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Anxiety? any one suffers from it?

Discussion in 'Chewing the fat' started by Missniss, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Missniss

    Missniss Well-Known Member

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    As you guys know, we are heading off in the morning to go to Nyngan for the Bogan River carp muster. Last couple of days, have been feeling really sick, shaking, heart palpitations, mind racing etc.
    Got told today, I don't go out, I stay at home alone most of the time. Am apparently having anxiety attacks as I have to leave my 4 walls.
    Am I alone? I have been helping a friend with his anxiety and depression, but never thought I had it till today, thought I could smell gas (don't have any) and taste of copper or like blood in my mouth.
    It's fishing, gees, you'd think I'd be ecstatic, but why all of a sudden do I feel like this?
    I thought it was my medication 2 yrs ago making me sick, but now things are starting to become clear. But question is, am I alone? How do I fix this? Anyone have any ideas?
     
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  2. diesel

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    Sorry to hear that, Sandy. I don't suffer from it myself, but I have known a few people who do.

    I honestly believe that it would be best to talk to a medical professional as there may be some other problem that you are not aware of. It's great to receive support and advice from fellow members here on the forum, but we are not really qualified to advise you one way or the other.

    How long is it since you took off on a trip somewhere and have you experienced something on a previous trip that could be causing you anxiety? Could there be some bad memory of Nyngan that is worrying you? These are probably the type of questions a professional would ask.

    I hope I haven't been too harsh in my comments and I sincerely hope that you get on top of it.

    Going fishing is a time to be happy and excited.

    Jeff :)
     
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  3. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Hear Hear. Ditto repeato
    Get it checked out young lady, and get excited again....quickly.
    Time passeth us by too quickly.
    Been there; done that; didn't buy the tee shirt.
     
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  4. Madfisher

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    Yes you could be suffering from the black dog, one of the effects is not wanting to leave home. Have a chat to your friendly GP, one u feel comfortable chatting to, and he will give u a referral to a specialist
    Good luck and tight lines. remember a lot of us have gone through bad bouts, so u are not alone.
    cheers Pete.
     
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    Anxiety is just a normal human reaction,different things can set it of in different people to varying degrees,flying is a classic example.There is plenty of good professional help available.Probably most important is to find someone you feel happy and comfortable chatting about it with.Makes the whole process a lot easier.
     
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  6. Master Baiter

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    Sorry to hear things are not all well, I will give you one bit of advice don't Google a answer or you will be a very confused and depressed young Missniss.
    Cheers Wally
     
  7. Missniss

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    Thanks guys, am going to ring my doctor tomorrow :)
    You guys are all wise grasshoppers ;)
    As you can probably tell I am home now lol
    Last time I went camping fishing was just over 2 yrs ago, but health has gone down hill since then, one op, waiting on tests to come back before another op.
    Been to Qld within those 2 yrs though, twice I might add (one was for my brother's funeral), had no issues. Drove 14 hours straight. But was sick when I got there.
    But anyway, I think I have started making progress, after being at the carp comp, seeing my son smile catching a nice size carp and seeing some set ups the guys had out there, I have started making plans for my cruiser and trailer :) So I guess that's a start, and not try to slide back into old habits now :)
    42 degree heat out there with 36 minimum of a night didn't help though :( too bloody hot for this old chook :)
     
  8. Madfisher

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    Good for you Sandy, and it was great your young blo0ke got a carp. Wow 42c is to hot. Because of some heart issues I don't go fishing now if its going to be over 30c.
    Tight lines Pete
     
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  9. Missniss

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    I have really thick blood, so I am seriously thinking chasing trout lol They love the cold just like me :)
     
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  10. Missniss

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    first fish of the day.jpg
    First fish in for the day, measured in at 35cm :) First fish he has ever caught and landed by himself :) Proud of him, sorry for his lack of smile, he was ecstatic about catching it, just too hot he reckoned lol
     
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  11. westyonline

    westyonline death to the mud guzzlers

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    I, as alot of people, quite often have the black dog darken our doorstep from time to time.
    me and my wife quite often have dog days, but we can also see when each other is is having an off one, and prop each other up
    you need to be kind to yourself, first and foremost!
    Depression is thinking of times gone past, and that is exactly what you need to remind yourself..PAST
    it has happened already, and no matter how horrible or crappy or whatever it was, there is nothing you can do about now..so think a little less about it each day
    Anxiety is fearing the future, or what hasn't happened yet.seems silly really when you break it down like that...you can't control what will happen, but you can guide your direction in a way that may have a better outcome than your fears have led you to believe.
    live each day as it comes, this journey is not a dress rehearsal, so don't waste it sweating the small stuff.
    and just go fishing!
     
