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Anxiety


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I has it.

Bad.

I forget how bad it is until I actually try to go somewhere and do something. This time I got all ready, I left.. and then...I just changed my mind and went back home. Ugh.

I don't think positive thinking and acting as if I don't have this problem, is going to make it go away. I think it needs to be addressed. Again. I haven't been to a therapist/counselor in over three years.

Looks like I have some calls to make.

Too bad I am scared of phone calls. emoticon
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MODESTASHEGETS 2/4/2013 3:42PM

    You need to see if you can find a nurse or counselor that does biofeedback. They hook you up to a type of EKG machine and go through deep breathing tutorials. You get to see your heartrate change during the exercises. That kind of did it for me. Just seeing that I had control over my heartrate and breathing patterns flipped some switch and helped me tremendously. Worth trying.

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CAPTAIN33 2/3/2013 4:31PM

    Melinda, It's so true that you're never too old for a little comfort from your momma. :) Your story about your doctor makes me miss mine back in Seattle. I love when a doctor really knows you and cares. How nice that his office called and set everything up for you. My former doctor still calls me and checks on me. I look forward to continuing treatment with him someday.

Thanks for the tip on the book. Turns out my library has a copy so I can check it out (literally) before I just go ahead and buy it. I also looked on the book's website and it sounds great! Yay!

All the best!
Kim

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/1/2013 12:57PM

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GOPINTOS 1/31/2013 8:47PM

    Never too old to talk to your momma. I have 4 kids and I hope they always come to me when needed. emoticon

When I was at my worst, after our house fire and I gained another 60 or 70lbs, I did call my doctor's office to schedule my breakdown. And I went to his office, had a good cry, and felt better. I needed a new cpap machine but I could not even call them. His office called and set it all up, told me all I had to do was answer the phone when they called so they could deliver and set it up.

Anyways... you asked about a book. I think one of the best out there right now on nutrition is the Perfect Health Diet. Not diet as in something you are on, but diet as in this is the way we need to be eating for long life, a lifestyle.

Best of luck to you!
Melinda

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CAPTAIN33 1/31/2013 7:16PM

    Your comments and encouragement are appreciated. I took one step which is really all I can do today (and with how this day is going.. it's a bit of a miracle that I managed it). I didn't call, but I did text my former counselor. She was my counselor when I used to live here and I have recently moved back. We've become a bit more like friends so I am not sure if she should still be my counselor, but I know she will at least help motivate me to seek out someone else (and she'll probably know of someone good for me).

I also plan to discuss it with my mom... which may be a bit lame for a 30+ year old, but she's definitely my support system here.. and it doesn't hurt that she's studying to be a therapist herself. ;)

I've just been really embarrassed to talk to anyone about it. Especially my family and close friends. Which may seem weird. Or maybe not. Anyway, I feel like I at least somewhat addressed the issue today.

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VONBLACKBIRD 1/31/2013 10:08AM

    emoticon Just pick up that phone and call...do it now!!!

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GOPINTOS 1/31/2013 9:23AM

    I have been there, still there sometimes, but nothing like it was. I think what helped me, was getting my nutrition under control, feeding my body the right vitamins through food, etc and the fog has lifted.

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Thanks for sharing!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
SP Class of January 27- February 2, 2013
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FROOTBAT 1/31/2013 8:16AM

    As a phellow phone phobic (see what I did there? Haw!), I hope you are able to wrangle that wicked serpent, pull out its fangs, and make that phone call! You're in a strong place right now, that place where you can see things clearly and you know what you need to do. Harness it, make the calls you need to make, and you will soon be feeling better--you know I'm totally right :)

Take care,
^..^

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GAYLLYNNE 1/31/2013 6:50AM

    I'm sorry you are feeling like this. I suffer from similar things. If, perhaps you could find a friend to lean on and even make some calls for you, this could help. I sending hugs and good wishes!!

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