Anyone else stressed over Hurricane Irma?

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   Posted 9/11/2017 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I am nowhere near Florida, but the news reports have been destroying my calm for a week now. All the crazy weather going on worries me and brings up the anxiety attacks.

Actually, ALL the news is upsetting. I guess I should just stop watching it for awhile.

My husband has been very sick for a year now and I am his caregiver while being a patient at the same time. Not easy.

Is anyone else sensitive to hearing all the world news?
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   Posted 9/11/2017 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   

I definitely think its a matter of balance...staying informed of course...

...but minimizing our media intake as to not trigger ourselves!

You have a lot going on...and many responsibilities. I wish
you perseverance, and wellness for you both!


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   Posted 9/11/2017 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm new to the helping hands I am dealing with anxiety for about 2 months. It's a on and off thing with me... my doctor put me on buspar 10 mg 2 a day. I took it for the first week felt the difference. A couple of days I missed the morning dose. This Saturday I felt exhausted and a little anxious. I believe the medicine is working. Anyway my life is good not depressed at all.had anxiety in the early 90's. And it came back this July. I have control over this thing.... nono nono God is awesome!!!

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   Posted 9/11/2017 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Ozarker, I have Netflix ONLY. The news gets to me through word of mouth. After the Election (U.S.), I had to go off the grid. There is no doubt that the news will affect your Central Nervous System and your blood pressure. If you can, take a break. Stay in touch with friends on Facebook and you'll hear the news that is important enough to get to you. I care very much for the Hurricane victims. I have donated through my church (In California). However, I simply can't watch the footage. It causes too much anxiety and pessissism in me. I can honestly say, this strategy is working for me as I am not dealing with "anxiety" nearly as much as I did when I had regular television.

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   Posted 9/12/2017 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
The news is full of depressing topics. I stopped by a news site today just to see if it were still true. Yup, nice little headlines about people dying, getting serious illnesses, going broke, what foods that were good for you last year- will kill you this year, calamity in the world, etc., etc. At least for me, the constant barrage of negativity takes a long-term toll on my head.

I stopped paying attention to the news at the beginning of the year, and I think I'm much better off.

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   Posted 9/14/2017 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
same here ,i hate watching news but have to.

i am a weather junkie so it takes a toll me even if I am far away.

i guess we are extra sensi ppl.
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