I have been to many counselors throughout my life since I lost my mom when I was 10 but I never stuck with any of them long enough, which I've been told was more damaging than helpful. Most threw medication at me which I refused, and the one time I agreed it made me sleepy all the time.
So, years later--- in spring 2009, I decided to get serious and go to someone and stick to it because my anxiousness was getting worse each time it popped up. I usually have my 'moment' and go to the doctor, and then think I feel fine and that it was silly to go and stop going. This time I stuck with it, until my employment and insurance ended in June. It was a shame.
I am in the process of seeing if my temporary insurance will let me go back, since I wasn't diagnosed with anything and we were in the preliminary getting-to-know-you stages, but I'm concerned it will be seen as a pre-existing condition. It's crazy - you want to see someone about controlling anxiety and the process makes you more anxious! But as I said, I have my moment, and then get down to business of making things happen. I'm hoping I can work it out.
In the meantime and onward, I'm glad we call can rely on each other for support!
You've come to the right place. Lots of sharing and good ideas here. I checked out your Sparkpage - love the wedding pics and your puppy! Somehow though life takes over and when seemingly happy we know something is wrong. I realized after many years of knowing but not getting to the bottom of my anxiety that I needed to do something. Medication and counseling have changed my life for the better, especially knowing how to identify what my anxiety is about. I would recommend talking to a doctor. Good luck on the journey! Carol
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I am 27 years old and starting this program around 173 lbs. My highest weight has been 178. Although I have not (thank goodness) developed any health-related issues due to my rapid weight gain in the past few years (I was 138 when I married May 2007, 127 senior year of college) I know that I have reached that time of my life where I need to make changes.
One thing that I have been dealing with for a long time and which has been increasing lately is my feelings of anxiety, feeling jittery, and having mild panic attacks. It can be set off by something or can occur out of nowhere. I have never been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder although I am fully aware of the symptoms that I have. For me, the worst part of it is the physical sensations, which I find aggravating and upsetting, which in turn makes it worse. I usually go through the days without showing it or even realizing it myself, but I know that it is still there, waiting for me to have that "moment" to show.
I am looking forward to being a Spark user and have really enjoyed it so far. I am happy to be part of a group!
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