Hey Guys, need some guidance!!

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/24/2007 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I posted the other day down a ways, and Junebug and Freezing gave me a suggestion on CBT. I'm going to look it up but could you tell me what books to read by Claire Weekes that was about anxiety. You all said it was very helpful. I am living on Xanax and another drug for anxiety. Three months ago my life was normal and now I seem to be a mess. I am having trouble with my diabetes too. On a pump now, have had it 46 years. Wish if there is anyone else out there in this position, or if you have any info on the CBT. I bought a yoga tape and I go to a Recovery Inc. meeting once a week. But everything seems so hard to do when this lousy anxiety comes over you. I have never lived through anything so hard. My life is pills, checking my sugar and everything changes everyday with it. Anyway appreciate any help on the CBT. Thanks again.

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/24/2007 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
O.K. I'll post my own reply. I now know what CBT means. Sorry I'm so slow. Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I did find the book by Claire Weekes. Pass through Panic - Freeing yourself from anxiety and fear. There was a another good one by Lucinda Bassett, from panic to power, attacking anxiety. I just wish there was a fast fix to this. I just can't believe that stressing over something for a few weeks threw me into this. I have lived through so much with such strength. Losing my husband to a heart attack at 53 years old. Losing my job, becoming disabled. I had strength for it all, and then wam, I stress over a situation for a few weeks and end up like this. I just can't figure how you get so sick so fast. My family can't believe it either. Oh well, appreciate any help and wisdom.

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   Posted 11/24/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I meant to reply to your question in your last post about the Claire Weekes books, but haven't been online today.  I have "Hope and Help for your Nerves", "More Hope and Help for your Nerves", "Peace from Nervous Suffering", and "Self Help for your Nerves".  The last one is really just a compilation of the other three, not really any new information.  I find her books to be the best help for me and I have them near my most of the time just in case I need a reminder.  I found the Lucinda Bassett book to be somewhat helpful, but not as thorough as Claire Weekes, but that's just my opinion.   Do you use any cbt?  Relaxation?  Just curious as to what you are already aware of.  I do hope I've helped a bit.  Please feel free to ask me anything, I do, unfortunately have some experience with this...you can either post, or send me a private message.  Take care!

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   Posted 11/24/2007 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
There is another source that you could use for CBT that is free and would work well along with the other sources you are using.  It's called MoodGym, it's online and is free.  Here's the link for you: http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/ 
I see a therapist who uses CBT, but I am also doing this one online - so I'm getting a double-whammy - LOL. 
Hope it helps. 

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