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Just when I started getting better at dealing with panic attacks..

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suzieqz

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My panic attacks started after my son was born 5 years ago. I was put on xanax and started feeling better. Over the last five years I learned how to cope and was well enough to stop taking the medication altogether. However in October I had my daughter, and now the panic attacks are back. All the coping techniques that used to help me aren't helping anymore. I'm getting to the point where I can't tell if I'm just having anxiety or if something is really physically wrong with me. My anxiety centers around my health and also this strange fear of being drugged. I have a psych appointment on the 22nd of this month and it seems like an eternity away. If you can relate or have words of encouragment I would greatly appreciate it.
 
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It is very important to take good care of ones health. All medication contains chemicals, even thou they have the desired effect on the illness. This can easaly be resolved by drinking sufficient amount of water. (Recomandations are 3 liters pr 24/hours). Medication are in no way dangerous. The liver will cleanse the blood. E.g. An lifetime alchoholic stands a risk of having to remove in worst case half his liver, but can live a healthy life on the second half. This shows how strong our bodies are.

There are different ways of coping with panic/anxiety attacs. The most effisiant to my experience is to pour ones hart out to someone who cares - you should not do this for any problem since the other person could be exhousted. But once in a while confide in someone. A long hot shover/bath is a well known method. As well as getting out from the house/appartment.

If nothing works for you you should consider getting back on medication. It is a victory to know when to ask for help. And doctors dont become fools from 6 years of studying. Opposite: they are most often right. (Still humans and sometimes wrong)


Enjoy your day!

S.y. Kenneth.
 
katya

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I'm glad you're seeing a specialist about this because it'll dispel any fears you may have about it being a physical thing. I think you'll feel a hell of a lot better once you're sure what this is and you have some more strategies to deal with it when it happens. It's understandable that you'd be scared about it because it's like a problem you feel you've already solved. But don't worry.

I suffer from panic attacks too and I find they come and go. I used to get them almost daily in uni, then none at all, then a little bit when I was training to be a teacher, and then the other morning I woke up having a panic attack and I was like, really?!

I'm quite good at dealing with them when they happen, because they used to happen so, so much; just don't give into it. Don't 'panic.' As hard as that is to do and as easy as it is to say. It hurts, like fuck, but don't panic and keep breathing, and you'll find that you can handle them fairly quickly.

Hope everything goes well for you. In the meantime between now and your appointment, is there anyone close to you you could talk to about how anxious you're feeling? That might help. :)
 
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