The most amazing thing happened to me, I have made the biggest step towards recovery of my anxiety

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oodles
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   Posted 9/30/2007 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I suffer from a generalized type of anxiety and I take anxiety calmative medication when I feel anxious and on edge.
 
As with most anxiety sufferers it starts somewhere. I had an incident at a restaurant at night in the City with my older sister as we were about to go to a concert and were having dinner beforehand. I all of a sudden started feeling sick as I was finishing my meal (I had driven that night). I got cramps, dizzy, crying, really bad panic attack, it was my official one.
 
I had to go to the hospital (ambos didnt think it was necessary but I was severely hyperventialting). Tests were done, nothing was wrong with me.....I was just suffering a severe attack.
 
So now I am sure you can understand why since that night (Feb 22 nd 2007) have never eaten out at a restaurant etc avoiding all sorts of dinners and socialising. (I didn't eat or drink anything in july at my 21st bday even!). Even when taking my medication (not often) I am on edge at differnet times when I'm outdoor in public (everyday is different).
 
Now for the good news...saturday I had a wedding and was worried about attending even weeks before due to anixety and I knew I wouldn't be eating  
 
The day before the wedding I was given some good advice from a wise old friend who believes in tarots, spirits, and all hippy stuff. She said to me to say the following three times
 
"To my Guardian Angels, I pray for the most benevolent outcome for my anxiety and may it be more than I can expect or anticipate".
 
So as I was waiting for my partner in the parking lot on the night of the wedding, I said to myself "Please angels take care of me and help me overcome this fear and anxiety, I know this is a figment of my imagination and it can not control me, I will eat tonight and dance and will have a great night, I control my mind, it does not control me!"
 
That night for the fist time in 7 months, I ate out at a restaurant, danced, laughed and for the most part forgot that my anixety existed. I forced it to disappear atleast for that night and that is because I was persistent. I know now that I can and will beat this, I only hope you all can do the same, you must believe in yourself for it to happen and although I still am getting through other instances of anxiety I know I am proud of myself for taking the next step and so can you!
 
Hope my story didnt bore you and has helped. tongue

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/1/2007 4:24 AM (GMT -7)   
YOU had posted this same post 2wice so I deleted the one ............

I am happy for you and your happy wedding day
But please do remember that we are all the same in some aspects but so different in others ...........

Great going for you

LYN
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   Posted 10/1/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello and I too am happy you were able to find strength in believing in Angels.  I am happy you were able to attend the wedding and enjoy yourself.

I believe in Angels and as I have my own Angel, my son, I often will ask him to be by me and help me as I really need his help.  It is a comfort to me and I will often be thanking him after I have made it through the stressful situation without anxiety ruling me.

Gentle Hugs to you.


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/1/2007 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey
Lil sis ...............
I often find solace in talking to my Son and Mom at times I am struggling
IT does help doent it .............''

YES I too believe they are Angels watching over us all the time ............
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mia_48
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   Posted 11/24/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
How comforting. Here I am wondering what drug is out there I hven't tried
to relieve my anxiety, when you come along with such a wonderful way to
help relax me and make me feel safe. An angel is here with me now and
forever.......that really makes me feel good. Thankyou.

wen4003
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   Posted 11/24/2007 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have my own Angel - my Grandfather - the best man in the world (IMHO).  I often ask him for help and to look out for me when I know there is an event coming up that I am stressing out about and my anxiety is getting out of control.  I loved my grandfather to pieces and still do, I miss him terribly and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him and he's been gone for four years.
 
I also know that I need to do some hard work to help get my psych issues under control.  Although I would like to think that grampa would take care of it all for me, I know he wouldn't do that now or when he was alive.  He would tell me to pull myself up by my bootstraps and start doing work needed in order to get well. 
 
Angels are a great thing to have.
 
Wen

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