Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 8/3/2007 5:08:52 AM (GMT-6)
Welcome to our family. Many of our members have medical issues that trigger their anxiety.
I am so sorry you are going through this...coming here and talking about this as well as sharing it with others is the best thing to do.
I have a husband with Crohn's and I can tell you he is easily thrown into anxiety but he deals with it with anger or shutting down. He fears that it is just a matter of when he will need surgery again. I try to talk to him but he won't talk about it.
Lyn is so right, the wonderful people with Crohns need to stay on their routines or the anxiety flairs. You may indeed do well on a medication to help you hold the anxiety down.
Please stay with us and keep posting sweetie................you are family here with us and we care about you.
You are absolutely 100% correct.
Gentle hugs to you.
Hi Julie. My name is Nick. Welcome to our little family. I have to be honest with you, I am not really sure what Crohns is, but I do know that a person can lose a lot of weight and it's probably painfull. If your panic attacks are coming back because of work, etc., I would take a leave of absence due to illness and go onto unemployment under the sickness benefits. We have it here in Canada. Panic attacks, anxiety, and depression are VERY real illnesses and if not taken care of can lead to worse things happening. If you are in the States, talk to your employer if you feel comfortable and be honest. I don't know what services they have in the States, but there must be something for income while you are getting better.