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Help! My Cold Meds Make Me Anxious. What ELSE Can I Do?

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Have an anxiety disorder? Hate being sick? Throw some cold meds into the mix and you might really end up feeling bonkers.

Two Pieces Of Peace From Nervous Suffering

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The residual shakiness or jellylegs you experience after a panic attack are not part of the panic attack itself — they are artifacts.

Anxiety Disorders, As Portrayed By Web Comics

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Buzzfeed’s “24 Comics That Capture The Frustration Of Anxiety Disorders” resonated with my panicky self. Which comic most aptly describes your own experience with anxiety or panic?

My Fatal Attraction To The ‘At-A-Glance Two Days Per Page’ Planner

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

I was captivated by its simplicity, its wide-open page spaces, and its daily “HOT” notations that sung out to me, siren-like: you, absent-minded gal that you are, can prioritize! You can!

What Does Google Autocomplete Tell Us About Anxiety?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

If you snoop hard enough, you can likely determine all sorts of details about the person — and their culture — based upon what they toss in the trash.

How Can I Treat Anxiety-Related Nausea?

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

We collapsed the camping tent and, immediately, my symbolic safe space had been rolled up into a bag. Enter the nausea.

Five Tips For Minimizing House-Hunting Stress

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Having an anxiety disorder affects my life quite enough the way it is. Throw something as big as house hunting into the mix and it’s very easy to become overwhelmed.

Nose Surgery: On The First Day of Christmas, My Surgeon Gave To Me…

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

For anyone with an anxiety disorder, surgery can be a special kind of hell. Consider anesthesia: a numbing of our consciousness that’s beyond our own control.

Blindly Follow Your Doctor’s Advice, Says Nexium Commercial

Friday, September 21st, 2012

We need to play an active role in our own treatment. We can’t just close our eyes and let our doctors make the decisions that will affect our bodies.

10 Rules for Coping With Panic: Rule #9 (Part 1)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Part of the beauty of books and notebooks is this: we use them. We use them up. We crumple them, we write in or on them, and we make them ours.

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