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Rowina
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/9/2007 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hiya folks, I'm Rowina
 
At last i think ive found a forum which is up to date. Heres a wee bit of history about me so far.
 
Ive suffered from depression in the past but have not recently felt the black clouds coming over me and still dont to date. The feelings i have now are very different, very physical in fact. Just want to share them with you and see what light you can throw on them and perhaps reassure me that they are "normal" feelings of anxiety.
 
My father died very suddenly last year and although ive coped very well, it seems now that my mothers anxiety/panic attacks have had an effect on me. A few weeks ago it started with sudden rasping in my cheeks, like my face was on fire, anytime, anywhere. Then i had an episode of frequent palpitations, which didnt worry me greatly, but then last weekend i just felt dreadful. I was away from home for the weekend, doing something which i normally would have enjoyed, but didnt at all. Felt weird all weekend, hard to describe but had small bouts of nausea, pounding heartbeat and sweating palms. Didnt sleep at all the saturday night and lost appetite alltogether. Kind of went beyond sleep and didnt manage to drop of until i was at home again late on the sunday night.
 
Have been off work all week now, went to doctors yesterday with concern about slight raised BP, which had came down a little. Current status is this: had ECG today(wait for results) and pounding heart almost all the time now and sweaty palms still.
 
Anyway, be greatful of any advice on things i can do to help myself and i hope to be visiting and posting again. Take care all, big love etc xx
Rowina
 
 

harry4
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   Posted 3/9/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   

welcome

if your problems are from anxiety a course of valium type meds should help

also learn new ways of relaxing and calming yourself, long walks are very relaxing

I expect doc will want you to take an antidepressant med, these can help a lot for depression and/or anxiety, but may have severe early side effects

stay with us tongue


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/9/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there and welcome to HW
This IS a great support system and the ppl are fantastic IMHO
They have been where you are or are where you are
To me it does sound like a/p and yes I agree that valium do help but you need to learn coping skills as Harry said
There is an online CBT that I can give you if you are interested
Breathing techniques and relaxation tech's wok as well
PLease do check out the resources as well as other threads and read what others try to do for self help
STAY with us and I know you will be happy you did
again Welcome and post often
Support is a major factor as well IMO
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freezinginAK
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   Posted 3/10/2007 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   

  I got to agree with both Lyn and Harry on this as it sound like you are under a lot of stress with both your Father's pasting and now having to deal with your Mother's A/P's and not truly understanding it and how it dose affect you in the long run as it is starting to manafesting in you now and here you will learn how others have learned and the type of treatment for anxiety

  And wecome to HW

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/10/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hoping you come back to see the suport and get input
LYN
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 Never compromise your self nor your dignity... 
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