Im back and well 2 yrs on. - Living with Anxiety

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Im back and well 2 yrs on.

bonnie1959
bonnie1959

Any of the old gang about ?. Whywhy if yr there mess me for catch up. Winter. Donver. Donna., hows the baby doing. Got to be at least two now aye. Mimi have replied to yr post. Brambles i see you was about a little while ago.

Hi to all others . Happy to help if i can.

Bonnie

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Ooh you are going back I remember some of those names but haven't been on here for a while. Glad to hear that you are well as I am. Great for us. xx

bonnie1959
bonnie1959 in reply to Jeffju

Hi jeffju. How are you doing. Im like it never happened. But i know it did . As you know. Is hard work getting back n through it. I am hoping the others got there aswell. Would so nicce to here from them.

Bonnie

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I don't think any of them are on here I pop in now an then hope they are all doing well. Glad you are do so well it is an uphill battle have a great day xxx Mimi

bonnie1959
bonnie1959 in reply to Hidden

Hi mimi. I am goimg to pop in and out too. And hope others are doing well. Would be so nice if they popped on and we could all have a catch up. And maybe support anyone that hasent got there yet.

Bonnie

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If I remember rightly they went off and did a Facebook group . Why why did pop back in for a day or two back at easter but to be fair I can't remember if it was this year last year or even further back than that . Can't say as I have seen any of the others since why why left .

Take care it's good to hear that people can and do recover ☺

Hi es27. Think you are right about the face book thing. I dont do facebook. They did ask me to do it at the time. I have got whywhy email somewhere. You certainly can recover. I did many things to help it along. I tried meds . The longest for about 9 weeks. I gave that up. Because i had read so much that you dont need them. I had to start going outside for a few mins n then build on that. I cldnt understand why or what was hapening to me. My mind raced. I was frightened of the bathroom and kitchen. And much more. I had to build from the door to rhe next kerb. Then end of road. And gradualy to the shop. But not in. Then town n other shops. Swimming n cafes a d dtive. And finally back to work april 15. And bk full time since without a day sick. I love being back. Was a long hard haul but wanted my life back. How are you doing ?. Working ? Go out and about ?.

Bonnie

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es27
es27 in reply to bonnie1959

Yes I work go out do stuff . My anxiety never really stopped me from doing stuff just took the enjoyment out of them . The constant sensation or the what ifs really take there toll and make just living a battle . However on a more positive note I haven't had a full blown rush to hospital panic attack for nine weeks which for me this year is a bit of a record so there are positives and things to be thankful for .

I read a lot about supplements and vitamins was there anything which aided your recovery like magnesium or vitamin b12 ,? . Or just plain old fashioned hard work 😊

Congratulations on being back at work and no sick days either that's an achievement to be proud of. I find everyday when I am at work o am planning where or when I can have my next sick days and what excuse to use this time as most of the time I just clock in go through the motions feel weak dizzy or fast pulse clock off battle to concentrate on the drivehome then struggle to sleep .

Sorry for the downer I really am much less anxious the past few weeks just over think a lot 😁

bonnie1959
bonnie1959 in reply to es27

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No nothing . I didnt take any suppliments. Was just a positive attitude. And think i took the fear away from me. I did the opporsite to what my thoughts said. And it lost. Aniety retreated. Not all at once though . It was a gradual thing. Over 2 yrs gradual. I also distracted my mind from thinking of anxiety as much as i could. I did cross stitch. And reading . And music a lot. Played n sing along. I wtote the night before what goals i had for the next day. And i never put it off. I did at the start. But then i took no notice of my thoughts. If they said no . I said . I am going. Also i started to say good morning to things. With a smile

When i think at the beggining. I cld not read. I cldnt use the phone. If the dogs barked it made me shake. The washer n tele noise. I cldent do. I missed two yrs of my grandsons. I just cldnt see them. As was so ill. If they came round and my daughter let them in. I wld hide in my bedroom wanting them to leave. I sat behind the door and cried. I wanted to see them. But my thoughts were that i cldent as i wld shake and be dizzy or and heart wld race. Was awfull time. So what i wld say is persiver dont give up. At the time change thought. Do best to ignore the negative. They are just the result of a stressed mind. Go to work with different look at it. Dont clock watch. Instead say im gonna do my vest while im here . Home time will come soo enough. Or if can look at yr job. Does it take your mond enough ?. Or is it not challenging enough ?. Oeople eho suffer snxiety have a high intellect mostly. And the mind can get board . Then hence anxiety . Along with lifes stresses happening.

Bonnie

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suzie482
suzie482 in reply to bonnie1959

Hi bonnie,

Your post is so uplifting and truely inspirational to me, its fantastic to hear about people who manage to overcome their symptoms/anxiety/panic, I'm completely lifted reading your post, xxx

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Hello yes now I do remember everyone going to Facebook but I wasn't comfortable talking on there I too am doing better but at times especially stressfull situations it tries to get control I try to have positive thoughts it is so nice to hear from you all blessings xxxx

Hey Bonnie!!

Great to hear you are doing well:)

Nice to see a blast from the past on here :) Not been on here for ages don't think there's many of the old crew around now shame we all lost touch used to be such a laugh and great place for support and advice too.

My news is I'm still scoffing the sausage rolls and Belgian buns same old :) My daughter is doing really well fingers crossed, she's started at uni , would not have seemed possible few years ago !

Will pop in every now and then, take care x

bonnie1959
bonnie1959 in reply to mimii

Hi mimii. Thats great news about yr daughter. Are you working or getting out and about ?. I got better without meds . I found after trying them they wermt for me. Was hard but it can be done with PMT just gotta drum it up. I went back to work . I ride a bike n go biking . Im regular up n down the m25 to stains n horton to see friends. On my days off from work. I learnt to draw n play guitar when ill. Stil doing them hobbies and swimming 3 times a week. Get back to me mimii when you can.

Mikey. 6 months is early. I wanted my life back straight away. But it never happened and the more i stressed and got upset about not feelimg like me. Tbe longer i was unwell for. As i was putting more stress on my already tired n shot to bits nerves. From never ending stress for a long time pror to getting ill. Dont rush yr body. It with mend. But its a slow process. Be kind to yrself. Tey and do little things for you only you. Even indoors. And rem anxiety symptoms all of them including the thoughts. Are the result of high end of the scale stress. Let it heal. Reat . Eat well. Read. Colour in books. Word searches. Zen colour books. Anything . What ever you like . It wil give your mind another focus and chance to heal.

Speak to tou soin mimii

Bonnie

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Hi, please continue with your success stories. I am 6 months in and doing poorly.. need to hear that people do get better. Thanks

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