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at wit's end
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   Posted 8/4/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I am giving up on trying to get over this bout of anxiety, panic, stress, whatever you want to call it. I got up this morning with a tense gut, it has stayed tense all day and here it is 8:09 in the evening. My sides are achy, my back muscles are tense, and my upper abdomen feels all weird. My neck and shoulders are tense. I cannot eat a meal with out these symptoms coming on afterward. I think about the weird feelings every minute, even when going to bed, that is why I am not sleeping well and wake up the way I do. I just need to be shot and put out of my misery as I probably have caused myself to have a stomach ulcer or some kind of rawness inside.

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 8/4/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there! I know how you are feeling, and I wanna say, DON'T GIVE UP! It is frustrating, and annoying, and I often get out right angry, dealing with panic, and anxiety, and I bet each of us have felt the need to give up, but DON'T!!!

When I have issues with panic and anxiety, especially panic attacks, I often feel real bad all day long. It is so hard to deal with.

I am not super familiar with you. Are you on any meds or in any therapy or anything? How long have you had issues with panic and anxiety?

You will get through this...DON'T GIVE UP!!!

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


stkitt
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   Posted 8/4/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello and I am sorry that you are feeling so awful. You posted yesterday :

 "I didn't get to send my prescription in until around two days after I got it and it takes 7 to 10 days to get it mail order so I am having a two week delay at least to get to start on it and hopefully this will take care of any flareup issues when I get back on it."

I am understanding you to say you are without your UC med and do you feel that is part of your stomach issues?

I know the sensation of being anxious and just giving up but a new day dawns and it is a day to be lived the best I can.  It may not be a good day but I can not give up as I have had wonderful days as I am sure you have too.  You must not give up, but anticipatory anxiety (worrying about causing your self a stomach ulcer) is only making you worse.

Are you on an antidepressant?  It may help you or something at bedtime as a good nights sleep can make the next day better.

IMO you are a wonderful and caring person that is going through a really bad time right now. 

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.

Take care of you. Stay with us and keep posting :)

I am suggesting everyone  read and post something under the thread How Important Is a Good Laugh?  yeah


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Post Edited (stkitt) : 8/4/2007 8:15:48 PM (GMT-6)


at wit's end
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   Posted 8/4/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
TammyGrl0528, I am not in any therapy but do have some Xanax, 4 pills left, no prescription though and have some Vistaril which is for allergies but also is a anxiety drug. So I am having to rely on that. I have dealt with these issues since January. I am scared of everything any more. I got nervous back in January from a prolonged period and then rectal bleeding from a colitis flareup. Ended up in the emergency room due to severe panic attack thinking I was having a heart attack. No abnormal test results. My dog got very sick back in early March and died in early April. I was highly upset and stressed over him, that is when my knotted up gut started and I have had it ever since. Then I had another abnormal pap smear in June. All of this had kept me an emotional mess. My husband works at night and I'm home alone until he gets in at 11:30 and I am in bed. I've gotten myself into such an emotional mess I do not know if the symptoms are from stress or from stomach and intestinal gas or if I've developed an ulcer or what. But the stress exacerbates it. Just don't see how I can keep going on.

Post Edited (at wit's end) : 8/4/2007 9:31:01 PM (GMT-6)


at wit's end
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   Posted 8/4/2007 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
stkitt said...

Hello and I am sorry that you are feeling so awful. You posted yesterday :

 "I didn't get to send my prescription in until around two days after I got it and it takes 7 to 10 days to get it mail order so I am having a two week delay at least to get to start on it and hopefully this will take care of any flareup issues when I get back on it."

I am understanding you to say you are without your UC med and do you feel that is part of your stomach issues?

I know the sensation of being anxious and just giving up but a new day dawns and it is a day to be lived the best I can.  It may not be a good day but I can not give up as I have had wonderful days as I am sure you have too.  You must not give up, but anticipatory anxiety (worrying about causing your self a stomach ulcer) is only making you worse.

Are you on an antidepressant?  It may help you or something at bedtime as a good nights sleep can make the next day better.

IMO you are a wonderful and caring person that is going through a really bad time right now. 

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.

