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4/14/13 6:50 A

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Carrie,

I was not trying to push medications onto someone who feels so strong against them. I have been lucky to have had the same therapist for twenty five years who is very knowledgeable. He was the first Doctor to give me an accurate diagnosis of my illness and works with me for the medications and dosages that I use.

I really liked how you put it that we are on this 'walk' together. Walking helps me to de-stress and is the major exercise that has helped me reach my 'goal' weight and maintain that weight.

Steven

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4/13/13 1:41 P

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Welcome to the team.

As you may have seen, we have some terrific resources in our team, and that includes people! Know that you are among folks who have also lived with anxiety. Some have had help from therapy alone, some of us have needed both. We each have our own journey, but the great thing about being a team is we can walk this road together.

Again, Welcome!

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4/13/13 2:45 A

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Shayna, do not be afraid of the medication! I have a psychiatrist who allows me to use medication when an anxiety attack occurs. Taking medication is usually my first step. Then if possible talking to a caring person, then deep breathing techniques, one shown to me by Susan in fact! And I even have found praying as a useful tool. Almost always these coping steps help me de-stress in 15 - 30 minutes. I too get stressed in certain social situations, I work with a peer support counselor who has helped me deal with this problem.

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emoticon Shayna! Anxiety can feel like a terribly overwhelming burden... and those panic attacks are exhausting (I have them, too). Good for you, for seeking therapy. I'm engaged in that, too, and going to my therapist is like having a lot of anxious, sometimes panicky steam released from an emotional "valve". I hope you benefit tremendously from doing this.

There are a couple of books I've found helpful, too: The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J. Bourne, and Coping With Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, by the same author. I like the way Bourne takes such a constructive, proactive approach in sharing techniques.

All the best to you!

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4/3/13 8:04 A

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Hi and welcome. I'm glad you've decided to go to therapy. It should help.

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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4/3/13 1:50 A

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My name is Shayna and I am new here.

I have been dealing with anxiety for most of my life and just started therapy for it today. I have a lot of problems in social situations and have severe panic attacks every once in a while. I don't deal well with stress either.

I am hoping therapy will help and that I wont end up on medication because I don't feel like that would really help me in the long run.


Thanks for reading!


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