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God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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As Julie just before me said, I've had some severe changes the last few years. Some of them have ironed themselves out, for lack of a better term - it was ALOT OF WORK - they didn't fix themselves - my marriage for instance. I suffered from a form of PTSD for 2 years after that upheaval in 2014. It still gives me stress at times, because I never can be sure again if I can really trust him or he is smiling and lying.

But - Still suffer from alot of anxiety and sometimes depression - not all from that at all, but I don't know how I survived it - I reallly don't.. The latter isn't anywhere near as it was years back thankfully. I'm older (57) and back in my seasonal role to probably end in December. (medicare season) I had a permanent job I proudly landed over the summer but the STRESS was COMPLETELY over the top!!! I resigned after 7 weeks of training - couldn't do it.




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Welcome Sherri.

I've had more changes in the last couple of years than my whole life put together; my anxiety is a constant right now. I just try to move on despite those "what-if's". And I have medication for as needed; just knowing it is there sometimes helps. I don't take it often; just when the racing thoughts prevent me from functioning. I have my "bad brain" days, when I just can't connect with the real world. I'm on medication for bipolar, and it makes me wonder, too, about side-effects. But knowing what I'm like without the medication prompts me to take it....

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Hi all, my name is Sherri. I've had trouble with anxiety my entire life. My life seems to be ruled by "what if". Some times are worse than others. The longest I've been on medication was about 3 days and then I stopped because "what if" the medication caused this or that.

Lately, I've cut out alcohol, caffeine and I've been walking every day. It helps some but right now I've been struggling. I kind of read through the other posts and will try some of the suggestions there as well.

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
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Our little dog has been sleeping with me of late, I think it is either because I'm training him and give him treats all day long, or he can sense that I'm not alright. Such a sweet puppy (I say puppy, he is almost 4) Bought him a shock collar, we don't use the shock, we use the beep as positive reinforcement to get him to sit, come, and not attack the door. Half the time he looks for where the beeping is coming from instead of getting the treat, LOL. That should change tomorrow, I've got a turkey leg I'm going to get the meat off of to use as treats, LOL

I'm not doing well. I'm really trying but.. I'm seriously thinking about inpatient, a long-term program, or maybe an outpatient program. Depends on if my therapist things we can handle this or not. I want to go to seeing her two days a week if possible because I've got so much going on.

Busy week and I'm praying I have the strength for it, I can't rely too heavily on DH, he does have to work sometime, lol.

~ Karri
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i aalways enjoy chatting with you, CFlea

i am feeling a bit tense.... -! i think i am going to find one of my dogs....puppy therapy is always good


*breathing deeply*

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Thank you for the emails TQ!!
I don't get a smell or flavor or anything like that.
I love the pic you posted, saved it for later, LOL

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Does anyone else get "the smell" when an anxiety/panic episode is about to happen?



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CFlea,...i am so happy for you...........sent you a long emessage....check your SP email emoticon

i am slowly cleaning out/organizing my craft room....it is better....not great, but better....i still cannot find baggies and jars that i KNOW i have of noses and eyes..i have so many projects, it may take forever to do them....i figure as long as the room LOOKS fairly presentable i can find MOST of the things i need........maybe.......i need to get started on a couple of Very Important projects, both sewing and knitting.....................we shall see

i hope you have a smooth day

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Thank you TQ, you are helping me to look at the brighter side of thing, you see, DH came come yesterday early to tell me we are not moving, the rental agreement was basically a lease to run us over and take all our money, it was that bad. But DH talked to our current landlord, offered to pay more rent so he would be making money instead of losing it, and we are staying here till December! Which is great, but I already had most of the stuff packed!!! Like we were preparing to move in two days! Send my anxiety and depression flying. I'm recovering but along with everything else, I'm having a rough time!

It sounds like your dogs need to let have their retirement and peace and you should get a younger dog. I thought I would be getting a 6 month old, leash and house trained, but now it looks like she wants to get me a 6-7 week old and have me really bond with the puppy, since to me bonding was an issue (our small dog was supposed to be my dog but he bonded with the kids, not a big, but will be a big if it is my service dog that does that!) She should have some Golden Retrievers ready by Christmas, which is exactly what I wanted! I'm so excited! I will definitely give her extra loves from you too! (any reason to love on the puppy more!) :)

You made me smile thinking of you lifting your other dog into the car (had to do that with my Bear when she got older) It's been and up and down day for sure!

