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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 9/9/2007 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually hang out on the Lyme Disease board, I was diag with that in Feb of this year of 5 years of being really sick and going from every doctor you could imagine! I have had anxiety problems since I was a small child I'm not 25. I have been on and off anxiety medication for years and since being Diag with Lyme my anxiety has never been worse!! It's gotten to bad the only two places that I will go is work and home. I will go places but getting up the courage to actually go in is another story. I also have been fighting daily nausea and muscle tension now for the last 5 months straight!! This has been the worst. I just got back on Benzo's last week and hope this will help, I just feel like in the years past I made soooo much progress and the Lyme Diag hit me and i'm worse than ever! The years before I was diag with Lyme I always had really bad health anxiety, of course when a Dr cant tell you why you legs are going numb and you knees heard so bad you cant walk up the stairs and you have some kind of infection everyone month is kinds of scary. Even after being Diag with Lyme I should be relieved that I now know what it is, not i'm actually not. Over the years I have been on every anti-dep, for some reason I cant handle them them have all made me more anxious anxious and have horrible nightmares not to mention weight gain!! There was even a point that for 3 years I was med free and that was the best and now I feel like AI have taken 200 steps backward! Sorry to make this so long I just needed to vent! I'm supposed to be planning my wedding this summer and I have been to sick trying to get rid of this Lyme Disease fun stuff!! I guess I just have to remember I could always be worse and I just have to keep moving forward!! Boy I made this long! smurf

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 9/9/2007 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL these posts can never be too long... you should have seen the one I posted yesterday... I beat ya by far...lol

So go ahead and vent all you want, it helps me too.

However I dont know alot about lyme disease so I cannot be of much help, just try to educate yourself as much as possible, this seems to relieve some anxiety for me.

But being diagnosed with anything is always a shock to anyone, so id say your anxiety problems are pretty normal and you just need to do what you need to do to get thru this. Dont feel like your taking a step back for taking meds... you had something traumatic happen to you and you are dealing with it, thats all you can do. Hopefully in the future, life will return to normal, and you can try to be med free again... but hey something else might come up too! Life is never easy, just try your best like you are doing now.

Youll be fine =)

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 9/10/2007 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to this forum and yes plz do vent away
I am sure it was and is a shocker this DX

Thats what these forums are for venting getting support and letting ppl get to know you
Do not be a stranger okay post again and if you need to vent ....go for it ........we all do

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 9/10/2007 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Jess and Welcome to A & P. Please vent away and we will read and support you as best we can.

All of us at one time or another have had to face a diagnosis and it does indeed cause a rise in your anxiety.

Gentle Hugs to you and keep posting.

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