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    Been a tough week

    So Iíve been off a week and Iíve stuck to it, Iíve had a few good days but some very bad days and today is a bad day sadly.

    Iíve been at work all week and stayed at work, Iíve been eating and drinking as usual and now 6 weeks into 150mg on sertraline.

    Today my stomach kills, really bad cramps and acid reflux.

    I canít say staying off here as done much good, but I certainly wouldnít say Iíve missed it either.

    I just feel very lost at the minute and fed up


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    Re: Been a tough week

    Sorry to hear you are struggling at the moment. I saw your other posts as I was combing through the IBS threads last night. I'm on the forum because my IBS kicked up again. I get panicked when symptoms either increase, show up at seemingly random times, etc. I don't know if this would be helpful to you but I do the following to help manage my HA.

    I try hard to avoid catastrophic thinking (always ultimate worst case scenario) or magical thinking (this random pain is connected to another random symptom) when I get in a panicked frame of mind. I reserve my visits to the forum only for the times when a new symptom kicks, an old one comes back, or I'm waiting for test results. And I allow myself to look for a certain amount of time and then I leave the site. As long as I stick to those parameters, I can keep my HA fears in check. I used to be obsessed with looking up symptoms and in the past often spent hours at a stretch constantly looking up things online to reassure me.

    Finding this forum helped greatly with breaking away from the obsessive googling of symptoms. I can see that there are others who also jump to worst case scenario thinking and it makes me feel less like an ocd weirdo. I also have gotten to a point where I allow myself to accept test results and doctor's opinions (this was not the case for most of my life).

    When actual physical symptoms do show up, I keep track of them to see if they are related to stress (physical, mental, or for me, as a woman, hormonal). I do deep breathing everyday as part of a pain derived from stress management technique. I've used deep breathing to help with pain management for about 7 years now and while it's not a miracle cure, it helps me in in so many other ways. I also let my husband and son know when I am not feeling great and they are both pretty supportive.

    Do you have strategies in place to keep you from falling too low? Do you recognize when you are headed downwards? Who is the best person in your life that can offer you peace of mind when you aren't doing well? Part of me thinks that people with HA or have somatic forms of anxiety are generally very sensitive people who don't have consistent or solid self-care strategies in place. Even with all that I listed above, I still fall into bad spots at least once a month. But they are way less frequent than they have been in the past and definitely do not last as long.

    I hope you are already in a better frame of mind and I hope what I shared above was helpful in some way.

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    Re: Been a tough week

    Thank you it was helpful, Iím just getting fed up of the worrying about things,

    I wish I could accept my test results and docs but itís so hard too.

    My family try to support me as much as possible and I found certain people on here made me feel silly and pathetic but some people like you and carys are brilliant

    I was terrified I had crohns but blood tests and stool sample later the doc said no....why canít I believe it


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    Re: Been a tough week

    Quote Originally Posted by Noworryjonny View Post
    So I’ve been off a week and I’ve stuck to it
    You do realize that your profile shows when you're logged on and the last date you were? Kudos for not posting for reassurance though

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    Re: Been a tough week

    Quote Originally Posted by MJunderway View Post
    Sorry to hear you are struggling at the moment. I saw your other posts as I was combing through the IBS threads last night. I'm on the forum because my IBS kicked up again. I get panicked when symptoms either increase, show up at seemingly random times, etc. I don't know if this would be helpful to you but I do the following to help manage my HA.

    I try hard to avoid catastrophic thinking (always ultimate worst case scenario) or magical thinking (this random pain is connected to another random symptom) when I get in a panicked frame of mind. I reserve my visits to the forum only for the times when a new symptom kicks, an old one comes back, or I'm waiting for test results. And I allow myself to look for a certain amount of time and then I leave the site. As long as I stick to those parameters, I can keep my HA fears in check. I used to be obsessed with looking up symptoms and in the past often spent hours at a stretch constantly looking up things online to reassure me.

    Finding this forum helped greatly with breaking away from the obsessive googling of symptoms. I can see that there are others who also jump to worst case scenario thinking and it makes me feel less like an ocd weirdo. I also have gotten to a point where I allow myself to accept test results and doctor's opinions (this was not the case for most of my life).

    When actual physical symptoms do show up, I keep track of them to see if they are related to stress (physical, mental, or for me, as a woman, hormonal). I do deep breathing everyday as part of a pain derived from stress management technique. I've used deep breathing to help with pain management for about 7 years now and while it's not a miracle cure, it helps me in in so many other ways. I also let my husband and son know when I am not feeling great and they are both pretty supportive.

    Do you have strategies in place to keep you from falling too low? Do you recognize when you are headed downwards? Who is the best person in your life that can offer you peace of mind when you aren't doing well? Part of me thinks that people with HA or have somatic forms of anxiety are generally very sensitive people who don't have consistent or solid self-care strategies in place. Even with all that I listed above, I still fall into bad spots at least once a month. But they are way less frequent than they have been in the past and definitely do not last as long.

    I hope you are already in a better frame of mind and I hope what I shared above was helpful in some way.
    your post is inspiring, such a logical way of dealing with anxiety when it rears its ugly head! I'm going to write down those things you suggest, as I do all of the things you mention especially the magical thinking (never heard it called that before...brilliant!) and I just hope they can help me too. Thanks for sharing, a lot of people will appreciate it xxxx

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    Re: Been a tough week

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmanpa View Post
    You do realize that your profile shows when you're logged on and the last date you were? Kudos for not posting for reassurance though

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    Typical you would be the one to post something sarcastic or degrading


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    Re: Been a tough week

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmanpa View Post
    You do realize that your profile shows when you're logged on and the last date you were? Kudos for not posting for reassurance though

    Positive thoughts
    Sometimes, it's like you try and be an ass. There was no need for that, and he did refrain from posting, which I applaud.

    Jonny, you may find that you not posting here for reassurance has longer lasting benefits than an immediate 'cure' of your issues. Try and remember that you spent a long time practicing bad habits and it takes a long time to reverse those habits. Try and roll with the stomach symptoms, they are part and parcel of an anxiety condition and/or stress. I haven't said anything about this before, but I've had a horrendous bout of IBS the last couple of months due to stress at home. My symptoms include pain, bloating, loose stools, stomach gurgling, nausea and a general sense of 'unease' around the mid section. But, you can just ignore it and get on with things, which is what I have learned to do over the last few years. They're just symptoms, and it's your reaction to them that is the problem, not the symptoms themselves.

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    Re: Been a tough week

    Thanks joe means a lot, they have certainly improved a bit but today itís the stomach cramps and excess wind like Iím burping like mad, Iím meant to go see Ed Sheehan tomorrow but Iím so anxious


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    Re: Been a tough week

    I was like that yesterday, Jonny. I do know how tough it is, but it gets better if you reframe it as a nuisance rather than a worry.

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    Re: Been a tough week

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    I was like that yesterday, Jonny. I do know how tough it is, but it gets better if you reframe it as a nuisance rather than a worry.
    Like what??


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