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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:34 am 
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I'm actually thinking I took too much on this week. Like I made a couple of very positive steps but it was all too much for a short spell so instead of it getting me back in to action it has completely overwhelmed me. Then this mornings meeting with my academic supervisor resulted in some pretty major changes to my learning plan has completely freaked me out because I was on top of things and now I have to start over again on parts of it so now I am going to be under pressure which was what I was hoping to avoid.

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Thanks, daisychain. I'm sorry your learning plan changed. I freak out any time any sort of plan changes, so I feel you. Perhaps take a day to let the newness of it settle in, and then just take one thing at a time. You'll be brilliant at it, even if it makes you uncomfortable.

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 Post subject: Re: the ANXIETY thread
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I will. It's not helping that I've been awake since 4am so I'm not going to be thinking clearly anyway.

I've had 2 good days. I usually get a temporary lift in mood and relief of anxiety about 10 days after a med change/increase. It usually only lasts 2 days. Each time I know that but I still think.... yeah maybe this is it and the relapse has passed but nah, I come back down. I know in a few days I will be a lot better and I will be a lot more stable but this constant over analysing things is a right pain in the asparagus. And the sweating I get with all the anxiety is oh so unattractive.

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I'm not the only one with the sweats?? I'm just constantly sweating over here. Cold or hot. And the anxiety sweat smells SO BAD. No deodorant can conquer it.

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Oh!! Homemade deodorant works absolute wonders! http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2 ... -pits.html like seriously, put it on a few times a day and no smell. My problem is my hairline. I only have half a head of hair these days but when I'm out walking it will actually drip down my neck.

So totally need to take a chill pill. Anxiety made me miss the part where I got them to change their mind about the case study and when I went in to more detail they said oh well that's quite good. No presentation! Yay! Still have the literature review though. Damn you stressy brain!!! Totally hilarious part is that this mornings reading I done was on endocrinology and neurology changes when exposed to stress.

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I saw your homemade deodorant on FB and pinned the recipe so I could make it at some point, thanks! Glad you don't have to do a presentation.

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Anxiety sweating is the worst! Like I already feel like I'm going to die and then in addition I feel disgusting and smelly. THANKS BRAIN.

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I know! Then the sweating in awkward places like groins and behind the knees. Urgh! Don't get me started on feet then! Allspice in my shoes has been a godsend and having a different pair for each day of the week. That deodorant is the business though. I put it on 12 hours ago, sat through a meeting in the college (sweat drops going down my back), cancelled a direct debit of a bill that I haven't been able to cancel that is in my mothers name and has huge stress and anxiety implications), dealt with a stranger in an insurance office, went shopping, drove in traffic, it's hot and humid, I walked 7km, cooked scrambled tofu and oven fries and I don't smell awful.


Now that my anxiety isn't as severe I remembered that 2 of the junior doctors starting next month are friends of mine. One is pretty much a BFF at this stage. It will be their first psych placement on the training so I could totes do a presentation for them. Like that wouldn't be as awkward as standing in front of nursing students that I don't know.

As much of a loudmouth as I am put me in front of people to talk and I just can't do it.

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Sometimes I sweat so bad it's like I jumped into a pool with my clothes on. The worst is when my legs sweat really bad!


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I've just realised that I've been sick (as hugging toilet) 3 times in the past year. 1 definitely wasn't any bug, 1 I don't think was a bug but pretended I did have one because I didn't want to socialise with anyone and the last one I thought was to do with a sore throat but now I am not so sure. Each of the 3 times I was in a very anxious stressed out state. First one was about 2 weeks after my aunt died and it was the first proper meal I had gotten to have in that time. At Christmas I was on my own and while I didn't mind that I was dreading the thought of seeing my relatives the next day and it was the first Christmas my aunt wasn't around so I was fairly emotional. The 3rd time was a few hours after seeing my GP about my depression and the plan from the appointment was to refer me to a psych. I'm starting to think those incidents are more to do with my mental state than anything physical.

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Today right after my lunch break I felt the start of a severe anxiety attack. Immediately took 2 mg of clonazepam and within minutes things started calming down. Bullet dodged! I'm so glad I had them with me at the time.


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That's great that it works!

I've been so bad at doing some mindfulness lately. I need to start doing it again because now that my mood is lifting anxiety is more of an issue now. It's definitely not helped by the fact that my manager is a stressy person and lately she has been really preoccupied about how other people treat us. She seems to be of the opinion that it's the reason that I have ended up having a relapse. I don't think she gets that my personal life is so messy and complex that I don't really give a sods arse what people that I work with think of me and my job. It might bother me when I am down but it is only bothering me because I am down not it making me down.

Gah! Why do people have to think because I have mood and anxiety issues that every little non thing affects me negatively?!!!! Please! I am far, far more resilient than they give me credit for.

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So my anxiety is bad again. I quit my job (at a doggie day care) because my anxiety was way too bad at work. I need a 9-5.

