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9/1/13 12:49 P

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I'm sorry to hear you have been struggling with mental illnesses from such a young age. My anxiety started when I was 5. I was briefly hospitalized, and it helped a little, but not enough. I've been dealing with it for 27 years now. It gets tiring.

It's true that doing exercise in the mornings is very helpful against anxiety/depression. I also have the anxiety about letting my health get worse, so now I feel like I'm doing something about it. I still have moment of panic where I think it's too late to save myself, but I do my best not to dwell on those. It's hard sometimes, though.

I really like that quite. It's very true. There will be time to worry later on. No point in getting a head start!

Thanks for replying, it's helpful to hear from people who struggle also. I wouldn't wish it upon anyone, but it's good to not feel so alone.



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9/1/13 12:42 P

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Hi CATTUT and PATTY. I've been struggling with anxiety and depression since age 12. I have an anxiety disorder (OCD) which has been really hard to treat. I'm so sensitive to medication side effects that I'm never on a truly therapeutic dosage. I feel scared almost all the time. If I stop and ask myself how I'm feeling during the day or night, the answer is always, "I'm scared." I wasn't always this way - I used to be on some meds that helped, but I gained 100 lbs. on them and I had to stop taking one of them because of dangerous side effects.

It's a daily struggle, but I did realize some weeks ago that if I did an exercise DVD in the mornings, I felt much better all day long. The tough part is MAKING myself do it everyday. I have real low motivation. I got off track because of my daughter's recent illness, but I've realized that I've got to get back on track with moving more as well as tracking my food. Doing those two things will at least relieve the anxiety I feel about letting my health get worse and worse. Hopefully, the exercise will help the generalized anxiety, too.

CATTUT, I'm very sorry to hear about your kidney damage. Waiting is SO hard, I know. I'm glad your doctor is doing more blood work and is going to refer you to a nephrologist. At least she sounds like she cares and is on top of things. I know it's hard, hard, hard not to worry about something like this.

Sometimes it helps me to remember this quote from one of my favorite books, "To Kill a Mockingbird," Atticus Finch tells his son Jem, "It's not time to worry yet." I tell myself that a lot when I'm waiting - especially on medical tests. It's not time to worry yet, because we don't know the extent of the problem yet. There will be time to worry later, if necessary, but it's not time to worry yet. Don't know if that will help you or not.

By the way, I spend most of my Spark time on the Dealing with Depression team. It has over one million members worldwide, so it's a very active team. Also, almost everyone there has anxiety problems, too. You'd be very welcome to join us there, as well.

I wish you all the very, very best and will hope for the very best outcome for you. Please keep in touch and let us know how it goes.

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Edited by: MILLERISHEALTHY at: 9/1/2013 (12:54)
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9/1/13 8:53 A

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Hi Patty! I'm in the same place, needing to get motivated and do this. Is your anxiety a little better? I'm also happy it's a new month!

I've been trying to deal with some serious anxiety/stress. I went to the dr on Thursday for my diabetes stuff, and found out I have kidney damage. I don't know yet how bad it is. My dr said she was going to have some more blood work done, and get an appointment for me with a nephrologist. Gonna be a stressful wait for some answers.



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9/1/13 7:22 A

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I'm Patty and I've been on SP for 3 years now. I'm at a point where I need to shake things up, get motivated again and get organized again. I was doing pretty well with dealing with anxiety and had a few bad days in a row at the end of the week. I took things a little easy yesterday, read a lot of motivational sayings, and ended up on the couch with a washcloth on my forehead to try to get rid of my stress headache. I woke up to a new month and have high hopes for it.

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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8/31/13 9:47 P

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It seems that there hasn't been a whole lot of activity on the boards, unless I am missing something. {I might be, I've only just joined.} I'm hoping to find other people to chat with and post with about anxiety, since it's one of the biggest parts of my life most of the time

Anyone wanna jump in and share something about yourselves? I realize there is an introduction forum, but I thought this could be a little more than that? Complaints, successes, anything?

Apologies if I'm overstepping myself!

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