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Old 07-13-2004, 05:57 AM   #1
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lightning

this is my first post so bear with me.

i had meningitis when i was 5 and that brought on ocd. i am lucky in a way because my mom also has it and so she knows what i am going through. i was on zoloft for 6 years and the summer of the 6th year i had like a nervous breakdown. During that breakdown i developed a terrible fear of lightning it is horrible. all i think about all day is what if it lightnings today or what if i have to go outside while it is lightning. i am not as afraid of getting struck but of being scared during a storm. I guess it is more anxiety related. During last summer i started prozac and it helped tremendously. right when i started i noticed a difference. i had a good year and then this summer the fear came back. and while i was on vacation with my dad my mom had emergency brain surgery for a tumor and sist on her brain. so this by far has been the worst summer i think i have ever had. so i have been really stressed which doesnt help the lightning thing.


IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO HANDLE MY FEAR PLEASE HHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-13-2004, 06:45 AM   #2
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Re: lightning

Hi seminolechic,

Wow, you have had a few things to deal with. You are a very strong person for dealing with what you have in the past. I also have OCD and have fears of dying like almost everyone with the disorder but you are the first person I have heard of to be that afraid of lightning. I think it is normal for people to stay indoors when it's storming for fear of being hit by lighting and I understand that your fear is much more intense. The thing I want to say to you is that YOU WILL NOT BE HIT BY LIGHTNING! I don't know if that will make you feel better but I thought it was worth a try. Good luck and stay strong! You are not alone.

 
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Old 07-13-2004, 06:57 AM   #3
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Re: lightning

THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY BM. I HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT AND GET JUST SO OVERWHELMED SOMETIMES. MY PARENTS ARE DIVORCED BOTH REMARRIED.HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD STEPSISTER (VERY ANNOYING) & A 2 YEAR OLD SISTER. MY DAD HAS DIABETES ALMOST DIED WHEN I WAS 2. IT JUST GETS SOOOOO OVERWHELMING! THE WORST PART IS THAT I LIVE IN FLORIDA WHERE IT STORMS ALL THE TIME!!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY THOUGH!!

 
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