Hi Betsy, i understand trying to manage anxiety and chronic illness- let me give you a timeline:
age 10- panic disorder begins
13- partial left mastectomy
14- have nervous breakdown- officially diagnosed panic disorder, ocd, agoraphobia
15- glandular fever
16- diagnosed chronic fatigue
17- so anaemic, have to have transfusions- insomnia
18- first of 4 surgeries on Polycystic Ovaries & endometriosis
20- tonsillectomy, appendectomy
22- GERD. gall bladder removed due to stones and infection
22- diagnosed reactive arthritis
23- bursitis/ chronic joint & muscular inflammation
25- gout/IBS/seasonal mood disorder
26- FESS sinus surgery
28-present: still battling all of this while trying to defeat my panic/agoraphobia demons, working full time.
It can be done. its so hard sometimes and i wish other people could understand. this place is the best forum ever for dealing with all this and more. I hope you can find some balance and relief.
Peace & Blessings,
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Migraines, GERD, Anaemia, Sinusitis, Chronically perforated eardrums, Pinched Nerves, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Bursitis, Encapsulitis, Seasonal Mood Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Nexium. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie. XX.
Post Edited (Mazfire) : 11/1/2008 4:52:22 PM (GMT-6)