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General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« Last post by Pleeb on November 22, 2018, 08:59:14 PM »
I found out I have sleep apnea.....didn't know I have that.

I'll have to wear a CPAP mask.

I test drove one on my nose only at the sleep clinic.


I can adjust to wearing one when I sleep.....not the end of the world.
Some people say they sleep more soundly wearing one.

Peter
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Peace on November 18, 2018, 06:56:06 AM »
I had really bad health anxiety at one time, Peter. It's much better now. What I learned was by asking others opinions and by googling symptoms I was keeping myself unhealthy because I was telling my brain something was wrong by doing the very things to try to make myself feel better.

Trigger > anxiety > research > temporary relief, then it the anxiety would start again.

I started to find ways to prevent myself from talking about my worries and from googling. That's the only way I was able to overcome the health anxiety.

Just some friend advice  :) It's easier said than done. Good luck!

Peace
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Pleeb on November 14, 2018, 01:51:15 AM »
Mom, thanks for your thoughts...

Peter
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by momfellinglost on November 13, 2018, 04:18:48 PM »
  I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept a virtual hug from me. It can be harder when it is unexpected. Take your time dealing with your grief and know there is no limit to the time for dealing with it. May your memories help you to cope. Take care of yourself
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Pleeb on November 09, 2018, 09:22:25 PM »
Hi, Dragonfly.... Thanks for your advice.

Sorry to hear about your health concern.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Dragonfly on November 09, 2018, 11:57:38 AM »
Hi Peter,

 I am sorry that you are experiencing anxiety due to your age and what you have experienced with your brother.

I am turning 68 next month. I have a number of health issues. I voiced to my daughter the other day that I worry about my kidney function which is not good. I fear I might eventually have to go on dialysis. My daughter told me not to worry at the moment and to take it one step at a time. I try not to dwell on my health issues and enjoy each day as much as possible. Her advice is really good.

I am thinking of you.

Dragonfly

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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Pleeb on November 07, 2018, 06:58:27 PM »
Hi, Peace......Good question!  The answer is yes.

I've had health anxiety lately anyway when I think about being 71.


I learned today I have sleep apnea.  I'm getting another sleep lab session while wearing a CPAP mask that St. Mike's provides.
This is to see how mine should be adjusted once I get one.

Peter
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Peace on November 07, 2018, 05:38:36 AM »
Do you think health anxiety is being triggered over this?
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Pleeb on November 05, 2018, 10:50:43 PM »
My brother may have died from C Difficile - waiting for autopsy.

My friend had the same thing last week.  It's serious, but she was only hospitalized for a couple of days.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Relapse
« Last post by Dragonfly on November 04, 2018, 08:58:51 PM »
Welcome comfortably numb,

My mental illness has spanned over many years. With great support from my family, friends, medical professionals I am now quite stable.
I am saying quite. Not always believe me.

There are certain triggers for me. Becoming overtired is a big one. Then the negative thoughts start to come in. I ruminate a great deal about what people have said to me that seem unkind. I analyze some of the things I have done in the past as being really bad and effecting my loved ones. As a woman I think hormones play a large part too. Being an insulin dependent diabetic also effects my moods. The weather definitely makes a big difference. Especially spring and fall. Although sometimes it can be the sunniest day and I still feel that heavy mood of depression setting in.
Regular diet, rest, routine help a lot.
Expecting to much of myself definitely does not help. I want to do too many things at once and have them done yesterday. I have to pace myself.

We are very friendly, non-judgmental and supportive here. Please post anytime. What you have to say can help us all greatly. I have learned much from this forum. I feel I have found friends here.

Dragonfly
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