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12 years ago 0 amy68 9 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Nervous in the Mornings

Hi. I'm not sure that this program is quite for me. I took the Anxiety test and it says I show no signs of anxiety or depression :confuse: However, I feel ridiculous, if that makes sense. My big thing is a worry over my health (eyes). That has sent me over the edge to where I have dwelled, & dwelled, & dwelled so much that now I'm in a CONSTANT state of nervousness. I still do everything I've always done and no one has any idea. The main problem is that I just don't feel "content". I don't get excited over anything and I don't feel real happy. I don't look forward to the funs things my family and me do. I use to love my "alone time" and now I dread it. I want company and someone around. Once again, no one knows and I don't show it. When I wake up each morning, literally right when I open my eyes, I feel like I have butterflies in my stomach. THAT, reminds me of how coo-coo I think I am, which in turn, once again, gets me to thinking and thinking. I have not went to my doctor yet as I keep thinking this will let up. I don't have panic attacks just this feeling of blah about me. Sorry to go on and on but just not real sure how to explain myself correctly. Thanks for any advice.
12 years ago 0 amy68 9 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Nervous in the Mornings

HI everyone. Thank you for posting! I woke up this morning feeling fine but I sat and worried all day long over my darn dry eyes. I just worry myself sick--literally. I worry about situations that may come up in the future (that haven't even happened and may not) & how my eyes will react. That alone is what is driving me crazy! My husband keeps saying not to think about the future as you don't know what it consists of. I know he's right and very logical but that's easier said than done. I've always been a worry-wart, to say the least. I can't watch anything on TV or listen to any health issues from friends or family because I feel I always end up with the same thing. Very odd, I know. I'm just so aggravated that for the first time, something has got a hold of me and I cannot let it go. I guess because it's an issue with my eyes and that's something that everyone can see or tell that something is wrong.......watery, bloodshot eyes. I had back pain last year that was much easier to deal with than this as no one could tell and I took ibuprofen and it 'went away'. Right now, this darn dryness (actually watery eyes) is not going away. Oh my. As you can tell, this has just consumed my mental thought completely. I know I should go see a doctor/therapist but for some reason, that seems embarrassing. I will eventually if this keeps up. I will have no choice. Thanks for listening and take care.
12 years ago 0 amy68 9 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Nervous in the Mornings

Thanks Maggie! I feel like I'm just in a slump right now. I just want that happy, no thoughts feeling again! I have the house to myself today and normally I'd feel almost "giddy" (ha). Instead, I have no feeling about it and would rather have someone here. That in itself is worrisome to me . I have had those same feelings before and came out of it so I'm hoping I can do it again. This happens to be the week before I 'start'(monthly) so I'm hoping that has something to do with my mental state also. I'm usually different that week before anyway. Thanks for not advising me to go straight to the doctors..lol. For me, it takes just one person to say the right thing and that helps me a lot. By you just being positive helps me. Also, I did post with a mental health doctor and he did say to see a therapist but just said this: ..."you will find out that these worries have many roots, and you won't be able to trace them all effectively by yourself. You may not need too much help, a little should do a lot of good". That helped too. Take care & thanks again! :)
12 years ago 0 amy68 9 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
DEALING WITH ANXIETY WITHOUT PERSCRIPTIONS

Gena: Can you please tell me where you got the "Holy Basil". I've looked it up and there are many positive things said about it. Did you get the extract/capsules or the tea form? I just keep hearing different types of things one can buy without a prescription for stress/anxiety such as B-Complex Vitamins, Omega 3's, even eating blueberries (reducing oxidative stress-provides energy for mental functions and supports a bright mood). I am trying all the above already. - I'd rather try this route first instead of going to a doctor/therapist to get on a prescribed medication. Thank you! :)
12 years ago 0 amy68 9 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
DEALING WITH ANXIETY WITHOUT PERSCRIPTIONS

