Thank you, mollyfin, marc, vardnas, tinam, kazoo, penzachka, 0115, and daisy
I never thought a lot would reply in less than 24 hours. Your posts have been reassuring me slowly. This is what I need to curb my anxious feelings for now. Thank you very much.
Tinam, I'm glad that CBT is working out for you. I have read some posts regarding CBT and some were becoming frustrated because it didn't yield fast results. As you and vardnas mentioned, I guess it really takes time. I mean, I acquired this anxiety when I was 17 and it took some time to develop into a full blown anxiety so I guess I do not have to expect that the "cure" for my HA will come overnight. I will try to find a therapist around this place. My family has agreed to let me be under the care of a therapist, finally.
Dasiy, kazoo, penzachka, and daisy: Thank you again. I was told that anxiety can indeed raise blood sugar levels at certain times. I was really anxious 3 days before the blood test since I was already thinking the worst case scenario. It was bad -- I kept at the back of my mind the "what ifs". I kept thinking about it the whole day and it just sapped my energy.
I can see that you have had your share of high blood sugar at some point in your life. I would just like to ask how are you doing lately?
I guess this is still somehow a wake up call for me to cut back on my carbs and sweets. I've been really enjoying sweets for the past year. At times I tried to stop but nothing was enough to realize how much I was consuming until now.
vardnas, you have been replying to most posts here in AZ. You are an angel. You completely nailed my situation. I guess it really boils down to anxiety. I mean, I shared this to my family -- while they do agree that it was higher than my previous readings, they say that it is nothing to worry about as it is still in the normal range. Just try to work hard this time to lower it as they know I am anxious (although I doubt that they really understand my situation). But alas, I am now seriously considering therapeutic help to uplift my mental health. No need to mention about "the digging on ya" part though -- I really really need it. I need a heavy slap of reality and you did just that.
My anxiety has been bad lately. I just keep thinking "what ifs". What if I work hard to lose all the weight and eat the right food yet my glucose will still continue to rise? This is just some of the thoughts that haunt me when I go to sleep at night. I know it's anxiety and I hope to find help soon. You have all been helpful.