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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/5/2007 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah                               yeah                                  yeah                                        yeah  
 
 We are sooooooooo happy that there are so many new members coming to this forum and other forums on HW
 
This is a great place for support ,caring ,sharing,understanding and Empathy
 
Please do post if you care and share a lil something with us about yourselves and your story if you want .........
 
This way we can welcome all the new members in one place and get to know you and you us ........
 
There is a part one already so if you are new or havent put info down you can check out that one get to know others here and share in this one ..........for us to know you
 
nono  There is NO judgement here only support and caring .........
 
 We have all been where you are or where you are at .......
 
                  WELCOME TO HEALING WELL GLAD YOU FOUND US HERE


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 8/5/2007 10:55:01 AM (GMT-6)


loveangel
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   Posted 8/5/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Howlyncat!

I found HealingWell for my Fibromyalgia that was dx'ed a few months ago. I also have panic/anxiety disorder that was dx'ed 12 years ago when I was 23. I also was told I have PTSD and sx's of OCD.  During that time, I was treated by many Drs including psychologists, psychiatrists, PT's, chiros, massage therapists, neuros....well I won't keep going - I've seen them all!  I have tried several AD's over the years with not much success. I currently only take Ibuprofen for my pain, and Xanax for my panic attacks which are worse than ever since being dx'ed with FMS.

I am happily married with 3 young children. I work FT in an office - I've been there 11 years.  I'm currently seeing psychologist again (my 6th one in 20 years) and working with all my other Drs on getting well. 

This is a great place to share and get advice and insight from those who know what we are going through. Thank you for allowing me to share.  


stkitt
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   Posted 8/5/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   

love angel

We are so happy to have you with us and I know you will be a treasured member of our family.  Your right, this is a great spot to share and thank you for sharing your story with us.

A Warm welcome to you and gentle hugs to.

Kitt

 


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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/5/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I'm Dan,

I just started posting last week. I suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and Panic Disorder. I have posted a lengthy introduction here: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=880909
But though i would drop in here in the official thread and introduce myself. I, like many of us, am going through a rough time. I've been have panic attacks daily for close to a week, and have my best buddy (my dog) here with me who is really sick to. Tomorrow i have to go in and he is going to get an ultrasound. Because his blood test last week were so bad the doctor has told me that i should be prepare to put him down :( boooooo!!!!!!!. 13 years with me, and my best friend. I'm kind of a loner so it makes it a bit harder. Its just me and him in this apartment and i work most of the time from home.

Anways, thanks for allowing me to share my experiences here,
dan
---
Anxiety and Panic Disorder.

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Godsgrace
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   Posted 8/7/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone
i have come to this forum looking for some releif and help. i am a 26 year old mother of 2 toddler girls and a wife to a wonderful supportive husband of 7 years. i have diagnosed myself with every cancer, ms, als, early set alzimers, well if it is bad then i have had it. if i have a headache ,it is a tumor, if my side hurts hten it is pancreatic cancer if my leg hurts it is bone cancer ,well you get the picture. i have been like this for many years now and have seen different dr's but htey all say it can be controlled without med until about 10 months ago i had a really bad episode where i tought i had ms(my husbands aunt was in the hospital and died with it during this time) i was dizzy, i burnt all over i couldn't eat(lost 10 pounds)sick at my stomach couldn't see well was weak it was really bad. i went to a new dr. and she perscribed paxil20mg daily i got better after about a week.after 6 months of being on paxil and 20 pounds heavier, ibs, and low sex drive i was switched to prazac which helped everything but the panic attacks. i was then put on zyprexa for "possible" bipolar symptoms where i retained tons of fluid in my legs and feet and gained 17 more pounds, i was miserable and decided to go off all meds to get my body back to normal which was a HUGE ,mistake after a week i started getting my anxiety symptoms back and i read a story on andrea yates(she drowned her 5 kids) and i have went down hill big time ever since. I just keep fearing i wil turn shizaphrenic or hear voices or become pchcosis and harm my family or have to be put in an institution. i wake up swaeting and burning all over and sick as a dog at my stomach and i feel distant from my husband and kids over it.plus i have already lost 20 pounds over this. i have recently ( 8 days) been back on paxil. i don't have insurance to cover seeing a mental haelth pro so i hope i can pull through this . i know it is probley just another fluke because of my track record but the fear is still very real. i am glad i have found this place and pray that we all get peace! sorry this is so long!

