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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 10/8/2007 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. Just thought I'd introduce myself (finally). I've been posting these one word replies in the Tag thread for the last month or so.
Lately I've been having some really heavy anxiety bouts and it was hard to post much more than one word. Things seem to be looking up for me now though. I finally got to see a doc and got started on some therapy and meds . Even though I've only been on them for five days, I feel a lot better now that I got the ball rolling on this stuff. I don't really think it's so much the meds as it is the doctor I'm seeing. She's really cool and on my first appointment I felt totally at home. I guess that's a sign of a good doc.

Two years ago, I went into a year long manic state and lost 100 pounds. That got me into involuntary treatment for anorexia when I passed out on a bus going to work one morning. I wasn't really trying to loose weight when this all happened, at least not that I knew of. I was just too busy bouncing all over the place to bother with things like eating and sleeping. The months in treatment were good for me and I did really well too, got to do a lot of soul searching and learned to have a little better control of myself. It was a couple months of rest that I really, really needed.
A couple of months ago, I walked away from my job. I couldn't deal with the stress anymore and could feel twinges of the long manic thing coming back. Not so good. I decided to get some help before it got worse. I just got a new job last week too it's really low stress and the people I work with are great. Most of them are avid cyclists like me so we have a lot to talk about at work.[3/]
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I found wonderful medical and psych. support. My therapist and my PCP actually communicate with each other and both seem to really want me to be well again. You know, I'm glad I was able to write something good here. If I did this when I registered, it would have been a pretty gloomy story.[3/] .
yeah Nice to meet you![4/]
female, age 29 anxiety/panic bi polar
agoraphobia ptsd
anorexia, recovering well.

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 10/8/2007 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
oops! did the tags wrong
female, age 29 anxiety/panic bi polar
agoraphobia ptsd
anorexia, recovering well.

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 10/8/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum.  Glad you enjoy the Tag game :).

I was so pleased to see that you have yourself into a therapy program and that you have a trust relationship with your physicians.  That is so important to the success of therapy.

There is something comforting about baring your soul to the members of A & P and still being able to be anonymous.  Please use the forum as a tool to help you with your therapy too.  We are all very caring and supportive so post when you are comfortable.

Gentle Hugs

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 10/10/2007 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   

I have been playing that game along with you and many sure leave some hard words to follow at times
I am sure glad that you have finally decided to open up and talk about you

YOU are part of this " family" not doubt that and we are ALL here to support help and give advice as well as get advice from you or input .....NEVER to judge anyone .........

PLEASE contiue to stay with us more and know you are one of us and no longer alone

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