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6 Tips to Lower Your Stress

Posted 04-07-2014 at 04:09 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 04-08-2014 at 04:22 PM by ChristaIB

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If mounting bills, childcare, work deadlines, school, household chores, relationships and other day-to-day stressors have you frazzled, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are dealing with some form of stress every day, and as researchers continue to study and release findings on the negative health impacts caused by long-term, chronic stress — including depression, anxiety, heart disease, sleep disorders, weight gain, digestive issues and cognitive malfunction — it is becoming...
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Day 1 Lexapro

Posted 03-23-2014 at 07:24 AM by MaryA
Updated 03-23-2014 at 06:55 PM by Administrator

908 am ...just took my first dose of Lexapro (generic) I took 5mg so we shall see what happens, if anything. I already feel bad so what can happen really? I mean, i already shake, feel quesy, nervous ,stomach issues, insomnia, and chesty.... SO i figure what do i have to lose? and i do sweat too... im hoping for being out of it and drosy..cant spell. The weird thing is is that its Sunday and the family is here. lol ummmok Mare. They make me scared anyway. I have xanax in case of emergency...but...
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Posted 03-19-2014 at 07:34 AM by MaryA

In 2007 Dec, i have my very first panic attack...ended up finding out what it was, and ended up in misery for months, endless ER visits and an overnight at the hospital for my "mind" Put on Lexapro, which I took right away without any hesitation, wasent phobic YET. I also had Xanax as needed, and i used it correctly. The lexapro kicked in and i was OK, a crazy eating Zombie, but surviving without panic. All i wanted to do was stay in, read, watch movies and eat away.... I gained a ton...ended...
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How to Mentally Cope with Unemployment

Posted 03-18-2014 at 04:51 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 03-19-2014 at 03:23 PM by ChristaIB

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The economy imploded in 2008, and with it went the job market. By the end of that year, the unemployment rate was over 8 percent and thousands of people were out of work. As of January 2014, the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.6 percent, but there are still thousands without jobs; many of whom have been unemployed for more than a year. To make matters worse, employers have shown that they are reluctant to hire the long-term unemployed, and congress has voted not to extend unemployment...
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Do You Have Social Anxiety?

Posted 03-11-2014 at 05:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Does the thought of going to a party literally make you sick to your stomach? Do you find that you're not just awkward in social situations, but that you're actually terrified of meeting new people? If you have these feelings, you could have social anxiety.

Also called social phobia, social anxiety is a disorder that is characterized as being more than just a little shy or introverted. With social anxiety, you have a very specific and very real set of physical and...
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