- 17/11/2016Today's column 11-17-16.How To Cope With a Panic Attack At Work According To Sciencewww.inc.com Anxiety disorders affect 40-million Americans and many of them have no idea what to do to get...
Comments17/11/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherFirst let me thank you for writing this article which is an important topic for so many @John White, MBA. Your dad had to be fairly young when he passed. I found out something interesting just last night. Those who lose parents when they are younger tend to worry about dying earlier in age too along with the pain of loss which never leaves us, it just changes with time.
You also brought up another important topic, fleeing a place to be alone when a panic attack comes on. When I first developed anxiety disease and had no clue what a panic attack was and had a fear of passing out in front of people not to mention, a fear of what the hell is happening to me?! I remember being in a store once writing a check and my sister was with me. I signed it then quickly said, you need to finish this and ran out of the store. I sat in the car crying, not sure what was going on and she came out asking, what just happened? It was so embarrassing.
Thanks for writing what you do to cope and reiterating how important it is to get help. People should not have to be embarrassed because they have an illness they have no control over. Excellent article John and I thank you for tagging me!!
- Producer09/08/2016Is the world to much? Part IASK YOURSELF THE QUESTIONI think every good experience from life usually comes from an unanswered question we have deep inside. Something that has been in my mind for a bit, is the question asked in the title. Really though, is it too much? Most of...
Comments28/08/2016 #6 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsYou ended this perfectly Vincent; "The only thing "too much" about the world is that there is too dang much of it. We are in a world sized labyrinth of choices and decisions, and sometimes if we are in it alone, we could be lost forever. We can't do it alone everyone, even if that is our biggest struggle.." Enjoyed this post very much. You make some excellent points. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.28/08/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli@Vincent King...Margaret @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD...yes, the world is enough, our typical individual situation in life is enough, to teach us and to learn from i presume. Nobody owes us answers. We vote the people who make our laws into power. We allow our smiles to be mistaken for signs of weakness so that we are taken advantage of, and then we put on a poker face for greater control! ;) We shut ourselves up, we keep secrets from the ones who love us truly, we neglect priorities, indulge inconsiderately, we are afraid to raise our voices, to express clearly, we do not treat others the way we would like to be treated, we exploit people, the planet, we have forgotten to give back, even in the face of blow after blow to our ego, right from childhood days, we cling to the vanity, the pride, the bling and every little inconsequential thing...and call it our freedom to choose, a nice excuse. Many have found answers, showed us the way, in the hoary old past, through the ages, even in this day. If we listen to the voice inside, I believe we can still succeed in hearing the sound of that one hand clapping ;) Great indeed is the love of God who gives without receiving, of this Earth constantly sacrificing itself, of our near and dear who care regardless of our responsiveness...and that will keep us alive long enough to learn the truth, even if it means coming back again and again into this Matrix. It is nice indeed, in fact irresistible, to delve into the origins, the evolution, into space, into time, into the root cause...but not at the cost of losing grip on the present, the here and now that has all the answers embedded in it. This post reminded me of CSNY... http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/crosbystillsnash/wastedontheway.html28/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDbeBee Shares: Shared to 3 Hives: "Mental Health: Anxiety" and "Invisible Illnesses" and "Invisible Illnesses and God." @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, PhD, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz.28/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD"if our greatest weaknesses can become our greatest strengths, then surely our greatest strengths can become our greatest weakness." Awesome! BRILLIANT message of positivity, motivation, and goal direction to Evolve upwards & not spiral awry from genetic mutations! Keep Creation a Creation with ethical standards throughout. @Dale Masters, @Randy Smith, @Mandi Loren, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Randy Keho, @Michele Williams, @Charlene Burke, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, PhD, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz.
- Producer06/08/2016Six Things We Would Like You To Understand About Mental IllnessFrom inside our mindsI would like to share with you a few things that someone suffering with mental illness would like you to know. Thank's to the wonders of social media, its incredible to me the wealth of people who are willing to share given the...
