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1/15/10 3:34 P

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I am also glad you're feeling a little better, but I am hoping you have, or will find, a therapist to talk this through with.
I can understand the fear such an extreme attack would cause both you and your husband, but I think if you can seek therapy, you will be able to sort out your feelings about it.
I hope you continue to feel better!
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Glad to hear you're feeling better, QuietCup! And, I hope the medicine will help you not have to deal with those sort of attacks again. emoticon

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1/12/10 9:33 P

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thank you leslie, for your kind words. i am feeling marginally better today since my doctor gave me a prescription. but i have the emotional leftover feelings of shame, guilt, ineptitude, etc. thank god i had my sisters that helped me throughout the day yesterday. it was the most terrifying attack i have ever had and it has left me baffled and worried. my husband was a little better today. he gave me lots of hugs...in retrospect he was probably scared by what he saw happening - me coming absolutely unglued...anyway, i am on the medicine for about 6 days. i hope that takes care of it... i am a little worried about this becoming a lifelong issue... thanks again - your responding was very helpful.

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1/12/10 6:24 P

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I'm really sorry it turned out that way for you. I used to get panic attacks before work too, and if I could get myself there, I could do all right, but sometimes I couldn't go either, and eventually got on disability.
I'm sorry your husband is not very supportive, but people who haven't had panic attacks just don't understand, and think you should be able to do things you just can't do.
Do you have a therapist, so you'll have someone to talk this over with?
Don't be angry at yourself!! It's not as if you chose to have the reaction you did.
I don't know if it would help you to journal, or if you have a religious affiliation, it could help you to pray, and you could also talk to your pastor/priest/rabbi...
I do hope you'll be able to see a therapist or doctor soon to discuss this.
We understand here! Please keep posting and venting.
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well, i crashed and burned...i got 2 hours of sleep and had a full blown panic attack all day long. i got called in for my first assignment and said no. i called my doctor for a prescription...and i called the woman from the new job and told her i wouldn't be taking the job. i have not had an attack this bad in 2 decades. my husband isn't all that supportive either...and i can't stand myself...

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1/11/10 2:48 P

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Did you get the call you were expecting? If so, how was it? Although you may be terrified ahead of time, I bet you will be fine once you get there and start working! I'm sure your kids will adjust to you working too.
Keep us posted.
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its the night before my new job and my anxiety is through the roof. and it doesn't help that my 2 younger kids are expressing anxiety over me going back to work...ugh. i hop i sleep. by the way - the job is substitute teaching in my town...i'm expecting a 5 a.m. wake up call with my 1st assignment...i wish i never signed up for it!!!

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I have a lot of anxiety issues as a result of a period of time before my nervous breakdown. In counseling I work on deep breathing exercises, I also tell myself that I am okay and that it is okay to have anxiety. I like to journal about my anxiety and it really helps to get your thoughts out on paper even if you throw it away. When I am really anxious I will journal several times a day and it really helps me. Know that you will be just fine and try to relax this weekend.

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1/9/10 2:49 A

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It's natural to have quite a bit of anxiety before starting a new job. I know it's tough, but once you actually get there and get started, you'll probably wonder why you were so anxious.
Do what you can over the weekend to reduce anxiety: walk, have a 'quiet cup of tea', journal, talk to friends and family, eat good foods, drink lots of water, listen to music, or whatever else may help you.
What sort of job is it? What will you be doing? It must be something you are qualified for, or you wouldn't have been hired, so have faith in yourself!
We are here too for support.
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1/9/10 12:35 A

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Welcome to the team. I know how the feeling is when you start a new job.

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hi all - i am so glad i found this team. when i was growing up i had alot of anxiety issues. they stopped when i got married and was home w/my kids. after 14 years at home, i am starting a new job on monday. my anxiety is through the roof: i can't sleep, i have stomach pains, a solid lump in my throat, wanting to cry, and the constant feeling like i'm shaking. the thing is, this job is simply to bring in extra money - my husband is the main breadwinner. so what are some techniques you use to calm yourself? i have to keep telling myself that it'll pass as i get used to the job...it's just so hard. i wanted so badly to call and say forget it... thanks for listening...i'm going to go read some of your other posts to get to know all of you...

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