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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 657
   Posted 10/9/2006 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I have just been diagnosed last Friday even though this wasn't why I went to docs in the first place! (was for my asthma and for results of blood tests - negative at the mo , so don't have to worry about that for the time being , although I will anyway LOL)
So I've been rumbled by my doc and she is sending me for councelling , she said the first meeting will be a fact finding one - anyone like to share their "first time"? What should I expect? confused
I'm actually glad I've been found out as it's getting worse and now when people see that you are not acting "normal" , I now know it's not me being daft (coz I got really embarassed about it) , I know it's a real condition , and that the doc has told me this.
So , hello to everyone here tongue it's nice to find out that there are other people like me - I don't feel so alone now yeah

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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 2500
   Posted 10/9/2006 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome. Glad to see you are getting the help you need. First session will essentially be questions about alomst everything and anything. living situation feelings tward people in your life fears goals etc. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 10/9/2006 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there glad to have you with us sorry you are dealing with this DD but you are right you are not alone
This forum is the best as well as the peeps here
I haee gotten thru so much from them helping me
YES this is a real ILLNESS and so glad your doc is open to that ( mine too ) many docs are not ........
Hope to see you post often and find that this is a great lil family with support ,caring empathy and real honest emotions
As well we look out for one another and this is the best thing IMO
Welcome aboard
Take care and be well
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 10/9/2006 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings and Welcome...I hope you find what it is your searching for and while looking along the way you will make some wonderful friends....

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 1268
   Posted 10/9/2006 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there smiler, love the name, makes for great attitude ;) im sorry you are having to go through this, i would love to see a therapist, ive only seen my doc, but im sure all will go well. Im glad you are here and i know exactly how you feel, we are not alone anymore :) Its a wonderful family and i hope you stay!!! take care and keep us posted
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/9/2006 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi smiler and welcome! I think that you will be pleasantly suprised by how easy and non-threatening anxiety counseling is. You seem to have and outstanding attitude and if you go in with an open mind, ready to receive will find it! I have really benefitted from cognitive behavioral therapy. The practices seemed too simple to me at first to be of any value, but I worked them and lo and behold, they work! Just a tip that helped me during the sessions...the therapist will ask you a lot of various questions, if you are like me, you may need time to think through and process before answering. Don't feel pressured to answer right away. (to avoid an awkward silence) I simply say "oh I need a second to think about that one" and that gives me the freedom to reflect and not feel that I have to chatter on. Hope you have a great experience!

Keep smiling
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"Courage is not the absence of is being afraid, and doing it anyway!"

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