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you know what really pisses me off?? I am a 28 years old, single, attractive,female lawyer...and yet I will never have a relationship again because I cannot get through the first date...God forbid I be EXCITED to do something. Which leads me to this weekend. Met a nice guy last night wants me to go to the Ohio State game on Saturday...I said yes but went into instant panic mode. Columbus is an hour and a half away (which means 3 hours in a car with someone I don't know who doesn't know about my little secret!) and the thought of the crowds makes me hyperventilate. I am really sick of this sh####$ Over the years I have convinced myself that I don't enjoy certain things so that I don't have to feel bad missing them...well I am tired of being a couch potato however I cannot get comfortable in a place like a college footbal game...but my lomotil and I will go whether we like it or not
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Dear Laywer:You go to that game!!! If you can make it through the drive and all four quarters, etc. with you meds, you will feel a GREAT sense of accomplishment and confidence for the next tiem.I'll be thinking of you, sweetie, and sending light and love your way!!!mamamia-
 

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You have every right to vent! I'm sick and tired of my IBS preventing me from doing and enjoying things too. Luckily I've been married 13 years and I don't have to face the dating scene. If something happened to my husband, I'd just have to join a convent...
I hope that you can go and enjoy yourself. Recently I read a magazine article about anxiety. The psychiatrist who wrote it says he tells his clients to say this when they are feeling panicky "Who's going to win, ME or the anxiety?" I can't believe how helpful I've found that sentence to be - my competitive side kicks in and well..I want to win!
Let us know how it went okay?
 

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My bet is that you have rarely if ever had an accident. If I am right, statistically speaking the chances of you having one on a date are small. I would say go for it and in all likliehood you will be fine and you will have a great time.
 
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