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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/3/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I´m new here. Not new to anxiety unfortunately.
This is my story (very shortened)

I got post traumatic stress syndrome about tree years ago after a terrible situation where I had do have police protection and so on. I coudn´t even go into a store, drive and was always in a panic mode. When I talket about what happended, I actually passed out.
Over the course of three years I, by my self, get so well that I now can drive, I have moved, got a great job, I am totally independant, last winter I travelled across the atlantic and I am very, very happy.

BUT. The last two weeks I have been doing worse. (I still get panicy whan I dont sleep and eat right etc) But I have been having ocd´s and anxiety all day and to day I have had the so far worst panic attack of my life.
I think it also feels worse because I have come so far and it STILL gets to me. So frustrating!
Today my anxiety was the fear of going crazy. It itched in my whole body and I just wanted to run away from my self. I hid under the covers (very mature...) untill I calmed down and managed to fall asleep.

The ocd´s scare me as well, for me the represent that Im not in controll over what Im doing, therefor the fear of going crazy is just beeing fed...

Does anyone have som good advice for me on what to do/think?
I have red Lucinda Bassetts bestseller and I loved it. (Not sure of the english title.)

This is so heartbreaking to me. :-(

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   Posted 5/3/2010 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. You have been through a crisis before and made it back on your own which is great but perhaps it would be wise of you to seek out a physician this time around before your anxiety takes control.

It is very usual to have anxiety return but if you arm yourself well you will make it go away or at least tolerate it at a low dose.

Many have liked the book you mentioned. :) Could you start by rereading the book as it help you so much the first time?

Also coming here and talking with the members is a good thing as sharing your fears is one way to learn to overcome them.

Again a warm welcome,


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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/3/2010 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and thank you!

I think I will read the book again, and also contact a therapist.

Allthough t makes me sad to see all the people suffering here, it is still in some way a comfort to know that we are not alone.

Thanks again for the welcome!

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   Posted 5/3/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Correct! Not a native- english speaker.

I have ptsd and theese last two weeks I have been have a bit of OCD symptoms.

I am not seeing a therapist now, i did for four times three years ago.

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   Posted 5/3/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah, sorry, Isabella! I deleted my post because I saw that you had said you would contact a therapist...

And also... I forgot what else I was going to say... I felt kind of silly posting it... I'm sorry...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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   Posted 5/3/2010 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I think getting some professional help is a really great idea. Issues like this come up when one feels vernerable (anything from illness, to a new job or surroundings, but it can be the most minor of reminders that trigger it like a smell). You know you can get thru this and it getting a guide can really help.
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