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  1. NBC just annouced their fall line-up. I was shocked by some of it, but pleased by some other things. For example, shocked that they are bringing back The Office but pleased that another season of The Voice will start this fall. Some of the new shows look good, too. What are your thoughts on this? Here is the full line-up.
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    I'm not sure if this will be helpful at all, but I've found that a lot of times when I think I'm having chest pains, it's just gas! For the longest time, I thought I was having some sort of heart attack or episode, but I finally started really listening to my body. A lot of my chest pains can be associated with gas, needing to go to the bathroom, etc. So... if you suffer from non-stop chest pains (and you're sure it's not a heart or other major health issue), try taking a Gas-X or going to the bathroom. It could help!
  3. Tecca, I do the same thing! That's so wild! Even numbers are big for me when counting anything, but I definitely do it on words. It's not as bad as it used to be. I just can't decide if it's OC or if my mind is bored or what. Anyway, I'm glad to have found you guys. :-)
  4. My first on-set came after a health issue. Of course, I thought that health issue was way worse than it actually is. Now, the thought of going to a doctor sends me into dehabilitating panic. I've developed really bad health anxiety, and my mom's health problems in recent years have made all of that a million times worse.
  5. I've been thinking a lot about moving back in with my parents lately because I am mostly unemployed and having a hard time affording my bills. I feel like all I do is scrimp and save so I can afford rent/utiltiies. However, I'm afraid that moving back in is going to be a big anxiety trigger. My parents bicker and argue constantly, and my mom's health is not that great. Those things are triggers for me. I also know that it's going to be hard to be an adult and have my mom trying to control me all the time. She doesn't work or anything, so she has nothing else to bide her time. Anyway, what would you do? Keep scrimping and saving and spending nearly 24 hours a day it seems sometimes doing work for pennies so you can keep on your own or move back in with the parents and risk lots of anxiety triggers? I still have anxiety at my house, but I can handle it in whatever way I see fit. At my parents' house, there's no escape!
  6. I may not be asking this in the right place, and I'm thinking many of you probably won't have any answer, but it's worth a shot... I'm considering adopting in the not so distant future, but I amoften on/off Paxil, and I have been considering getting back on it. I just wonder if this could affect the adoption process? My anxiety is not dehabilitating or anything, so I also wonder if maybe I could just get by without it and avoid the issue all together. Anyway, if anyone has experience with this, I'd love to hear what you have to say.
  7. That's wild! I've never smoked (other than a few times socially). I'm not sure why I quit. I can type REALLY fast, so I'd like to think it's all those years of practice with syllables ;-)
  8. Thanks for all of the tips. I am going on a family trip in June, so I've decide what I'm going to do is drive myself and take an extra day or two to come home a different way and explore some areas I've always wanted to visit. This will let me see what it's like before I take a full-fledged trip by myself! I hate not having anyone to travel with, but I also hate traveling with someone and not feeling like I can let my hair down!
  9. I don't really have any comedic movies that I refer to, but when I'm having anxiety issues, I'll watch Friends, King of Queens or The Office reruns. These work wonders and help me escape! I watched the entire series of The Office (American version) last summer after I found out my mom was sick and I lost my job.
  10. I can't wait to see it. I'm not a big Tim Burton fan, and I never really watched the show, but the previews look great, and I'd like to think Johnny Depp wouldn't do anything that's stupid (as most comedies seem to be these days).
  11. *pain, not paint! Duh! My fingers got ahead of me :-)
  12. One thing I've noticed is that when my anxiety is bad, pain can feel 100 times worse. Try some ICYHOT! And yes, a massage and some meditation work wonders. I have a friend who is a nurse practitioner who even told me that anxiety and depression can cause back paint.
  13. OK, guys, I need some advice. I've been trying to plan a trip with my cousin for the last few months, but things keep getting in the way (finances, his work schedule, etc). I'm finally to a point where I just want to go, and I'm not sure if he's going to be able to in the next week or two, so I'm really thinking about going myself and staying for a day or two. I'm so scared to travel alone though! I've done it for work before, but I felt like I was supposed to be there and had a purpose if that makes sense. This time I will be going for pleasure only. Just the thoughts of doing things alone has my anxiety in overdrive. I thought about taking my dogs along (it's a beach trip), but I'm not sure if that will help or just make me more self-concious. Can anyone relate to this or offer any advice? Thanks!
  14. I'm not sure if this is OCD, but I've also got really bad Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and I've noticed this is worse when my GAD is bad. Anyway, can anyone else relate to this? When I turn on my TV or stereo, the volume has to be on an even number unless it's 33 or 47 (which are my "favorite numbers"). I'm obsessed with even/odd numbers and those two favorite numbers. I'll even delete the emails out of my account until I get down to a certain number I can live with. Does this make sense?