Hi Debbie Lou,
Thanks for taking the time to read my post and respond, I appreciate that. My husband was getting panic attacks--then they went away after he stopped taking the drug the hospital gave him initially. I feel like I'm caught in between a whirlwind of no answers. I am doing the best I can for ideas but I am not a doctor and the doctors javen't been helpful. He doesn't suffer what you mentioned and did have an ulcer years ago that was cured with cayenne pepper and aloe vera juice, he tells me. I would think an ulcer would have showed on the testing they did at the hospital. I figured I'd come on here because often the people who experience similiar things can come up with good ideas. Thanks for your time and thoughts and will discuss further with him on this. I have a hard time accepting "I don't know" responses--which I am getting for my problems. It's so frustrating. Thanks again and have a good day.
Hi again, no I don't believe he had that test--which I have told him I thought it would be a good idea and mentioned the stress. I just pray that God directs him into a competent doctor's hand.
Thanks so much for your concern. I know stress can cause all sorts of problems and one can have recurring panic incidents taking on a different forms. Hopefully, he will get some answers and relief. Thanks again. Be well also.
I hope your husband can get on top of this soon.
Doctors and tests are not the best way to spend your time.
Wouldn't it be nice to go out and have some quiet time together, a relaxing stroll around the block..................I find water very calming and yet invigorating. I went for a ferry ride yesterday just to breathe in the wonderment of nature and to lay aside my troubles. God is all around us and knows our troubles. For this I am eternally grateful.
Hi Debbie Lou, I feel the same way. One of my most favorite things to do in life was just be outside, walk, whether it be nature walks or window shopping. I am grateful God knows all our cares. Right now, my workout legs ( i was heavy into working out) aren't the same, and my husband can't even do much. We used to go into NYC every weekend to the art museum and walk around and enjoy it all. I miss it very much but knowing that God knows, gives me hope and some peace. Neither one of us have been diagnosed-- but He knows. Oh, and I would like to meet a doctor that could diagnose like the tv character Dr. House--I would take his abuse anyday to find out and fix what is wrong with us.
Have a pleasant day and thanks for writing.
Denim, the subject of stress has come up. I have recently found out through my doctor and personal experience that prednisone can increase anxiety and depression problems. I was doing okay until put on prednisone and thought that the anxiety and close calls to having a few panic attacks was because I was very sick, in the middle of a flare. However, my psychiatrist informed me that prednisone aggravates anxiety/depression, so he had to add another med to my existing ones. That seems to have helped. I know your husband had recently stopped the prednisone, but maybe it getting in and then back out of his system caused some anxiety to arise. I hope that's all it is.
Thanks Zena. Anxiety has a way of attacking our most vulnerable body parts I believe. We are living in an age of so much of it it appears added to the fact that we are getting older, I think our bodies can't handle what it used to.
Thanks for your ideas. They make perfect sense. I'll tell my husband what you said. He got his first attack Dec 2005, 5 months after my injury and about a week after a personal tragedy. Stress does reak havoc on your body. Anyone who makes it through life with little illness' and a keen mind are so fortunate. Don't you think? Thanks again. Be well.