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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?
  15. Joycicle, you do not sound like a loser! That sounds so famliar to me. It was much worse when i was a kid (I went to a special class for "smart kids" in elementary school and the teachere in third grade was sooooooo boring. I specifically remember counting when I was in her class, but I'd do it just sitting around listening to family members or friends talk.)
  16. I've found that it helps to be upfront with your potential partner about your hang-ups and issues. I met a guy online when my anxiety was at an all-time high, and while things didn't work out between us, he was very instrumental in helping me overcome some of my own social anxiety problems. He was very understanding and would talk me through some big things that scared me. Good luck and hang in there! It's hard!
  17. When I was a kid, I used to have to count the syllables of whatever my teachers or parents were saying to me. Most of the time, I'd do it on my fingers so no one would know. Does that make sense? I noticed one of my little cousins doing it the other day, and I started wondering if it's an OCD behavior. I think I borderline with some other behaviors. Anyway, I grew out of that, but just typing this is making me tempted to start doing it again. Anyone else do this?
  18. I actually don't get them very often; I just have a non-stop barrage of physical anxiety symptoms. I get them mostly at night or when I get really upset with family and friends.
  19. Has anyone seen the movie I'm Still Here (with Joaquin Phoenix). It's from the time everyone thought he was having a mental breakdown. I honestly think he was just acting and is just so darn good at it, but I wonder what other people think. I'm guessing many folks here haven't seen it based on how poorly it did.
  20. I don't think you are being overly paranoid. I have had some trouble with robberies in my neighborhood lately, and we pretty much know who is doing it (a new neighbor). I'm live alone, and I get really paranoid when I get home late at night. Thankfully, I have a few dogs, but I'd be just as freaked out.
  21. Gilly, I'm so glad you mentioned burning skin! I have been so worried about this lately. I guess I'm like Ninja Kitty. I don't have just a few symptoms, depending on what day it is, I have a gazillion! So glad I'm not alone in this...
  22. Good luck! I know exactly how you feel. I haven't worked outside of my home in three years, and I'm so afraid that I wouldn't be able to handle it. The good thing is that no matter how bad it gets, you can always quit, but chances are it won't get that bad! Once you've had the experience of being out and around people again, you'll get used to it. I know that's what happens for me.
  23. I am so glad you posted this. I am afraid too! I just know she's going to tell me I have everything in the world wrong with me. I think it's made worse over the last two years - my mom has been diagnosed with a couple of not so great diseases, so now I associate the doctor with her being sick.
  24. I stopped watching it after the first two seasons and just started back this year. I have no idea how I would like it to end, but I'm sad it's ending when I've just gotten into it again. Mike dying was sad, but I thought one of the women would probably die. I do like the new show that comes on after it now - GCB.