Feel guilty when you feel good?

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septembergirl
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   Posted 6/3/2007 6:26 PM (GMT 0)   
 I have been struggling with anxiety and panic, have started taking zoloft (about 2 1/2 weeks ago) and have had a few days in a row that I have actually begun my days feeling pretty good...mornings had typically been the worst part of the day for me.  What I am noticing now, is that if I make it to around 2-3:00, I feel guilty or maybe even fearful  and the panic/anxiety begin again.  Does this happen to any of you?
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debaser
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   Posted 6/3/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
When I first started Klonopin treatment I was amazed at how well it worked. I certainly never felt guilty about it, but I did worry that it was too good to be true. I guess in some ways it was...I've sort of leveled out in some ways and perhaps have even regressed a little due some of the things going on in my life right now. The pill alone will not fix everything (but I'm sure you're aware of that).

Once you put together a few more days in a row, you'll stop worrying about the panic attacks so much. Now, those were horrible experiences and you're going to remember them for a while, but at some point you'll develop faith that they're not going to start up again.

Last night, for example, I had a pretty bad night of stomach trouble and sky high anxiety. If there was ever a time to get a panic attack, that WOULD have been it. But it still didn't happen! So even though I had a really bad night last night, I can take some positives from it: if a panic attack didn't happen then, there's nothing on this Earth that would cause one probably. They're a part of my PAST. I'm disappointed that the anxiety has rebounded, but realistically I can't expect it to go away with the things I'm dealing with right now, so I generally take it in stride. Once I'm settled again and am closer to my friends and family, I have faith the anxiety will go away. Just have to be patient.

Soon, you'll get there too. It just doesn't happen right away, that's all.
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stkitt
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   Posted 6/3/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Good Afternoon,

I never panicked over feeling well or felt guilty but I did panic that I would get worse again.  I did ride a roller coaster for a long time, but things have been good now so I am taking my therapist's advice and staying in the moment. That means to not let the anticipatory or "what ifs" get you started on an anxiety trip.

My version of that is "be where your butt is"..............stay with what your doing and enjoying and don't let thoughts of oh oh what if I get anxious stay in your mind. Let them in and than let them pass right through and out again and stay in the moment.  Enjoy your good times.

I am so happy that you have found some...................doesn't it feel good?

Gentle Hugs to you.

 



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septembergirl
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   Posted 6/4/2007 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
You know, I think saying I feel guilty is the wrong term. You were both more right in saying that I feel "it's too good to be true/when is it going to happen again". I pray for peace and strength each morning just for that day...that helps keep me in the moment. I am taking my kids to a lake today to swim and the lake is inside a really cool park, so I'm going to soak in the nature! I hope you both have a wonderful day!
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   Posted 6/4/2007 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   

septembergirl,

I am delighted to hear you are taking the kids out for the day.  Enjoy the sunshine and bless you, you deserve the good days so take them and make memories.

((((((((HUGS)))))))


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Kitt
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debaser
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   Posted 6/4/2007 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a little off topic, but sort of related. Sometimes when I feel good and relaxed, I avoid doing the things I need to do just so I can enjoy feeling well. Case in point: Today I had movers scheduled to be here sometime between 11 and 1 o'clock. I was going to pack and clean yesterday, obviously. Well, I never quite got around to that and had to reschedule until tomorrow. Pretty silly, huh? I have NOTHING done. It's not much to do, at least. Doing it today will be no problem.

Sometimes I'm incredibly rational...other times I'm totally irrational. It can be good or bad. Hey, I enjoyed yesterday. No complaints from me.
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   Posted 6/4/2007 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have felt this way as Debaser and Kitt have mentioned but now I " go with it"
If I am having a great day it is better to accept and have fun then to be eaten up by guilt
This A/P causes too many other problems in our life to let it be riddlred with Guilt to IMHO

Fantastic you are taking kids and LOOKING forward to the day
Let us know how you make out and the fun you had

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debaser
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   Posted 6/4/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Guilt is probably the hardest emotion to deal with. It's rotten and can consume a person. Everyone makes mistakes and if they have something to feel guilty about, they should make amends and move on. If it's guilt over nothing...a person just has to let it go.

This topic isn't really about guilt anymore, but I thought I'd say that anyway.
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septembergirl
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   Posted 6/5/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Lyn,
Our day at the lake was great. The kids swam and we hiked on trails and over an old wooden covered bridge and the day was beautiful. A friend of mine ended up joining us with her two kids and I just laid on the ground talking to her and watching the clouds. They put on quite a show for me yesterday! Last night wasn't so great, but I "went with it" and was able to really relax before going to sleep. Thank you for your interest and your friendship.
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septembergirl
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   Posted 6/5/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Lyn,
Our day at the lake was great. The kids swam and we hiked on trails and over an old wooden covered bridge and the day was beautiful. A friend of mine ended up joining us with her two kids and I just laid on the ground talking to her and watching the clouds. They put on quite a show for me yesterday! Last night wasn't so great, but I "went with it" and was able to really relax before going to sleep. Thank you for your interest and your friendship.
septembergirl
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