Hi y'all, PLEASE READ PPL
It's good to see how we are all learning and passing on the skills needed to cope with A/P so now it's my turn.
I had been dx with A/P back in 94 after a work related over exposure to the paint chemicals, but not really knowing what A/P was at the time and not having a pc at the time. I was then left to having to go buy books to help me to understand it (and with little help from my pdoc) By them I had finally got into counseling for it, I tried and tried all that was taught to me with little help and was told that there was no more that there could do for me.
After just dealing with it for so long I found HW and seeing just how bad of a life we all have with A/P I decided to take things on one at a time and not just being told that I have A/P here's some meds that might help you from my pdoc. So I ended up looking for a new pdoc but still keeping my main one upon doing so I would not tell him about my A/P and told him about how my heart felt odd, that lead to more testing, and all came back fine. So off to work I did on how to deal with the funny feelings of my heart pounding. I started pushing myself to get my heart pounding feeling going, stop and rested then do it all over again and again, but in time it had worked for me and no longer feel the odds of my pounding heart.
Next was my neck and shoulders tensing up on me and causing pain, with neurological symptoms so off to see a neuro and even more testing, had an MRI of my head and neck done and found out I had degenerate disc disease of the cervical spine but I did not stop there and keep going with the odd things IBS, CFS, RLS, Neuro Problems all one by one as time pass and still not telling him about the A/P dx I had, but by my doing of this I had found out more of the real problems that were the basses of my A/P flare ups that were more related to real medical problems with me then just a dx of A/P
But the list is still going on even now with my new pdoc as well with the old one, as I was not happy thinking that all this is just GAD but now I know I had some real problems going on that really did need to be looked at on my end.
Even so I still know I have GAD even if I did not have the other things going on and I'm not by any way saying that any of you may or may not have other problems medically going on as life is a very big stresser by itself that dose cause A/P in all of us in some ways, There's alot more to my story but I feel you got hint on how I have had to push to help me understand it for myself.
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Post Edited (freezinginAK) : 12/20/2008 8:44:09 PM (GMT-7)