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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/15/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
And, well, I have come to accept that.
 
I have been doing amazingly the past couple weeks, and today, had a pretty major panic attack that I am still somewhat coming down from.  Unfortunetly, I had to reach for a Xanax for help, but I am ok with that too, as that's what it's there for.
 
I am pretty sure I know where the panic attack came from, I just couldn't stop it...unfortunetly.  Now, I am feeling tired, like always, and just chilling out, trying to feel  better. 
 
I am OK with the attack though.  I use to get seriously shaken up about having a set back, but I am OK with it now.  I don't like it, and I wish it didn't happen to me, but I am not going to let it ruin me and take me back down, ya know?
 
I guess the point I am making is that this stupid disease has taught me a lot, and in a lot of ways it actually made me stronger. 
 
So, I just wanted everyone to know what I was thinking today, and what happened to me.
 
Thanks for listening!!!
 
((((((HUGS)))))
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liquid
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   Posted 10/15/2007 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Tammy,

Sorry to hear about your attack. As you said this is a stupid disaese, but it has made you stronger, your not stressing about it and letting it get to you, well done on keeping your strength, its not an easy thing to do, so therefore i see that as a step forward, not a setback, even though you couldnt stop the attack (thats not a set back i cant always stop attacks).

Stay strong, you're doing really well, im proud of you..

hugs.. :-)


Suffer from major depression, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Recovering Alcoholic.
 
I have 4 great kids and a wonderfully supportive partner.
 
"There is a light at the end of the tunnel"
 
 


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/15/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much liquid!!!

Thanks for the support and the encouraging words!!!

(((((HUGS BACK AT YA)))))
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Best Wishes to ALL...
 
~Tammy~


debaser
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   Posted 10/15/2007 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you're in an exceptional frame of mind, and I want to congratulate you for that. Panic disorder came really close to ruining me, but I too have found that it has ultimately made me a stronger and more well-rounded person. The simple fact that you have to cope forces you to face things you may not have otherwise, and my personal coping mechanisms actually have brought a lot of joy into my life that I haven't felt for years.

There's still a lot of work to be done for both of us, to be sure, but we'll get there.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/15/2007 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey debaser. You are right, I am in an exceptional frame of mind...finally! Thanks for the congrats on that...feels good.

You are right, there is a lot of work to still do for us both, and yes, we will get there...I am confident of that...

Thanks for the ongoing support!
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Please contribute today to keep healingwell going!
 
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Almost completely healed from a battle with Agoraphobia!!!
 
Currently taking 20 mg of Lexapro at bedtime.
 
Clickable Link that may be of interest to some...as I find I often like to check drug interactions...Drug Interactions
 
Best Wishes to ALL...
 
~Tammy~


chowch
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   Posted 10/16/2007 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
They do say that we suffer with panic/anxiety when our body's are trying to tell us something that we need to change, so accepting it is the hard part and then recognising what it was for is the next step, and recovery thereafter.
Smile and the world will smile with you


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/16/2007 3:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe you are all right
WE have come so far yet some of us ........ do have some work still to go ...........

YET do not let what we have to still do mar or take away from ALL we have accomplished

Glad you got thru it Tammy ........

Be well
Luvs
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/16/2007 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lyn. I too am glad I got through it.

I can see how I have grown. I use to beat myself up when I needed Xanax. Now, I know that is why I have it. My doctor prescribed it, and I don't abuse it...there is nothing wrong with me using it. I use to get so angry with myself when I reached for one. I felt weak. Now I know, this disease doesnt' make me weak. I am not weak.

So yea, I had to share with you all.

Thanks everyone for the encouragement.

(((((HUGS)))))
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Almost completely healed from a battle with Agoraphobia!!!
 
Currently taking 20 mg of Lexapro at bedtime.
 
Clickable Link that may be of interest to some...as I find I often like to check drug interactions...Drug Interactions
 
Best Wishes to ALL...
 
~Tammy~


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/16/2007 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
YOu were right to STOP beating self up
I still occasionally have to reach for the Valium but I have NO GUILT...........NO WORRIES.......

Nor should anyone else..........
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