hiya hun!i understand how u r feelin!im currently battlein the same thing as yourself!itz not a nice place 2 b!i can handle most thingz!just not the dizzyinezz and breathlezznezz!ya not alone whilst on thiz forum!we all era r sufferz!the only thing that getz me thou is hopin ill b half normal in time!i cant go out neither it getz u down dont it!
Here's one of your threads, it may help you to re-read it:
You were having a bad night then, but you got through it, anxiety will always resolve, even if you feel like you have no control. What medications are you taking, and when is your appt with the specialist?
Yes it does angel gets u really down and ok nursegirl thanks I take citrapram once a day and I don't know when my appointment is they said they will contact me so just gtta wait I guess :(
I got a letter from my specialist gna ring them tonight so hopefully it will be sorted feeling anxious about it thou
Urghh haveing another bad night :( my heart feels like its gna explode :(
Hi.hun I understand where ur coming from I too suffer with panic and anixety attacks and they do ruin ur life my last attack was about 3 weeks ago and ever since I started gettin them that was in november last year iv been stayin in not going to see my mates scared to go into town then I started gettin chest pains that led to my jaw and arm and it get me down so much like tonite iv just been watchin tv and all ov a suddern I cud feel one cumin on when u feel one just say to ur self its just a panic attack and they can not harm u that's what I say to myself
Yup exaxtly as me atm I'm getting werid noises in my head and heart going fast pretty scary :(
I just cnt sleep :( yes I've been doctors all they can do is give meds driveing me mmad!!!! Lol
Remind me, what medications did your doc prescribe? Did you try taking them yet? Have you sought any therapy for the anxiety? I know it's tough, but sometimes, part of anxiety treatment (if you are seeking help) is being patient, changes don't come overnight. The best thing you can do is to try to stay busy, keep your mind preoccupied as much as possible. I know it's tough, but you have to try!
I take citrapram once a day and yh they sent me a letter gtta ring them back the specialists its hard to take ur mind of specially at night time its mainly at night I get the worst
I feel really weird in the head and so scared of the dizziness its become an obsession monitoring my symptoms all the time.
I tried citalapram and only took too but I have med phobia so had some funny side effects and worse dizzies so I stopped and now I am scared I have damaged myself with the meds. PLEASE tell me that can't happen.
I used to be able to get up but now I am bed bound with panicy anxiety nearly constant. I have stayed in my room with the curtains drawn all week. I used to feel slightly better there but now I feel awful everywhere.
I'm fine taking the medication well spose the medication does have different effects to ppl I think ur just worrying 2 much and being in ur room won't help need 2 keep busy thts wht I'm gna do are u seeing a doctor or anything?
Ok thanks just to let u all know I'm seeing a specialist next week :)
so sorry for all you are going thru, most of us have been to some sort of h*&( with this stuff, its the worst. since you use the interntet, try watching some of eckart tolle on you tube and i have been watching oprah's life classes. we are not alone, we do have the power to change and i have been making steady progress using the power of now techniques. another helpful trick i use is to always ask myself; what's so (insert what is happening at this moment) so what (what could happen and what i fear will happen) so what (so if it happens what will it truly mean) and usually i find my worst case scenario is really not that big a deal. if i pass out i will wake up, if i cry so i cry, if i scream so be it. I really really love Eckhart and the Power of now, puts things back in perspective. AND i make myself get out and go somewhere, even to the corner and back, daily.
Is citolopram thost 2 help ur anxiety its wht I'm takeing now jw wht it does
I tried that same med and zoloft also this past week and also have anxiety about taking this meds and started feeling itchy all over and got a bad headache so i stopped the meds.
I realized I need to find a DR i can talk to and also who will precribe meds and understand the phobia people may have about taking new meds and will be able talk about it and separate real side affects from anxiety side effects that you may bring on yourself.
Right I dno if this tablet is working for me don't feel much better really
Remember, these meds take time. To be fair, I recommend giving them at LEAST 8 weeks, and that doesn't include any dosage increases. If your doc recommends a higher dose, then you have to then wait the 4-6 (+) weeks again. It's frustrating, but necessary. Too many people throw in the towel way too soon. It's much better to exhaust ALL possibilities with ONE medication before considering making any changes.
Ok I've been taking them nearly 2 weeks and sorry to keep going on :p just when I write on here makes me a feel a lil better knowing I can talk 2 ppl the same way I feel thank you all and keep ur comments comming :) if any1 wanna share there anziety come talk 2 me
Sure, I understand. It's just always a good reminder, because sadly people don't usually give the meds a fair shake. Two weeks is great, you may start noticing some subtle improvements soon. Just have to stick it out.
I posted this quote on my status, it's a good one. :0)
"If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr."
I hope I do get some improvements 5 to 6 years is a long time have this just so glad I'm getting it sorted how long have u had anziety?
I got you beat, LOL.
I've had anxiety my entire life. I had panic attacks even as a toddler. I can remember distant foggy memories of standing in my crib looking around in total panic. Of course, I didn't know what it was then. Sadly, I missed out on so much enjoyment in my childhood. I was fearful at b-day parties (often would not go), and things like amusement parks and vacations were a nightmare. Even trips to the store were awful. I was petrified of getting lost, never to see my fanily again. My parents did what they could, but of course, back then, anxiety wasn't a commonly understood thing, it wasn't until later that anxiety disorders were added to the DSM for psych disorders.
I was finally and officially diagnosed with panic disorder at age 18, after a massive panic attack hit me during my first semester at college. Since then, it's been a rollercoaster ride. I've have periods where I've basically been housebound, and others where I've lived almost anxiety free (a very normal day to day life). I know enough now that I know I'm never going to totally rid myself of anxiety, it's part of me, but I've learned to accept it and I am now very good at being able to recognize when it is starting to get out of control, and I seek help immediately to get back on track.
So, I totally understand. That's why I push so hard for people to stick with treatment, whatever it may be (meds, therapy, etc) because it DOES work, but it does take time, and work and patience.
Oh wow u r brave then I wish I was but we all know tht everything is ok I see ur a nurse tht must be something to be proud of I don't have the confidence yet to get a job atm I did have 1. But they fired me cos of my anxiety and I'm sticking to my treatment don't u worry!! :) I'm fighting to get better and so should everyone else