Its been a little over a month and a half and I am beginning to have anxiety / panic attacks. Really never had these before. I will feel fine one minute then I get this overwhelming feeling of…Continue
"Hi, Dan. What's the approximate timing for lunch tomorrow? I want to figure out whether it makes sense for me to attend the garden club meeting at 10 AM. When you get a better idea of Debbie's arrival time, my cell number is 913 752-7173."
"I lost the love of my life almost 2 1/2 months ago. We did everything together. Going out to friends houses seemed like I was going to do something that Asha enjoyed doing and I was betraying her. (NOT taking her with me). I get to the friends house…"
"Hey Danielle. Im a new member as of today. I was just scrolling through the sight & I can't believe I saw your reply. Anxiety & food became a huge problem. I thought it was just me. A little over a year after my husband died I got…"
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"Imogen, your reply was "spot on". It is nobody's business how you cope with your grief. After 4 years also I finally accepted the alone part and have found my myself a little harder now too. My adult kids are still struggling with…"
I hope you're doing okay, I know you posted this a little while ago but I wanted to add my voice to the 'Yes, its normal!' chorus. I too had those feelings, almost like I was at the very peak of a rollercoaster then the…"
"Hello Dan, Panic attacks or PTSD, not sure which but I do take anti anxiety medication. It did help me keep calm during stressful and painful days. Been 4 years for me and finding a little peace despite a lot of family drama but just try to cope one…"
"Hello Dan I too suffer from anxiety and panic attacks! I lost my husband suddenly and traumatically.. I get them often so I had to go on medicine. Any major life change or stress can cause them. Try meditations and things that make you feel good.…"
That use to happen to me quite a bit also. It took about 4 months for them stop. For me, they slowly went away. The more I went out by myself or with my sisters, the better it got. If I am home, I just…"
"Wow, 35 mi, that is fantastic! My exercise consists only of a 30 min walk a day and that's only for pain management. I could not ride a bike for 5 mi let alone 35! Good for you. (BTW you would probably put a lot of 46 yr olds to shame also.)"
"While I never had panic attacks, now that I think of it I was especially vulnerable to worries about mortality right after Ron died. Two weeks later my second granddaughter was born and when my DIL developed a nasty inflammation around an…"
"I had the same thing, never had an anxiety/panic attack in my life. After Doug died all of a sudden I'm panicking. Dr put me on Atavan, Seemed to be a thing I just had to live thru. I took them just to go work, & especially when…"
Hi, Dan. What's the approximate timing for lunch tomorrow? I want to figure out whether it makes sense for me to attend the garden club meeting at 10 AM. When you get a better idea of Debbie's arrival time, my cell number is 913 752-7173.
Hi, Dan- just wanted to let you know that I'll be totally out of touch tomorrow- from the gym early in the AM to a Diocesan meeting that's supposed to go till 4 (discussing the budget- ugh) to dinner and the symphony with friends later. Long day. How about meeting for coffee sometime Monday? My only constraint is that I have to be in Overland Park around 5:30 PM.
Dan, as a woman in my bereavement group said to "welcome" me on my first meeting: "It's shitty to meet you!"
But that was 6 months after I lost my beloved wife Joy.
You've just begun your grief journey.
There are no words. We're all different...our relationships were different...our grief journey will be different. And yet there's something beyond words that we have in common and that's the pain of our loss.
I'm 10 years on my grief journey.
I'm in a new relationship...and yet I still feel the presence of my late wife, Joy, very strongly in my life.
I've written a memoir about my experience: JOYride: How My Late Wife Loved Me Back To Life.
I've also written another grief-inspired book: Grief Quest: A Workbook & Journal to Heal the Grieving Heart.
I'll leave you with what someone who experienced with loss told me when I began this journey—there's no way around it, only through it.