Comments28/08/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD'That old self is the same person, with the same struggles, just letting you in more than usual, or something is making the struggle worse than usual. ' 1 in 10 USA suicides are linked with Invisible Illnesses. People need to understand that it is #2 #4 "Definitely not a Choice."~@Leckey Harrison. And on the 'higher' level of self-awareness, we are reminded to be productive. Positive. Nurturing. Fluttering our wings to keep the water from contaminating the Hive. Let's do that.16/08/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie#9 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I was a licensed PI for the state of Washington. I don't play nice. When I "run" a clinic, a HIPAA violation is the usual appetizer; the billing fraud hammer comes later, usually after I have forced/ threatened a State Compliance Audit.....and the drug ring cases I usually dumped at the FDA, DEA doorstep - they have a heavier hammer than I.16/08/2016 #7 Brian McKenzieYou will never get to be "Uncrazy" - there is no test for normal personality, every clinical interaction will reaffirm the current Dx or assign a new Dx that perpetuates the treatment, counseling, maintenance, meditcation carousel. The system does not want you cured but on an ever revolving cycle of meds and side effects that keep feeding their machine. Try it sometime - go to a provider and tell them you feel fine.....you will leave with at least one "illness" and a med script.......PS this is how I used to bust providers that were suspected of over prescribing opiods because of a nice pharma kickback incentive.08/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 #2 So many thoughts are extremely well stated, and I love your personal twist: to dedicate each component into separate entities for which you attribute a particular person(s) as having a special insight. Just love that ~ building relationships is what beBee is all about....and we'll "be there" for you, too. We are now beginning that road alongside you. Others will jump on...and we'll keep pushing on to support, love, accept, and have no regrets. 🐝beeZ working together. Love your valuable contributions ~ keep it up!
- Producer01/08/2016I can't handle todayIt Started Off Like Every OtherWho, what, when, where, why, dunno, dunno, dunno, dunno, dunno. All I know is today was looking to be great. Had an awesome day yesterday with the family. Went out and had a great little adventure. I was looking...
Comments10/12/2016 #8 Emily🐝 BeeVincent, how are you today? Have you found some ways to handle the panic episodes? I invite you to try mindful meditation or practice simple deep breathing. Inhale for 4, hold for 4, then exhale for 8 (letting the air all the way out). Do this intentionally at least 5 times and you should notice your body relax and your blood pressure regulate. You may also be interested in the Calm app for your smartphone. I use it to manage my challenging mental health and I swear by it. A free version is available. I wrote an article about it. It's on my beBee Blog.28/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#5 So glad to know that your anxiety panic attacks are sparse, my friend. Your writings here are beautiful, and I started your own Pinterest Board: Please follow me on Pinterest & click your pins off your posts~ we'll get the most out of your wonderful messages: (1) You're invited to Share my Board: For NewBeeZ: https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/bebeez-dr-arandas-newbeez/ and (2) here is your own Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/real-person-vincent-king/ ! @Vincent King.07/08/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#5 I understand, sadly I've been there. I find they may disappear for a long time and come back out of the blue. But, there's usually an event that triggers them or a series of events. Then they seem to come on after stress let down for me, if that makes sense? Do you have a counselor?06/08/2016 #5 Vincent King#3 Thank you for your comments. This isn't PTSD related. Anxiety has been a life long companion of mine. This past Sunday just so happened to be my first unprovoked panic attack which held more severe than usual physical implications. I'm doing better now. It took until Tuesday to get fully back to normal.06/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 In total agreement and sincere appreciation of your contribution to actually have a solution! So much of life is 'lip service' to ailments, and that's a disservice overlooked by many health care 'unprofessionals' who just dare to write an Rx. You ROCK! @Vincent King, let us take this to the next level and get you better ~ that's how bees thrive!06/08/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@vincent King, I'm so sorry you were experiencing panic and anxiety. It's not fun. I see this was written 5 days ago, how are you now? Do you suffer from PTSD or Anxiety/Panic disorder without PTSD? There are others on here who have been where you are and can offer suggestions/help. One person that comes to mind is @Leckey Harrison. Keep us updated!! Sending good thoughts your way.05/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDP.S. @Vincent King, I'm also Sharing this on my Twitter (@medibasket ), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/margaret.aranda.1), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/ ), Google (https://plus.google.com/u/0/111846950139615364972 ), and more! Follow me & let me know! Oh.....P.S. Perhaps @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and others can help me put together a Talk Radio Show on Anxiety...it would be my pleasure to feature you both & your contact info on "I'M ALIVE AND LIVE" ~ (1st Broadcast here; Join 1000Mikes.com First: http://en.1000mikes.com/user/manageArchive.xhtml ) ~ Let's Jive on this Hive & Get This Show on the Road! Anyone else with a Passion? Let's DO IT!05/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDA Warm beBee Welcome, our friend @Vincent King! So many of us...patients with chronic illness, entrepreneurs, mental health advocacy, veterans, teens....the list goes on...need this! Love how you go through stages of paragraphs that could really be pages...so much unsaid, yet you write with rising bread, yeast coalescing with molecules of un-power to transform from flat to tower! Keep on writing, dear kind sir-bee....stirring you on to keep singing your song, as wee neeed it! @Randy Keho, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Anees Zaidi, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Paul Walters, @Brian McKenzie, @debasish majumder, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Javier 🐝 beBee....as I bring others on to Buzz personal memories along, we appreciate your candor and courage, dear Vincent. We do.