~ Karri
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CFlea - congratulations! no wonder you are excited....do you know what breed the new dog will be? will he be fully trained? i started out trying to take my bigger dog with me when i go walking and i wanted to train him to be my therapy dog, but it has not panned out...he hates the heat and by they time we make one loop around the college which is a mile, he is huffing and puffing and would probably throw me in the duck pond if i tried to get him to walk a 2nd or 3rd loop....i even took treats to reward him when he obeyed a command, but he would have none of it...i thought about taking the other dog....but she cannot jump into the car and hoisting her 82lbs in and out is not something i am interested in.......and she could possibly make it half of one loop before she sat down and refused to move.....both dogs are 10 yrs old....your new baby will be much younger...i am very excited for you.....when the dog arrives slip him an extra pat from me (i know not to touch someone else's service dog, but if you do it for me it will be okay emoticon )post a pic after you get him

new house....new dog.....the universe is smiling upon you emoticon

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TQ Way to go on the 2 miles!!! Good luck with the sewing, I'm learning to sew, but have not been able to do anything this summer because of the whole house hunting and now moving. We are renting this place for two years and then going to try to buy.

I have wonderful news about my future service dog!! I am both pleased and nervous to announce I will be working with a trainer to train my own dog! I could have my puppy as soon as Christmas!!! I'm so excited it is all I can think about! I've had big dogs all my life till the past two years after my Bear passed because I wanted my next dog to be a service dog. My therapist has been trying to help me find someone to help me train one that won't cost an arm and a leg, and I found this lady through a friend who is a therapist! What luck!

I've trained my own big dogs all my life, little dogs baffle me though. But I've always had well behaved big dogs, though usually protective, but that could be the breeds I had.

I'm so excited!

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C-Flea...thank you for your kind response......following your advice, perhaps i will tr to work on the mountain of sewing projects that have been waiting for me....i sat down in front of my sewing machine yesterday, but just couldn't work up the interest or energy.....today i will give it another shot....i walked 2 mi. today, and only had 1 panic episode during it......but i made myself continue......now! off to the shower and the sewing machine! march, two, three four!


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TQ I'm so sorry to hear that, it is a very scary possibility and I would be doing the same thing you are. Try to distract yourself with your coping skills (painting, blogging, journaling, any arts and crafts type stuff)
I hope they find out for sure so they can do whatever needs to be done to help you. Keeping you in my prayers. *hugs*

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last Thursday i found out i may have had a stroke during knee surgery 3 mos. ago....the only sign is impaired vision, but the word "stroke" is extremely scary......my brain is like a hummingbird on crack with "stroke" and all the absolute worst possibilities revolving thru it over and over again.......needless to say, my anxiety level is set on "Extremely High" lately....i know i am over-worrying it, but i can't seem to stop myself.....wellllll, i am working on it and have periods of time when i am able to keep it at bay, but it does return.....i have a brain MRI this Thurs. so perhaps i will get some answers after that......

the eye dr. sent me to my regular dr. who tried to be comforting by telling me that i probably would not die from the stroke UNLESS i now have an aneurysm......sigh....didn't do much to soothe me.......she is a nice woman, but did not graduate at the top of her class .....she is a P/A and likes to compliment on one's shoes whether or not she knows what the problem is......no wonder i had a panic attack in her office

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7/14/17 8:30 P

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Doing much better today, we got good news from the rental place and are setting everything up to move in. I'm excited and not very anxious. We'll have help from family, so I have to get as much packed as I can before we even think of having them over. I am having a little anxiety about getting it all done in time. The last time we moved, I had just gotten out of the hospital and was a mess and no good for helping. This time I want to be on top of it.I just hope I don't overwhelm myself!

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Karri--
Hang in there! I can relate. It is frustrating when I have things to do, but mentally I just can't do them. This too shall pass!

