I was just wondering about
you awhile back. I am glad to hear that you had a good couple of months. It is frustrating when the anxiety creeps back again though, I am sorry to hear that.
However, if you had a good reprive for awhile...you can and will get back to that good place again. Sometimes the anxiety just comes and goes in waves. Often there is no discernable reason...it could be a hormonal/chemical thing going on, who knows?
The thing to focus on is how to get through it. I know that you went through some pretty heavy medical procedures with some complications, and that is bound to have left some PTSD issues in it's wake. Have you had the chance to talk this through with anybody?
Do you try to use your coping mechanisms, and do they help? Relaxation, breathing and positive mantras really can make a difference if you keep them up everyday. Exercising is also great, so good job on that:)
doing the things that you enjoy? Are you cooking, and keeping busy with your other hobbies/interests? (and most importantly...what are you making us for dessert;P?)
I know that you know all of this stuff, but a reminder never hurts...sometimes I will read something in a post and say "Oh yeah, I need to start doing that again!"
I hope that you can start to feel some relief soon. I know how scary medical stuff can be. I had a bad experience once (not near what you had to endure) and I am pretty sure that is what set me up for health anxiety. It can take it's toll:(
I am glad that you posted, and hope that you will continue to do so. Keep a night light on for the time being. When I was having really bad anxiety nightmares that really helped me:)...I had a Disney princess one on loan from my daughter, lol!
Take care and talk to you soon,
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends"
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 11/19/2011 11:40:38 PM (GMT-7)