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  12. diesel

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    Words of wisdom there, Westy.

    There is an old adage that goes something like; 'you can't change the past, but you can certainly stuff up the present by worrying about the future'. It sounds simple enough, but perhaps easier said than done - I guess it all depends on the circumstances of the individual.

    That's good to hear, Sandy, maybe the weekend away was a step in the right direction. I'm a firm believer in setting goals, sometimes they are small and other times I have visions of grandeur to achieve a certain outcome. The end result doesn't always turn out the way I had calculated, but I gave it my best shot and more often than not, I'm happy with the way it turned out.

    Hatching a plan to set your 80 series and trailer up for camping sounds good to me - it is a goal where you will not only see the results, but thoroughly enjoy the outcome.

    Jeff :)
     
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  13. Missniss

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    Definitely taken your words on board Westy, thank you :)
    Jeff, I am thinking the 4x4 thread will be more active again soon ;)

    Seth and I have both agreed, after we come back from Queensland in April from picking up more car parts for our project cars, plus taking some time to go fishing while we are up there, we are not going to attempt going fishing in the heat we experienced over the weekend. It was horrid :( Our next epic adventure we have been wanting to do for years is taking the kayaks down the Murray :)
     
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  14. diesel

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    It's certainly no fun camping or fishing in stinking hot weather. For years we headed south in summer to get away from the heat of central Qld, most trips were down to Smoky Bay in South Oz, but during our last trip down there in 2013, we had 12 days in December that exceeded 43C with a couple going over 48. We really couldn't see the sense in spending thousands to trek off to a place that was hotter than we would get at home. Sure, the fishing was great, but the discomfort of the extreme heat, not just there, but also the journey there and back, made us decide to stay at home in summer and go travelling in the cooler months. You can always get warm by donning more clothes, but you can only shed so much before you get arrested. :D

    I like your plan for kayaking the Murray, I've got a mate up here who is planning to paddle from the foot of the Snowy Mountains all the way to the mouth of the river. At times when we have been camped along the Murray we have met people doing the long run, even met one old bloke rowing a tinny with a sign on the side that read; 'Burn Fat, Not Oil'. He had managed to lose about 15 kgs when we spoke to him near Renmark - that was in mid summer, he was totally barking mad IMO. The pic below was taken at the same place a couple of years later, me doing it real hard whilst a bloody great mob in kayaks came past.

    020) A gaggle of canooists.JPG

    Jeff :)
     
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  15. Missniss

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    I lost 5kg in 3 days over the weekend lol won't hurt me to lose a bit more before surgery.
    I took my 4by over the high country and down into Omeo in 2004, loved it. Especially when it snowed boxing day :)
    But boys were with their dad at the time, so they missed out. But definitely love it down that way.
    I think I am going to have to practice and get stamina back up a bit more before the trek though.
    "Burn Fat, not Oil" actually sounds like an awesome bumper sticker for the cruiser and the kayaks :)
    Luckily my brother does sticker kits hehe
     
  16. Missniss

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    BTW, That is an awesome pic there Jeff :) Looks so serene :)
     
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  17. Missniss

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    The mighty Bogan River.
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    Our mascot for our trip and yes it's Groot :)
     
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  18. Missniss

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    We even made the newspaper :) lol
     
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  19. Missniss

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    Hey guys, just letting you know I am still in the land of the living :)
    Sorry I haven't been on much, just been hectic with docs.
    But for now I am back :) lol
     
  20. kev209

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    Great to see you back posting Sandy, look after yourself
     
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