Post # 1
OK, so as it gets closer to our wedding date (I just slapped Jan 1st for mine up there– it’s coming up!) I am so anxious.
I do have agoraphobia and panic disorder, I don’t need medication as often at all anymore– only special events.
Like my shower, I was SO NERVOUS to walk in… but once I did… it went away! And I felt a lot of the “unknown” because I was alone with my aunt and didn’t see everyone until of course I walked in the room.
I wonder if the wedding day might be easier because I’ll be around a lot of family from the start?
So how was it for you?? I get so scared thinking about it, and it’ll be a full mass. I know I’ll need a klonopin but I don’t want to need to overdo it because then I’ll be sleepy and blah after all the nerves go away after the ceremony. . .
Post # 3
I can’t give you medication advice, but do you think just keeping your eyes locked on your Fiance would help? My friend recommended that to me because she said at her wedding, all her nerves melted away when she saw her FI’s face at the end of the aisle.
Post # 4
i have anxiety much like you described, and have found that there are different things that help me “deal” and focus through the anxiety – such as specific ways of breathing and focusing on a fixed person/spot
i had a full mass as well, and was incredibly anxious until the doors opened – but once they did i took deep breaths and focused on my husband at the end of the aisle – once i made it to the alter, it was smooth sailing – in my church, we sat next to each other, so he was able to hold my hand through the whole thing
as far as medication, i was reluctant to take anything on the day of the wedding, for the same reasons you have – but you know your body best – maybe talk with your doctor about a half dosage, or an alternative to the klonopin if youre afraid it will make you foggy after