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Nessa214
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/9/2007 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, this is my first time on here, so I thought I would say hi! I've had anxiety for the last year or so, and it's not fun. I've only had about four full blown panic attacks, but the rest of the time I have this nervous feeling that won't go away...and I don't really have anything to be nervous about. I really don't want to have to take medications for this, though I don't know what else to do. Last week me and my boyfriend moved into a new house that we just purchased and my anxiety got so bad that I had a panic attack and was physically sick for 4 days. I didn't even want to be there even though it's my dream home. I'm trying to be positive for my boyfriend, because he has really been looking forward to this house, and I don't want to bring him down too. I'm worried that this is going to start affecting our relationship.
I have another question too, and it may seem silly: sinse I've had this anxiety, my sex-drive has completely dissapeared. I have no desire at all for it anymore and can never get into it. This is another reason I worry about our relationship.
 
*sigh*
 
Thanks for listening!! I figured coming on here and talking about it may help, because it seems like no one else understands.
 
Nessa 

Aussieangel
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 2/9/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nessa, welcome to HW.

Anxiety does that to you, it takes away a lot of lifes pleasures. Buying and moving house are really high on the list of stress factors (we're trying to sell and re-buy).

Have you seen a therapist yet? If the anxiety isn't fully blown learning ways to deal with panic attacks and ways to relax may be enough to keep you off meds. If you do need meds though don't feel ashamed or scared anxiety is a real medical condition it has nothing to do with being weak or pulling yourself together.

Some anxiety phone lines can send out info packs for family and friends to read to help them get a better understanding of what you're going through.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/10/2007 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Nessa
Welcome to HW
Glad you found us
It is not uncommon for this type of thing to happen with change
The new house has got to be a biggie '
I am sure you will come to love it once you get thru the angst and worry of all the responsibilties now
As for sex drive I dont think I am even close to having any of that the last few yrs(lol well at lst a yr) and it is hard and sad at same time on the person it is happening to as well as the one that loves them
How about trying a " romantic night with candles and the whole nine yards..............warm fuzzy blanket on floor ....... enjoy your beautiful home and your partner and who knows what will come out of that hopefully something does if not DONT give up just keep trying
A/P will try to take all of you dont let it
FIGHT THE FIGHT
Post often and get to know us here it is quite the loving and giving family IMO
Everyone is here for each other
Post and let us know how things are going and hope you become active member here in A/P
Lyn
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MsKittie
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   Posted 2/10/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Nessa214
Welcome to HW hun. You will find great support and friendships here. If you ever need assistance getting around this site please just ask anyone they will be more then happy to help you with that too.
 
Congrats on your new home and yes all the moving can really be tough with anxiety and on the body. It will all settle down soon for you and you will feel like your at home.
 
As for your sex drive I can't say it will come back mine hasn't but I still make sure hubby don't suffer from it too. He is very understanding and he knows how much effort I put into it. Love will get you both thru this you will both learn together. Bless you both hun.
(((HUGS)))
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GFK
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 275
   Posted 2/10/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I second all the advice you've gotten so far - especially for the Therapy. Learning the tools to change/stop the anxiety thought patterns is important. I was shocked at the amount of subconcious thoughts my therapist helped me realize I was having! My first bout with A/P was "cured" with those tools alone.

But also dont be afraid of the meds - IF it comes to that (dont worry about if for now).

Best of luck (with everything) and keep us posted on how you are doing.

Karen

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/10/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I just hope that yo will be back to see the support and input so far
Take care pleae and let us know how you are doing
Lyn
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