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Re: therapy for OCD GAD (help please, i'm confuse

Posted by goldenslumbers on August 27, 2005, at 8:59:05

In reply to Re: therapy for OCD GAD (help please, i'm confuse chess, posted by Dinah on August 27, 2005, at 6:34:38

Hi Chess,

How long have you been this way ?

I started worrying about dying about 6 months ago. I have a minor stomach disorder that flairs up every 5 years or so and this time I was convinced it was "the big one"

The stomach medication quickly controlled the flair up but the thought of dying stuck. I have recently started a family and dying took on a whole new meaning. I was terrified, chest pain, dizzyness it was bad.

I tried Effexor but it made me feel really weird so I only lasted 4 months. After quitting that I felt better, the only thing that stayed was the dizzyness. I had read a lot and I now understand anxiety will not kill you. It is the mind reacting to fear and it takes time to reassure yourself that everything is ok.

I am not free from my anxiety. The last few weeks were good but I got run down from lack of sleep and my anxiety returned. The first thing it does is zap my appetite (if you know of a fix for that I would love to hear it).

Now I need to got through the same process again, telling myself this is temporary, i'm OK and my mind is trying to protect me. The more I ignore the physical symptoms the better I feel. Once my appetite returns I'll be good again.

I would love to hear from anyone that has a similar story. I live in a small town and I can't find a therapist.





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