Thanks for the warm welcome, it is much appreciated! Yes, I have been a recovering alcoholic since 1984, stopped going to AA meetings for personal reasons though if a friend asks me to take him/her to a meeting, I do.
I love Carly Simon, she has been a favorite of mine since I was a teenager.
I was told my serotonin leaks out of part of my brain, thus the reason for anxiety and panic attacks. The paxil really helps me even though I am on 20 mg. a day.
Peacesoul, great to see you and I think it's wonderful that you are a moderator! Way to go!! As far as my anxiety, it has gotten so much better since I have been in remission from lyme, perhaps all the detoxing? I honestly don't know the real reason. I never had bart or if I did, I didn't have any of the symptoms.
Right now I am dealing with financial stress and thinking of selling my house. It costs too much money to live on Long Island, the electric is so high!! I'm sure the cost of living has affected everyone, just not me.
Funny, I am so thrilled I am better from lyme disease yet I face demons after being sick for 10 long years. During those years I just kept cluttering up my house and I'm still working on uncluttering 10 years of hoarding stuff, things I don't need and it's overwhelming. There are days I don't want to face it and I just escape through my work.
Logically, if I want to sell my house, I have to clean it up and get it in order. When I look at all my clutter, it brings back memories of my past when I was well and I get emotionally attached to "things", isn't that stupid?
So this is causing me some extra anxiety that I don't want to have in my life.
Hope to get to know more people on this forum since I am a newbie here.
Cheers to all,
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking...
This song is about my years with chronic lyme and being in remission for over 2 years: