A big step is about to be taken!

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 7/14/2007 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
FIrst off, lemmie start by saying I haven't had a Xanax in like 5 days!  That is good stuff!  And, today, my parents want me, my bf, (his name is John...I am telling you this so I can stop saying my bf and start saying John.  You say my bf to people you don't know...LOL  smurf ) and my son, Jay Jay, to come over for a cook out.  I said YES.  And, I am NOT going to take a Xanax before I go.  They live across the street from me, but it isn't my home, and it's the idea of the cook out, and then they wanna play games, blah blah blah...to me, this is a big step.  I am confident I will get through it fine.  I was there for almost an hour already today...Jay Jay wanted to go early, so I took him over there, all by myself, and I sat and talked with my parents for about an hour.  It felt nice. 
 
I hope my day goes well, and I will update you when we get back....I also hope everyone is having a great weekend, and that everyone feels good.
 
(((((HUGS)))))
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


harry4
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   Posted 7/14/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   

sorry but unless you have mastered CBT coping skills, I think you are heading for a severe panic attack, at least take some xanax tablets with you

positive thinking on its own is nio cure for panic disorders


Harry,

This post is not in compliance with rule #3,  Respect other members of the community and don’t belittle, make fun off, or insult another member.  Decisions about health and well-being are highly personal, individual choices.  

Kitt

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 7/14/2007 3:33:57 PM (GMT-6)


nyliz
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   Posted 7/14/2007 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Tammy I think that is wonderful... being positive is the BEST way to move forward and it sounds to me like you are really proud (as you should be)!!!!! Keep KNOWING that you will be just fine and watch how infrequently you will need the xanax. Good for you!!!!!!!
:) Liz
 
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debaser
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   Posted 7/14/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Harry, they live across the street. If she has a terrible panic attack she can simply go across the street to get one.

It think it's a good step.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/14/2007 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Tammy

I love your attitude and guess what I never went through CBT but I did go to therapy and I am able to go out of the house and have made a great come back. I just accept that I have some anxiety and depression is a part of my life but I will not stop.

Tammy you go to that cook-out and if you need to come home early, you did not fail, you succeeded, you went yeah yeah yeah ((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))

 


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Kitt
 
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"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


jerseycherries
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   Posted 7/14/2007 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
i agree with kitt. the fact that you went is a big deal. you said yes and your heading in the right direction. your setting your own pace and moving to it. and thats how you have to do it. no matter what others think. you'll be great and do great. hope that you have fun.
I have bipolar disorder, panic attacks w/agoraphobia, social anxiety, diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure.
 
~ Life is short but I am not. ~


debaser
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   Posted 7/14/2007 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
haha...I might fall into the "something to prove/seem like an expert/ego" category, but I agree most of what you said. I wouldn't go so far as to say half the people have no idea what they're talking about, but I agree that a lot of them are frightened because that's the nature of the beast.

Hope you're having fun, Tammy.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
anxietypanicdisorder.blogspot.com/


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 7/14/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow guys...I have lots to say about these comments!!!

I will start with you Harry...I didn't take a Xanax before I went, or take one with me, and well, I didn't need it. I was there for 5 hours, and I did TOTALLY GREAT! If I would have carried a Xanax with me, I would have taken it, and well, I didn't need it. I am happy I did it my way!!!

Liz, I do sound proud, and I am proud. I am making such progress, and it feels great!!! So you are right, I do sound proud!!!

Debaser, yes, you are right, my parents live across the street, and I could have came back home to get one if I seriously needed it. And, to be honest, my parents also have Xanax, but I didn't allow myself to think about the fact that they have em, that way I wouldn't use em. I want off em so badly.

Kitt...I went and had a great time! I didnt' have to come home early, so I am feeling like I am on top of the world now!

Tina, i agree with you, it is important I work at my own pace, and I am doing great at the pace I set.

Thank you everyone for trying to support me as I took such a big step. I am home now, 5 hours later, and feeling great about my accomplishment! I am not even nervous now, like that I am back home. I am getting ready to watch a movie and just relax...and it feels GREAT!

mystruggle...you and I will chat about this next time we talk...there is too much for me to say now! LOL.

Thanks everyone for the support...I HAD A GREAT DAY.

It is so weird how great it felt to be with my parents, and outside, and before we went there, John and I stopped at the store and the library...and I just felt so "normal" and good. And, if I happen to wake up tomorrow feeling kinda crappy, I am not going to get upset about it...I will just move on with my day and do whatever it takes to feel better.

I am on cloud nine right now...and I am not getting off anytime soon.

(((((HUGS)))))
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


jerseycherries
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   Posted 7/14/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
all i have to say to that is good for you. i'm happy for you. knew you could do it.
I have bipolar disorder, panic attacks w/agoraphobia, social anxiety, diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure.
 
~ Life is short but I am not. ~


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 7/14/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Dudes...LOL. You are cracking me up!

Thanks Tina...I know you have much confidence in me...Thank you so much!
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


stkitt
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   Posted 7/15/2007 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Tammy

Kudos to you and proud and happy you should be.  I am very proud of you too.

I love to hear how everyone is doing and you are making big steps, you should be on cloud nine.

Here are your cloud nine dancers yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah tongue tongue yeah yeah smurf (((((HUGS)))))

Kitt


Respectfully
Kitt
 
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*

Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


Sunshine1108
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   Posted 7/15/2007 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!! :-)
 
I am truly happy for you!  I can hear the confidence you have from reading your post.
Glad to hear you had a great time.  You will have many more days like this.  Live your life sweetie, we only get one!!!!
 
Hugs,
Mary
~Take Life One Minute At A Time!
~What Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Stronger!


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 7/15/2007 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah     yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
Duh, I should have been dancing...I have no idea why I wasn't!  Ha ha ha.
 
And yes, I do have a crush on you....LOL.  And, you have one on me.  Ha ha.  Just kidding.
 
Again, just wanna say thanks to everyone who has posted on here...You guys are all pretty great!!!!
 
(((((HUGS))))))
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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