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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Im new here... i just wanted to try and get some information from people that maybe could be going through some of the same things. I think maybe i need anxiety medication but im not sure... i mean im almost positive i do but im kinda embarassed to ask a doctor.. and there are so many people a out there that abuse medications like that i dont want them to think things like that.. but then again im sure they could tell if i really do or not. Here is the situation. Ive always been taught to just suck it up and lately life has just been too stressful i cant take sucking it up anymore. My father passed late 2008 right after my grandma .. ive never had anyone close to me die and they both died the same month. Ive always just sucked things up until i about want to burst i just feel like there is no outlet... ive been going through these ups and downs for a while(about 8 years) i try real hard not to let them effect my surroundings too much but its getting harder and harder to hide. Im getting to where i get so upset over the smallest things. Its getting bad ive tried to try herbal things but they just dont help. I dont know if this has to do with anything but i supposedly talk very loudly in my sleep all the time. i sleep walk. and latly its just been like ill wake myself up all tensed up. It usually get much worse about a week and a half before my period starts. I always thought it was just a teenager thing but im a bit older now and its still here. I know my sister has anxiety problems... but our family is like if you tell one person everyone knows so i dont want to talk to her about it. if anyone could tell me what they think and how i go abdout maybe talking to a doc please give me your thoughts!
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Ally, welcome... very much like you, I've always been taught to suck it up. And very much like you, my problems get worse at that time of the month, about a week to a week and a half in advance, and I'm 37. I think you do need to see someone, and don't be embarrassed to ask a good doctor for help. Like you, I have trouble asking for help sometimes, but I'm learning a step at a time (literally) that this is what I must do. Our health is all we have. Please keep posting here and I wish you well. I hope others can offer advice to you as well.

Take care,

Betsy (-:
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission

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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Allygrl07 and welcome to Healingwell. You will find alot of wonderful and loving folks who are trying to live their lives with anxiety/panic. I think you just need to go into your family doc to start and tell them how you are feeling. I think they are going to know that your not a drug seeker but just having alot of difficult times and need some help. There is no need to feel embarrassed. I think with the way the economy is right now, and the unemployment situation alot of folks are feeling depression and anxiety they never felt before. So start with your family doc and then maybe get a referral to a therapist to have someone you can confide in, since family isn't an option right now.

Good luck,
Gail *Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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   Posted 1/12/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey! Find a great therapist and ask your doctor for an anti-anxiety medicine that you can take as needed. Mention that you've recently lost 2 people close to you. Take it easy, be kind to yourself. Everything will be okay!
Anxiety Disorder/Mitral Valve Prolapse
Prozac and Carvedilol

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 1/12/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Due to the events you have been through it is normal for your body to react like that!

There is no reason to be embarrassed about asking your doctor for medication. And no one is going to force you to go on a medicine for the rest of your life. the only thing i suggest is that you might want to find a psychiatrist rather than general practictioner, but of course its up to you! good luck, and let us know how it goes!

Green Grove
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   Posted 1/12/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Allygrl07 :)

You've already received a warm welcome here at HW. Please feel free to browse around and check out our threads and resources :) Don't be afraid to talk to your doc about how your feeling because that is what they are there for. . . to help you! Any considering what you have went through this past year I don't think that anyone is going to question you if you say you are feeling anxious and down right now.

My heart goes out to you!
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Allygrl07

Welcome to healingwell you have had some great advice from other members this is a great forum. Do speak to your doctor and tell them how you are feeling and keep posting here as you will find lots of support and people who understand what you are going through.

Take Care

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2721
   Posted 1/12/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Allygrl07,

Welcome to HW, I am so glad you have joined us. You have been through so much must be impossible to "suck it up". Grieving is such an important healing process..don't feel you need to deny yourself that or be strong for other people. We all need to give ourselves permission to fall apart sometimes!!

I would suggest taking these concerns to a health professional. They will be able to advise you as to the best treatment be it meds or therapy. Again, welcome, I look forward to getting to know you.


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