Take care of you. Stay with us and keep posting :)

stkitt, I am wondering that. Although if this is a flare it is not a typical flare for me. I am trying that Behavior Modification Therapy but right now to no avail. I cannot concentrate enough due to my mind racing with the constant negative thoughts I am having. I am also trying out a CD series on Anxiety and Depression by Lucinda Bassett. I cannot even get my mindset to sit and listen very long to the CD's.

stkitt
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   Posted 8/4/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

You are already using two great tools and not being able to concentrate is a part of anxiety as well as getting upset and irritable. When I was at my worse I just cried all day and cried myself to sleep.

I could not concentrate well either.  I just clung to the fact that I had been fine and what had gone wrong?  I told myself this has to get better and I begged my husband to help me.  I know I caused him great stress too.

In the end I accepted that all I could do was get up, get dressed and sit at computer trying to help others.  I would have the crying bouts and then calm down a bit and do it all again.

I am hoping your bad spell is your UC and some anxiety over your health problems.  I would guess that it is normal to have your flare ups be different, more severe and possibly your anxiety is causing some of this.

I am here to support you along with  all of the members, so please keep posting and we will do are best to support you.

Remember the world is a better place because you live and serve within it.

 


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Kitt
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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/4/2007 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
hey At Wits End_

I'm really sorry to hear that you're going through such a tough time right now. It sounds like things have gotten worse for you. I know the intense feeling of anxiety and panic. The thing is we survive every panic attack, and with the proper care and advice we can be anxiety.

You stomach sounds really painful and i'm sure that the anxiety and stomach pain are feeding off each other. Do you think when you medication comes for you stomach that it will help with that particular pain??? If so, i think you're anxiety level will start to drop as well.

Also, before you give up. Give in. All week has been rough on you and you deserve to know that its ok to feel this way. I that doesnt make the pain subside, it doesn't do anything for your well being, but it might help you get through another day.

I'm truely sorry about you stomach problems. I wonder if you can get some samples or a temp dose for you stomach for the hospital or you doctor. Also, I think you should consider stabilizing your anxiety by going to a doc that can provide you with the proper amount of medication and regime. That's just an idea, but (for me) knowing i only have a few pills left gives me anxiety -- just that thought. I feel like i have to use them so wisely, when in reality, using some now seems like the right thing..

Of course I'm not a doctor. I had panic everyday this week, and i'm a mess.

One thing. Do you feel isolated since your husband works til 11:30 and you are home alone? I know you are in a lot of pain, but is there any where you can go and just be with a friend or something? This week I've been such a wreck that leaving my apartment has been terrifying, but the other night i took a chance and went to my friends house. I told myself the whole way there that i can turn around at anytime and its ok. I took some ativan along incase of an emergency. I was pleasantly surprised at how good i feel after my nerves settled a bit.

Anyways, i just know the feeling of isolation and battle with it everyday. I know about the dog issue too -- i got a horrible call from my vet today. And my 13 year old best buddy might be leaving me monday :( BUT this isnt about meeeee. its about you!!! And you feeling better!!!!!!!....

Dont give up please.
dan
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"Breathe! You Are Alive"
- Thich Nhat Hanh


at wit's end
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   Posted 8/5/2007 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Danxiety. I've had fearful issues ever since going to the gynceologist back in June. I got the abnormal pap smear news, I literally feel like I've given myself an ulcer or that my guts are raw inside, hence the reason for the stinging sensations. I fear getting up in the morning due to fear of what I will be feeling. My upper gut area has on and off spasms, which I'm sure are what they call jabbing pains caused by gas.  I'm hoping it is my stress and anxiety. I'm scared I've taken protonix for so long that the acid in my gut doesn't exist anymore causing more problems. The pharmacy was able to filll me a bottle of 120 Asacol pills Friday night and I started them immediately. Does anyone know how soon they start working after starting them??? Since I have UC I worry about getting alot of horrid diseases including megacolon, which patients with UC can develop,  which is horrible. I worry constantly about colon cancer and shouldn't. I don't exhibit any symptoms of that, I go to the bathroom normally.  I have that stinging sensation throughout my entire upper abdominal and pelvic area, hoping most of that in the pelvic area is from whatever is causing the abnormal pap smears, it is definitely inflammatory in nature according to the ob/gyn. I am trying to chug along.

