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Desparate for help

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  • Posted By: anxious Annie
  • July 2, 2008
  • 02:02 PM

I have posted before and have received help from several of you. Thanks again.

At this time I am in an almost panic attack. I have had to have medical tests and my mind is going crazy. I just know that there will be something serious found. How can I overcome this fear?? It is destroying my life. I know that I am no different than anyone else and that I am not protected from serious illness. Why can't I accept this?? I feel like I just want to go to sleep and not wake up. Would someone please give me some comfort.

Thanks so much.

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  • Hi there, hopefully i can help u with this, having gone through this & actually got to grips with it but it took me a number of years to work it out, it works for me & now i refuse to let anything make me anxious anymore.....i'll try & keep it as simple as i can....without giving u my life story. The most important thing u need to do is say "90% of things we worry about Don't Happen" u need to say this out loud & keep repeating it....u need to lodge this in the sub-conscious part of ur brain. Why u need to say it out loud is because u are then hearing it & it is being stored in ur sub-conscious as a fact not as an emotion. Emotions are feelings that can throw all kinds of stuff at ya, but ur sub-conscious & memories are like stored data, things that u have seen,heard or learnt, it is in a different part of the brain from emotions. I dont think im explaining this very well....its quite a while ago since i looked into this all & i cant remember what part of the brain is which, but anyway i hope u understand what im trying to say. U need to retrain ur thought pattern & deal with facts not fears, so when the fears start to grip u, say to urself "No, i refuse to worry about this, yes bad things may happen but equally they may Not !" Many many of us jump to worse case senario & torture ourselves needlessly, imagining the worst only to find that it turns out to be something simple and easily treated.......so now the way i look at it (okay lets wait & see what results says, if there is a problem, then look at the options)......please remember there are always options ! Emotions can cripple people but u can switch them off & look at things as hard facts, if its a medical problem deal with the symptoms, causes, tests, treatments & where u want to be in a years time, set a goal & aim for it. If its a situation that is not in ur control, u can say to urself "Okay, i can not change this situation & i accept that it is out of my control but I CAN Control how i deal with it". work on facts all the time not emotions, its all about taking control & if u are in control u are not a victim this will then impower u & u will grow stronger & less anxious. At anytime u are struggling with negative thoughts destract urself in some way to stop ur thought pattern.....what i done was count in my head, keep doing this & if u loose count start over again, u cant count & think at the same time. Remember to say things out loud & get them lodged in ur brain, it will get easier in time. Hope this helps u, it worked for me & if i beat it u can. Best wishes:)
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  • Thank you so very much tootsie !!!.. .. You just don't know.. how badly.. i needed this.. I haven't been to work since last Thursday.. Under so much stress and strain.. causing problems in my feet, hands, and just feeling fatigued.. and not wanting to go to work... I believe.. I need to honestly have a sit down with my manager.. and let him... because otherwise.. How I am feeling is going to cause problems for my health.. I was once told .. if you don't deal with reality ... reality will deal with you.I am going to try your affirmations !Thank you for posting them...Best regards !Marsha
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 21, 2008
    • 03:23 PM
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  • With the help of my doctor I have been trying to ween myself off of the Xanax. Bad idea, I did ok for about a month, had cut my dosage in half, then the attacks started again. You don't know how helpless this makes you feel.. On my own I have started taking the Xanax again. I know now that only God can heal you of this terrible affliction. I hope that when I see my doctor again that she understands. Has anyone out there ever been able to get off of this medication. I have taken it now for about 10 years.:confused:
    anxious Annie 59 Replies
    • November 14, 2008
    • 02:19 PM
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