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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/28/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone. I have been a member a very short while, and its amazing how many of the posters I can relate to as far as Anxiety attacks are concerned. For about the past 6 mos I have been dealing with major anxiety, pretty much 24/7. Went to my doc, and he is an old school MD, doesnt want to prescribe anything until he is sure I need meds. Full medical and I am in great shape, so next step a few therapist visits, which was OK but all the stuff the therapist suggested I was already doing, relaxation excercises etc. So now I am trying to decide what to do next? I hate going through every day with the feelings of dread that I have, and wondering when my fears are going to come true eyes Thanks for listening, and just seeing that I am not the olny person who deals with these demons helps me along the road.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 6/28/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Your next step should be to see a psychiatrist - preferably referred by someone that you trust. You've done a lot of good things...

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   Posted 6/28/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi and welcome. I wish you a good stay here. I am Kitt. I agree that your next step is to see a psychiatrist.  The psychiatrist can help you the best right now and also if you need meds this person is best qualified to order the anxiety drugs.  Perhaps even one of the antidepressants known to have antianxiety properties would be a choice. 

 Plesase stay with us and keep posting.

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Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/28/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the board dredz. This is an amazing place to be and you will find plenty of caring people with a lot of great advice to offer! Stick around and you will feel right at home here soon.

I wish you all the best!
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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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 510
   Posted 6/28/2007 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi dredz, here at least you know you're not alone. We're all in the same boat, take care of yourself and I'll see you on the board.

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 6/29/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Heya everyone, Thanks for responding. Yeah I think some further help is probably needed, but its kina scary. I tend to be a bit of a control freak, by that I mean in control of myself, so its a little bit weird for me to admit that I need someone else to staighten me out. I guess its just me. Anyway long weekend is here and I am going to try to relax and spend some quality time with my wife, she always brings me back down to earth. Have a great long weekend everyone, at least those of us in Canada.

Dredz yeah

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   Posted 7/1/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to a Fellow Canuck

I am glad you found us and hoping you will stay with us ,post and get the support you neeed .......

No judgement here and we all just let it all out basically
It is ONE big family here and welcome to the family

Have a great weekend

I am just getting over a very tiring couple of days but still have today and I take daughter to airport for Vancouver trip tomorrow

Where abouts are you
I am in Bothwell close to London and about an hour the other way from Windsor ..........
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New Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 7/3/2007 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Heya Lyn, nice to hear from another Canuck. We are in Richmond, just 20min south of Vancouver, and about 5min from the Vancouver Airport. Well my wife and I just relaxed over the weekend and had a really nice time. We are trying to stick around the house for the next couple of weeks, as we are getting a kitchen reno done yeah . Feelin a little tense today, but on we go, I didnt sleep at all last nite which isnt unusual for me after a weekend. I typically start worrying about work at 3 or 4 on a Sunday, and dont stop until Monday nite, so I tend to be tired on Mondays. Anyway have a great week and Take Care..


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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 268
   Posted 7/3/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome dredz,
You came to the right place!  You will find lots of support here.  Everyone is wonderful! 
Good Luck to you!
Take care,
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