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10/19/10 10:51 P

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emoticon I am so glad that you are getting the help that you need. That is the first big step. emoticon
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10/18/10 4:28 P

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By now you have gone to your Dr. Appointment. I hope it went well. Living with Anxiety and Panic is not easy, I have coping with it since 1986 after I had my son. Mine has also been primarily associated with driving although I have been where you are now, also due to the fact that I did not want to get in a car.
I could write a book on my ups and downs and struggles with Meds. etc. I am currently going into week 4 of an intensive 12 week therapy at the University of FL. :)

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10/18/10 2:20 P

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Well, my appt is in one hour and I have decided no matter how uncomfortable it may be, that I need to do this. If not now, when? I certainly don't want to go another year, month, or day feeling this way and not even TRYING to push through it. I keep telling myself it's for my kids, my husband AND myself. Wish me luck! I know it's not gonna be easy, but here I go!

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10/18/10 2:06 P

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I hope hope hope you did not cancel your appt. I've been in your shoes - it is awful - but you can get help and it will work! No matter how bad your physical symptoms are stick it out. Use self-talk to make it through the bad times. Concentrate on your breathing - from your diaphragm.

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10/18/10 12:07 P

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Hello all! I searched specifically for this team. For over 2 years, I have been struggling with anxiety and panic attacks. It all started when I had a panic attack while driving. From then on, every time I have tried to drive, I have had a panic attack. Just recently, those attacks started rearing their ugly heads not only if I drove, but when I am in a car at all. Most recently, I am feeling anxious nearly all of the time, can't make myself go ANYWHERE, and the thought of going somewhere sends me into an automatic sea of anxiety. Even as I type this, I am starting to feel squeamish and nervous. I'm starting to get dizzy, naseous, shaky, and every bone in my body wants me to pick up the phone and cancel the Dr's appointment I made today to FINALLY get some help with this! But I WON'T! Even if I vomit all over myself, pass out, make an utter FOOL out of myself, I am getting the help I need today. This terrible "illness" is costing not only MY happiness, but the happiness of my family. Just yesterday, we had planned to go to the mall for a "fun day". But guess who couldn't bring themself to walk out the door. My kids and husband were disappointed, and what's worse is they didn't go on without me and I felt responsible for ruining the entire day. So, wish me luck all. Here I go on a new journey of self-improvement. I am hoping they can just give me something so I can feel normal again!

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