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 8/7/2007 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Godsgrace...you sound a lot like me...diagnosing yourself with every single illness known to man. I do the same thing. I use to do it much more than I do now, now, not so much. Butyea, that was horrible for me. You are certainly NOT alone!

Welcome to healingwell. I am sure you will find the support you need here.
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 8/7/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Godsgrace,

Thank you for posting your intro here and you have come to the right place to meet good people who will support you and help your through your tough ordeal.  I sense you are a wonderful Mother and wife.

Gentle Hugs to you.

 


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Kitt
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eveie
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   Posted 8/10/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I am from California and have suffered with PD and Agoraphobia most of my life. I have learned to trust myself and know that the PD will not hurt me. Last year I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer so I had to face so many of my fears. I realize I could just not do anything, but I want my life back from PD and Cancer. I am doing things I never thought I would do. they say life begins at 50...they are right! I have good days and bad with both illnesses but that's ok...I can handle it.
thanks for listening and nice meeting all of you!
Eve
The true joy of life is in the journey


ediekristen
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   Posted 8/15/2007 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Danxiety, I just wanted to say I'm sorry about the news with your dog :( I know how terribly difficult it is dealing with something like that, especially when they're such an important part of the family. How did the ultrasound go? I hope the news was okay.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

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20 mg Citalopram (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Imuran
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/16/2007 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
D
I am so sorry

You are in my heart and prayers as is your baby

Luvs
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/21/2007 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad to see so many share with us and hope to see more sharing...........I believe it will not be long before other ( part 1) is locked so lets post here all you great peeps and share your story if YOU wish too
Thanks for your co operation..............

LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/23/2007 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
HI all just moved this to this thread ............Its #ANGELS # intro ...........


Right i am going to have a go, but i will say sorry to start off with as it will probably come out all jumbled.

Like some of you know i have been posting on depression for a while now but i also suffer really badly with Panic and Anxiety. Thought it was about time i joined this forum aswell.

Recently i had a mix up when i went to therapy and i got there only to find out my therapist was not in. I was told he would be in touch to make another appointment. Anyway i am really anxious and panicking about having to go back there and especially seeing that receptionist that told me. I really feel i cant do it. The appointment is not for another 2 weeks anyway.

When i need to phone my SW or therapist, i always sit by the phone for ages thinking about doing it. I get hot sweats and chest pains etc as i hate it. I cant stand keep asking the receptionist (its a diff one) if i can speak to 'whoever?'. They always ask whos calling and that really panics me. Just having to say my name. I have hung up at that point before and theres even been times when anxiety has got the better of me and not called for support when i have been in a crisis situation, just because i could not do it. I think that they will be thinking oh no not her again. No matter how much people have said to me they wont be thinking that.
At times i have written letters and posted it to them, which has been good but when its been a crisis situation they get it too late.

Right that is a start, i dont want to overload you all so i will leave it there for now.

Thanks for reading

xxxxx


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Love and hugs

# Angel#

Angel ...I moved your post here where we are all getting to know ppl and you will find that more will get to know you this way IMHO..........Email me if there is a problem .........LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/23/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Above post is # Angels# introduction..........


Welcome and do stay with us sorry your a/p is acting way outta hand for you
YOU ahve support right hjere

LYN
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sundryvoid
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   Posted 8/23/2007 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
 
I found this sight because Im a hypochondriac with pd, ocd, and anxiety. I am 27. I was basically looking to self-cure through the internet and came across a link to this forum. I can't stand going to the doctor. Im caught in the basic cycle of physical illness caused by stress and anxiety, which inturn causes more stress and anxiety due to my physical conditions. I hate medication but take Klonopin as needed for my panic episodes. I didnt really have any specific questions to ask as of yet so I havent started any new threads. I signed up to see if I could give some input to those who are experiencing things that I have been through and to see if people are having similar experiences to things that are going on in my life now that may help with my conditions. This board looks like a good support group for people paddling around in the same boat.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forewards.
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stkitt
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   Posted 8/23/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Sundry

Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum.  I hope you find what your looking for here as we have many wonderful members that will support you .  You will find they are willing to share thier stories with each other.

Glad to have you on board.

Kitt



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Post Edited (stkitt) : 8/23/2007 8:24:43 PM (GMT-6)


adhdmom
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   Posted 8/23/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello,

I am a mother of 2 girls.. One has major panic attacks on an hourly basis. I love to have fun with family, and spend time in the mountains they are my saving grace.

