Feeling much better but i'm looking back....

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   Posted 10/24/2006 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Well thankfully I’m feeling much better than I had this summer with the help of meds. My anxiety is down and I’m starting to feel like myself again. But I keep thinking about this summer when my anxiety was extremely horrible, I was always terrified having panic attacks, thought I was for sure going crazy, spacey a lot of the times and had a horrible time leaving my home. It was terrifying and it's scares me to think that I went through something that scary. Just wondering if anyone thinks about what they went through when they are starting to feel better and it scares them?


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   Posted 10/24/2006 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey georgia. I always wonder is this ever going to end. I feel like I am going crazy too!! Thats what scares me is the thought of never feeling any better. I mean sometimes I feel ok, but its almost like Im so scared to not feel ok, that Im thinking about it and then I really dont feel ok or something. I just have a really hard time thinking that this is anxiey. today I was at target and was ok at first, then its like I started to feel funny, the spacy feeling I guess, so of course I just left the store really quick. I didnt really have  a good day at work today either, I  was wondering how I  would get through, but I started to feel better after a while. Im really glad you are feeling better.

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   Posted 10/24/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Georgia - I think it's completely natural to feel this way. Oh my gosh, I am in a severe depression and intense anxiety period right now. My life is a mess. I'm scared, scared, scared! Now is the time for you to do the real work -- Thank you God (if you believe) Thank you, thank you, thank you that I am okay now. I'm thankful for...., I'm thankful for... Our minds are very powerful. Teach yours to never go back there again -- or at least do your very best.
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   Posted 10/24/2006 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
thankfully I only went thru really bad anxiety/panic for about 5 days, but they were probably the worst 5days of my life. Never experienced not being able to get to sleep, and the physical effects of p/a. It was definitely a lonely and dark feeling. I've had bouts of hypochondria that came and went, but nothing really as intense like few weeks ago. Through prayer and some techniques I learned, God pulled me out, and yes looking back it's hard to believe I ever felt that terrible. Now if I start to feel anxious, I shoo it away, and also remind myself what excess worry can do.

Congrats to you!

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   Posted 10/24/2006 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Georgia:  Do your best to look positively.  Its not that you had panic this summer its how long you've gone without an other attack.  Some of us go months/years between attacks
and rather let one destroy all the hard work, I remind myself how long I lasted without one and then reset my "panic clock".   Panic attacks use to throw me into depression for weeks because I would feel like a loser for having one and then would worry when the next one would happen.  I now accept that this is my life and I live with it and try as hard as possible not to let it control my life.

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   Posted 10/24/2006 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Georgia

I agree don't look back, just keep going forward. I seldom think back to those agonizing years, I'm surprised I even survived them. I try to think of how well I am doing now and live one day at a time. I'm glad you are starting to feel like your old self again, there's nothing like feeling so much better.

Hugs Judy smurf

What dosen't kill me, will only make me stronger.

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   Posted 10/25/2006 2:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been thinking about what I've been through over the summer and past few years too...

and my scariest panic attack frightens me still... I think about it sometimes... and whenever someone brings up the lake place where it happened... I have to leave the room because I get that anxious feeling welling in me...

so yeah... I don't like looking back either.

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