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janetlee
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   Posted 5/28/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had a setback with my anxiety these past few days and my mom suggested that it may have something to do with the fact that we've finally been able to quit one of our office cleaning jobs that we hated...she said that it seems like that whenever we actually get a break, I go into a tailspin of anxiety! So it's not just BAD times that bring on the anxiety, but GOOD times as well, or so it seems!
Have any of you had similar experiences, that something really GOOD has happened in your life, but you end up all anxy about it? In my case, it's not something that I'm conscious of, but seems likely.
thanks
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
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Use it wisely
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debaser
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   Posted 5/28/2007 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely. A lot of good things are happening to me lately, and when they first started to take shape my anxiety level jumped pretty sharply. Also, I notice that my anxiety ticks up if I have downtime.

I don't know how to make a link, but check this out: http://anxietypanicdisorder.blogspot.com/2007/05/why-i-believe-creative-expression-is.html

You have to transform that negative stuff into something different....anything creative.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
anxietypanicdisorder.blogspot.com/


ozfm
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   Posted 5/28/2007 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hiya
I think I can explain this one.... it's related to change, either good or bad.  When you experience a change in your life it causes anxiety because you are going into an unfamiliar or uncertain territory.
Change can cause anxiety because we are out of our comfort zone.
Janet maybe your anxiety was related to the possibility of a loss of income and the impact that may have on you, even if at the moment that doesn't apply.  Having the security of that job, even though you hated it, was a safety net.  It may be something else, I don't know, but even though we can often look forward to change, it is still such an unkown that we feel anxious.
Hope that helps  a bit.
 
Cheers
Deb
They say life is a bowl of cherries........... we just have to learn how to spit out the pips!


Junebug05
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   Posted 5/28/2007 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Janetlee,

I agree with ozfm.  Change of any kind can cause me to feel anxious.  It's strange that something we see as a good thing can create the same feelings as something bad, but it seems too, for me anyway.  I've never dealt very well with change of any kind, and maybe that is what you are dealing with right now.  I've been learning from my therapist that I need to learn to let go of things that I can't control...like change...it's bound to happen.  It's one of the hardest things that I've had to deal with, but I've seen some improvement and it is helping with the anxiety.  I do hope that you will be feeling better soon...hang in there!


janetlee
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   Posted 5/29/2007 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your feedback! So I'm NOT alone in this! At least you can see why I'm an old spinster living with mama! Can't handle change well at all!
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet


Zeee
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   Posted 6/1/2007 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
So many people don't realize how NORMAL it is to feel terrible with ANY big change.
 
I remember watching the Olympics and seeing gold medalists who were feeling "let down" and "depressed" and "disappointed". After they won the big prize. I think it's pretty normal.
 
 
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