Personally I deal with ADHD, I was diagnosed as an adult just a few months ago, I am on adderall and it seems to be helping tremendously.

Other than that things are good, just needed to talk and get educated to what could cause panic attacks and how to help my daughter.


ADHDMOM!!!


stkitt
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   Posted 8/23/2007 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi and Welcome again. The mountains are truly spectacular and you are lucky to be able to be near them.  At least I am assuming you are from your post.

We have a great family here and they are caring and supportive.

Stay with us. yeah


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/24/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to all that have posted and shared their stories .......

Sundry......I prefer " Health Anxiety" as opposed to Hypochondria .......I believe ppl with a/p are more in tune with their bodies at times ...welcome aboard hope you will stick around and stay with us here
LYN


ADHDMOM.....Welcome aboard ....you have come to a fantastic place for support and education
Check out the Resources at side for some info and for sure post and ask questions
Support is here
Stay with us plz

LYN
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sundryvoid
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   Posted 8/24/2007 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't understand lyn. Hypochondria and Health Anxiety are the same thing, an inordinate worry about one's health. Please do not take this as confrontational, I would just like to understand how or why you differentiate the two terms.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/25/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL..........Sundry thats me I am 53 yrs old and back in the days .........Hypochodria had SUCH a stigma attached...........no offence nor words of confrontantion taken
You asked a valid question my friend ............

You are an asset to the forum...........

Take care and post often

LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/22/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Again
SOOOOOOOOO many new members that it would be great to have a bit of an intro all in one thread ........

Welcome to all the new ppl and we do hope you will STAY with us

LYN.......Kitt ............Dave............and older members
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joan anna
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   Posted 9/22/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm new and I'm trying to support my husband.  He's been suffering undiagnosed for a bout 6 months and hit the wall about 2 weeks ago.  He still dragged himself into work and is not doing well.  Now he won't go to work and he sleeps all day.  I got him to his primary care and he got some drugs but they have only taken the edge off and he's not better yet.  I couldn't get him a psych appointment till Monday.  IMHO he has depression and anxiety.  We made a few trips out of the house and he seems to have trouble talking to people besides me.
 
I want him to get some meds that work and I want him to be out of work until he can function.  My immediate concerns are for his welfare and for the financial stabilty of our family.  If he loses his job we lose insurance and how can he get treated?  I'm trying to get him on short term disability, just till he gets back on his feet.  Any advice and opinions would be sooo greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Joan

Sad & Angry
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   Posted 9/23/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am Maggie, (Sad & Angry) and I am here because of depression and anxiety. And in the begining of this year I was faced with a lot of problems and I went through ..... * hell * but this forum was very helpful to me and I found so much of support.......
 
I strated working again and for the last week I started experiencing panic attacks.
 
I haven't seen the doc regarding this but I want to find a better one....
 
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
 
Sad & Angry
 
Life..... isn't it amazing.....
 
 
 
 
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/23/2007 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Joan and Welcome....thanks for sharing your and his story
I truly commend you for being here to support your hubby and find ways to help him........I agree he dos need some kind of help is he in agreement that he is depressed or is refusing to admit it??

He has to be able to own it first IMHO and then go from there
Would he come here to talk with us or no??
Sorry for the third degree lol just asking a few questions that may give us more insight into the whole problem........
What type of meds is hubby on if you dont mind me asking .......some pain meds can /will cause depression in some ppl .................
PLEASE do stay with us and you will find the support and caring ppl the best around ......

Hope to hear back from you soon ........Post a thread on him and ask any questions and for any info or inout you may need or want
As well there is RESOURCES at the side in yellow that may help as well
You need to talk my Yahoo is up there and I am here mostly in the am's but also thruout the day/night when I am not busy looking after dad and ppl I do home care for now

Kitt will be back tomorrow she is a great one for answers as well as so many of the members

God Bless

LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/23/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Sad and Angry n Hilariuos is your new NN
LOL
YOu have a great sense of humor Maggie and I am still laughing everytime I read the print out on the cyanide .........

I too went thru a hades of a depression this last yr but I have finally started to come out of it and I also just started back to work at a Nursing place for Home Care.......I am a retired RN but I didnt want to do that anymore I want the interaction with the seniors and ill more ya know

I am sure this will pass sweetie ........I know I was anxious at first as was Kitt but we have gotten thru it and we are here to help you get thru this too .............

KNOW I do care and understand totally

Luvs
LYN
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