You are describing classic anxiety symptoms, I see people post here with these exact same symptoms all the time. Since the doctors have checked you over so thoroughly, and since Xanax helped you and that's a medicine used to treat anxiety, it makes sense that this would be anxiety.
I think some people get the idea that anxiety is no big deal, that if it's "all in your head" then the discomfort should be easy to shake off. But your brain is like the computer that controls your car! If there is something wrong with it, or how it is acting, then you can have very uncomfortable, hard to ignore, terrifying feelings!
Retranslate that, then, because that wasn't what I was saying. You made a choice, that choice was right for you. It wasn't a bad choice. You have a problem with how people are going to perceive your choice, however. If it's that big of a problem, don't go, and celebrate it in some other way. Then the only people who know about it will be those you have a chance to explain things to. Just don't miss out on something you will later wish you had gone to.View Thread
I think you are completely right. Only the best doctors seem to see the symptoms as a whole, and everything really can affect everything else. So if you feel like they all point to something, I think it makes complete sense to request a test. You know your body better than anyone else does, after all.View Thread
Do you have a history of hyperactivity, or is this new? Some people need to be entertained more than others, it's true, but patience can be a learned trait. You might try meditation to practice this and slow yourself down a little.View Thread
Oh... one more thing. If no one acknowledges your concentration, if no one claps or cheers, that doesn't take anything away from what you have accomplished. You have still put a lot of hard work into this. Doesn't your mom already know what you are focusing on? I think this might be more about the anxiety and less about the subject. Either way, once again congratuations, and whether you go to your commencement or not, I hope you have a good day then.View Thread
Well, how about talking to the folks in charge of the commencement ceremony and asking if they can announce your concentration as well? Besides, Social Science doesn't sound so bad, really. It's not like you majored in Art History, or English Lit. Nothing wrong with those majors either but they are harder to turn into a job.View Thread
Keep your accomplishments in mind. Many people never graduate at all, and here you are, graduating early! That's awesome! I can understand wanting to have your concentration listed, but as a graduate I've noticed that most people say "what was your major?" and that gives you a chance to mention your concentration. Sure, only four people will come to your commencement, but you have one to go to! I didn't, and sometimes I wish I had. Will you regret it in the future if you didn't go? You have only one commencement. You have the right to enjoy it. Then again, if you really don't care, set it aside, don't go, and find some other way to celebrate your accomplishment.
That sounds like a really confusing, difficult and hurtful situation. If it weren't for the children I'd say she needs to hit rock bottom so she can decide for herself that she needs to get better. It sounds like something happened with this alcoholic that her happy childhood hadn't prepared her to deal with, and she lacked coping skills, so she took the easy way out. How is she going to find the strength to admit she made mistakes, and then work on solving them? How to get the message to her that she doesn't have to be this way?
I don't have much faith in AA style Interventions, though maybe it would be a way to get the message through to her. It's good she's seeing a therapist but that therapist can't help her if she doesn't want help, deep down, not just pretending. The only thing I can say is... find out whatever she really does care about, and corner her and make her understand that she's going to lose unless she turns around. Then remind her that people are going to help her do that, but she has to do the work.
That's what my spouse had to do for me... all my best to you.View Thread
I'm glad some things are working out for you. Things will get better. I would think the hospital or cardiology office would know, though you might want to talk to the hospital's accounting office. They will often handle the billing and collections and such, while the receptionists in the medical part of things might not know as much. Usually they will be happy as heck to work with you if you are not just trying to duck out of the bill.
I have terrible credit and I still have a job that pays pretty well. It's important that you understand that this isn't the end of the world. Medical debt is handled a little differently than regular debt. Either call the hospital and talk to the patient advocate, or talk to the collection agency and agree to pay it off at ten dollars a month or some such. Credit scores are a complex thing and one bad event can't ruin them completely. Getting work and paying other bills on time is more important in the long run
Take a deep breath, it'll turn out better than you think. Just get a little information and you will feel better.View Thread