About Me-Janice’s Anxiety

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About Me-Janice’s Anxiety

I don’t know what to say, and that is not a good way for a blogger to start a new Post. It doesn’t exactly instill confidence that exciting things are to come. But the title of this post is About Me-Janice’s Anxiety.

I am Janice Fox-Henley and I will tell you as plainly as I can about Janice’s Anxiety. I will write of how it ruled my life for fifty years, and then of how I broke free of it’s worst clutches.

Sometimes I don’t even want to think on the sixty-seven years dominated by anxiety’s grip. On the other hand, I am so blessed to be in control of my life now, much more than I was! Although I will more than likely always deal with a cloud of anxiety, it is so much better!

Janice’s Anxiety-First Anxiety Attack

At age five, Janice’s Anxiety showed up with my first remembered anxiety attack. All my kindergarten teacher asked me to do was show my toy and tell about it. Yes, it was my introduction to public speaking! To keep a long story short, I couldn’t do it!

Thirty-four years later I would have a physician put a name to what had happened to me when I was five. Social Anxiety Disorder with anxiety and panic attacks was the diagnosis he gave to me. With Bipolar and Severe Depression, the report was complete.

Anxiety would cripple my ability to do everything from Book Reports, to Class Presentations, even to trying out for extracurricular activities in school.

Success From Janice’s Anxiety

In July 2018, I found CBD oil, tried it, and got a physical measure of relief! With this success, I went forward and found Barry Joe McDonagh’s program PanicAway.

The PanicAway program helped me adjust my way of thinking, successfully as years of psychiatry had not done.

Depression Is Not A Friendly Emotion

During the Fall of the year I became nine years old, depression settled heavily on my young head. I know this is how old I was because we lived close to an old cemetery and I would walk the rows of the graves.

Crying because I am so angry the dead people get to be dead, it doesn’t seem fair at all!

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To a greater or lesser degree, with other mitigating factors, I felt like this for fifty-four years! During this time I married and we raised two healthy well-adjusted people, a miracle isn’t it?

For the last fifteen years I have lived without Depression, for in 2004 after a prolonged bout with Bipolar Mania, I was no longer depressed! Now, this is on my mind today this day in June 2019, because I sense Depression starting.

I am not sure how to handle this? First, I will make sure I am taking my medications correctly and on time.

I will more post later………It has been two days. I am ready to write.

Depression and Anxiety-Mania

If I put a touch of Bipolar Mania with Bipolar Depression, I have Agitated Depression. This is not a comfortable or easy to explain to someone else, state of mind.

Besides this Type of Depression, I have had to cope with two other Types of Depression at different times.

First, I lived under the painful Severe Depression that comes with Suicidal Ideations and leaves you lost in a dark bottomless hole unable to think. This Type of Depression requires medication and a medical practitioner to diagnose and prescribe. Usually, bloodwork has to be done on a regular basis to monitor the medication.

Second, I did deal with the Depression that comes from accumulated problems, like financial difficulties, or the inability to perform in school like everyone else. This Type of Depression is predominantly tied to circumstances. Sometimes medication can help, either way, a competent medical professional is needed to diagnose.

Therapy can usually help this person more than anything else. If there is a need to rethink the way of accomplishing tasks, then with a guide to help, one may find answers.

Depression Today

Coming with first waking thought is the need to work. I am so weak and tired due to the Myasthenia Gravis, but I feel such pressure to finish my work! There is so very much to do and so little time!

This situation leads me to experience Depression almost taking away the joy in the work, and for me, there is joy in my work! If you have Depression do not lose your joy! Claim joy daily, hour by hour if necessary!

Thank you for allowing me to write to you!

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Many Types of Anxiety

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Many Types of Anxiety

We know there are many Types of Anxiety, not the least of which is Common Anxiety. There seems to be so much confusion concerning this! Most of us don’t realize there are several Types of Anxiety, and then so many levels of these Types.

