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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 6/9/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

I'm Alex. 28 yr old living in Florida. Wanted to say hello to all of you. I've been reading a lot of the posts and it seems like a lot of you here are going through quite a bit but still take the time to try and help each other and i think that's awesome. I've been dealing with anxiety/panic for 6-7 yrs now and know first hand how tough it is and how sometimes reading a kind word can make a world of difference. I wish you all a good week.

The question i wanted to pose in my mini self-intro was has anyone ( either one of you personally or someone you know ) every truly defeated panic/anxiety completely ? I'm sure those of you that this happened at a certain point in your lives remember what it felt like to not feel this way.
I don't know anyone but myself that has more than the occasional mini anxiety moment so i have no-one to ask. Hopefully someone has.

Good to meet all of you and join this forum!

Best wishes


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   Posted 6/9/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Alex and Welcome to HealingWell.

It’s normal to worry and feel tense or scared when under pressure or facing a stressful situation. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when we feel threatened. Is this what you are referring to when you say you have mini-anxiety attacks?

Thank you



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New Member

Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 6/10/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt,

Thanks for the welcome. Maybe my question was a little confusing. I actually have severe anxiety for years now. I'm on xanax for it - have been for some time. What i meant to say ( and i guess said it in a confusing way :P ) was that there are a few people around me that experience small moments of it but no1 that actually has a condition. Much less a condition that affects their every day life. That's why i was curious if anyone has beat this before. If so what their story is and how they did.

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde,

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/10/2009 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alex,

And welcome to Healingwell. I have a chronic illness and developed anxiety in relation to this illness. I have not conquered anxiety per se, but I have learned to recognize it and stop it in its tracks with the help of my occasional Xanax. As soon as I feel it ramping up or know a situation I am going into is going to increase my anxiety, I take the Xanax at the first hint and have successfully stopped the attack. Hope that helps.

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.
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New Member

Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 6/10/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gail,

Thx for the welcome also! :) I can relate to that to an extent. At least the "seeing it coming and taking xanax" part. Except I see it coming every day unfortunately lol. Over the yrs it's had it's ups and downs. I'm sure a lot of the people here can relate to that....

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde,

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 6/10/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Alex,
I started having anxiety/panic when I was a teenager. I went into "remission" so to speak for years before it hit me again in my mid twenties, but in a much stronger way. I think that some of us are genetically proned to panic/anxiety but we can learn to overcome it and not let it run our lives. I've found that (for me) the breeding ground for anxiety is complacency. I'm happiest and most relaxed when I have something to look forward to.

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 6/10/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Roger,

thx for the welcome. I know what you mean about complacency. I guess learning to live with something properly as almost as good as totally defeating it in some ways huh...
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde,

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