hello , I am new here , well I have been " reading " this forum for awhile . I think I finally found a great forum . I'm kinda shy and I don't post much , but with this forum I think I will feel more comfortable . I love how the mods. are right here talking to everybody , that is so great . Other forums , mods just come in when you write something that is "not allowed " . It seems so cold and makes you afraid to post anything . And a chat room , that is really great.
about me , my name is Megie , I have Anxiety , Panic attacks and Depression . I was having Panic attacts before Drs. even knew what they were . I can't be in a enclosed space , shopping malls , traffic jam anywhere I can't escape . Doing better now .
My main anxiety right now comes from my son . ( worry worry worry ) He lost his job as an app. electrician because of the housing crises . Was working on new homes . He has a 3 yr old daughter ( my angel ) and a baby coming in June . He is now working but at a much lower pay scale . A couple weeks ago we found out his daughter needs surgery on her foot ( not growing right ) We are praying they can have the surgery done here , they might want to send her to the Shriners hospital in Sacramento , I know this is the best place for her to go , but my son can't go because he just started job . I can't go because I would be in a total panic . I can't be away from home that long without my husband .
I have been on alot of anti-depressant over the yrs , was off for a number of yrs . Now I am back on them Dr. put me on Cymbalta , its been six weeks and I am feeling much better ( hubby even sees a difference ) I can laugh now ! I am also on xanax but don't take as much now with the Cymbalta . I don't wake up in middle of night with a dreadful feeling , and start having a panic attack . I do wake up alot but go right back to sleep , sleep is yummy , after not sleeping for months .
O.K. made a positive move today by finally getting the nerve to write this post . I'm going to get me a poker chip ! Thanks for being here everyone !! Megie