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« on: October 28, 2018, 01:51:18 PM »

Many people deal with anxiety at dialysis.
I have dealt with it.  My doctor gave me ambien during nocturnal dialysis to stop the anxiety squirrel running it wheel from 11pm to 2 am. in center.
I have quiet anxiety and if you attempt to talk to me I become very Bitchy and angry or I will cry.

Way I deal with anxiety on dialysis:

Benadryl keeps me int he chair and fairly relaxed.
Reading on my KIndle or playing games on it.
Attempting to sleep.
Using the meditation techniques I have been taught.
        Breathing slowly.
        Grounding
        Counting to 100/Counting backwards
        Writing on my Kindle
        Trying not to clock watch

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Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 02:37:41 PM »


6:30 to about 11 a.m.

No way can I sleep like many others do.  The lights, nearly constant alarms.

My needle-phobia jacks me way up, so much my BP's are so high they threaten not to run me.  So I take a Zanex an hour before.  I don't feel as if the pill does anything, but my blood pressures show an average 30 point drop getting stuck.  After the needles are in and all taped up I'm fine.  End of treatment pressures are low enough we have dropped one of my BP meds.

I stay occupied watching mostly documentaries on youtube.  Irritated when Nurse tells me I have to put it away cause we are done already.  Qwap, I'll have to wait til next treatment to finish that movie as that laptop stays in the bag in the truck.  I have another in the house plus all the desktops.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 03:56:54 PM »

The way I sleep with all the noise, I have a good beats headset put music on and all I hear is the music.  I have a large vocal woman 2 seats over and all she does is holler greetings to every one she sees. Off the headset very annoying, on the headset what loud women.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 07:46:33 PM »

Noise cancelling headphones!  What a wonderful invention.  I use mine all the time while at dialysis. 
I find all of the noise will start my anxiety squirrels twirling.
I put those headphones on with the TV connected fairly low and I am good. 
Without it I would go crazy in center.
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Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 04:20:14 PM »


I certainly have the WRONG headphones.

Mine are bone-conducting.  They don't even go on my ears, just into my skull.

Maybe I should start taking my Sansui's.
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