sure there are plenty of other threads you can join in
"A Couple Of weeks in winter Cold is a yakking thread where we talk about everything and you will meet some really decent ppl there and all over the forum
Welcome again
God Bless
Lyn
*Proud of you for trying to help self with this as well *
WE are Dawn....you are now no longer alone keep that in mind as well as you will never be judged
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shorty's girl
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   Posted 1/30/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
YES< send me the link, I'll try and open it here at work, some sites are blocked - getting internet next week at home FREEDOM!!
Thanks Lyn,
Dawn

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/31/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Dawn
Emailed you link '
No worries about getting in touch with me k
Be well and happy you are getting internet next week
Lyn

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/1/2007 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Just checking to see how you are and if you got email
Lyn
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MsKittie
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   Posted 2/4/2007 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Dawn
 
Welcome to HW sorry I'm getting in on this a little late.
 
Lyn can you please email the link you are speaking of hun.
(((HUGS)))
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   Posted 2/4/2007 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Dawn.

Chuckle.xxx
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   Posted 2/6/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW. You will get lots of support here and make some new friends along the way
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