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4/7/14 9:46 A

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Thank you for the welcoming words! It's just such a relief to find other people who know what I'm going through.
I haven't started seeing a therapist yet. My doctor gave me a list of counselors but I just don't know how to choose one. I live in a rural area, so there aren't really a lot of choices.
It really helps knowing that there are so many supportive people on this team! Thank you so much!
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Hi and welcome to the team! It is most definitely real and scary to have anxiety and anxiety attacks. Are you seeing a therapist that you can easily talk with? The meds, the therapy, exercising, eating well and having friends are all so important. It's been a long voyage for me, but I'm making it. You can, too. I journal a lot and that helps me. I also have a motivation book: motivational sayings that I read, words that catch my eye from magazines, occasional goal lists. I go back through this a bit to give myself pep talks. We're here for you.

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Hello! I just posted this in the "Introduce, Welcome, or Stop In to Say Hi" thread, but maybe I should have posted it separately??? emoticon

So here's a repost!

Hello, new team member here! emoticon

My name is Sharon, and I'm a 44 year old, happily married, mother of 2. I've been suffering from panic attacks since November 2013. My doctor has me on an anti-anxiety medication (that's not really helping), but I'm hoping that by eating better and exercising, I can be taken off of it eventually.

I'm hoping to make some new friends here who understand what I'm going through. My family thinks it's not a "real" illness and I should just "snap out of it."

Sorry for the rambling introduction, I just wanted to say hi to everybody!

Sharon


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