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   Posted 12/8/2006 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having head tremors, eye twitches, coldness on my right arm sometimes I have dizziness.I am having panic attacks when I drive. I have a fear of getting lost and I am afraid to go anywhere that I have never been before. I have been offered a new job that I will have to be trained in. I have such anxiety whenever I think of starting this new job, that I don't know if I will be able to do it. I need help!!  This anxiety is putting such a fear in me that I doubt my abilities. I completely lack confidence in myself. I have an appointment with a psychorist next Thurs. I hope I can find the right treatment for this soon so that I can move on with my life. Thanks for listening.

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   Posted 12/8/2006 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm not very good with words of wisdom and advise, but I'll try. Do some deep breathing exercises. Concentrate on breathing with your diaphram. Your stomach should be going in and out, not your chest when you do this. Go to a happy place, a place that leaves a calm feeling. Tell yourself it will be ok, you are stronger than the anxiety. Listen to some calming music, preferably with no words. I also love lavendar, candles, lotion, Glade plug ins. This relaxes me too.

Like I said, not very good at giving advise and definately not good at taking my own advise! LOL!

I hope this works for you, good luck.

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   Posted 12/9/2006 3:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rhonda, Welcome to HealingWell. I'm so glad that you have made an appt. with a psychiatrist and congratulations on your new job. Take baby steps, learn some breathing exercises and visualize positive things as often as you can. I'm proud of you for making that appointment. I hope that you will have a good working relationship with your therapist. Their is hope and you can move on with your life. Don't lose faith.
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   Posted 12/9/2006 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guy's for the help. I will try all the deep breathing and relaxation techniques you have suggested. It just helps me to know that I am not
alone and I can overcome this.  Glad I found this website. You guys are all awesome!!!

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   Posted 12/9/2006 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
My friends all make fun of me for being a hippie, but to second what seechell said, a sort of "aromatherapy" actually can help. It's not a miracle cure or anything, but when I started burning incense I noticed that it was a little easier to calm down. Music is also good for me you might think about trying that, too. I'd go for something soothing yet challenging (so you'll be engrossed by it) like classical or even opera. I can't stand sopranos when I'm nervous, but tenors seem to help. And has far as orchestral music goes, for some reason I like Wagner. I guess it makes me a little indignant in the face of the anxiety, and helps me "win" against it...haha. Normally I don't listen to classical or opera that much (don't want to seem like a music snob!)
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