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Panic and Anxiety Attack Management 101

I’m going to quickly start by saying that I am no medical professional and that this post is based on my experiences and personal opinion. If you are suffering from an unchecked anxiety or panic disorder I highly recommend seeking professional help. I know I can bash them a lot but there IS help out…… Continue reading Panic and Anxiety Attack Management 101

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Pain & Panic…..Oh and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Ok, so I know I said I would follow up my previous post with how I personally manage my attacks (both anxiety and panic) but it’s been a busy few days here in the Mango household and my body and brain have been an eruption of random symptoms to wrangle on top of it. My…… Continue reading Pain & Panic…..Oh and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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Anxiety vs Panic

As I lay there last night (erm… early morning),┬ádesperately groping around under my pillow to find my phone, pulling my blankets in tight, hoping that SOMETHING would be enough of a distraction to prevent at that point the inevitable from happening. An anxiety attack… great. Anyone that has been following my blog for a while…… Continue reading Anxiety vs Panic

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Overtired, overused, OVERCOOKED…. and we’re off to a great start.

Happy New Year!… Better late than never right? Today is the first ‘non holiday’ day of the holidays and finally marks a little break in time that I finally get all to myself with no planned events or necessary travel and with Mr. Mango back at work I get to sit down with my heat…… Continue reading Overtired, overused, OVERCOOKED…. and we’re off to a great start.

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I made a deal with my body…now it’s time for me to pay up… oh and Happy Holidays!

At the beginning of the month when the holiday season really started to get buzzing and the busy really kicked into gear, I made a deal. I told myself that if I just was able to get through it all (Buddy’s birthday, Yule, Christmas and all the get-togethers, cooking, baking, shopping and still manage all…… Continue reading I made a deal with my body…now it’s time for me to pay up… oh and Happy Holidays!

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Music as medicine and I need an overdose…

Christmas miracles really do happen! After a rather harsh weekend both stress and weather wise (along with the usual ┬áhealth related bullshit) I find out that I ‘get to be’ in charge of dessert this year at our big ass family meal on boxing day (December 26th). Now of course this is ALL FOR MY…… Continue reading Music as medicine and I need an overdose…

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Holiday wishes…some crap like that…

I’m not quite ready to delve into the dark side of my ┬áhospital experience quite yet. A lot of other stress has built up in the recent weeks with the fucking douche dangler the Mango man pulling his semi regular asshole stunts and the 3 spawns that somehow have begun to think that the holidays…… Continue reading Holiday wishes…some crap like that…