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Offline StGeorge

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Frustration: Advice
« on: January 16, 2008, 10:10:34 PM »
Could you please just pray for me?  I'm Orthodox now, but I'm having a lot of trouble with feeling like I fit into the crowd where I've gone to church.  I think a lot of it has to do with the pain and how it affects my behavior.  People just don't understand it seems.   :-\
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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 10:22:51 PM »
Lord have mercy on Thy servant.
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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 10:32:32 PM »
I forgot to mention that the pain becomes extreme when a weather front is moving in.  That's what's happening now. 

I don't know why, but my back tightens up painfully and I become extremely depressed as it approaches. 
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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 04:26:32 AM »
I can identify with your depression...:(

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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008, 08:43:40 AM »
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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008, 09:02:05 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

I am in the same boat, although for a different reason... I also experience an enormously hard time fitting in, but not because of the "crowd" at church being culturally, ethnically foreign - rather, because of my particular "crowd" (family and friends) being non-believers, philosophers-sceptics of various sorts.:)

The only advice I think I can give, based on my own experience - just live one day at a time. If you have serious seasonal affective disorder, see a physician and take a medicine (that is extremely important - you don't want that serotonin to escape from your brain synapses!!!). Read good books, watch good movies, avoid negative or quarrelsome people. God will take care of the rest! :)
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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008, 05:51:55 PM »
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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2008, 05:56:04 PM »
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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2008, 10:45:33 PM »
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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008, 10:49:55 AM »
George ,

You are in our prayers, Lord Have Mercy!

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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2008, 08:53:20 PM »
I forgot to mention that the pain becomes extreme when a weather front is moving in.  That's what's happening now. 

I don't know why, but my back tightens up painfully and I become extremely depressed as it approaches. 

I know this sounds silly, but have you had your sinuses checked recently?  I have the same problem and a history of sinus problems.  It's gotten to the point where I don't even feel the sinus pressure build when a front rolls through, but my body will still react as it's being stressed.  Menthol and breathing exercises help open the airways, and the stress gradually diminishes.  A good ENT would probably be more helpful.

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Re: Frustration: Advice
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2008, 10:19:04 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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