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  1. You say you have a love for coffee (oh man, me too)... Have you tried switching to decaf? idk if that would be enough of a caffine reduction to aleviate the anxiety - but I'd think it'd be worth a shot... nothing to lose, if it doesn't do the trick, you can just give it up as planned, and if it does do the trick, you can continue to drink coffee - yay! Alcohol on the other hand - moderation is key I guess... which I have often found difficult, and I think a lot of people with socially geared anxiety find difficult. Just my opinion of course - it's just that the very effects of alcoho
  2. Mine is definately worse in the morning. I'm wondering if the pattern I see here (with some members generally being worse at identifiable points in time & others being worse upon being triggered) has anything to do with whether or not you have generalized anxiety going on. Seems that way. My anxiety is generalized - my mornings are ridiculous. I just laugh about it any more, because, idk, it just seems so silly to me as I walk around gagging while I get ready in the morning. I guess I have an odd sense of humor - lol. Don't get me wrong - I also have my triggers that can worsen my an
  3. yeah - likely due to anxiety then... Mine makes me gag all the time - it's way, WAY worse in the morning for me - I liken it to morning sickness, although I've never had that:) Your tagline is a snipet from one of my all time favorite songs:)
  4. just want to clarify here - is this happening ALL the time? And maybe just get worse when you are anxious? Because if this is happening all the time, you may want to get checked out by your general doc as it could be a sypmtom of a physical medical issue... edit to say sorry the text is so small in my response... I can't seem to fix it.
  5. Ah - could have written a lot of these things myself! Recurring crap for me - Everyone hates me, either outright or secretly People think I'm stupid People are judging me S.O. is cheating & everyone knows but won't tell me S.O. hates me & talks bad about me with everyone else that secretly hates me - which is everyone My family doesn't really like me, but merely tolerate me That I actually am stupid & no one has the heart to tell me (seems I think people are conspiring against me!) That I will think I'm being irrational & not actually be irrational (does that make sens
  6. I was thinking the same thing... mixed with depression. nihalism springs to mind? The philosophy geeks around here might be able to chime in on that stuff... When every show on the history channel is about the end being nigh etc etc - that's not helpful... feeds it ya know? I have a feeling this sort of thinking is quite rampant thanks to the 2012 hoopla - but I'm not certain there is a clinical term for it. Maybe from a socialogical perspective there is - but as far as it being it's own thing in psychological terms - I don't think so. Obviously, I don't know you or him - but devaluing
  7. changes changes changes. good ones. I think.

  8. is still alive...

  9. heh - easiest to predict for me. I know when they are likely anyway. I pretty much have my triggers nailed down on that. Migraines, hangovers, dehydration and occasionally air conditioning all result in panic attacks for me. And way back in the day - coming down off heavy recreational drugs of the upper variety...
  10. I agree - doc & meds ASAP. Have you found that you have called 911 based on dellusions in the past? Because I can tell you that this can lead to legal ramifications unfortunately.
  11. I'd like to see a way to rate things on a scale - at any given time of the day. Things like irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, happiness, sadness, anger... And maybe a way to add your own mood related things - maybe things like jealousy, suspiciousness... (I can't think of any others, since these are just something I might like to keep track of if / when they happen - I'm sure other people have other things - and so maybe a couple of open fields or something to input your own things you want to track?) Being able to track things like sleep patterns, med timing etc - would also be very
  12. I'm with Tryp... I have great hindsight. I'm usually well entrentched in it before I really know - or maybe before I will admit it even to myself. Even though I DO start socially isolating, I don't really realize it at the time. I also start to cry a whole lot more - about stupid shit that's not necessarily appropriate to cry about. I get unusually obsessive also - but I sort of liken that to my emotional immune system being low & allowing my other issues to creep in & have more control than they can when I'm not depressed / getting depressed. I'm getting better in my old age wit
  13. Yep - Lexapro is what I'm on too - and surprise surpise, that's what they are starting her on! I'm so excited for her to get some relief. SO excited. I'd suffer all her pains if she never had to feel how I know she feels =/ The Lex doesn't cover all my anxiety actually, but I'm getting better at supplementing with xanex when I should. I'm real bad about taking them for some reason. Don't get me wrong - the anxiety is a million times better - but it does still crop up. Anyway - After the stuff she's pulled (her attempts have involved hand fulls of pills), I am doubting she will hav
  14. My mom was flipping out about it being 'like jail'. I am pretty sure I quelled that fear with pointing out that A) that's completely necessary for patient safety and B) She's not the only one there & you have to consider the other patients. Some of them may not have anything, let alone anyone that gives a crap about them. Others may have pieces of their own issues that would compell them to take something that is important to someone else - so it's also necessary to avoid that sort of drama, I'm sure, in a ward full of teens (as if teens don't have enough drama causing outlets, MI aside
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