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I didn't go to school yesterday. My stomach keeps hurting for some reason, and I felt really weak and tired. I did manage to go with my mom to pick Justin up from college, but I regretted it half the trip.

I wonder if my anxiety is doing this. I know I was sick, I still am a little bit. But I do get stomach pain when I have panic attacks.

I can't afford to miss school. We get like, 3 sick days.


Oh well. Tomorrow I'll talk to a counselor.

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a_steampunk_cat
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
If you're on meds for stuff, those can cause stomach problems sometimes. Anxiety attacks often cause physical symptoms such as stomach aches, or nausea. Headaches too. I'm proud/glad you're gonna talk to a counselor. They can help get you on the right track, and if they're a school counselor, they can give you good advice for dealing with assignments, and even get you accommodations for classes, like extended time or whatnot.

Next panic attack you have/feel coming on, I want you to give me a call. it can be anytime, late at night, early as hell in the morning: whenever. I'll talk to you. It's important to have a support network, and to let people know how bad things are. This is really important, because you can't be helped if you convince people you're fine. If you're really fine, you're fine. If not, you need to let someone you trust know.

I don't want to worry about you Emily, I want you to be happy and safe. I can help you as much as I can (and I'm completely willing to help) but you have to take the first step ok?

You can do this. You really can. You chose to come to school, and I know you want to learn and you can pull yourself through this. My advice is to look at your syllabus and see what assignments you can finish early, and try to complete things as soon as you can to avoid them piling up and to avoid playing catch-up. Believe me, catch-up only makes it harder.

So that's my advice/pep talk. I hope you aren't sick Emily, and feel better soon! I'm still coming to see you guys this Friday! So I'll see you then!! We should have a picnic or something!

But you gotta promise me you'll call next time you are having an anxiety attack. I'll talk you through it, and everything will be okay, I promise.

So, promise you'll do that?
carolineemily
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks Tim :) I just got this comment today, I haven't even logged on here in so long. I actually missed school yesterday due to stomach problems :( But, I plan on getting another therapist, maybe meds too. I wont let myself fail out of school.
a_steampunk_cat
Oct. 14th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
woo-hoo! Go Emily! :) Careful with who you get as a psychiatrist, make sure you like them, and that their trustworthy.
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