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for the past week i have been having a rough time to say the least

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daniel1990

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Hello everyone my names Daniel. I'm 29 years old as of 2 days ago. Since for maybe a month before i have been scared of having a heart attack. I'm not sure why this fear has erupted inside of me. But the last day of last month i called 911 because i thought i was having a heart attack but it was only a panic attack. the next day i had a smaller panic attack worrying about the same thing and i fought it off the next day i called 911 again cause i had a another major panic attack and that time i was brought to the er. The doctor told me that i am not at risk for heart attack but it still lingers in my head. i get pains sometimes in my chest but none that ever last. When my heart races i fear out and i have been checking my blood pressure to make sure for some dumb reason. I went to my main doctor and she gave me some meds to help with my anxiety. Which i am hopeful will work. They did a EKG on me because i asked for it which i guess was a good thing because they found out that i was vitamin d vitamin D deficient. Which i hope explains my onset of panic attacks. I have been having small ones this whole week. I wake up thinking that i am gonna die because of the heart attack or something. I just wish things would go back to normal. I dealt with anxiety attacks for a while and i even manged them for a while well. I guess im just looking for advice or something to easy my mind. I have never reached out for help until now. Because i do get really scared when i notice small things in my body now. like every pan. Thank you for reading.
Daniel
 
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Daniel, I’m sorry you are having anxiety about your health. It sounds like you’ve been checked out, and everything looks good, so I’d believe the doctors who tell you it’s panic attacks.
As you know, they can get so bad you’ll feel like you’re going to die, but you won’t - you really won’t. You just have to hold on and let them pass. Hopefully the medicine will help with getting the anxiety under control.
 
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thank you and i know it just gets really hard. I'm going to see a therapist tomorrow. Thank you for commenting. i just have a odd fear. I have been hit with panic attacks for the past for days now. i just got over one a few hours ago. Its a trip i hate feeling them. But i know im not alone which helps so very much.
 
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No, you’re not alone. A lot of people end up in the emergency room over panic attacks. I’m glad you’re seeing a therapist - they can really help.
 
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daniel1990

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i truly hope i have a lot of hope he/she can. this every day thing is getting very much old. i try to use logic and say that i am perfectly fine but my brain wants to thing otherwise throughout the day.
 
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Yeah, you have your logical mind, and your emotional mind, and during panic and anxiety, logic isn’t winning!
 
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Hi Daniel,
Welcome to the forum
Health anxiety is horrible, don't be afraid to go back to your dr if the meds don't work.
Hope you feel back soon.
Good news your ekg was normal. I'm vit D deficient too.
Take care
 
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daniel1990

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i was shocked to find out i was vit d deficient. the ekg showed that which blew my mind. im taking vitamins and drinking a boost before bed to try and combat that. i saw my therapist topday and she told me it was normal for people to have panic attacks in a day. which was worrying me because i have been having them for the past 4 days. im gonna tell my doctor to try some new meds. my main doctor is out of town so i have to wait till the 4th of next month. Right now im taking lorazepam. it says ass i need i have been taking one in the morning and one before i go to bed to try to keep myself clam. they gave me depakote which i tried yesterday and it made me have a really bad panic attack. i am unsure why that doctor have me a bipolar meds when i have never been tested or anything for that. but i gave it shot. the lorazepam seems to do a good job. when i have a panic attack. i just would rather not have one at all. i would rather not want that to be the only meds to work for my panic and anxiety because they are habit forming. But thank you all im trying to keep a level headed through all this.
 
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As you know, they can get so bad you’ll feel like you’re going to die, but you won’t - you really won’t.
Ain't that the very fortunate truth!

Daniel, I'm a couple months into living with an anxiety disorder (I've always had anxiety but recently I've acknowledged it and I am now getting help). I've taken my trips to the ER for panic attacks so don't feel alone on that. However, a friend who is a therapist suggested that going to the ER every time I have an attack could be reinforcing a control behavior where I start thinking I *need* to go to the ER to get through an attack. From there, I would go and stay with friends when I had serious anxiety, but now I've finally gotten to a place where I can handle them on my own alone at home. And it makes sense to me that handling them on my own does a lot of really good things, including helping me realize that they are temporary states and almost always certainly not as 'serious' a threat to my livelihood as I make them out to be in my head when I'm having one.
 
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I know which is why when i have them now i dont go to the er. i try to just clam myself down as best as i can. i manged to stop one panic attack from happening today which made me feel really good. im trying to stay off of the good md cause i have a bad thing about looking up stuff that i find on me or pains which doesnt help and im doing ok with not looking on it. but thank you for the advise it all honestly helps. i hope every single one of you finds peace in the days to come. i know what i am dealing with is hard but i cant compare my issues to some of you lady's and gents. but i hope that whatever your going through and feeling i hope you know it will get better in time and if you need someone to talk to ill be happy to message you. this song has helped me so maybe it can help one of you
 
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Daniel- Are things going well today? It’s great that you actually stopped a panic attack, that’s really good. And, yeah, stay off WebMD!
 
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its going ok i had a dr appt they found some little red spots on me which i wont lie freaked me out but the blood work came back fine. it could be vitman c or auto immunue which sucks but im just happy it was cancer like leukemia which made me very happy. but besides that im doing okay thank you. what about your self?
 
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Well, I’m glad that the blood work came back good. It can be nerve-racking to have to wait for results on medical tests!
I’m doing fine. Have a good weekend.
 
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thats good i hope your weekend is awesome
 
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