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   Posted 9/17/2017 2:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning folks

How has your week been? Check in if you have the time.

I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.


Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Scheuermann's Disease (Adult)

Medications:- 60mg Prozac, Olanzapine 10mg, Dihydrocodeine 180mg per day

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   Posted 9/17/2017 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
hi mate.

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   Posted 9/17/2017 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hibee,

Hi H,

Hows your week been?

Mine was not so good as have eating disorder and so much clutter ,I feel overwhelmed .

Was cleaning my bathtub and sprayed so much bleach ...that feel dizzy.

Wish can find natural tub cleaner without cancerous fumes..

Anyways HOPE this week will be better ,

You have a good week!!

Anxious Scientist
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   Posted 9/18/2017 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm actually pretty nervous and scared.

I've been experiencing some symptoms that make me feel as if my anxiety is actually spinning out of control again. However, based on observation and feeling, I don't think this is anxiety.

I'm experiencing a lot of light-headedness, dizziness/feeling faint, complete fatigue, exhaustion, headaches, neck aches, pounding heart, racing heart, irregular beats and therefore strange breathing sometimes with that. It is the same feeling I would get with a panic attack.

I have no reason to be nervous. I'm being treated for my anxiety now and it has worked. What is also happening however, is the last 4-5 times I've had my blood pressure taken, my systolic pressure is always elevated or high, while the diastole is normal. I did find that yes, "systolic heart failure" exists and I'm meeting quite a few of the symptoms. However, the symptoms do overlap with panic symptoms. When I got another high reading last week, I finally decided to book an appointment with my medical doctor.

I don't exactly have health anxiety, but I do have "medical procedure" anxiety. Don't even come at me with that needle for a blood test...nope nope and nope. I have a panic attack and faint. I know it's coming however. I haven't had a blood test in a long time (I hardly ever go to the doctor). I also have orders from my psychiatrist to go get my blood panel done before November, as they have to check my lithium levels and make sure it's not killing my organs.

I see the doc tomorrow after work. I am very nervous. I will deal with what comes however.
Diagnosed With: Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder
Treatment: Lithium Carbonate ER (450 mg), Sertraline (100 mg)

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   Posted 9/18/2017 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   

I don't do well with doctor's appointments/procedure either. However, I have not fainted with my last few blood tests...and I am sure you will do fine as well if that is needed. Ask to lie down, that will help. smile

I am confident that you are not experiencing anything other than normal BP spikes due to anxiety. As the old medical adage goes ..try not to imagine zebras when hearing hoof beats.

Sending positive thoughts and prayers for courage and good results.


"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

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   Posted 9/18/2017 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
pain worse, all over, as with memory and brain fog. constant nose bleeds, hot. walking hard. migraines. being tested for auto-immune, esp lupus and ra. so fatigued. results tomorrow. unless i need mri or such. could be m.e, pmr and lupus nephritis, as i have had kidney probs and i do have proteins.

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   Posted 9/19/2017 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Sending healing thoughts and cyber HUGS to everyone.

older guy
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   Posted 9/19/2017 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm not having a good week so far. i am very anxious about an upcoming move to move my stuff out of storage and into the garage here at my sister's house where i live. i just keep imagining troubles and problems. i am having a hard time making the arrangements for the move.

i'm also isolating but at least making plans to get out of that. today will probably be spent at home, but i'm hoping to find enough things to do, that i can make the day pleasant. i just wish i could get out of this anxiety mood about the move.

bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, upper denture, benign prostate hyperplasia
cymbalta, lamotrigine, zyprexa, klonopin
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