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katherine002

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Hello everyone!
I am Katherine, and I want to share my experience of living with anxiety and panic disorder.
I struggle with panic disorder for the last 3 years and my life has completely changed.
I am always anxious, I can't even sleep at night, I am scared to be in crowded places, etc.
I have to say it's really difficult to live with a panic disorder, and it gets more difficult because no one seems to understand what I'm going through. Every time I have a panic attack my friends say "relax". But how can I? My mind is playing games, the symptoms are bad and the feeling of dying awful!
 
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Hi,
Welcome to the forum
Panic attacks are horrible, I've had them to.
Have you tried any therapy/meds.
Sending hugs
 
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Hi,
Welcome to the forum
Panic attacks are horrible, I've had them to.
Have you tried any therapy/meds.
Sending hugs
I started therapy about a week ago, but it's too early to see any improvement.
 
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Hi Katherine
& welcome 🤗
I’m also having a very bad time with anxiety - had it for years but mostly under reasonable control until Xmas last year - had the worst episode & im still not doing that well - paid to have 6 private counselling sessions as nhs waiting list was too long - was taught breathing techniques which do help & relaxation
- now have had l nhs CBT session - it was a whirlwind !!! Asked a load of questions - given homework & I’ll see you in 2 weeks !!! That was all in 25 minutes !!
Hate being alone all day at home but scared to go out In case I feel dizzy or anxious - fed up - feel it’s ruling my life
I’m on Citalopram
 
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katherine002

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Hi Katherine
& welcome 🤗
I’m also having a very bad time with anxiety - had it for years but mostly under reasonable control until Xmas last year - had the worst episode & im still not doing that well - paid to have 6 private counselling sessions as nhs waiting list was too long - was taught breathing techniques which do help & relaxation
- now have had l nhs CBT session - it was a whirlwind !!! Asked a load of questions - given homework & I’ll see you in 2 weeks !!! That was all in 25 minutes !!
Hate being alone all day at home but scared to go out In case I feel dizzy or anxious - fed up - feel it’s ruling my life
I’m on Citalopram
I totally understand and feel you. I'm also scared to go out because I feel dizzy and anxious all the time....
 
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