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Having a really bad day today. I'm trying to have a good day and get moving stuff done and BAM, anxiety hits me out of nowhere ended up having a bad anxiety attack and general anxiety and I just feel awful. I took my anxiety meds, but now I can't see straight between the anxiety and the meds and I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep. I got up because DH was making sashimi and I love that stuff. I make darn good sushi rice to go with it too. I'm having to keep an eye on my blood sugar because of all of the sushi rice. I might have to workout again to bring down my blood sugar again but I have zero energy to do so.

I dislike this immensely. I had plans for today, things that need to get done for packing, but because something from my past has come up to bite me in the rear I have to deal with all this.

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Julie, I agree it isn't always safe to pull over, but when I'm having a panic attack while driving I have to really concentrate on the road and I can't look down to use my phone, it makes me panic more. I wish I had one of those hands free sets where you can just say "Call hubby" and it dials for you. That would be nice.

Not sure if I wrote it on this team or not, but we will be moving soon. I'm excited and not about it. It's a few towns over, so I'll have a whole new area to learn.

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7/6/17 1:43 P

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I used to have driving anxiety. My partner still has it sometimes....he calls me or his mom when he gets panicky because it isn't always safe to pull over.


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emoticon thank you C -Flea for understanding and letting me know i am not in this alone....i really, really appreciate this....i haven't had another driving incident, but won't be so surprised when it happens again....i so hate this.....sometimes i want to indulge in a pity party, stomping my dainty feet and sobbing out my frustration emoticon , but so far it has not (yet) come to that

i hope you enjoy a stress- and panic--free day

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I'm sorry to hear that. My plan is to pull over too, but I always seem to be in a place where I can't and I have to muscle through it, so that by the time I get home I'm exhausted.
emoticon Hope you are doing better now


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i had my first panic episode while driving today...i had planned if this ever happened to pull off the road until it had passed and i had calmed, but today there was no placed to pull off....a very unsettling experience emoticon

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I can relate to having anxiety when it comes to conflict. If there is even a hint of friction, I freak out and get anxious. I am trying to remind myself that just because someone doesn't agree with me or like me, that doesn't mean I'm "bad" or unlikeable.

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c-flea...is your anxiety any better now? i went to my first therapy appt. this morning...the therapist recommended upping my medication dosage and my dr. has agreed to do that..i just have to go pick it up.......the therapist also suggested i file a complaint of sexual harrassment against my physical therapist with the head office (I am recovering from knee surgery).....i am not going to do this...although he made inappropriate remarks and behaviour i never felt anything sexual in them.....i just thought he had an assholiain sense of humor........i thought about this all the way home, which had my anxiety so high i was shaking when i got home.....not worth it.....of course, if he walks in front of my car some dark night........hehehehehe

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TQ, hang in there. Mine just kinda happened one day too, I had no idea what it was and went to the doctor and they told me I was having panic attacks and anxiety. I had a really high stress job at the time and my boss was trying to use me as a scapegoat for his mistakes. I got yelled at by customers at least 4 times a day because of things that were not my job and out of my control... yeah, it was stressful.

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i like the concept of the 2 journals.............i did snap at someone who was stressing me out, but if i had been journaling about the the continuous harrassment, perhaps i would not have done so....


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I keep two kinds of journals: one where I log the details, like food and sleep.

The other, I vent my feelings and frustrations. Usually for some reason it is in the form of a letter to someone. I DON'T send it; I sometimes don't even keep it. Sometimes it is therapeutic to tear it up and throw it away.

Julie

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Julie

thank you...your response makes me feel a bit better.....i have not been journaling, although i have thought about it, so perhaps i shall give it a try.....i have the stress stomach issues, too....this whole anxiety thing is beyond comprehension and i feel kind of lost...i do thank you for your kind words

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Twinkiequeen,

Sometimes there isn't a definite, obvious answer to anxiety. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere. Sometimes is debilitates me, sometimes it just slows me down. I usually have physical symptoms: my stomach, especially. Each person is different. I find keeping a journal helps, including tracking sleep, food, exercise, and general life stressors.

