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Dear Gill,

The last week or so I've been having anxiety attacks or at least that's what I think they are. I've been tossing and turning at night. We have just moved, which isn't unusual. My husband's job moves us around a lot. I've never had this problem before and I'm starting to get worried. Should I see a doctor?


-- Anonymous, September 22, 2002


Dear 'Worried'

I am sorry you are unsettled just now and beginning to feel worried about the 'tossing and turning' at night. You have never had this problem before even though you move around a lot with your husband's job.

Perhaps you could you tell me a little more about yourself and what else is around for you now in your new move? - it may help to get a better handle what what might be troubling you.


-- Anonymous, September 25, 2002

Dear Worried I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling too good at the moment. It is not pleasant to be tossing and turning at night worrying about things. I am even wondering if you have managed to sign on at a new doctors surgery what with all your moves. It doesn't sound as if your life style helps you to feel very settled in the places that you live, and perhaps you might feel better if you could share your concerns with the doctor. I would love to hear from you again and find out how you are getting on All the best for now Rosemary

-- Anonymous, September 25, 2002

Hello 'Worried'

It can be very unsettling, at times, if you move around a lot but I wonder what it is that makes you think that it is anxiety attacks that you are experiencing. Is there anything that you can put your finger on at the moment that you are particularly concerned or anxious about? We can normally pin point something that triggers off such feelings of anxiety and it might help me, to help you, if you could try and describe what this might be and how you feel at the time it happens.

I look forward to hearing from you.


-- Anonymous, September 26, 2002

Dear W It sounds as though you're having a really rough time at the moment - what wioth sleepless nights and feelings of anxiety after your recent move. You say you've never had this problem before and that moving is not unusual, that you're usually able to cope with this? Moving can be an emotionally exhausting experience at the best of times and I wonder if perhaps you could be expecting too much of yourself so soon after this recent upheaval? Maybe there are things going on for you at the moment that you would like to discuss in more depth? If so, I would be very happy to see if we can get together and talk things through. You mention the possibility of seeing a doctor - have you registered with a general practitioner yet - it is always a good idea to do so. I look forward hearing from you. Regards Suzanne

-- Anonymous, September 27, 2002

Dear Gill I always suggest that my clients get a check-up from the doctors-I would suggest that perhaps you see your -he may give you something to ease uour anxiety. However you may then like to come and see me and together we can explore what is causing your anxiety attacks


-- Anonymous, September 30, 2002

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