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Offline TheNewKira

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Re: Accepting the Diagnosis.............
« Reply #105 on: January 29, 2014, 08:40:11 PM »
Thanks so much for this post! it really calmed me down alot.
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« Reply #106 on: February 01, 2014, 11:12:37 AM »
I cant accept it...i have been living witb this horrible anxiety for years....i am 37...confinced i have parkinsons or ms...done an mri...normal....shaky twitchy tingly hands...dizzy...not ever in the mood for anything....i am so lost......
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« Reply #107 on: February 21, 2014, 08:00:15 AM »
Thank you for your posts PAN, they help.
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« Reply #108 on: February 22, 2014, 06:24:25 PM »
Bottom line is that I'm a pretty healthy 50 year old who will one day die. As will we all. Yes, I have a family history of heart disease, but the person who has it smoked and never exercised. I just finished looking again for heart attack symptoms for women and basically, almost every sensation could be a symptom. Do I go to the ER? Wait in nervous agony until the doctors office opens? Or I can accept that I have always had anxiety and that's what it is tonight. And if I get a definite symptom I'll worry about it then.
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Re: Accepting the Diagnosis.............
« Reply #109 on: February 23, 2014, 12:54:54 PM »
A beautiful and profound post.  THank yu for it.  Truly inspiring me today. Bless you!
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Re: Accepting the Diagnosis.............
« Reply #110 on: February 23, 2014, 10:59:45 PM »
I hate suffering with anxiety, I hate bing like this everyday of my life, is there anyhope any type of relief at all, well things get better
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« Reply #111 on: April 05, 2014, 02:50:44 PM »
I wish I could accept it. But my heart attack symptoms change and get worse and worse every day. And just because I get checked out today and find out I don't have one today that doesn't mean I won't have one tomorrow.
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« Reply #112 on: April 06, 2014, 12:47:56 PM »
This is such an interesting discussion - I have just recently been learning about these things in therapy.  I am realizing that with HA, I avoid accepting the uncertainty of life.  The key to healing is to sit with the discomfort and then move to accepting the underlying fears.  Facing them will set me free from the constant cycle of reassurance that I use to make myself feel ok.  I am currently trying to manage sitting through the fears without acting on them (i.e. calling more doctors, going to ER, etc).  It is really hard, but I am trying to get better.  I am hoping that this is really the way to heal.  I think the only way out is through the fear.
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« Reply #113 on: July 23, 2014, 12:42:25 PM »
I have been spending an awful lot of time trying to "accept the diagnosis". I know that this is the only way that I'm going to get better and start returning to a more normal though process. I have found that I have to put a conscious effort into taking what the doctor says and just letting it go after that. It takes several days for me to reach acceptance. I always spend a lot of time in doubt thinking "what might he have missed". Its working for me, I think, albeit very slowly. But I will take it, any positive progress is most welcome. My husband is military and is deploying in a few days for 9 months. I dread what effect this could have on my progress or possible regression. I should try to be comforted that with all the tests that I have had run on me over the last six moths that if they haven't found anything that is of concern to them that I should consider myself in pretty good shape. Had a CT, Mammo, lots of extensive blood work including to rule out Lupus, ultra sounds, MRI of my head, Colonoscopy, Gyno exam, dermatology exam(for hair loss), and I am being followed by a Urologist tomorrow to look at a hernia on my bladder. If it all comes back clear like all the rest, what more can I ask for in the line of comfort in knowing everything has been checked. I need to "accept the diagnosis" and try to keep from looking for something new to scare me. Wish me luck over the next 9 months.  ::)
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