As for the medication: it depends on what it is, but sometimes anti-depressants can take weeks to take effect. Most anxiety meds are for attacks only, not for prevention. The best thing to do is to have some un-medicated practices that help...taking a walk, saying a mantra, calling a friend...

Good luck!
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i thought i wrote something here yesterday, but cannot find it...

i have not had anxiety issues before...for the past 6 nights...every night...i wake up with tremendous fear, as though rousing from a nightmare, but, there are no dreams...there is, however, a chemical-like smell in my right nostril, then the overwhelming fear, so much so that i feel like vomiting.....when this smell/fear showed up on Wed. during the day, i decided to go to my dr. who prescribed an anti-depressant which she said would help with the anxiety, too.....she said it would take 3 days to take effect...i am waiting...i am afraid to do anything, like drive my car, because of the possibility of an "incident" ....there is also some loss of appetite....yesterday i did not eat at all....today i am a little bit hungry...........

.i do not understand what is causing this as i have no major issues in my life at this itme.....
why me? *banging head on wall* emoticon

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A lot of anxiety comes from the need for control. I'm scared of what could be, so I try to control everything because I'm scared of not knowing. I even try to control what others do.
It sounds corny, but the phrase "Let go and let God" helps. Even if you don't believe in GOD persay, it helps to consciously let go of the things you CAN'T control. Accept that you won't know everything, that there will be surprises, that there will be icky things in life. But there will be good things, too.
And if you're still scared, act as if. Many times, the confidence (or just being able to put up with it) follows.
Journal. Exercise.
Take care!!!

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I'm not feeling an enthusiastic hello today so I'll do a little hello.

I have PTSD, Persistent Depressive Disorder and my therapist are saying I show signs of having Major Depressive Disorder as well. I have heavy anxiety. I don't take medication. I take supplements. I've had issues since I was a child. I've always been very withdrawn. People make me anxious. My mom used to force me to talk to people by asking that I go ask for something from a cashier or by making me "stand up for her". If I didn't do what she said, there were consequences.

Little things drive me mad now. Cat litter on the floor, time management, letters, smells... etc.

I get paranoid and panicky. I think that people don't like me or are out to get me. I think that people want me to leave and be without a leg to stand on so to speak. It gets pretty bad. I'm really anxious about food. Food is all important to me. I have to control intake. If I feel I'm eating too much I won't eat later. If I feel I'm eating too little I'll binge. I have to have control. Yet I have no control.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. - Thomas Edison


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Nausea is a little better. I'm getting to work more often. I'm glad it's spring; the winter makes me want to hibernate.

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Oh, nothing to be ashamed of. I met a lot of people who had attempted at my recent hospital stay, a lot of great people that I'm still in contact with. Had one person that happened to. I was released to my husband's custody.How is the nausea coming along? It could be anxiety, I find if I let my anxiety get too bad I get nauseated too.

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EPC'd is "Emergency Protective Custody". I was hospitalized for a few days after a suicide attempt. Not an arrest, but a precaution.

Not something I'm proud of, but it's a part of who I was.

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I like that advice too. She went through a lot, poor lady.

What is EPC'd, if you don't mind my asking?




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Hi all! I've had some form of anxiety nearly all of my life. The worst it got was in Oct 2012 after I was EPC'd and hospitalized. I was agoraphobic. I started out in little steps, and my current boss helped me fight it by giving me small challenges at work. I have lately been having trouble with nausea and headaches; no physical causes evident. Docs are blaming it on anxiety.

Hailey, congrats on your degree! I have a BS and MS in Agronomy--I can relate to all the stress school puts on you.

When my anxiety is high, I write it out. I say mantras like "This too shall pass". I try to distract myself so I don't overthink things. My boyfriend talks me out of it sometimes.

I like the late Carrie Fisher's advice: Be afraid, but do it anyway.....

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That would be so cool! I have taken a microbiolgy class and a marine biology class for electives but I've never thought about micro-marine! You should do it!

