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anxiety taken over me

cant sleep. cant eat. constant chest pain, back pain, nausea, diarrhea. tried ativan last night and today with no sucess. all ive done since friday is have panic attacks and unctollable shaking alll the time. called doctor shes putting me back to the xanax .05 twice a day. im praying to god this will help me. she wants me to take 2 weeks off of work, says shell send them a note, why is this happening to me?? all i can do is sit her e and cry. whyyyy me
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1092880 tn?1273975025
I know exactly how all of you feel.  I've been dealing with my anxiety disorder since I was 19 and,  I'm 30 now.  I STILL don't have a handle on it.  So many years of living in fear each and every single day.  ALWAYS thinking something is wrong and believing there really is.  I just don't know what to do anymore.
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1315722 tn?1274044476
I am 23 years old and about a month and a half ago I had my first panic attack.  I was good for about a week, and after that week was up, I have had severe anxiety every day.  I am constantly on the internet looking up my symptoms to see if they link with something more serious because its hard for me to believe that its anxiety.  right now as i type this i am having horrible heartburn and random chest pains.  i have been to the e.r. a few times and nothing was found.  i went to my regular doctor and he says its severe anxiety, so he prescribed me zoloft.  i have been on zoloft for 3 days, and have not felt any better, although i have read it takes time for the meds to work.  I feel like i have had a couple side effects like stomach cramps and my body feeling shaky, but maybe its just my anxiety and my mind making me think that.  I am going to give it time to work, and hopefully it will.

I feel for all of you.  No one can understand what we go through unless they themselves go through it.  I know its hard to move on and live your daily life because you are feeling all these symptoms that make you feel horrible.  And then when doctors tell you nothing wrong, it drives you mad because you are feeling these things, and it basically feels like they are saying its all in our head.  My best wishes to all of you!  I wish you all the best of luck.
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1315050 tn?1289090698
I had the same nightmarish symptoms...when all this BS starting happening. Hang in there and speak up for mental and physical health
1. Do you think you need to be hospitalized?
When I was, I found that the group therapy helped me. It was a little noisy because different patients had different levels of psych issues, but the medical staff was on top of everything and very caring.

2. Give the meds time to work.
When my episodes started, I was given sedatives, almost everytime I thought I was having a heart attack (I was dealing with acid reflux at the time too which made the chest pains extremely painful, the Mental health issues were yet to be discovered) The EKGs would come back normal One time I just screamed,I DON'T CARE MY DAMN CHEST HURT!! I was given a sedative. I fought it at first, but I took it and felt better.

3. Have people around you that genuinely care about you. And will be your SOS when you feel a bad attack coming on.

4. Pray ( I know this isnt a religious forum) but God will help you through this.

I hate that I have these attacks. It's scary and uncomfortable. What's even more scary is that they come at anytime. I am going to try and find the right anti-depressant for me, hopefully the chest pains will stop.
Hang in there CassandraLee
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1282225 tn?1272140188
your not alone, im in the same boat as you. I think i have some undiagnosed problem that the doctors havent found yet. I have attacks, but i have constant chest tightness and shortness of breath and feel like im going to faint or fall over. I ask why me all the time, i never used to be like this. Nothing seems to help at all. Im scared to drive, hold my baby, excersize, anything really. I keep going into the emergency room bc i think im having a heart attack. Ive had a rough 2 and a half years with this stuff. But im going to my doctors and having him send me to specialists so i can get over this hopefully.
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i got an appt with a physciatric RN friday, i didnt even know there was such a thing. shes a nurse, but prescribes meds. i really wanted to see an md but i cant wait weeks out. i feel like the xanax isnt working, my mom keeps telling me i dont let it work because im so nervous about every damn thing. my new anxiety fear is that im having seizures. last nite, i fell asleep from 1am and woke up at 2 completely shaking head to toe with my jaw clenched tight. i know i have a panic disorder, but i thought xanax is supposed to stop those effects. i shook throughout the entire nigght, finally fell asleep around 7:30  am.... to wake up at 10 in shakes all over again.. i took a xanax about an hour or so ago and i do feel a tiny bit calmer, but as soon as i try to lay down n sleep i feel my pulses n heart everywhere. i tried the propanolol for 2 days but thought it was making me dizzy, do u think i should try the propanolol again?? my doc keeps reassuring me its fine to take, and if im nervous just cut it in half. i just feel like im on too many meds. paxil, xanax, birthcontrol, alergy med, and now thinking of trying the propanolol again. i just dont wanna die from being on all these prescription meds!! ps- this crazyy anxiety has all started from me passing out about 2 months ago..it just gradually kept getting worse and then boom ive got full blown panic anxiety...im staying at my moms because my apt with my boyfriend i feel im more nervous..im nervous to drive, take a shower, i still cant eat.wow im being long on here i just need some comfort and to take my nmind off of all this....
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370181 tn?1595629445
It's time to take the bull by the horns here, Sweetie. While I'm almost positive all your symptoms are anxiety related, it's my humble opinion that you should see your doctor to make SURE there isn't an organic reason underlying them. While you are there, get a referral to a good psychiatrist. In fact, ask them to make an appointment for you ASAP. Often if the call comes from a doctors office, time slots magically become available. You really need to get in to talk to someone. While taking two weeks off work may help, you need more. Anxiety that causes you not to be able to sleep or eat, that creates CONSTANT chest and back pain, nausea and diarrhea, uncontrollable shaking and freqiemt panic attacks is out of control. Your doctor may be a very good person and she's probably a good doctor, in her own rights, but at the end of the day, I don't think she is handling your severe anxiety well at all.
However you have to make it happen, get an appointment with a p-doc and begin regaining control.
You ask, "Why me?" I don't know why you. I'm sure most of us on thid forum have asked the "Why ME" question. Ultimately it boils down to the question,  "What am I going to do about it?"
And you know what you need to do.
Even if going back on the Xanax helps you through this crisis, you are well aware of what it is masking. You now must make the choice.
Please let us know how you're doing, OK?
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The "why me?" question. . .I hear that.  I have major panic disorder and I'm in a rough place right now, too.  I keep wondering why it's happening.  You're not alone.
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