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vorpal
vorpal
Sebastian (塞巴斯蒂安) / 饒漢文
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2013 10:07 pm
So....

I think I'm going to start using my LJ regularly again. I know I took a massive hiatus, making a record breaking 15 posts in 2012, but I feel like I really need the outlet and hope to reconnect with some of you guys who haven't jumped ship!

Today has been interesting... despite the fact that things seem to be going well for me right now, I'm having a very, very anxious day. I feel extremely panicky and hopeless, like I'm being crushed and can't breathe.

Ain't anxiety grand?

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tsukikage85
tsukikage85
Nastassja Riemermann
Tue, Jan. 29th, 2013 08:36 am (UTC)

Yay!! *hugs*


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elo_sf
elo_sf
erik
Tue, Jan. 29th, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC)

welcome back! *hugs*


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saqb
saqb
LP
Tue, Jan. 29th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)

Hugs :)


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jayessence
jayessence
JayEssence
Fri, Feb. 1st, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)

I just started suffering from anxiety/panic attacks. What a weird feeling. How long have you had anxiety? Anything to treat it?


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vorpal
vorpal
Sebastian (塞巴斯蒂安) / 饒漢文
Fri, Feb. 15th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)

Absolutely! I had a horrible time with anxiety that peaked in 1999 when I was almost housebound and having at least one panic attack a day... my avoidant behaviour was so bad that I could barely do anything. Even watching certain TV shows was enough to send me into a panic.

Anyways, what I did was cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which worked amazingly well. Like, night and day well. It takes a bit of a commitment and effort, but it is something you can do at home by yourself without having to pay huge amounts of money to a therapist or anything like that. The course I did was a 16 set tape / CD course called "Attacking Anxiety" by the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety. Essentially, the idea is that you listen to a relaxation tape 1-2 times per day, and then every week you listen to one cassette / CD and work on the exercises it gives you. I really can't recommend it highly enough, bud... it changed and saved my life. I probably would have killed myself were it not for that course.

The thing is that the course is actually really expensive ($350 or so, I think). I bought it second hand for a lot less ($120) on eBay, but now with torrents, you can find it on BitTorrent sites all over the net. Do you know how to torrent? If so, here are a couple of links:
http://thepiratebay.se/search/attacking%20anxiety/0/99/0

If not, let me know, and if you're interested, I can totally burn the course on CD / DVD for you and send it to you for free. Actually, I'll probably just buy a $5 keydrive, put the mp3s for the course on there, and mail that to you. The best part of this course is that I never needed to go on medication, which is something i really did not want to do (although you can totally take medication and do the course just fine).

Let me know if you're interested and if you need my help to get the materials. Seriously, I'm really happy to help and it's not an imposition at all. Given how amazing it was for me and how dramatically it gave me my life back, I only want to share that with other people who are struggling.


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vorpal
vorpal
Sebastian (塞巴斯蒂安) / 饒漢文
Thu, Mar. 7th, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC)

Did you get my message about anxiety help? Is there anything I can do to help more, like send you a copy of the attacking anxiety course / cognitive behavioural therapy program, etc?

Thinking of you, bud.


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jayessence
jayessence
JayEssence
Tue, Jun. 18th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)

YES!!! I would like that, and especially before you move off to beautiful Hawaii!!! I have some http://www.alexsanchez.com/ books for you too! Let's connect on FB and exchange info.


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jayessence
jayessence
JayEssence
Tue, Jun. 18th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)

I do have that correct, right... You had once said you like reading the gay teen angst fiction? (And had read Sanchez books before?) My hubby and I are friends of Alex, we have several of his books (signed) to give away, and we've been really bad at getting rid of the inventory lately. I'm doing a house cleaning now and its time to get rid of stuff.


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wildrice13
wildrice13
SilberDrache
Fri, Feb. 1st, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)

Aww, that sucks, sorry about the anxiety.

I'm back! I couldn't access this account for like 4 years or so because of a lost email account. Or maybe my own incompetence. But I can get in again. Good to see you're still lurking occasionally :)


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vorpal
vorpal
Sebastian (塞巴斯蒂安) / 饒漢文
Fri, Feb. 15th, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)

Dude, it is awesome as hell to hear from you! How have you been?


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wildrice13
wildrice13
SilberDrache
Fri, Feb. 15th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)

Pretty good! Just spent the last couple of weeks--though mostly concentrated in about 2 days--moving apartments within the same complex. 3rd floor to 3rd floor... ouch. I can share lots more details about that (and, like, everything else we've missed) in email, if you want :)


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vorpal
vorpal
Sebastian (塞巴斯蒂安) / 饒漢文
Thu, Mar. 7th, 2013 10:40 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I would love to hear how you've been! You should definitely email me - vorpal22 on gmail, yo!


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