My anxiety has been controllable for the last couple months, no bad attacks or anything but I haven't had a lot to stress about. My parents took me in to the doctor to get diagnosed, but they didn't want me to be put on any medication, which I am thankful for. My anxiety got really bad while I was in school and had to take anti-anxiety medication for it and went to a therapist. But the medication made me feel less focused and I was falling behind in my studies as a result. So I was weaned off the medication and have tried to find other ways of dealing with it. I have been doing yoga as a meditative thing every morning and it really helps me, I find. My boyfriend knows when I haven't because I am super anxious/nervous. What do you like doing when your anxiety is high?

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That is awesome! I always wanted to study micro-marine biology. Never had the chance, but you know what they say, you are never too old, so maybe once the kids are gone...

How is your anxiety doing? Mine is fluctuating a lot. Can't seem to go do anything without it acting up. I've had it since I was a teen but wasn't diagnosed until late 20's. Family didn't want to think there was anything 'wrong' with their daughter, so I never saw a therapist of psychiatrist while I was a kid or young adult.

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Thanks!! I have a degree in biochemistry and am going to be studying the same in graduate school.

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emoticon HAILEYELISABETH!!! Congrats on getting your BS degree! May I ask what you are studying? Stress of school is hard, I wish you all the best in your upcoming studies!

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Hello,

I am new to the website and just wanted to introduce myself. I have been battling anxiety for my whole life, I was diagnosed with GAD when I was 16. I just graduated with a BS degree last June and thought that I could lose the weight I had accumulated through the stress of school. It hasn't been as easy as I thought it would be. I am going back to graduate school this coming year and am worried about my health, especially with all the new stress that will be added. I would love to make some friends on this site to help motivate me to lose the extra 50 lbs or so.

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Hi, GOODFELINE!! Welcome to the team! How cool to be a librarian! I wish you luck on your journey and on your 5k! Let us know how you did on that for sure!

Stopping by to say hello and happy Easter!! I'm finally getting my rear in gear and getting back to working out and eating right. It's been a rough two months since I got out of the hospital.

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Hi everyone, I am a librarian in Nebraska who is buckling down and trying to gain control of her health. 2016 was the year I decided to get my life in order. I went back to therapy, went back to my specialists, and started trying to lose weight. I've had issues with mental illness, including anxiety, since I was a toddler and they have gotten to the point that I was diagnosed with Agoraphobia last year. I exercise almost exclusively in my home using my WiiU or some videos I bought on Amazon (Amazon Prime is such a blessing), but it seems to be working. I have given up caffeine and am cutting out sugars to help try to control my anxiety and Bipolar on the recommendation of a former psychiatrist. My big upcoming goal is to be able to walk a 5k with my brother later this month, as the 5k raises funds for a form of cancer I am in remission from. I have raised $175 for it so far, so I am hoping that having him with me will make it easier.

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Hi, my name is Cheri and I've had anxiety all my life. I'm not agoraphobic but I rarely leave the house by myself. Usually I go out with my husband. I do go out walking sometimes by myself but wear headphones so no one will try and talk to me. I have social anxiety and I stress and worry a lot. Mostly about stuff that to a lot of people would be no big deal. Right now I am in the process of giving up all forms of caffeine and added sugars while trying to get more sleep(almost impossible with a 3 year old and a puppy though) and doing yoga and starting meditation.

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My name is Joanne and I have had anxiety for about 8 years but it went out of control in October with a major stresser at home. So after 4 months I am finding my way back. Saw this group and decided to join! Happy Tuesday

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Hi everyone! I'm new here, and I'm hoping to make myself less anxious as I try to get healthier. Anxiety is a huge problem for me, but I know that when I focus on being calmer, it really does help.

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I've struggled with anxiety my entire life, but I'm going through a particularly bad bout right now, mixed with depression, due to stress and some circumstances beyond my control. Dunno how active I'll be in the team, but just thought I'd join to be among those who can relate.

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Hi, my name is Kendall and I have had anxiety problems since the early nineties. I was actually diagnosed at that time but no one told me so I suffered for years with no help at all. Now I am in therapy and on meds and doing better. Always the chance to backslide though. Hopefully this will be a good place for support. I find that exercise, to the extent I am able (I have fibromyalgia too), does wonders for me. My mood is better thanks to endorphins and I am able to clear my head and do some heavy duty thinking while I work out. Usually to my benefit. Anyway, happy to be here.

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