Wow, I just realized Gena posted in June of 2006.......lol. Can anyone else (or Gena if you're still out there) tell me about "Holy Basil" and if you have benefited from it. Thank you. ;p
12 years ago 0 amy68 9 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Title: Anxious thoughts €“ Jumping to Conclusions

HI. That's exactly my problem is that I jump to conclusions. I am having so much trouble right now because I tend to dwell on scenarios that have not even happened. For me right now, it's my eyes and the fact that they may become bothersome at certain places & while I'm with people, even though my eyes are doing better. About the time I feel I'm doing good, a "scenario" will pop into my head and I get that sick feeling about it. I have this constant sick feeling right now that has been with me for over a week. I'm so aggravated about it! I cannot see the positive at all but only heartache & aggravation. I just keep thinking to myself "why me", "how did this just happen out of the blue", "is it going to be like this forever", etc etc etc. My husband has always said I make mountains out of mole hills, and I DO. Health issues have ALWAYS got to me but I've always talked my way out of my bad thinking. With my eyes, it's different. Reading message boards about dry eyes and the horrible stories does not help one bit. It depresses me even more. I just am hesitant about going to the doctor just yet. My doctor, who I've only seen once for back problems, is about 13 years younger than me and I feel silly talking to her about my mental instability. I assume she would recommend a therapist which in turn bothers me. I don't go to the doctor very much and the only type of drugs I've ever taken are excedrin and ibuprofen. This whole mental worry and dwelling is REALLY getting to me as you can tell. I've went on and on and on. Sorry about that. Like I said in a previous post, I do 'start' next week and am going to see if I feel better once I get past this 'week before' time. Thanks for listening to my rambling. Take care all!
12 years ago 0 amy68 9 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
HOLY BASIL

Hi again. I posted about this with another topic title but thought I'd start a new one so everyone could see what I was inquiring about. Has anyone tried "Holy Basil"? I have read many good things about it since someone posted that this extract (or tea) helped them more than medication. A mental health expert just said that it couldn't hurt to try and he's heard good things from people also. Please let me know if you have tried this and if it benefited you. Thank you. :)
12 years ago 0 amy68 9 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Nervous in the Mornings

Hi all. I finally went to the doctor. She had my thyroid tested, which came back fine. I was put on Buspar, 10mg, twice daily. It will be one week tomorrow and I'm not doing any better. I'm still having problems with the daytime nervouseness. I'm just so distraught over this. I can't believe I went almost 39 years with no problems and now I'm at this mental state. I just feel like crying because that giddy, fun, happy feeling about me is gone! Here it is the weekend almost which normally made me ecstatic. It's just more days to me now. WHY WHY WHY??? I am going BACK to the doctor tomorrow. I had an appt. for next week (would have been 2 weeks on Buspar) but I just can't stand to be this way. My sister-in-law is actually a doctor (I don't see her for this) and she suggested asking my doctor to put me on Zoloft. My coworker is on that also and has done very well. I just need a someone to say that my happiness WILL COME BACK & I can overcome this. Right now, I just keep thinking----"will I be like this forever". It's weird because I seem so much better around 7:00pm on......."knock on wood". I'd like some insight on whether the whole happiness, giddiness feelings come back. Thank you.
12 years ago 0 amy68 9 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Why does this site give me more anxiety?

I can completely agree with you. I actually quit reading all the emails coming to me where I had posted. When you read how other people are feeling, you just wonder if that will happen to you. It's hard to keep that seperate from YOURSELF. My husband absolutely hates it that I keep getting on this computer and looking up things. I have to say, I felt better when I was away for those 5 days or so. I just seem to keep getting drawn back to about 3 different websites. I have done this program but it is not helping. I feel I'm having more of a depression state now, which I never would have admitted. Actually, I can't really say I am depressed just that the things I use to enjoy aren't that exciting to me anymore. That makes me very sad. I think getting online makes things that much worse. I just wish there was a quick fix!