Posted 1/6/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -7)
Welcome to Healing Well and I hope you find this to be a very positive and helpful place to be. I have found HW to be a wonderful community that is full of members who are compassionate and helpful. With that said, please don't think you are "bothering a bunch of strangers" because once you come here, you are considered to be family.
I'm not a medical professional but what you describe sounds a lot like anxiety to me. I think you are on the right track when you say you should "come clean" with your doc. Doing that is the only way to get the correct treatment for yourself - whether that includes meds or a therapist, you need to get on the right track to get this problem as under control as possible so it doesn't control you. Remember, and being a nurse I'm sure you know this, if you are put on meds it may take a few tries before the right dosage and/or med is found that will work for you. I hope some of this helps.
Please keep coming back to HW and let us know how you are doing.
Co-Moderator Anxiety/Panic Disorders
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Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety
Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan , Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER, Valium
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