- Producer26/07/2016Is Anxiety Disease Interfering With Your Job?We all get anxious when it comes to our jobs, however, Anxiety Disease - also called Anxiety Disorder can lead to missing too much time from work, leaving work early, or ultimately losing your job.Many people aren't aware they have Anxiety disorder...
Comments01/08/2017 #87 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#86 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl, I'm so sorry I missed your comment. You hit the nail on the head, "When someone is having anxiety and then realizes they are in a non-supportive environment it escalates the symptoms." Yes, that's so true and many try to hide their symptoms or make excuses which only makes prolongs the symptoms.23/05/2017 #86 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlI just posted an article about disease naming. It made me think about the way you describe anxiety as a disease. The co-worker you mention was probably in a hostile working environment and being triggered by abusive people. If this environment tolerated the girl that mocked her it likely was an over all reflection of who the organization attracted. So, why do the survivors of such behavior get a break and the ones who are hostile start being called to the carpet. I'll call it hostility disease and it is infectious.
When someone is having anxiety and then realizes they are in a non-supportive environment is escalates the symptoms.
People who like to see people suffer get an enjoyment out of it. What is that disease? I'll call it energy vampire for now.
Anyway, there are labels for these things. But because right now it's "cool" to blame the victims and survivors of rape and being bullied. It's true that you can't avoid every situation but only suicidal people would intentionally want to work with hostile people.21/05/2017 #83 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#79 #81 I just spoke to someone the other day who works remotely out of Cleveland for Marriott. I found out because I can't sleep at night and I called to make a reservation on the phone. For some reason I had a feeling she worked remotely and I asked. We talked for some time and she said that it's going to grow and they are going to do more virtual training (hotels, credit card companies, airlines, car rental agencies and more). Once companies are able to implement more virtual training they can expand their territories for hiring remote workers. She's a night owl like me and works Thurs-Monday from 10:30 pm - 8:30 am and she loves it. Right now many companies need people to live within the vicinity in order to receive training on site. I agree, remote work would be ideal for many who are stay at home moms that may need extra money but don't want to leave their children, people who do have disabilities, yet are able to continue to work- the workforce can be very brutal on people that have open or hidden disabilities. I'm very sorry to hear of everything you've been through but it's also refreshing to hear that you are finding what works for you in order to keep functioning. Those of us with severe anxiety understand that if we don't continue to push ourselves we can end up with full blown agoraphobia and that's a scary thought. Hang in there (easy to say, right?) and lets keep these topics/discussions open. I think it helps when people can finally speak without feeling retribution. It validates that this illness is real, as my dr. told me- it's a medical illness. So, it appears within the Medical community they are progressing!21/05/2017 #82 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#78 I'm sorry to hear that @Shelley Brown! I worked with a woman a few years back who suffered from Anxiety Disorder and panic attacks. She had a very bad one at work once and passed out. I guess she was shaking on the floor real bad right before she passed out. The saddest part of this story, a co-worker of mine told me about it (she was actually my boss). She went on to say, she's strange... she once got all flustered and was flailing on the floor (then the woman telling me this began to mimic the 'flailing' as she called it) and laughed. I became angry and said, well what REALLY happened to her?! She said, oh I think it was an ear problem or something but she over reacted. They had to call an ambulance for her. I don't recall the entire convo because it hurt to hear someone make fun of someone who had a medical issue, it blew me away actually. I will PM you, maybe we can put our brains together and come up with a plan. We'd need a few professionals or at least one along with many story tellers. So, who knows, maybe we can brainstorm and make it happen? I'm game!!21/05/2017 #81 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#76 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, thank you for your kind words.
