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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/19/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, and thanks for all of the info provided on this wonderful resource.
It has come to my attention after a severe attack sunday night that resulted in an emergency appointment with a counselor yesterday, that I have some form of anxiety disorder.  After seeking help on and off for years, I finally agreed with myself that this is the case.  The counselor provided me some materials (copies of textbooks) and it firmed up that I do, and have, suffered from this for quite a while, but with no major complications.  Until now.
I am single, mid 30s, never been married, no kids.  My job is somewhat stressful.  My family has history of mental illness, both treated and untreated.  Day to day I live a peaceful life with lots of exercise, whole foods, and positive thoughts.
The attack happened because I am falling in love.  And after careful consideration, each time I have been to a doc it is for the same reason.  Severe anxiety with a component of the other's past.  I do not have unrealistic expectations.  I fixate on the issue, and can logically explain it away but the tension in my stomach hasn't gone away in two days.  This is the most severe in my entire life.
The texts mention perfectionism, co-dependency as the culprits.  Can anyone shed some additional light and recommend resources or books that would help?
Thanks for your thoughts!

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/19/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Feder,

Welcome to Healing Well's Anxiety/Panic forum.

Go to this forum and you will find info posted by admin re resources.

To the right of the posts there is a Resources topic listed with links to great sites.

Again, welcome and stay with us.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
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   Posted 6/20/2007 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW
This is the BEST place to get answers support and empathy

Kitt hass given you GREAT input so I will just say welcome again and hoping to see you post often

Please stay with us and get the support and care you need ....

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/20/2007 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   

thanks for the welcome.  It has been such a great relief to finally determine the root cause of this discomfort and unhappiness, to give into it (realizing I am not perfect!)and knowing I'm not alone and that there are plenty of resources to turn to.

Thanks again for all the support and encouragement thru this wonderful site.


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