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   Posted 7/17/2007 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
when all this started for me i was scared to death then you look on line and your even more scared to death, your convinced you have every disease, the sad thing my family was not there for me, i tried to talk to them and they where convinced it was all in my head, but these symptoms where real, i could see if i did this all the time but no i didn't , it hurt worse knowing no one whated to hear about what i was going through, my husband was the only one too, thanks for letting me vent

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   Posted 7/17/2007 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there Machelle...feel free to vent anytime!

Here is a suggestion...if you are loooking online to diagnose yourself...STOP. I seriously use to do that all the time, and let me tell you honey, it did nothing but scare the crap out of me DAILY. I gave myself EVERY disease known to man. I had cancer, and heart disease, and lupus, and fibro, and EVERYTHING. Because, with anxiety, all the symptoms could be there. It is a big NO NO. And, it is a hard habit to break, I know. You just have to tell yourself STOP.

I am sorry your family wasn't there for you, or isn't there for you. I know how important having suppport is. We are here for you though, and you can come here and ask questions and vent whenever you need to.

Times will get better. You say your husband is supportive? Lean on him, and get the help you need to feel better. And, come here often. Read old posts...when I first started coming here, I literally read every single old post there was available to me. It answered a lot of questions for me. And, don't hesitate to ask questions, or reply to things others ask. This is a great place to be.

Best wishes to you!!!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
Best Wishes to all...Tammy

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   Posted 7/17/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks so much, this is a good place to see that other people have the same problems and how they deal with it.  it makes you feel less alone.

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   Posted 7/17/2007 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Agreed. I wasted many hours looking stuff up on the internet. It made me worse most of the time. I'm a very analytical person, though, so occasionally something I'd look up would reassure me and I'd keep going back! Pavlovian. But, definitely, most the time it only made things worse. It's very difficult to resist the temptation, though.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder

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