For different Types of Anxiety, it will be different kinds of therapy that will work to help the person suffering. Frequently it will be a combination of talk therapy and meditation. Sometimes it will actually require medication to resolve the Anxiety for the patient’s relief.

Anxiety Meditation Garden Gate

The opening picture for this Post is how I picture my Anxiety Meditation Garden Gate. I have had the same Gate in my mind’s eye since 1990 when I was taught to meditate for Anxiety relief. It calmed me then, and it does now. Then I had to find out how from a psychologist but now you can get a recording on Guided Imagery from a store.

With each Type of Anxiety, you will discover upon examination different forms of beginnings and ages of onset of symptoms. Some will present with a certain event for which a precise event can be determined as a cause and possible beginning! This will sometimes be a Natural Disaster (Hurricane, Typhoon, Volcano).

Disasters & Triggers

As likely the event cause be a Social Disaster (War, Murder, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Violent Assualt, Divorce, Torture). And I know, many more, of both kinds, but I cannot list them all!

From events like these, we later realize we have “Triggers”. So, when something frightens, shocks, or hurts us we remember it. When something reminds of it quickly in a way that brings on an Anxiety or Panic Attack, this is designated a “Trigger”. Of course, all Types of Anxiety can result in Anxiety Attacks with or without a “Trigger”.

Personally I have had Anxiety Attacks since the age of five, sometimes three or more a day when unmedicated. But throughout my sixty-eight year old life I have only had three Panic Attacks.

If an Anxiety sufferer has these, they are sometimes said to have PTSD. The treatment for this is therapy, meditation, deep breathing, and often medication.

Ongoing Unrelenting Stress

Then at times, it will be a time in the person’s life from which there was no reprieve from continual Stress! If this ever suits you, you will know it not just a few stressful weeks while you produce that job for your employer. This Stress will be ongoing unrelenting Stress of taking care of the elderly or ill for a prolonged time, years!

Or as is happening to our elderly population now, being plunged into prolonged poverty ill-prepared to cope with the state of their finances. We have our Severe Depression and Suicide Rate amongst the elderly spiraling out of control!

Social Anxiety Disorder SAD

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a more clinical illness Type of Anxiety and different students of Anxiety disagree about it. I must be clear about this. Social Anxiety Disorder is a form of Autism and a patient is born with it. There are ways to achieve high levels of relief but little chance of a cure at this time from Social Anxiety Disorder.

Social Anxiety, that is a form of General or Common Anxiety is different from Social Anxiety Disorder. SA accounts for predominantly 80% of Fears or Phobias of facing groups of people to speak. Social Anxiety is usually Causal by the effect, thus curable. This does take time, patience, and I would insist on kindness!

Aromatherapy is useful for calming the frazzled edges at times! Choose your favorite scent, and let the aroma waft into the room, soothing everyone in there. For Anxiety, the scent most often recommended is Lavender. If you can massage a tiny drop into your temples it is extremely relaxing!

For Aromatherapy

Water – A Natural Remedy

? I want to share with my Readers this article by Barry McDonagh, an international panic disorder coach.

Water Helps Ease General Anxiety!

Water Helps Ease General Anxiety!

Today I want to look at something so simple and yet equally powerful in alleviating the symptoms of general anxiety.

This tip also helps reduce the frequency and strength of panic attacks.

Fresh Drinking Water

Water is a great quencher of thirst but more importantly here -a great quencher of anxiety.

Read all about it on my blog here :

http://www.panicaway.com/blog/water-helps-ease-general-anxiety

Barry Joe McDonagh

All material provided in these emails are for informational or educational purposes only. No content is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Consult your physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition

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CURING ANXIETY

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Working to cure Anxiety.

Curing Anxiety?

Anxiety In A Jar

Anxiety is a strange animal for it can show itself in varied forms and symptoms, but we want to be curing anxiety whenever possible. For some a product of extreme stress or tension, while for others a disorder (Social Anxiety Disorder), and for some a true biological disease.

