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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 8/4/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everybody
It's been about three years since I came on here. I thought the panic was under control, and for a long time it pretty much was. Lately though I can feel myself slipping back into old habits. I found so much help on this website before, and feel so thankful to still have it now. Reading through the different topics remind me so much of my self!
Feeling panicky and after having convinced myself I have a rare syndrome, I went to urgent care this morning. The nurse practitioner there calmed my fears and shared something with me that I think many of us could benefit from, "COMMON THINGS HAPPEN COMMONLY. UNCOMMON THINGS HAPPEN UNCOMMONLY". Panic is common, whereas many of the things we believe our happening to us are uncommon.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/4/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Britt,

And welcome back to Healingwell. So sorry to hear your panic has returned. Keep talking to us, we do understand what you are feeling.

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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, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 8/4/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I sure know what you mean.  Instead of a yo-yo dieter I call myself a yo-yo anxiety/panic sufferer. Feel really great for a number of years and then Wham! Back again, like it never left. For me, I know it happens when I stop doing what helped me heal before: Exercise, relaxation, changing my thoughts, talking with someone, reading a good book on the subject, getting plenty of rest, taking regular vacations, spiritual help, etc.
Like eating right has to be for life to keep the weight off, I think we as anx/pan sufferers have to keep doing what helps us for life too. Because these things help us not to get weak and vulnerable psychologically and emotionally and so not so easily succumb to the BEAST. We are stronger and can defeat it easier!
Peace to you!

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 8/4/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey brittainn

I am glad to see you have returned to HW but sorry to hear your anxiety has increased.  I like the comparison to a yo-yo...that would be us.  Anxiety is like a yo-yo, we can be fine and whammy something triggers the anxiety and we do not even know what.
The best cure is to control our anxiety in whatever way works best for each of us.
Please know you are in the right place to find support and share with others.
Gentle Hugs

Moderator: Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn
Anxiety/Panic, & Depression
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