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at wit's end
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   Posted 8/13/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I am feeling a little better today despite being shaky all morning but am having no gastric issues which is my main anxiety trigger. The shakiness and nervousness I can deal with. Trying to stay away from taking a Xanax though. Wished I could drink a cup of coffee but I know that will cause more harm than good. Don't know the reason for my shakiness though. Hoping it isn't a low blood sugar problem. Thinking more of an anxiety issue. Hope everyone else that suffers from A/P is having an alright day. :-)

stkitt
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   Posted 8/13/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   

At Wits End,

If you think your blood sugar is low, try 1/2 (4 oz.) of any fruit juice or

1 piece of fruit or

5-6 piece of hard candy.

I would drop my blood sugar a couple of hours after breakfast and I always kept a roll of lifesavers candy in my pocket.  I knew when I started to feel lightheaded and dizzy my blood sugar was down.  I verified the blood sugar with a glucometer.

Now this is just information and I am not telling you that you have low blood sugar, ok :)


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at wit's end
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   Posted 8/13/2007 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never had my blood sugar checked but my half sister has low blood sugar and my brother was pill dependent diabetic but has now had to start taking shots and my mother is pill dependent diabetic or was the last time I heard. So I do not want that problem as I do not like needles at all. We have some hard candy here in the office where I work. So I may try a bite of that and see if it makes any difference. It could be just that I am nervous and anxious for some reason. Cannot hurt that is for sure.

Junebug05
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   Posted 8/13/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I have shakiness all the time, so often that it doesn't bother me at all anymore, it's just another part of anxiety.  It could be low blood sugar, but that's also easily remedied as the others mentioned, so try not to let the shakiness bother you too much.  I also went through alot of gastric problems for months, I was miserable every day and barely ate anything for fear it would upset my stomach too much.  I don't know if this will help you, but it did for me.  I just decided one day that I was going to completely accept that my stomach problems were caused  by my anxiety for two weeks.  I figured that if there was something really wrong with my stomach that it wouldn't get that much worse in two weeks, but if it got better than it was just anxiety.  During the two weeks, every time my stomach bothered me, I just told myself, it's nothing but anxiety and let it go.  In that two weeks I did see improvement, and over the next couple of months all of my stomach problems went away.  Just a suggestion for you to try. 

at wit's end
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   Posted 8/14/2007 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Junebug05, I had the worst night. I did not go to sleep until around 3:15 and had to get up at 6:00 to get ready for work. I hurt so bad when I went to bed last night. My left side has such a severe spasm in it and across my lower back I laid in bed for almost 4 hours just beside myself. I finally got up and went into our other room with the heating pad and took half a Xanax and finally drifted off to sleep. 2 1/2 hours sleep is not much to function on at work. I feel like a zombie. I made the mistake of reading about this horrible disease last night on the internet called peritonitis. And panicked. I started another thread about it. I was barely able to pass gas the other night and that is one of the symptoms along with abdominal pain and tenderness including point tenderness. There are two spots on my lower abdomen that stay tender to the touch and have on several occasions. I fear of having this as my dog ended up dying of this. For a solid month he could not poop nor pass gas and threw up violently a week solid upon eating. And had a high fever. I do not have any of that problem but just literally flipped out. I even started another thread on fear of having this disease. I am so terrified of that and small intestinal cancer or colon cancer like he had just reading about it made me see myself in alot of those symptoms. I went through this same thing back in January when I got really bad before. Got to get ready for work and hope I stay awake. Thanks.