I've had bronchitis for nearly 2 months now, so I can't do cardio, one of the few things that helps. Since I'm newly unemployed I can't keep up with my ballroom dancing (because it costs too much).

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I'm so sorry to hear that. Are you on treatment for the bronchitis? Sometimes if you are on corticosteriods they do all sorts of funny crepe to your mental health. And then being physically sick makes things a lot worse too.

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My anxiety is not letting me do things today. I have so much to do but I can't pick a place to start and JUST DO IT.

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I get that way too moon. The more I try to get started the worse I feel because I don't know where to start. Start with what is most important and work from there. x

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Oh my goodness, Cipralex makes me sooooooooooo sleepy. It also helps a great deal with my anxiety, but I was in an important meeting with eight other people last week and I had (very sleepy) anxiety that I would just pass out. It helps SO MUCH, but I think narcolepsy is an actual side effect and a really worrying one.


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Today is a clonazepam day. Yay...


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I managed to leave my phone at work so I had to rely on my laptop for an alarm this morning. I've never used the alarm on it before so I spent the night waking up every few minutes. I was total drained today.

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Anyone get heart fluttery feelings from anxiety? I've started feeling them and they just make me panic even more.

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Yep. Not fun at all. I convince myself that I have a heart problem which just makes my anxiety worse.

Had to do a course at work today. Basically it is a self defence type thing. Some of the manoeuvres really triggered my anxiety and I was having a ton of childhood memories flooding back to me. I had to keep a lid on my panic since there was so many people there and I had to get through the course or else I would just have to repeat it again.

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I had a pretty bad experience this afternoon. I thought someone stole my wallet. I got to the grocery store, got out of the car and then did my 'wallet, keys, phone' check. I'm an airhead so I do this check whenever I leave the house or get out of the car because I can't trust myself to always remember to put my wallet back in my purse, or get my phone out of the center console. I'm also really paranoid about losing my wallet because, it sucks. You have to get a new license, cancel your cards, etc. Anyway, my wallet wasn't there. I immediately panicked because the last place I was, was a busy gas station and I had my windows rolled down. After I swiped my card and started the gas pumping, I opened my door and put my wallet back in my purse. So I thought someone had seen me and reached through the passenger side door while my back was turned. In hindsight, that's a very unlikely scenario since I was at a pump far away from the door so anyone walking past my car I would've looked at.

Anyway, I went back and started looking, and within 30 seconds was in a full blown panic, tearing apart my Target bag in the footwell since it could've slid in there, checking under the seats, I even looked in the back. I dumped my purse and started throwing things from it all over, and I was saying 'nonononono' and 'fork' a lot. So I was like, "Okay, I need to call Brian to tell him to cancel my cards." Because a lot of places around here don't even require a signature for under $30 for credit cards or like at the gas station, you just need to put in your zip code. Luckily, I fumbled the buttons and he didn't answer because as it was ringing, a lady came up and said, "Are you looking for your wallet? It looks like it's laying next to the drivers seat." Yep, I guess it wasn't tucked in well enough and it had dropped perfectly as to go under the car a little so I didn't see it when I turned around and walked back. I scooped it up and ran up to her and hugged her. I hugged a stranger. That's how panicked I was. Luckily she wasn't weirded out by it, she left and I leaned into the car and laughed/cried/tried to breathe for a minute.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I forgot to eat breakfast so between Target and the gas station, I got a large Frappy from Starbucks and drank 90% of it so I was already tweaking on the sugar and caffeine.

I went through the whole store still really having trouble shaking it off. I kept having to stop and shake my hands out and stuff like that. I couldn't remember any of the stuff I was supposed to buy so I kept going back and forth. Typing this out is making me feel a little better.

I think the worst thing is, is you know how some people when you tell them stories like this instead of comforting you or saying 'yeah, that sucks', they're dicks? I can just HEAR someone saying "Well, you should've made sure your wallet was more firmly in your purse." I can hear that in my head and it's continuing the stress.

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I do the same check, and have had so many occasions when I've thought it was lost and it turned out to be hiding in plain sight that now, if he's with me, my boyfriend will do a litany of "did you check your bag, did you check your pockets..." and it helps me to focus on how much more likely it is to be around than stolen. wallets are sneaky though! I don't think you need to feel at fault for it falling out, it's the sort of thing that happens to everyone from time to time.

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I think I need to get a new wallet or a new purse. My purse is really small because that's how I like it, but my wallet is one of those long billfolds types, so the combo of those two leads to some stressful moments.

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Oh man, MBM, I've had the same kind of experience before and it totally sucks, and it takes me forever to calm down after something like that too. I'm sorry that happened, and I'm glad it hadn't been stolen after all.

Right now I'm about to leave to deliver this wedding cake to my friend's wedding, and I am trying so hard to stay calm, but it is killing me. It's 98 degrees outside and there are scrolls all over the outside of the cake, and I keep visualizing arriving at the venue and opening the trunk to find all the scrolls have melted and slid down the sides of the cake. Like, it's all I can think about and it's making me feel like I'm going to throw up.

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