Taking Control of my Anxiety!!!

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   Posted 11/16/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I refuse to let my anxiety control me any longer..

It's over stayed it's welcome and I want it to leave.

I know this is going to take some practice, and my meds(which I start tonight), but I am taking a stand against my anxiety.

It cannot control my life any longer and I will not allow it to control my life any longer.

I am fed up with it, and it's going to leave.

If it wants to try and attack me, I am prepared for it. Bring it on anxiety.

Because guess what? I control my anxiety, it does not control me!

Or as Kitt says I have anxiety, anxiety doesn't have me.

I woke up with that mentality this morning, and haven't had any trouble with anxiety thus far.

I also want to thank everyone on here for helping me out soooo much!

I know I am going to have spells of anxiety back, but I am ready to try and conquer over it and control it.

I hope others can try and do the same thing I am, and hopefully it works out.

I love you guys so much, you're like my second family! I will keep you updated on how I am doing :D

Much love and God Bless,


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   Posted 11/16/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Paige

Great to read such a positive post, sounds like you have a plan to beat your anxiety and we are all 100% behind you. Do keep posting to let us know how you are getting on.

Take Care & Well done


Green Grove
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   Posted 11/17/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   

That is so cool and truly inspiring to all of us. . . I am so happy for you and wish you the best of luck on the journey to taking back you life my friend :)

Take care and have a nice day!

Georgie Girl
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   Posted 11/17/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, what a great attitude. Good luck on the road!


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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much everyone :)

I'm glad to know that no one thought I was silly in my post.

Yesterday was a very good day, actually. I didn't allow my anxiety to control me, and only felt it a few times.

I did have really bad dizzy spells, and a really bad headache for a while there, but that was my sinuses acting up :D

So overall, it was pretty much anxiety free. I'm hoping to do the same today.

Much love and God Bless.

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   Posted 11/17/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   

I am so proud of you and you are right on, this is a disorder you can control and if it takes medication, meditation or whatever to help you then it is the right thing for you.

Remember when facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, the first thing you can do is to divide the task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.

Sometimes we get stressed out when everything happens all at once. When this happens, take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get your mind off of the problem. Get some fresh air, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give you a fresh perspective on things.

Visualize a red stop sign in your mind when you encounter a fear provoking thought. When the negative thought comes, think of a red stop sign that serves as a reminder to stop focusing on that thought and to think of something else. Then try to think of something positive to replace the negative thought.

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   Posted 11/17/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
love the positive post! :)

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   Posted 11/20/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, everyone. I thought I would just give you an update on how I am doing ever since I posted "Taking Control of My Anxiety!!!". It's been four days I believe.. going on five, and I have only had a few bouts with anxiety, and they were very minor. However, yesterday, I had derealization for large chunks of the day, and I was very confused about it, but I seemingly didn't have anxiety yesterday, but I guess I had an underlying anxiety that I didn't realize.

Today, my mom and I were watching the Top Whatever Countdown, and as I watched the videos I became more and more disgusted. All the women are just half naked and dancing all nasty, and other things that I won't post on here, because it'll just get edited by a Moderator, lol! Anyways, I feel like I was overanalyzing, because is it really that awful compared to what it used to be, I mean really?

I honestly don't think it is. But it is something that's hard to deal with. I mean I looooove music, and I appreciate all forms of dance as an art, and alot of the women sing well, move well, and are beautiful creatures on this planet. But for some reason it's like they dumb themselves down and look like.. **********s to make some cash.

I dunno, I suppose I am just letting society get to me, and I am extrememly worried about the future generations as they are learning more sexual things and what I would consider personally, "Immoral" things at an earlier age. I want to be able to raise a child and feel comfortable in doing so, and feel like they aren't going to be lead astray following society.

I suppose I am just being overanalytical today, but it's something that is giving me a bit of anxiety today, and I just hope I can get my mind off of it and look for a more positive outlook on the world, because I really don't think it's as bad as most people make it out to be. Really, in turn, I am allowing myself to be lead astray by listening to the negative politics and messages sent now about how bad the world is.

Anyways, so everyone know, I am doing rather well lately, and I wish all of you the best of luck!

Much love and God Bless.

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   Posted 11/24/2009 12:38 AM (GMT -7)   
When I read your original post I thought AWESOME!!! I came to that point and since I took charge everything has been better. It isn't lways easy but it is worth it! You can see yourself as a strong person and a person who is in charge of your own life. Everyone has good days and bad days even if they don't struggle with any issues. It is okay to have good days and bad days. Learn to recognize the things that can bring you out of those moments. For me, I call my kids. I don't call them and complain about what I am going through but rather I call them because they are amazing people. They inspire me, they remind me why I am here and they remind me that I can put good out into the world.

For me (and I know this will be different for everyone) it was a matter of learning that taking charge of my life doesn't mean being in charge of everything. It meant learning to ignore what others think and prioritizing what I think. It meant learning that I am allowed to be happy and when I got tired of anxiety and depression being in charge of my life I meant it. It also meant finding the treatments that work for me, not second guessing those treatments and being 100% consistent in following those treatments. I take a small dose of Lexapro every day and I don't worry about anything else.

So now that I have ready your latest post I say AWESOME!! It is important to share our strenghts with each other, to inspire each other and to mentor each other. Print out your declaration of freedom and tape it to the bathroom mirror so that you see it every morning. Tape it to whatever is across from your front door so that you see it every time you come home and carry a copy in your wallet so that you can feel the power of your own soul. GO FOR IT!!!
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   Posted 11/28/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
This is so great to see the inspiration it sends out....i am so proud of you..keep up that positive attitude...luvs...lyn

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   Posted 11/28/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I want to tell you I am proud of you!!! I have depersonalization also followed with panic/anxiety and Ocd and depression shakehead   I just watched a movie called Numb with Mathew Perry in it and he suffers with Dp and anxiety/panic. It really opened my eyes a little more. If you havent seen it you should check it out!!
                                                                         Melinda  ((((((HUGS)))))))
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