Hi, I have always delt with Panic and Anxiety attacks for as long as I can remember. I've had them so bad that I just felt like I was losing my mind. I would get better for a while and then they would return. Recently I've really had Anxiety and Panic again because of the tornado's that came through my town and destroyed it.. I know the drill with Anxiety and Panic attacks.. I've had so many and I know that they will not hurt you.. but I just hate knowing that they are there.. and I'm probably doing this to myself. I hadn't had bad Anxiety for about 2 years and then boom... they just hit me.. I have them while driving and anywhere I go outside of the home.. I know that I can't let Anxiety rule my life. I have only went out of my home unless I had to this summer.. I hate being this way... I've never taken anything for Anxiety or my Panic attacks.. I've always dealt with them because I read so many stories about the meds and I don't like what I hear. I do know that stress causes Anxiety and I've been dealing with a lot lately, I'm a full-time college student, I'm a mom of a 9 year old who has aspergers, I have a home to take care of. My fiance is disabled which he doesn't do any manual labor in our home.. I mean none.. The tornado came and that just threw me over the edge for Anxiety and Panic attacks. I don't like visiting my town because I know when I go up there the Anxiety is going to hit me.. I just don't like the feeling of Anxiety and Panic attacks. I don't want to deal with it .. I've gotten better before and after years it comes back.. I look at it this way.. I'm a sufferer.. I get better then it will come back after time.. I don't feel that you can completely be healed over it .. I think you can overcome it .. but it will always be there.. you just have to learn how to control it and not let it get the upper hand. Right now.. I don't have the upper hand but I know that I will.. it takes time to get over it again..
Hey man, I know what you are going through.
I feel like I am going insane too, like my mind is not even my own sometimes.
But the thing is, the problems are only in our minds, and we can take back control.
What kind of meds are you taking, if you don't mind me asking?
I haven't been able to work for several years because of my problems and it *****.
You are not going to die, and you are not going to go crazy.
I don't know what things in your life are causing you stress, but worry about yourself first, and take care of YOU first.
That may sound cold and selfish, but you need to fix yourself before taking on anything in the world that is going to make you stressed out.
Do you take anything for anxiety, like Klonopin?
If you have some close friends/relatives that you think you can trust, talk to them and just let it all out.
Just know that you are not alone and many of us go through these parts in our lives that feel like total hell, but most people don't have the willpower to talk about it.
Just by talking is a good step in the right direction.
Try not to let your thoughts run in circles, and find something to distract yourself.
Make a plan or goal for the day, so when you get up, you have something to look forward to.
It sounds like you were able to beat the anxiety before, maybe you need to take a different med or maybe take a bigger dosage than what you are on now.
You are not alone, and don't feel afraid or ashamed to talk about your problems.