Monday, February 22, 2010

I'm Fed Up!

Okay, I'm just down right done!

I have struggled with anxiety and panic attacks now for nearly six years, and I'm just over it.

I recently picked up Beth Moore's newest book, "So Long Insecurity," and I've decided that I'm gong to really believe what I believe. I'm going to go through what Beth Moore recommends in this book, and I am going to continue to study the Word of God and pray scripture about this thing...I'm going to bind up this anxious spirit once and for it better get ready!

I am taking a new medication that is working really well, except for the fact that I'm eating everything in sight and my hair is falling out. If you have ever had a panic attack, you know that you'd rather be fat and bald than suffer the effects of the panic. But what if you didn't have to trade your peace of mind for your ...well...peace of mind?

God says that He does not give me the "spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind."

I'm ready to claim it!


H.C. Johnson said...

Go girl!

Joni said...

Hi. I responded to your comment on my blog but then realized if you're like me, you might forget where you posted so I thought I'd retype it here. I am medication-free but still use xanax on an as-needed basis. I don't use it very often, but if I needed to take it more, I would have no qualms. God used medicine to heal Hezekiah in the Old Testament and Luke was a physician, lest we forget. My nervous system went through some heavy duty stuff for a long period of time (years), and although I can handle a good deal of stress now, I occasionally crumble. No attacks, just get a jittery feeling that's hard to ignore. Usually, prayer and one .25 mg of xanax is all I need when that happens. I also try to get enough sleep, exercise, eat right, and I DON'T do caffeine. :)

Joni said...

P.S. Here's to lifting up our shields of faith and wielding the Sword of the Spirit!!

Lori said...

Hi Lori,
I actually found you through the LPM blog. Your name caught my eye as I was looking to see if my post posted. I too am reading the book. I wanted to tell you that I too have struggled with extreme anxiety and panic attacks - the call 911 because you think you are dying panic attacks. It is awful. I know where you are. For me it started after about a year of quite a few horrible events in my life. I feel like through prayer I have mostly overcome it although it does still sneak up on me at the most unexpected moments sometimes. I took medication for a while, but for me, taking medications is one of my triggers for anxiety and panic so I try not to take anything at all. I just wanted you to know you are not alone and I will be praying for you. I wanted to mention that recently I learned of a Christian song artist that has experienced anxiety and panic attacks, and has written some songs about it. It is comforting for me to hear her music knowing she has gone through it. Her name is JJ Heller. If you haven't already, you should check her out. ~Lori