Friday, I was happily on my to a half a days worth of appointments. One was the unemployment office and the other three were doctors appointments. I was getting an ultra-sound for my lady parts, a visit with the doctor for a review of my previous lab work that revealed hypothyroid, and then a mammogram. I deviated from my routine slightly and locked my keys in my house.
Had this happened 15 years ago, it would've ruined my day completely. However, I had to take a deep breath and sit in my hallway and think. Sometimes anxiety doesn't allow you to do that.
I found someone to drive me to my appointments, thank goodness another golden nugget! She hung out the entire day getting her errands done and even got in to see an ortho for her knee. It all worked out.
While at my appointments my landlord got the message. By the time I got back, I only had to sit in my hallway for a little over a half an hour to wait for on of my landlords. I was fine, but my landlord let it ruin her day. But I can't fix anyone but me.21/05/2017 #79 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#76 If I hadn't had Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which is a mode of Cognitive Therapy and a few golden nuggets along the way who told me their stories and how they deal with it, I would be lost.
My biggest problem is that I do not like to be pretentious. The unemployment rehab gal wants me to not disclose my issues. This is impossible. I have hands that poor out water and act like a barometer. Also, I have limits. I've tried places that advertise "disabled and veterans" but they are not trained professionals, their work environment hostile, they have a high attrition for employees, they do not treat "normal" employees well, nor do they have the best coping skills.
I would love to create non hostile work environments that do not pay slave wages for the disabled folks who need to work. I would also like to get more companies to offer tele-commute jobs for disabled. I like how Ancestry does their data entry for volunteers. This would be great for me if I could get paid to do it.
The other issue getting employed is this dang activism I embarked on. When you look up my name, you can see the smear campaign. Oh well, I'll have to write a blog defending myself and the army of dicks [Dick Armey's crew] did warn me, that I would not be able to quit because of the internet. So, I'll have to be creative.
The best thing for me is meditation and exercise are the key. It helps tremendously. I was in a series of serious accidents, meditation also helps with pain. Exercise is a challenge because if I exercise too much I injure myself and if I don't exercise enough, I am in deep doo doo.21/05/2017 #77 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#75 Hi @Shelley Brown, please share your story. There is no shame in having an illness. We are not crazy, I actually think many people with anxiety are extremely smart, artsy, writers etc... Tag me if you decide to write about your story, please. I would love to organize a conference (informal) with maybe one or two professionals. I have tons of ideas but I would need a few people who are experienced to help organize. What I'd love to see are others who are willing to share their stories in front of an audience. It would be great to have people who are in treatment, people who've been through different modalities of treatment and found success- even sharing what medications along with therapy have been extremely useful and life changing. I think another aspect that I've been studying would be to add what happens during menopause and how hormone fluctuations can actually cause an increase in Anxiety disorder during these trying years for women. I want the stigma to end, it's sad that we feel we have to put on a smile and go on as if our bodies/brains feel normal, when inside we feel like we are slowly dying at times- which I think @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl was referring to as well? Never feel shame!!21/05/2017 #76 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#74 I'm so sorry I missed your comment @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl. I understand the part about giving in. I think that is something many of us struggle with depending on the day, the week or the month(s). Never give up, we can't allow this disorder to rule our lives. It's a struggle, a major struggle but there is always hope with good therapy, a good psychiatrist and support system. I have learned to listen to my body as well, which means if I'm having a very bad day, I just chill. Other days when it's not so bad I push myself to do what I need and find things to do that actually take my mind to another place. I was just telling someone that I love traveling but get so anxious weeks before because of the intrusive (rapid firing) thoughts. Once we are on the road and viewing something outside of my daily environment, I feel like a weight has been lifted. It's a tough fight, but one worth fighting :))20/05/2017 #75 Shelley BrownLisa, I can't thank you enough for writing this story. I am so thankful your brother made it and so so sorry about his friend. Your willingness to share about anxiety disorder, something I have as well, really helps drive it home to that it's not something we should be ashamed of. In fact, because of your generous heart which allows you to share about this, makes me think I may want to write a story about my own struggle. Thank you so much!01/05/2017 #74 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#73 I used to be a master at shielding myself. Overtime, I am not sure what has changed, but I keep finding a way. It's not as if I hadn't been down these winding roads before. I have a sneaking suspicious it is a combination of factors. Sometimes I feel like I should just give in, and decide, I AM DISABLED and other times I do not want to admit and submit to that label because I feel I am able! It is difficult to keep a traditional work schedule. I love to work and am afraid of not being able to make ends meet. Being in transition is stressful. I have to be optimistic.
