I Know I Have Ptsd.....new Info Is That Includes Anxiety.All the doctors......regular ones,,,,therapists,,,,,,psychiatrists,,,,,Last year I finally found out about anxiety. I woke up with pain shooting from the inside of my elbow up across my chest and down to the other elbow. Like 'is this a heart attack' kind of pain. I've suffered from body pain for decades,,,,we don't know,,,,,fibromyalgia? ,,,,,not fibromyalgia,,,,,,,it's all in your head. Well,,,it is all kind of in my head,,,,,why does it sound like you think I'm an idiot?
I found out from the mayo clinic online that people who have been abused, people who have ptsd, they suffer from depression and anxiety a lot. And fibromyalgia.
What I found out is that I have anxiety cause my fight-or-flight response is all messed up. Since I was a child! It is a symptom of what my family did to me,,,,how they raised me. It's not all in my head,,,like it's my fault and I'm making it up for whatever reasons you think I am!
I take generic elavil every night and it has saved my life! I have less pain and I am happy. Sure, I sleep longer and people give me crap for being a late sleeper, but too bad for them. (Side note: you are not a better person than me cause you get up early. I use to be guilty of this myself! I'm sorry!)
One other VERY USEFUL thing I have learned about anxity, This is quoted from the helpguide.org website on Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
*******If you struggle with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, and meditation can teach you how to relax.
The key is regular practice. Try to set aside at least 30 minutes a day. As you strengthen your ability to relax, your nervous system will become less reactive and you’ll be less vulnerable to anxiety and stress. Over time, the relaxation response will come easier and easier, until it feels natural.
I never realized that it would help 'over time' !!!!
Ok, guided meditation video's on You Tube. I'm going to start doing 1 video a day and see how that helps,,,,'over time' along with the elavil.
Here is the addy for the helpguilde.org webpage on GAD.
The mayo clinic is one of the most respected in this country. Here is a link:
Thanks for listening!
Sandi247 56-60, F 5 Responses 1 Jun 24, 2012