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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/27/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, my name is Jason
I just so happened to stumble upon this sight and am glad that I have a place I can talk about anxiety disorder. Well here's the story, both my siblings have anxiety and it seems to run on my dad's side of the family and somehow I feel like I have it the worst. I have been seeing psychiatrists for years and never seem to get any peace or healing. The situation that I am in now also makes it hard to see a doctor, (in between jobs, no insurance blah blah blah) so it is kind of disappointing. Anyways, I'm about to start college again and I have really bad classroom anxiety. In class I always feel like I'm dying (I know it's a classic symptom but for some reason I haven't found a way to conquer it). So is there anything I can do to help put out the fire in my head?

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   Posted 6/27/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey ohmywrd, and welcome to Healingwell. Sorry to hear your anxiety is giving you so much grief. Are you taking any type of anti anxiety med or a longterm med? It sounds like you really could use some help. We have a program called Moodgym (you can find it in our resources thread). It is a CBT program that might be of help to you, maybe you can check that out and find some relief. I look forward to hearing more from you.

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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW ;p


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   Posted 6/29/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. I agree with Nanners. Do look into the online CBT therapy.  It is free and you can work it from home.
Another option, anyway you can do some of your college credits online from home while you learn to deal with your anxiety?
I hope you stick with us as we are here to support you.


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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 6/29/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to take some college courses on campus. It wasn't easy. My heart would race and I'd question if I could even do it. I would always sit by the door in case I needed to run. I would also call a friend just before entering the classroom. She gave me the confidence I needed to sit through another course.

Have a friend available that you can call. Get some medication like Nanners mentioned. Ativan helped me. There are many out there that you can take only as needed. Remember, it's not the classroom, the teacher or the other students causing your anxiety. It's you. You do it to yourself by anticipating what's going to happen. You can do this!! Learn some relaxation techniques too.
Hang in there and nip this in the bud now. Good luck!
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
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