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Posted by John Bown ( on November 22, 1999 at 08:14:36:

In Reply to: please help me posted by DawnMarie on November 22, 1999 at 01:40:51:

Hi, DawnMarie-
I am glad you posted when you are at your worst. That is why DJ created the message board. That is why we turn our computers on and check to see what folks have posted. I am sorry to hear you are having a really rough time of it. Noting you have said sounds like anything to be ashamed of or to feel guilty about. It sounds like the demon has driven you into a corner and you need some help. That is what we are here for.

I have been chronic for about 10 years and have found myself in something like your current state of frustration and despair before. There is a way out, believe me.

One thing to remember. The pain is not yours. It is just pain. It will pass. It always does. It is an intruder. You do not deserve it. It cannot hurt you physically. It is a phantom, an impostor. When it comes, try very hard to step outside of yourself and see it objectively in this way. It is an evil imposter that you do not deserve, and it will go away. It has to, and it always does, and it cannot do you any harm.

I suggest you put away all the meds for a month, except oxygen when you get an attack, and lots of water and vitamins. I will e-mail you my phone number. Others will too. I know from experience that the meds can be the biggest part of the problem sometimes.

Stay close to the message board. You will find a way to deal with these cluster attacks, which you do not deserve and which you can endure. Peace be with you, DawnMarie.

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