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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/23/2007 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found this site. about 3 mos. ago I was obsessing about something for about three weeks. I do not have a history of depression in fact, I was a pretty happy go lucky type of personality. After this obsessing, the problem finally got worked out, as I could see myself getting sick over it so I just decided to drop it, and truly didn't care about it anymore. But I do admit, I had worked myself up into a tizzy over it. Well, I did feel a lot of anxiety during the situation, and then once it got resolved, I thought well thank God, I just don't have to worry about that anymore. But the anxiety never left me. In fact, it got worse. It got to the point that I couldn't eat or sleep. I was up all night with it. It is such a horrible feeling that comes over you. Even if your not worrying about something. It's got a mind all of it's own. After the two weeks of that, I went into a deep depression. I can't believe how my life has changed in three months.

Problem is, I am a diabetic for 46 years. I was doing great. Walked 4 hours a week, ate pretty healthy, sugar was good. This anxiety has just wrecked it, and makes the sugar go up by leaps and bounds. I am seeing a psychiatrist for it, on xanax 4 times per day, and another med. called neurontin for it. No depression meds, because doc feels it is really an anxiety issue. Is anyone else here suffering from anxiety that just came on them all of a sudden like that, and any others with diabetes?? I do believe I was having this anxiety before I ever really got sick, because now that I know the feeling, it was happening before that when I would wake up. I would think my sugar was low, but then check only to see that it was high. But then the feeling would go away. This would happen maybe once every couple of weeks. If only I had known what it was, I could have done something sooner. What a rotton thing this is. My whole life has changed in just three months!! Well, didn't mean to carry on, but would appreciate any feedback. Thank you so much!!

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   Posted 11/23/2007 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   

  Hi mernie

and welcome to are family here at HW

  Yes I to have diabetes II and every time my anxiety or blood sugar was high I would always check my sugar levels first, then I would know for sure what was going on and I could deal with what it was

  There are many ways to help you with your anxiety and just learning CBT is a great start and I will bump it up for you and do take care and I hope to talk more with you soon and I'm sure there will be other on line to help you as well, so keep posting and you too will learn more about how to deal with this crud lol

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 11/24/2007 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome, I'm glad you found this site.  It has been such an enormous help to me during some of my worst times and I'm sure you'll find it to be a great support for you as well.  I don't have diabetes, so I can't speak on that subject, but I've had panic/anxiety disorder and agoraphobia for 18 years.  I think it's pretty common for anxiety to come on quickly, especially if you are obsessing over a worry as you mentioned.  The worrying sensitizes your nerves and opens the door to anxiety.
Freezing is right about using cbt, it is the best way to go.  I take xanax as well and that does help, but for me the cbt is much more helpful as the xanax only lasts so long.  I also always recommend reading books by Claire Weekes, she discusses anxiety disorder in such an easy to understand way and offers a cbt method that I use regularly.  I do hope that you will continue to post here, there is always someone else who is going through exactly what you are and that is an amazing comfort!

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 11/24/2007 3:06 AM (GMT -6)   
o.k. well thank you both Junebug and Freezing for answering my posts. It is such a relief that you can find a place where other's understand. I do have a wonderful psychiatrist who is really trying to help me. He actually talks. I know the meds are only a part of the solution but he feels that before the sugar can get better I have to calm down first. He believes in meditation, breathing techniques, but I am so slow to catch on sometimes. He gave me a meditation tape to listen to but I don't visualize too well and it was difficult.

I'm not familiar with CBT as you both mention but will look into the Claire Weekes books. Any particular one I should get first?? Thanks to both of you really. I do hope your are better Junebug. Wow, 18 years is a long time. Also Freeze, I am on an insulin pump and that crud as you so aptly call it, can really raise the sugar 2 to 3 times more in my case as I don't make any insulin at all. As long as I can stay calm, it is a lot better, but I so dread that lousy feeling when it just comes over me for it seems no reason at all. Well, I will look forward to hearing and learning more. I so desperately want my old life back. Thanks to you both again.
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