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   Posted 3/17/2008 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I just can't go on worrying about everything.  If my heart skips a beat, if I get light headed, if I get a pain somewhere.  It is just so relentless!  Driving out in the middle of nowhere?  No.  Just can't do it and thinking about flying is the worst.  I feel like I am in a vicious circle.  I can't believe that our minds can play tricks like that.  i was fine one year ago.  I hate the feeling.  I don't know if I can cope.

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   Posted 3/17/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
i know how you feel its like your more aware of anything different on your body or your mind, don't give up if you ever need a friend to talk to i'm here, something that makes me feel good is to plant something like flowers or work in the yard, give yourself something to do everyday like a goal and it seems to make the anxiety less at least for me, if your busy or just watching a good movie to take your mind off of it, it helps i too felt totally different a year ago and alot of event happened that just set things in a spiral of emotions and i have never been the same sense, i just try to keep positive which sometimes is hard but i have too for my kids, i think i always had anxiety just not this bad, but maybe if i meditate to relax my mind, it can heal itself, its a shame we don't have a rest button on our brain, but just talk to everybody on here, they always help me when i down, i know i have someone to talk to that understands what i am going through.

take care

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   Posted 3/17/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
HI there.........
THERE are so many times I have wanted to just give in and give up but I decided a few yrs back I was going to fight this Dang a/p and beat it down like it does to me / us ........
I do all kinds of self help techniques and also am on meds ( valium) for my anxiety and panic ........
The CBT has helped me the most I do think in conjuction with the meds
I also do as Machelle points out I get out or JUST do things to keep my mind out of that " place" and stay in a safe zone
Healing well and the ppl I have met also play a huge role in my spirit and fight
Today is not a gret day for me nor is this week BUT I will get thru it I KNOW i will so will you Tia ........we are here for you always .............
Stay with us and I know more will post sweetie
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   Posted 3/17/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I have felt like you as well, are you taking anything to get through this? There is no need to suffer. My Dr. says anxiety is like pain...you have to get on top of it before it gets out of control.

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   Posted 3/17/2008 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   

I hate flying as well, unfortunately for my job I have to do it a couple times a month! I just have to deal with it, I can't let it stop me from doing every day things as much as I feel like I can't deal with it, I have been to some wonderful places!

As far as giving up goes, I know how that feels. I just can't seem to find the right mix of medication for my anxiety, and I don't even have anything to make me anxious! I just have the feeling that I can't get a deep breath all the time when I'm not on medication. The medication helps this problem however I always have the worst side effects and they scare the heck out of me until I have to go off of them because their symptoms are worse than feeling like I can't breath!

Every now and then I have a day where everything is good though and it makes me remember why I am struggling every day to find the right medication and to beat my anxiety. I hope you can realize that there is light at the end of the tunnel and not to give up! Everyone on this forum is here for you and has been through the same thing, you're not alone. Just remember that. No one in my personal life understood what I was going through, and if I hadn't found this forum I don't know what I would have done. Just keep writing what you are feeling!

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   Posted 3/17/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   


Well said by all so let me add some gentle hugs and lots of support. You can do this, you will do this and never give up on hope.

You are a part of this family.  Keep on posting here and let us help you.

Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 3/29/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone.  I guess it is just hard to get past wondering, with every little new feeling in my head or heart, whether or not I am getting ready to have an attack.  I do take Zanex but only half of a 25mg tablet when I feel weird.  I did, however, manage to drive three hours this weekend!  First time since November!  Still not sure about flying, I may have to take a whole Zanex!!!

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   Posted 3/29/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tiamarie...Sounds to me that you are doing really well..Anxiety really is annoying at times, and at times I wonder what symptom my mind and body is gonna invent next to scare me lol.
A book I have found really helpful over the years is 'Living with IT' by Bev Aisbett - this mixes a little humour with some really good advice on how to combat anxiety.
 'Raindrops on roses..'

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