Post Edited (at wit's end) : 8/5/2007 6:54:17 AM (GMT-6)


Boomer2uall
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   Posted 8/5/2007 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi at wits end. My name is Boomer2uall (Nick).  Hey listen, don't give up.  You may be right and already have an ulcer which will give you that rotten feeling in your stomach area.  I know, becuase, I have one.  I have to take Pariet for it and trust me when I say it will go away.  For the anxiety and depression part, do anythining to keep your mind off it the best you can.  Watch TV, or a movie.  Just sit on the porch.  Do anything and take your meds.  Just please don't hurt yourself dude. Trust me, I feel like crap EVERY morning when I wake up and most of the day from anxiety and depression.  I am also withdrawling from Codiene to make things worse.  I might as well wear a diaper from the explosive diareaha from it.

I don't know what else to say except you will get through all this.

Nick

 


Currently taking Paxil 40mg, Clonazapm 3mg, Seroquel 150mg, and Remeron RD 45mg daily.
 
Suffer from depression, generalized anxiety dissorder, and OCD.


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   Posted 8/5/2007 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Your Asacol should start to work almost right away and I hope you will make sure that this doesnt happen again especially knowing what it does to you ......and causes you to go thru
You know the hades you have gone thru and I can sense the stress for sure as well as A/P going on........

I have Crohn's and I can understand some of your concerns about other illness and diseases BUT I think right now alot is to do with your anxiety


I am glad you have posted and shared your problems with us and have gotten some awesome advice ....

Please do look after yourself and keep posting
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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/5/2007 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi At Wits End,

Just seeing how you're doing. keep posting.

dan
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- Thich Nhat Hanh


at wit's end
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   Posted 8/6/2007 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Danxiety, actually felt a little better yesterday, for just about all day actually. But the intestinal gas is back this morning with a vengeance, but the charcocaps should kick in and rid my system of that hopefully. I am just going to drink me some Chamomile tea, which is good for stress and digestive tract and listen to my cd's in the car from the Midwest Center of Anxiety and go to work. I also have a prescription for Vistaril which is for allergies but is also used for treating anxiety and taking one of them makes me calm and sleepy also though unfortunately. But it makes me forget things. Have a good day.

boxcastle
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   Posted 8/6/2007 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
hello! I am so so sorry to hear you are having such a rough time, i just want you to know you are most deffinetly not alone and you really can get through this. I don't have much time so sorry if i go over somthing someone has already wrote but i will try and help the best i can. I would really try some therapy, maybe ask your GP about Cognitive behavioural Therapy (i'm not sure if i've spelt that right), maybe look into getting some tapes or books on relaxation techniques for anxiety and panic disorders. Also i'm not sure if you are on anything for your anxiety medication wise, but it sounds like you need some help with this, so i would ask for some medicated help, or if you are already on meds, to have them re-assessed.
hope thats some help, i'm sorry if thats all already been said

at wit's end
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   Posted 8/6/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi boxcastle. My gut is in the most awful knot this morning. This feels gas in nature this time. I let these things worry me. I should be able to tolerate gas, now I am belching. I wake up with it most mornings, especially if I am stressed from the night before. I am very tense in my neck and am having major muscle spasms in my mid part of my back. And I cannot stand these stinging sensations, they are raring their ugly heads the more stressed I am. I constantly sit slumped in my abdominal area at my work desk and I am sure that doesn't help the way my gut feels. I don't know if I can keep standing this. I feel weird feelings in both of my sides now.

stkitt
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   Posted 8/6/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I am sorry to hear your gut is still bothering you.  Gas rises so we used to laugh when we had gas and say if only we could stand on our heads.   Seriously get up and walk when you have gas, staying in a slumped position will not help the gas but keep it trapped and the pain goes on.

I know you are in a bad place right now and I agree you could use a med for your anxiety. Vistaril is not a wonderful med for anxiety in my opinion. It is used more commonly together with a pain med for pain and relaxation.  Some people have good luck with it.

I am thinking of you............take care and keep posting.


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Kitt
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