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#15817 - 01/15/03 04:43 PM Walking my way to sanity
Kathryn Offline
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Registered: 11/20/02
Posts: 317
Loc: Towson
A few months ago, I noticed that I was having frequent chest pains, loss of apetite and some pretty severe anxiety attacks. When I finally went to my doctor, he told me that I had acid reflux which had caused my esophagus to become ulcerated. (there's a name for the condition but it escapes me). Apparently the anxiety attacks were contributing to the acid reflux problem. Oh, my cholesterol was way high too! So now I'm taking two meds to control both anxiety and reflux. But my doctor urged me to get real exercise. So I started power walking, and pre-puppy got up to 4 miles in 35 minutes about 5 times a week. I've lost 20 plus pounds, several clothing sizes and my cholesterol has dropped dramatically. Best, because I'm walking while losing I'm not dealing with too much of the saggy skin syndrone I've experienced before. Most significantly though, I find that after a serious walk, my head feels better....the internal chaos and screaming subside and I am able to function like a civilized human being. So get good shoes
and start with a short, quick walk, preferably near pretty trees and with some hills to challenge you. You'll be amazed!

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#15818 - 01/15/03 06:52 PM Re: Walking my way to sanity
nillawafer Offline
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Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 158
Loc: new orleans
i think the term is g.i.r.d. that you are looking for and i have it too. i take prilosec for it. i also have an anxiety thing going on along with a mood disorder thing and a depression thing going on ....ummmm lets see what other pills are in my easter basket today?!?!

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#15819 - 01/18/03 05:59 PM Re: Walking my way to sanity
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Not only are you walking your way to sanity, you have also walked your way to better health. Which comes first, the sanity or the health? They are soooo related.

I am also a walker, 3-4 miles a day about 5 times a week and I wouldn't trade it for the world! Keep on truckin'.

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#15820 - 01/21/03 05:02 PM Re: Walking my way to sanity
Kathryn Offline
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Registered: 11/20/02
Posts: 317
Loc: Towson
An update to my walking post....Dr. called yesterday with my most recent cholesteral test results. My overall cholesteral is down 34 points, my good cholesteral is up 30 and my wicked, evil bad, bad, cholesteral is down 30. I haven't lost the pounds I want, but am definitely more healthy. It has to be the walking!

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#15821 - 01/21/03 05:32 PM Re: Walking my way to sanity
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
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You go girl! Happy to hear your good news! Walking is good for the mind, body, and soul.

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#15822 - 01/22/03 10:09 PM Re: Walking my way to sanity
nillawafer Offline
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Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 158
Loc: new orleans
kathryn..that is awesome news!!! you go girl... you go girl..

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