Seriously... shaky today

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/24/2006 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel anxious today.  It's miserable.  I feel panicky and I don't want to go anywhere.
I'm wondering if I have glaucoma because I stare at my pupils in the mirror and one is bigger than the other a lot.  Or maybe a tumor?  I need a MRI, or a cat scan, or something or one of the Glaucoma tests at Walmart.
Does this ever happen to anyone?
Then I get shaky and nervous, and bam the anxiety starts building.  My palms are sweaty.
I really don't want to go to work today.  :(
I really don't want to do anything.
And my headache isn't helping.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 10/24/2006 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you are feeling so anxious. I know I have been feeling the same way for the past almost week. It's tough, but we will get through it. I am by no means a doctor, butI don't think you have a tumor. Sometimes when I look in the mirror one of my pupils will look bigger than the other, it could have something to do with the amount of light your pupils allowing through. Have you had your eyes checked lately? I get shaky and nervous when my anxiety is acting up, but I found that what helps me calm myself, is to really stop and think about what is happening. I know that when I feel this way my mind is racing like crazy with all I have to do, places I have to go etc. I have to stop and just breathe, I am usually able to contain the anxiety for a while, until I stop thinking about keeping it tame, and then it will start again, and then I start over again. I know it's difficult, but I hope you are able to get through it with the minimal amount of discomfort. Take care of yourself.

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   Posted 10/24/2006 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Twiggy, Hey hun I really hope you feel better. I worry about every little tiny thing with my body its so ridiculous! One time recently I started freaking out because when I looked in the mirror my pupils looked really big for some reason, I got really panicy and was actually thinking of going to the emergency room. then I though ok seriously, Im going to go to the ER and say "Oh I think my pupils look big???" that sounds really stupid!! But I really though something is wrong. I know that when you are anxious your pupils really do dialate cause of fight or flight. You will really be ok, You know I woke up today feelin pretty good, then I get to work and get a little stressed and started feelin really bad! I felt kinda dizzy and just plain weird, then I just kinda start pacing and thinkin how am I goin to get through today???? But I did cause eventually it went away! Thank god!!! Just remember to breath and try to relax and you will be ok.

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   Posted 10/24/2006 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Twiggy,

Oh Honey we have all been here hang in there...remember deep slow breaths. Maybe this one will be over soon. Please let us know how you are feeling hun.


I have an illness, My illness don't have me.


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