too panicky to start recovery work

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harry4
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   Posted 7/14/2007 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
an anxiety sufferer emails me because she becomes too panicky when trying to read posts at this board nono
 
this reminds me that for some, getting started in recovery work can cause severe panic attacks as sometimes reading , hearing or just thinking directly about panic disorder can cause a severe panic attack
 
I guress the answer is to learn enough CBT and maybe take enough valium to be able to get started
 
some self help books are writen in comic book form as this is easier to read and absorb
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debaser
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   Posted 7/14/2007 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never seen a self-help book in comic book form, but that could be pretty cool. In fact, it gives me an idea but I'll save that for later.

I do know what you mean, though. When I was experiencing panic attacks all the time, sometimes coming to the forum would help, and others it would seem to make me worse. I'd read about all these symptoms and my mind would just start going nuts. If I wrote in the forum, things seemed to get better but just reading it was hard. Maybe some people have to become part of the mix for it to help.

CBT...I've heard a lot about that. I'm trying a different method but I think it's essentially the same thing. And Valium/Klonopin can give someone an invaluable jumpstart.
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happypills
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   Posted 7/14/2007 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought this subject would never come up.
 
I am one of those who actually feels more anxious and somewhat depressed when I come to these forums.  It helped me a lot in the beginning and it still does at times.  However, lately I find it difficult to read all these posts and not have them effect me in someway.

stkitt
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   Posted 7/14/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello All,

I would love to see the success stories, what worked for you as written by you.  A member can post on the forums or different forums as they feel comfortable.

Support groups are a place for people to give and receive both emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information. Although what is "good" differs for each person and how long you continue to remain on the support forums is a personal choice.

Members are welcome to post or to read for information.  Also members take time off from the forums as yes, you can get a burn out feeling if you continuely read posts that may trigger your panic or anxiety.

Do what makes you feel comfortable and safe for you. We want you to feel good about posting yeah

Gentle Hugs for all.  Please email me if your having an issue posting and want to share with me privately.  I am here for you and for me.

 


Respectfully
Kitt
 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/16/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I like Kitt am here
IF you need to email me and talk about what is going on with you and feel more comfy doing so

For me HW and the forums here have helped me more than anyone will know

I also do CBT and other techniques to help self out along the road to getting stronger and better at this fight .....

I also agree that sometimes taking time away wont hurt you at all

Great post Kitt

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harry4
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   Posted 7/17/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   

as I mentioned before, 2 boards, 1 for those who want to get better and the other for those who dont

these 2 groups have nothing in common


recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/17/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
As previously mentioned there is not the space for this at this time ......

I have tried to have the ppl post about their success and those new ones about their a/p issues in many different threads TO NO AVAIL

I am sorry this is the way it will be unless ppl starting posting success and baby steps and the newbies post their probs and meds issues


I will start 2 new threads again and see where it goes from there
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