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So not ADD - or ADD is a symptom. Or something. 
14th-Jun-2007 04:26 pm
My therapist has been saying for ages that she thinks I'm naturally anxious. I thought: "Nope, ADD, you fool!"

It's only today, after the panic attack on the tube was accompanied by chest pains, that I actually looked up Anxiety Disorder:

Let me bold the ones I've noticed:

People with generalised anxiety may find that they:

  • easily lose their patience
  • have difficulty concentrating
  • think constantly about the worst outcome
  • have difficulty sleeping
  • become depressed and/or
  • become preoccupied with, or obsessional about, one subject
Getting the Picture? Wait, it gets better.
These mental symptoms lead to, and are supported by, physical symptoms. These can include:

  • excessive thirst
  • stomach upsets
  • passing wind
  • loose bowel movements
  • frequent urinating
  • failure to respond to sexual stimulation
  • periods of intense pounding heart (OK, this one not that often)
  • periods of feeling winded
  • muscle aches
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • pins and needles
  • tremors
  • painful or no periods

Turns out sometimes professionals do know what they're talking about.

Today at lunch I told Paul and Paul that I was having panic attacks, and Paul2 suggested relaxation tapes (*cough* does anyone have any? *cough*) which I will look into. I have to remain at the gym, so that helps, and there are other things I can do. It's all about living a stress-free lifestyle, as opposed to quick fix.

Now? Therapy.
14th-Jun-2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
14th-Jun-2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
I have a CD of the ocean, I usually find that relaxing. Will make you a cope and see if that helps.
14th-Jun-2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
Personally I find Novembre and Opeth to be very relaxing. However I expect your mileage to be significantly different.

On a more helpful note, I do have some birdsong tapes in Dartford. Next time I'm down there (7/8 July) I'll try and remember to bring them back with me.
15th-Jun-2007 07:17 am (UTC)
I did download some relaxation/ meditation type .mp3s when I found out that the stomach ulcer was stress related. Would you be interested if I uploaded that for you?
15th-Jun-2007 07:20 am (UTC)
Ooooh, yes please! That would be brilliant
15th-Jun-2007 10:24 pm (UTC)

Here's 3 tracks that last roughly an hour. If you like them (they're all sort of natural sounds, waves and suchlike) I'll upload more - I deliberately avoided the guided meditations because I wasn't sure that was your bag. 41MB, and in a .rar file. Hope you enjoy ♥
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