Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
How is it, when you get a head cold and your nose is so stuffed up, you can't breath to save your life (literally). BUT at that same time, you can have a runny nose, but still be too stuffed up to sniffle.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Here's what I found...
"In any given year, about 1/3 of American adults have at least one panic attack; most of these adults never develop repeated panic attacks. This startling data means that anxiety attacks and panic attacks are the most common emotional disorders and are more common than bipolar disorder, OCD schizophrenia, PTSD, ADHD, phobias, alcohol abuse or depression. Anxiety and panic attacks also has the lowest rates - about 21% - for seeking help and finding it. Sadly these numbers are on the rise every day." http://www.anxietypanic.com/
"About 7.2% of all adults, or 1 in 15, have a panic disorder which is a primary part of their disorder, (NIH, 1993). After a few months of panic, about 10% of people become housebound and unable to leave home alone. After a few years, about 30% of panic sufferers have a loss of job, pay or job responsibilities. Some 17% are at risk for alcoholism and about 40% risk a chronic depression as life opportunities are cut off. A majority have marital problems and much reduced travel and social life. The economic cost has been estimated at about $2600/year in misdirected treatment, and about $12,000 a year in lowered job earnings. For most, panic closes life off like a prison." http://www.anxietypanic.com/understanding.html
difficulty breathing, feeling as though you 'can't get enough air'
terror that is almost paralyzing
dizziness, lightheadedness or nausea
trembling, sweating, shaking
choking, chest pains
hot flashes, or sudden chills
tingling in fingers or toes ('pins and needles')
fear that you're going to go crazy or are about to die
"According to the American Psychological Association the symptoms of a panic attack commonly last approximately thirty minutes. However, panic attacks can be as short as 15 minutes, while sometimes panic attacks may form a cyclic series of episodes, lasting for an extended period, sometimes hours." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_attack
Monday, September 1, 2008
It's now 9:24pm and we are still doing fine. Mom was a little panicy for a bit, but is not relaxed and watching movies. We ended up hunkered down in the tub during a few tornado warnings. Apparently there were a few close to where I live, but none came our way. Still no flooding here or wind damage to our apt. We never lost electricty, which is good...except for the fact I have nothing good to eat for supper...sigh. I heard another hurricane may be taking the same route to the Coast but I think I'm going to leave this time. It wasn't bad here, but I think we'd be more comfortable at mom's house.