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Ruminating/worry/irrational thoughts/panic

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Not100%

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Hi all been looking for site like this for a while and just never stumbled across it! Glad I have now 😀. So I've dealt with panic disorder for about 10years now with varying levels of success. Have tried all the pills and potions, benzos, barbiturates, sedating antihistamines, beta blockers. Then of course there were the antidepressants that always went with the above meds. So I first went on tricyclics (10years ago) with no positive effects then there was SSRIs for next 4 years with little success as a sedative was still needed at least 2 times per week for those extreme attacks. Then it was effexor (SNRI) for another 5 years with again little success then last year I weaned myself off them over 6months of hell having my last dose feb this year. I've had no more trouble since than what I did whilst taking the tablets until 2 weeks ago. The anxiety has hit HARD, panic attacks rolling into panic attacks over and over again. I'm having ruminating thoughts which spiral outta control to those disastrous endings, constant worry, health anxiety and just generally feeling like crap. Its debilitating and stressful and I'm starting to lose sleep. I meditate, affirmations and exercise as often as I can, we can always do more right . I really don't wanna go back to meds and am determined to get past this once and for all!! Do people out there have tips? Things that work for them? Long term fixes? Thanks to everyone in advance! And thank you for taking the time to read and hopefully reply to my post, I am grateful.
 
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Resourceperson

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The best tip I can give you is this: when you have an anxiety attack look back at what last happened to find thë the cause. And always following up with an affirmation : OBJECTIVELY was this something to be afraid of???
 
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treasurebox

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When you have anxiety attack, it will do you good to remember that your attack will end because it is not permanent. Tell yourself that it will be over. An aromatherapy will be helpful. Shift your thoughts to other things, to your dreams, victories and positivity. You may also listen to good music and watch good or funny films. Do any harmless thing that will make you happy and peaceful.
 
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GinaB

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deep breath

so lots of things mentioned can work, find what's best for you and the situation...deep breaths...journaling...music...aromatherapy...remember that you ARE getting better...each time you get past it you've gained some experience, figured out what does and doesn't work...you may think you are in a setback but it's really just a difficult episode...and remember an episode means it will be over...try and look forward to that moment you will again be out of it...you are never alone
 
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Not100%

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Thank you to for the replies, I'm feeling much better again, ready to be support for others I can help. Much love from new Zealand
 
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Hi GinaB, thank you for your kind reply. I have been taking things easy, its amazing how debilitating and time/life consuming anxiety can be. I'm maintaining my positive frame of mind even when I dont believe myself haha. Thank you again for your time
 
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