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    Does anyone else have panic attacts or problems with anxiety? Please pm me, I'm having a realy bad time lately, to the point of just wishing I could just go to sleep and not wake up just to get rid of this anxiety.

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    I don't have those problems, but there are a lot of good medications out there that can help. If all else fails, call your doctor!!! (((((veggiemom))))

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    • #3
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      I don't, veggie mom, but I know the panic others feel when it's happening. Are you seeing a doctor? There are good meds available and talking to a therapist could really help.

      ((((((big hugs)))))
      "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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        i cant help you, but you will be in my prayers.

        believe in the LORD and ask HIM to help you. HE will walk with you

        what you are thinking is dangerous and wrong and you really dont want that.

        may the FATHER above wrap HIS arms around you and comfort you

        giddy
        JESUS is LOVE and FORGIVENESS

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        • #5
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          Yes, I see a doctor. I am on Lexapro and he added in ativan 3 time a day (as needed) the begining of the month. I'm just a wreck with DS2 starting classes today.

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          • #6
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            I have only had one and I actually thought I was having a stroke. I had one so bad that my hands cramped up and looked almost deformed. I had no idea what caused it and I have not had one since. My doctor gave me ativan to take if I had them again but I have not had to take it yet.

            Good luck with finding something that will help you. I know the one I had was awful so I feel for you.

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            • #7
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              I don't have panic attacks but some days I am in so much pain that I get severely depressed. I know I have to try to hang in there and keep going. I used to be so stressed and worried so much. One day my brother told me to ask myself "What is the worst than can happen if..(whatever I was obsessing about)
              That really helps now if I stop and ask myself that.
              Nommie

              Thought for the day: Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away!

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              • #8
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                I suffered with them for over 20 years. Was able to finally get treatment for them. I was always so strong minded & thought I could psych myself out of them but I couldn't. One time it was so bad that I honestly think I had a mild heart attack. Usually Panic attacks are arm in arm with depression...another thing I never thought myself capable of being...Well, It is nothing to be ashamed of either. It is a chemical imbalance in our brain and 33 per-cent of our population suffer from it...
                Thank goodness there is help out there. It did take me awhile and a lot of changing meds to find out which ones helped me get back to a functioning person, but it happened. I was on Prozac and Clonapin for several years and i am proud to say that I was able to put them aside a couple of months ago and I am able to manage my life just fine now..
                If you need to talk more about this PM me and I will be there for you, OK?
                Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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                • #9
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                  (((Veggiemom))) I feel for you. I can remember a very bad time in my life. I don't know if they were panic attacks or depression but I can remember looking around the house and wondering where I could hide and just go to sleep and no one would ever find me.

                  Now, I do exactly what Nommie said. Whenever I need to confront something or am worried about something, I envision the absolute worst that could happen and plan on how I would deal with it. So: Prepare for the worst and Hope for the best has become my motto.
                  Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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                  • #10
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                    We learned the "whats the worst thing that can happen" in Dale Carnigie. Maybe I will go back and pick up his book "How to stop worrying and start living" it's been many years since I have read it.

                    I woke up today around 5 am with my arms burning and heart racing. When that happens I am supossed to get up and do some normal things around the house. But I'm so tired I just cant move and lay there. DH is out or town so I am pretty much alone (he returns tonight). DS's are here but I don't like them to see how bad this is because then they worry and then I worry more about them worring and it just turns into a big train wreck.

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                    • #11
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                      (((veggiemom))) I'm with the others who say...please see a Dr. and get some meds to help you through this. I don't have this problem but I have a sister who does and the meds make a huge difference in her life. You don't have to live like this!
                      My sister also tries to make sure she walks every day and she does yoga and says it helps.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Veggie Mom View Post
                        Yes, I see a doctor. I am on Lexapro and he added in ativan 3 time a day (as needed) the begining of the month. I'm just a wreck with DS2 starting classes today.
                        But is this a doc you go to regularly and TALK?? Like a therapist? Prescribing those meds w/o some psych counseling wouldn't help much, I wouldn't think.

                        I'm a HUGE advocate for therapy/psych counseling. I sure wouldn't be here today if it weren't for therapy at different times in my life!
                        "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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                        • #13
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                          I've had them and I know what you're going thru... However, when I gave up caffeine, they went away.. Do you drink caffeine

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                          • #14
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                            I suffered from anxiety/panic attacks for about a year at a very dark point in my life. Many things from the past and the present (at that time) were interwoven to drive me almost insane and the stress all came to a head as anxiety/panic attacks. I used to wake up in the middle of the night out of a sound sleep with my heart just pounding. I would go to work feeling almost frozen with fear inside.

                            One of the first steps in learning how to overcome your anxiety/panic attacks is to understand the connection between the attacks and what is going on in your life to create you to feel the way you do. Many times, panic attacks are a result OF anxiety. We ALL experience anxiety from time to time, but extreme anxiety could crescendo into panic attacks. All it takes is one experience of a panic attack and BOOM!!!!!........the fear of having had one can leave you feeling quite debilitated if not paralyzed such as it did me. It's a vicious cycle. My stomach inside used to feel like the waves of the ocean or like I was riding a roller coaster. Another first step was seeing my family doctor who prescribed Xanax (smallest dosage). It helped me calm myself down enough to start thinking straight again. I then went for the self-help books that gave me a lot of good techniques and ideas.

                            Panic attacks I've read is your body’s natural response to danger within. Learning to identify your "stressors" can help you learn how to overcome the attacks. It's much like what some others had suggested to Dragun in her thread about her problems with her family.........you need to get rid of the stuff in your life that is "toxic" in order to begin your path to healing yourself. If you cannot do any of this on your own (I was lucky that I could), by all means........seek professional help!

                            Best wishes and hugs,

                            P.S. Feel free to PM me any time if you need to talk more. If nothing else I have big shoulders and a nice set of ears!

                            Kathy
                            The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

                            Faith is believing in advance what already makes sense in retrospect. O:-)

                            'Do not ask the Lord to Guide your Footsteps if you are not willing to move your Feet'

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                            • #15
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                              I agree, go see a doctor who specializes in panic attacks. Years ago I read these two books, and they were really helpful to me. Not sure if you can still find them, I am talking 20 /25 years ago.
                              Hope and Help for your nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes
                              You don't have to suffer / a handboo, for Moving beyond Life's Crises by Judy Tatelbaum

                              I assume that you had a complete physical exam by your doctor, if not, have one. You want to make sure that there is nothing physical wrong with you that can cause these symptoms.

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