I too have noticed I have more acidity in my throat lately. Seems like I have heartburn more than normal. But I started paying attention to the things I ate/drank that caused it. Orange juice & anything with tomato sauce (which makes me REAL sad bcuz Im REALLY not trying to give up lasagna LOL) are my main sources. So I try to cut the intake down. And I cannot do the 2 pillow thing bcuz it causes me to wake up with a crick in my neck.
Ok, so here's my question... I usually have anxiety when I try to go sleep in my gf's bed. So Im wondering how to do exposure work when Im trying to go to sleep. I can't monitor my anxiety & sleep at the same time LOL Any suggestions?
Another thing Im gonna hafta deal with is that my gf & I are about to move in together. We got a whole new set of mattresses (queen instead of her full size bed) BUT Im gonna hafta be alone in the new place for a week from Jan 4th-10th!
So last night was the 1st night in the new place. I was a li'l anxious when I went to get in bed. But I did a li'l box breathing & said some good mantras & got thru it... The only thing that actually DID keep me up were my gf's cats playing in the cabinets LOL
My gf gets REAL irritated when she sees me on WebMD trying to self-diagnose. Im already a hypochondriac as it is, so that web site is NOT good for me at all LOL Instead of me worrying about having a heart attack, it's now worrying about having a stroke. It's a mess
YAY for getting an iPod Nano for XMas! And the 1st thing I did when I downloaded iTunes was look for the meditations. I found about elevendy billion free ones. It was AMAZING. I downloaded one (that was 24 mins long) and fell asleep half way thru it LOL
Ok, so I made a big step today. I went to a cardiologist. The initial EKG was good - no silent heart attacks and no blood pressure problems I have to go back Fri for an echo cardiogram (or whatever they're called) and then again on Mon for a follow-up to discuss the results... But I can honestly say it has already relieved me a great deal
I've been good. Jus really busy with the move & work. But I finally bit the bullet & decided to go the cardiologist. I thought the EKG was way more involved than what it was LOL And I did NOT enjoy the drawing of the blood bcuz I have very small veins in my arms and they usually hafta draw it from my hand. EEK! But the phlebotomist was good and found a vein :)
I also told the dr about my constant cold feet... He said I need to quit smoking, which of course, I knew. And that I need to exercise, which I also already knew. So Im thinking Imma try to do it in baby steps LOL
I actually told my mom about it. She suffers from them and has been for YEARS. But she is a very religious woman and does a lot praying to get thru hers. I have told my family & closest friends about it and some of them have mentioned that they sometimes have a hard time with anxiety depending on the situation... It helps to know you're not as alone as it may feel at times :)