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Nothing like getting a call first thing in the morning from your hubby saying he got pulled over and is going to jail (bailed him out asap) for an outstanding warrant to just set the whole tone for the day.

I have not had one anxiety free day in over 4 months and this sent me into full panic mode with horrific chest pains.

Not good when im already under medicated for anxiety and cant get into the new dr for a week.

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Hey there -

I am really sorry that happened to you - I am not surprised that it caused a panic.

Just a friendly service reminder - generally we reserve the phrase "trigger warning" for graphic descriptions of either self-harm or abuse. In terms of getting more replies, you might do better with something more descriptive of what the topic is about.

Take good care of yourself - do you have any good soothing things you can do to help you relax a little?

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Opps, sorry about the title. Im not sure how to edit it.

Ive done as much relaxation exercises as i know how. Im a stay at home mom and i didnt have anyone to watch my kids so most of my atempts were twarted unfortunatly

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That sucks, Jen.

I'm sorry you had such a crappy event today on top of your already high anxiety.

Reminds me that I have a think I need to get taken care of so my sweetie doesn't have to come bail me out!

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I've had extreme life stressors trigger my anxiety to all-time highs. What helps me is that my hubby is a very calm and rational person with a "what's done is over with now and no need to worry about it" personality. His repeated reassurances help calm me down and get me grounded in reality rather than spinning out of control.

Try looking at the (somewhat) positive in the situation. He wasn't sitting in a cell for long (probably just stuck in booking), you had the money to pay for the warrant, the warrant is now taken care of, he doesn't have to worry about police the next time he is driving down the road.

About 20 years ago, I was arrested for failure to pay a moving violation ticket. I was handcuffed and taken to jail from my home. I was booked and spent three hours in a jail cell while my hubby contacted my mom to bail me out. It wasn't the most pleasant experience in my life, but it wasn't the worst by far. I was more relieved that things were taken care of than I was afraid of going to jail (though I didn't like my neighbors watching me being escorted, handcuffed, to the back of a police car.

To this day, I have no fear of the police, and I've had some harrowing experiences with them.

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