I too feel the need to know what is happening but must keep it in perspective as to space and time. Finding balance is the key for me.01/05/2017 #73 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl, you are so right, it does affect cortisol levels which is one reason people develop belly fat... or better known as that hard to get rid of, dangerous visceral fat. Anxiety disease can cause so many physical diseases. My Dr. told me they consider Anxiety Disease a Medical Condition now.
Meditation helps me if I don't have a full blown panic attack, by then the chemical responses are beyond our control. I wrote of being out on the breakwater in Maine and having a horrific panic attack, I can attest that meditation would not have worked in that situation.
You made great points about the news cycles and media- I've been trying to watch shows that make me laugh. It's hard not to watch the news though because I want to stay updated on world/US events and that has become much more stressful. My husband began watching the news every night over the past 4 months or so, I finally told him he needed to stop and just watch shows that were conducive to his mental health because it was causing him to feel so angry. That's not like my husband at all.30/04/2017 #72 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlI think the hardest part is the subconscious mind has a better memory.
Anxiety can cause a heart attack and inflammation besides high cortisol levels.
Although meditation for me works well. I cannot always meditate in every situation because things can happen so fast.
Now with the entertainment, news cycle and all media wanting to be all about violence, drama and fear bating, I believe there will be more people with anxiety.
This coupled with the Google talk doctors stating that obesity is linked to the antibiotics and GMO crops, besides being related to heightened cortisol levels. I wonder who the scholars dare to body shame people based on the cycle of revenue pipelines they have created. It would be nice if they acknowledge their cause in the matter. Hopefully they'll just treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve and be grateful for their contribution as being an unsuspecting specimens who lost out on an opportunity to have a better quality of life in what some call FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS.01/02/2017 #70 Robert CormackThey did some studies at the University of Toronto, comparing certain centres of the brain using MRIs. Depression causes red areas whereas, when the brain is more stimulated (read happy or relaxed) the centres turn yellow. Both CBT and SSRIs produced the same yellow areas over essentially the same time (SSRIs were quicker but tended to move from red to yellow to red while the CBT patients were more consistent). Yoga and meditation are particularly good before stressful days, parties, lectures, etc. It takes time, but it's important to reduce stress levels whenever possible. Anxiety is really the build up of stress, acting like a release valve. If you think of air suddenly coming out of a tire puncture, that's what anxiety is like. That's why Tony Soprano once said about his panic attacks "It feels like a can of ginger ale going off in my head." Very apt description.01/02/2017 #68 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#66 Hi @Robert Cormack, I agree... I've found after being in therapy for quite a few months now that was the beginning of my tipping point. I always thought maybe there were many triggers but never brought it up to the Dr because I didn't want to sound like a major complainer. Sad that with an illness we still get embarrassed. Thankfully, this is the first Counselor who seems to really know what he is doing. CBT for quite a few months and just began my first session of EMDR followed by some type of meditative techniques to bring the mind back down before I left. As even my Dr. told me, this can work much better than meds- we shall see, I have a lot of hope! I haven't given up on the idea of taking yoga either. Tag me in one of your next buzzes, thanks!