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Stories End
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   Posted 10/12/2006 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, I would like to start out by saying thank you to
all of you who gave advice and support from my last
thread, it is much apprieciated.  It's good to know others
experience the same things, and that i am not alone.
So... Moving right along.  I was at work today and on my way back I could feel the tingleing starting to work its way over my face.  As I sat at a desk I started to feel anxious, I couldn't get my mind off the feeling, it was too overwhelming.  One of my supervisors didn't understand, as it seems with most who don't get anxiety attacks, what was wrong.  I took a break and went into the office and started to cry uncontrollably.  I haven't cried like that in a long time.  I did't even know what I was crying about.  When it was done I felt a lot better, confused as to what was going on, but better none the less.  The time during the attack seems like a total blur.  I have come to think that it may have been triggered by caffine.  I don't sleep as much as I would like, so coffee and soda have become a staple.  I was fine all day, until I came home for lunch and had a Mountain Dew.  Then it seemed to hit me shortly after.  Has Anyone else had this type of effect from caffine!?

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   Posted 10/12/2006 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I may have. Hope you feel better soon!!

Many hugs!

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   Posted 10/12/2006 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Since caffine is a stimulent I try to avoid it as much as possible when I'm having what I call "anxiety days".  This can be hard to do if your use to caffine, going go turkey may give you headaches and other problems, but limiting caffine is recommend according to what I have read.  I'm glad you could find somewhere to let go and that you felt better afterwards.  I know what you mean when others don't get your anxiety/panic attacks, thats why I'm so greatful for a site like this where I can talk to others who understand.

Hope tomorrow is better for you.


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   Posted 10/13/2006 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi stories end,

                    Caffeine can affect anxiety,so i try and i mean try to stay away from it... nono Yeah right honeypie who are you trying to kid... Sorry just a thought to myself... I am addicted to cocacola, so i find it very hard but when my anxiety is high i try to not drink it... Hope this helps a little...Wishing you better days ahead...


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   Posted 10/13/2006 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Stories yes caffeine will and can have an effect on you and you A/P
Hey listen there is not a thing wrong with letting those tears flow you have been thru quite the lot in last couple of weeks and more
This is where you come to vent (glad you did and) get things off your chest
I myself cried most of the day yesterday was an emotional wreck and yep I had gingerale sitting beside me lol
So glad you are finding your place here with us
How is your G/F doing I am sure that plays on you as well
Take care
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   Posted 10/13/2006 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Caffeine is a huge anxiety trigger for me.....even hours after I"ve had caffeine. I have to stay away from it completely (except for a little bit of chocolate every now and then ;) ) - but that's just me.


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   Posted 10/13/2006 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree caffeine defiantly effects my a/p. I think its recommended to also stay away from sugar. I don't have alot of luck with that one though. And crying is such a huge relief, sometimes when I'm really feeling anxious I will make myself cry so I can feel better, which usually is not too hard.
"Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it, what is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside." -Ramana Maharishi 
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   Posted 10/13/2006 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope today is a much better day... and that the Giant keeps on sleeping! Glad you're going to the doc.. and be sure to tell him EVERYthing about the attack. Take care and ((((Big Hugs)))),

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   Posted 10/13/2006 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I try to avoid caffeine at all costs myself, no matter how tired I am at the office. Nervous/tired causes me to panic.

But same thing happened to me at work yesterday but I just tried to stay calm, and was extremely tired from not having enough sleep the night before.

Then I was at home last night and started panicing and balling for no reason. After I cry, I tend to calm down too.

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   Posted 10/13/2006 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome!!! Im sorry i missed your first post, will go back and look. But, i can relate, caffiene does make me the shakiest person ive ever seen, cant do it......hope you feel better soon
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   Posted 10/15/2006 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Stay away from caffeine! I can only handle a very small amount, any more and I get anxiety.

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   Posted 10/15/2006 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hoping you are well how did the doc's visit go for you
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