I've been up and down about
the allergies these past couple of weeks. My ENT kind of brushed the recent bad symptoms off, saying I couldn't have been reacting to the shots, and so that frightened me and also made me feel pretty unsupported and disbelieved. Then I started seeing a homeopathic doctor about
them, and that helped a lot in the beginning, but yesterday and today my throat got tight despite our afternoon appointment. When the scary sensations won't go away, it always makes me anxious, scared, uncertain, and today, sad. I was told that a junior colleague was talking about
me to practical strangers in another office at work as "psychosomatic" and "causing problems for us." That hurt - that my issues were just a coworker's idle chatter to break the ice with new people - and again makes me feel disbelieved and scared about
ever feeling healthy and health-safe again.
On the positive side, hubby and I are finally throwing a party/wedding reception, nearly a year after the fact. I am looking forward to it, but also anxious that my fear of the allergy sensations will spoil the day. I am going to read Emily Post about
how to be the most gracious hostess possible; I definitely want our guests to feel welcome and relaxed.
Sunshine, congrats for driving over that bridge. I seem to recall you posting about
those worries quite a while back, and you're an inspiration for beating the fear! Kitt, good for you with the corn maze - what fun the students must have had! Lyn, it's so good to see you back, and I hope you're getting along better and better. Nanners, enjoy that trip - you did it before, and you can do it again. Junebug, I'm so sorry about
your precious dog - I pray that his beautiful spirit will help you to move on. Nelle, I'm so glad to hear that the CBT is going well, and Sam, I posted on your other thread - glad Gma is on the mend so well! Dixiebella, dixiegirl, and debaser, I hope the health problems for you and your loved ones are healed ASAP. Gem and acidgirl, it's so good to hear that your anxiety is not being too obnoxious these days.
Positive thoughts to all, and bravo for all the successes,
Co-Moderator, Anxiety and Panic Forum
DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux), Allergies
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac, Singulair