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Totally understand you! I used to have the same sort of feelings. I was unable to get into anyone else's car and go anywhere--only my hubby's and mine, of course, because I felt like I didn't have CONTROL of the environment. I was unable to go out for dinner with friends, as eating on top of the nerves, brought on restroom visits and NOW! Since, I've been diagnosed with IBS and other digestive conditions and am on medication that really helps with the spasms I used to deal with. But, so much has improved over the years and I think with a mix of the right meds and a more positive feeling, we can get that control over our bodies back -- it's difficult -- no doubt, but we can do it!
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Believe me, I understand. I used to worry that I didn't worry enough!! Take care and keep in touch. Carol
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I am so sorry you lost your mother. That has to be one of the hardest things in life to deal with. I could not imagine. That is awosme that you have been able to beat this anxiety for the past 7 years!! I just get very frustraded when no one around me understands what I am feeling. When I do try to express what I am feeling it seems like I here the same thing over and over " You worry to much, just don't let things bother you" and this seems to just make me more anrgy. If were that easy, I would try to not to worry so much. But its not that easy for me. Thank you so much for leaveing a message for me.
I think this has happened to many of us on this team. If you examine some of the message boards, you'll see posts on this I'm sure. I'm a 59 yr. old who has had anxiety since my teens. However, I've finally come to terms with it and in a sense beat it in the last 7 yrs. since my mom died and I finally examined why my anxiety goes out of control. It took medication and counseling and lots of reading on the subject. Know that you are not crazy but be prepared to fight it head on. Anxiety loves to win over. Sometimes just pushing through to the other side of your uncomfortable feelings is enough to send a message to your brain to cut it out. Don't give in - but I know it's hard. Took me many years while all around me people thought I was fine. I was teaching and raising a family and finding ways to avoid what I worried about.
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I get anxiety when I have to wait to leave the house or for a movie to come on in the movie theater. I went a vacation and I we had planned lots of fun things to do and try, I did not have any fun, I was sick to my stomach the whole time. My nerves were so bad. I always look at the clock!!! I do the same thing every morning, get kids ready and off to school and then off to the gym. Yet I still get anxious about all of it. If something goes wrong, like we over sleep a few minutes or one of the kids has forgot to brush their teeth and the bus is coming, my anxiety goes way up. I feel my heart just pounding and I actually even sweat. Dose this happen to anyone else? I don't know what to do. Plus food is my comfort.
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