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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/6/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
i have to bring my kids to their first days of school this week and i'm worried i might start trembling and it be noticeable, i have to go with my one daughter to orintation for six grade and it last for a while, i know its stupid to worry, because thats what makes me have anxiety i have three girls one in 12th , one in 4th and one going to 6th grade oh boy i wish my husband would be off that day. 

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   Posted 8/6/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Your kids are already going back to school? Wow! My son doesn't go back til August 28th!

Anyway, don't be nervous. I too hated the idea of having to pick him up from school last year, but I just forced myself through it, and in the end, was fine. Do you have some sort of nerve pill you can take before you go? If not, there is the usual breathing exercises that people do to help with anxiety.

Just realax, it will be fine!

Best of luck to you!
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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   Posted 8/6/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   


I am sorry your feeling this way.  I believe that you are exhibiting signs of anticipatory anxiety.

This natural, instinctual response to threat works against you. When you stay on guard as you approach events, you increase your tension and become more vulnerable to a panic attack. When you warn yourself to stay on guard in the midst of panic, you secrete even greater amounts of adrenaline into your bloodstream, causing more intense symptoms. You can't remain anxiously on guard and simultaneously learn to control panic.

Try to stay in the moment and not worry about the future or the what ifs. I know that your feelings are very real and it takes a lot of hard work and practice to let go of the "worrying". I bleieve in you and you have my support and understanding. yeah
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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


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