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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 6/26/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
The doctor appointment went GREAT!  Before wasn't great though.  All day today I had panic attacks and crying fits up until the appointment itself.  On the way there, I read a book, and did OK.   In the waiting room, I had to fill out papers, and so that kept my mind going, and I was O.K.
 
After while the doctor came and got me.  I felt a little nervous, but did some deep breathing, and remained O.K.  I had to sit in the exam room for about 10 minutes beofre the nurse came in, but it wasn't too bad.  The nurse came in and I started balling and crying my eyes out!  We talked and he helped calm me down.  He did my blood pressure which was at the time 156/108.  That isn't a good number at all, but we blamed the anxiety. 
 
The doctor came in and we talked, and he redid my blood pressure.  Went down to like 140/90.  So, that was looking better and he was happier with that number, as was I.  I am generally 120/80 without question, but I generally am not dealing with anxiety the way I have been, ya know?
 
So, he said we wanted to run some blood work to check my electrolytes and thyroid and such.  And he gave me a one month supply of Lexapro.  He gave me pamphlets on the drug, and I am going to look it up as well,  but if anyone has any experience with this drug, please tell me about it.
 
So, then he told me to do the blood work when my insurance kicks in (July) and after we get the results for that, we will meet again.
 
Mind you, this doctor is taking care of my sick mother, so he knows the stresses I am dealing with, and he cares for my father too.  I feel comfortable with that, cuz he know my medical history, ya know?
 
SO, that was the appointment.  I worried for NOTHING!!!
 
Time to dance...
 
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
Love to you all, and thanks for all of you who helped me through the hard time of waiting for the appointment!!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


happypills
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   Posted 6/26/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Tammy, I am soooo happy for you!  You see? We told you that you'd be fine!  Congratulations! It's time to celebrate....so let's dance... yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah


"Don't worry about a thing, 'cos every little thing's gonna be alright." - Bob Marley


stkitt
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   Posted 6/26/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Tammy,

Yes let's dance yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

You are doing excellent. I tried the Lexapro but ended up on the Cymbalta.  It is a good drug for a lot of people, just did not work fo rme .

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

 


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   Posted 6/26/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Great story. That's awesome. My blood pressure is usually high when I go to the doctor, too, but last time it was 125/85 or something like that. It's wonderful you have a doctor you can trust.
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Sunshine1108
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   Posted 6/26/2007 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tammy,
 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!  So happy for you.  This was a big step and you did it!!!!!  It will make you stronger!
 
Way to go!!!!
 
Sending BIG HUGS your way dear!
 
O.K.~Time for me to join in the dance!
 
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

damon39
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   Posted 6/26/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tammmy!
Im sooooooooooooo proud for you. The doc will take care of you. However I must suggest you get out more often. It helps combat the fear. Take your family for a walk after dinner. Funny thing by the way, I could not wait to get in from work just to read your post on how you did! Im sure everybody on this forum felt this way today. BIG HUGS to you also!!!!!!!!!!! Miles

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 6/26/2007 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I just want to thank EVERYONE for your kind words and dances! It made me feel great to see that you all cared so much, like Miles saying you couldn't wait to come in from work to see how it went for me! That made me feel great!

Today after the doctor, I went to the grocery store. My mind felt a bit more at ease from seeing the doctor today I guess, because I did O.K. I wasn't panicing at all!

Tomorrow I am going to try a walk. Not a long walk, but a walk none the less. It's gonna all be OK. It really is.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR EVERYTHING! I am more than happy that I found this board! I know I say that all the time, but I can't help it. I feel real support here!

(((((HUGS TO U ALL)))))
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


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   Posted 6/26/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Tammy my girl!!! I thought about u all day!!!! I knew things would go OK and I'm so glad they did. What a triumphant moment for you. Sometimes the anticipation of an event can make us feel so all consumed and overwhelmed when the real thing isn't so bad. Each time will get easier now!!! Smile a lot tonight and know that you are going to be just FINE!!!

Your Friend :) Who, by the way, is dancing!!!!!
:) Liz
 
We WILL get by with a little help from our friends!!!


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 6/26/2007 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Liz, let me tell you, I have been smiling since the minute I felt the doctor didnt' have bad news for me!!! I haven't stopped smiling since, and I don't plan on it either. And I do think it will be easier from here, because I am not feeling scared about my blood drawing appointment, or the fact that I have to go back to him in one month! Maybe this is a great step in healing my agoraphobia too!!! I am so glad I have everyone here at HW dancing today!!!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


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   Posted 6/27/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah               yeah               yeah             yeah                 yeah              yeah                 yeah
 
DOING the dance with you too my ray of sunshine
 
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   Posted 6/27/2007 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah  
               Just read your post, hope you dont mind but
 
            I will join in with you aswell, i need cheering up!!
 
                                        Well done. 
 
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   Posted 6/27/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   

I am soooooooooooo happy for you, Tammy!  I thought of and prayed for you while I was on my walk yesterday.  I, too was looking forward to seeing how it went for you.  Once you know there IS NOTHING wrong with you, then you can simply focus on all that you can do to improve your anxiety and state of mind.  It helps tremendously to only have ONE "health" issue to focus on.  I'm reading a book called Beyond Anxiety and Phobia by Edmund J. Bourne.  It's an easy read and very helpful in learning alternative and natural ways to combat anxiety.  I am on perscription meds right now, so don't get me wrong, I believe that the DO HELP.  This book just offers information on everything from your past and upbringing/personality traits that contribute to anxiety, alternative therapies such as yoga and meditation, vitamins and herbs that naturally ease anxiety as well as diet and finally spirituality.  I know that sounds like a lot and I haven't even read the whole book yet, but like I said, it is an easy read and very informative.  Just a thought.  Congratulations on your victory and I will be excited to see how your journey progresses.  Love and prayers to you!

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   Posted 6/27/2007 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Tammy,
 
What a beautiful day outside and how proud I am of you.  Here is your new theme song : yeah yeah yeah yeah   yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah tongue
 
 
Do you love me?
I can really move
Do you love me?
I'm in the groove
Now, do you love me?
Do you love me?
Now that I can dance?
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
Smiles

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ediekristen
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   Posted 6/27/2007 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
It feels great finally getting that big step out of the way doesn't it? I was in the same boat as you a month or two ago and after I finally got up the nerve to go to the doctor, I felt much better!
 
I was put on Lexapro as well and I took my second pill of my 6th week today and I think it's really helping. I've joined a yoga class which before I would have NEVER been able to handle with my social anxiety, but I am actually excited to go every week. I can even go to the store by myself without freaking out! I mean, I'm not running around making friends with everyone or anything, or being a "social butterfly" but I don't get nauseous or feel like my heart is trying to kick it's way out of my chest, and that's all I really wanted.
 
I hope it helps for you and you can find relief.

And I may as well jump on the bandwagon here... haha
 
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

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   Posted 6/27/2007 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
great job!!!  i don't know you, but we all know how it feels.  let's dance!
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 6/27/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND DANCES........EVERYONE!!!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy

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