Junebug05
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   Posted 8/14/2007 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   

At wit's end,

I'm so sorry that you had such a rough night, it's awful to try and get through the day on such little sleep.  One of the worst things those of us with health anxiety can do is look up our symptoms on the internet!  I've had p/a for over 17 years, and have major health anxiety.  For years I was convinced I had a brain tumor, cancer, lupus, ms, md...you name it and I've thought I had it.  Well, I've been around for 41 years and have never had any of these things, just wasted alot of time worrying about it.  If you really think that you have something wrong, please check with your doctor, even if it turns out to be nothing, it will help put your mind at ease.  It's funny that you mention your left side having pain and tenderness, I've had that for a couple of years.  I've always thought it was a pulled muscle or something as it hurts worse after I do something physical or carry heavy things.  Somtimes it hurts after I've been stressed or anxious too.  I do hope that things will calm down for you and stay away from looking up symptoms or diseases on the internet.  Let me know how your doing. 


at wit's end
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   Posted 8/14/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been under a great deal of stress since back in March when our dog got sick and he died a month later. I have kept what appears to be a knot in my upper gut. I know alot of it is out of stress, it literally has been this way since March. I thought I could relax and eventually time would help with relaxing me but it hasn't completely. I have better days and not good days or sometimes the day will be good or tolerable and then at night my gut feels like a knife has been stabbed in it. I really need a muscle relaxer as I know it would cure the spasm sensations in my left side and back and would relax the muscles in my upper gut. I worry all the time. I know I need to quit doing that. I have too much time on my hands at night at home even between doing laundry and other chores. And when your husband is not home until after you've gone to bed there is no time for talking. He gets in at 11:30 and I have to get up at 6:00 in the a.m.! I am going to hang on here and get myself through this. But I did have some minor health issues that came up back early in the year that started the first round of this and one is a female issue that they cannot tell me where the problem is coming from, I have uterine fibroids but this is inflammation somewhere that they cannot pinpoint yet. And that worries me. Thanks for the support.

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   Posted 8/16/2007 4:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I sure hope that things do start getting better for you and they get to the bottom of your health issues hun
THEY need to ..........

I have nights like that way to often I take trazadone and it stops me from worrying all night and I do get some sleep

I know what it is like never having hubby around at night it is hard and lonely to say the least ........

Know we understand and will always be here for you

Luvs
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at wit's end
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   Posted 8/16/2007 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel my anxiety issues are three quarters of my problem. If I could just permanently get that under control the other would probably cease. I get up tense in the morning and that doesn't help things. I have a major headache this morning. And my jaw hurts. I know even though I slept well last night I probably grinded my teeth all night. I do have TMJ. And I took a long nap yesterday evening and woke up at 8:45. So I probably got too much sleep. I do not feel so bad this morning other than a headache for now and if that will go away that will help.

stkitt
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   Posted 8/16/2007 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Have you ever had the mouth guard for your teeth grinding. I have seen where others on here have used one.  Check with your dentist and see what he would suggest if you are interested in one.

I know it is time for you to get some relief and I hope your health issues get sorted out here soon.  For you to have so much anxiety is very painful and keeps you from enjoying your life.

Take care and gentle hugs. Stay with us as we all care about you. :)


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at wit's end
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   Posted 8/16/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I do indeed have a mouth piece from my dentist for TMJ. I have two but have lost one of them. They are so clear I cannot find the one. I am only to wear it if I have a problem with my jaw hurting. I called this morning to get an RA# to return these CD's and DVD's to the Midwest Center for Anxiety, they do not appear to be helping me. They are just determined to talk me into keeping them. They want me to listen to lesson 3 and lesson 14. I was ok until I started talking to them on the phone and they were asking me my symptoms and I am now in a very nervous state. I cannot talk about it without getting tense and nervous. And I am shaky. Just from talking to them. I cannot talk it out even without getting this way. Now what. Why couldn't they just give me the RA number like I requested instead of trying to talk me into keeping something and paying 8 payments of $65 for something that doesn't help, not to mention the cd's are defective some of them. Makes me angry. 

stkitt
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   Posted 8/16/2007 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there, this would have been a good time to be assertive and tell them I want to return the CDs.................when they asked you about your sx just repeat I want to return them............................stay calm and stick to the reason you called. You do not have to answer any questions if they have a return policy. So are your returning them.

I am getting really good at practicing this technique.  If they get obnoxious I may add "I don't believe you are practicing good customer service. I want to return the CDs"

Now go get them. Be brave and know your rights. :)


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