There is a type of severe diagnosed anxiety caused by extreme stress, grief, or disaster. Here we get PTSD and Complex-PTSD.  A really destructive and even lethal form of anxiety at its’ worst. It must be diagnosed and treated with medication and therapy with all due diligence.

Traumatizing at its worst during Natural or Social Disasters, such as Hurricanes or War, respectively; nonetheless, General or Common Anxiety is not Biological and may be cured! Even if is accompanied by Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks!

Again, let me remind! An educated professional needs to diagnose the Type of Anxiety with which you are coping when you are ready to get help! Then you will know how to proceed to get the correct help to relieve the symptoms and even accept curing your anxiety!

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Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Some of these children are diagnosed as children and some are not. SAD is a form of Autism. I was surprised to learn this, but it is believed by physicians.

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) means just that. You do not socially adjust with others because you disbelieve your worthiness to receive love and affection or give the same in kind. You have an inborn doubt that is not your fault, this is the way you were born for it is a disorder.

Social Anxiety Disorder Autism

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SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER BRAIN
BRAIN SCAN OF AN AUTISTIC PERSON

Social Anxiety Disorder Child

My first memory as a SAD child at the age of four was in kindergarten.  Time for ‘Show and Tell’ with our toys and it was my turn. I walked to the front of the class on frozen feet with my breakfast in my throat. When I looked over the sea of faces the room swam and I was sick!

The teacher took me outside in the fresh air and spoke in a calm voice. It was the best thing she could have done. We didn’t know what was wrong with me, no one had heard of anxiety or panic attacks in the early 1950’s. It was the first of many times I tried to be in front of the class and give a book or class report but was unable to do so.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Another anxiety that is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in a person’s brain is becoming more understood and diagnosed correctly. This type of anxiety has to be medicated for the medical professional is balancing chemicals in the brain. This type is a true biological disorder.

Feelings of Unworthiness

It is true, a person with SAD never truly believes they are loved, due to the fact they do not see any reason why anyone would love them. They see themselves at fault all of the time, and unworthy of affection or love. Remember, it is their illness that makes it extremely difficult for a SAD person to learn to receive love and approval without rejection.

You must remember in a relationship with a SAD person, it is not that you are being doubted as able to love. The Social Anxiety Disorder person cannot believe they can be loved or approved of by someone they consider valuable. So, no matter how hard they will actively or passively reach out for this love and approval, they can’t accept it once offered. I have learned we can be taught to accept love with kindness and patience!

SEE THEIR ME!

SAD Child Thinks It Is Their Fault

If you have a SAD child, help them with their inward prompt to accept blame for everything by helping them accept responsibility for only the one thing they had any control over that day… They become so burdened by all their presumed faults they accept responsibility for none of their real ones.

By the same rule of thought help your child to learn they are not at fault for everything happening around them. Many times professional therapy is needed here.

Curing Anxiety of Bipolar

To finish, I wrote I would say more about the Anxiety requiring medication by a medical professional. Curing Anxiety resulting from the mania or agitated depression of Bipolar is usually not considered probable due to the fact this is a medical illness. There is a chemical imbalance in the person’s body, so a lifetime of bloodwork and a balance of medication and therapy are needed.

Aromatherapy represented by an image of a woman's face in a handful of lavender.
Helps in Curing the symptomsof Anxiety.

Aromatherapy Is Not Expensive! Freshwater for most of us is not expensive and plentiful and these provide a measure of relief! Besides the talk therapy which can be extremely valuable, depending on the provider, the first two suggestions offered are deep breathing exercises and meditation! Most people can learn all of these.

Plain Good Free Advice!

There are people who offer learned advice at SocialAdvice.net and they don’t charge you anything! There will be real advice from anxiety experts about diet, exercise, therapy, sleep, and more…

Panic Away Curing Anxiety

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I am not a medical professional so I cannot diagnose, treat, or do anything but write about my life and story with anxiety for informational purposes. I am sixty-eight years old and I have coped with different types of anxiety all of my life.

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