Panic attacks without the feeling like your heart will explode symptoms??

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MES>>S
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   Posted 5/12/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been having some angoraphobia lately but I do not get the pounding chest or dizziness others with panic disorders describe??  I get ready to go out, have my hand on the door and then decided I do not really need to go out??  When I really really need to go out for say like groceries, I go and do not have symptoms of a panic attack.  I have not left my apartment in 4 days.  My son's are coming to take me out to lunch tomorrow and I am looking of ways to just stay home and cook here.  Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  (I am being treated for depression I take wellbutrin 300mg.)

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   Posted 5/12/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Mary-Ellen, Welcome to Healing Well forum.  I am sorry to hear about the trouble you have been having lately.  I have had depression for a long time and also panic/anxiety which at times does restrict me from wanting to leave my house but I havent ever been diagnosed with angoraphobia.  And most usually I am able to talk myself into getting outside...now going into a crowded store is a totally other situation.

I am not too sure how one feels exactly with this specific disorder.  I think there are some people on the anxiety forum who do have this and could explain it much better and give you some ideas on how to get a handle on it or at least on how to be able to go out with your son's tomorrow.  I will copy your post over there and see if anyone replies.  Once I do that I will post here again with a link to that forum where you can just click and find your post since it wont be posted by you but by me.  Okay?  I truely hope someone can give you some insight into this.  Happy Mother's Day to you :-)


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els
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   Posted 5/12/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Okay Mary-Ellen, here is the link to your post in anxiety forum  http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=808341

Lets hope people respond...they are really good over there about that.


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   Posted 5/12/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Mary Ellen,first of all welcome to the forum,I am very glad that you found us and I hope you find the support that you are looking for.
Everyone has given you great advice,you really need to contact yuur doctor and let him know what is going on.


Please keep us posted and stay strong!


Shy
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MES>>S
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   Posted 5/12/2007 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for your kind words.  I am not sure it is agoraphobia (sp??).  I am afraid I will run into someone from work (I have been off work for the past month dealing with this depression) and I just do not know what to say??  No one from work has called over the past month to see if I am still or alive or when I might be coming back.  As I said before I am not sure it is agoraphobia or panic attacks, maybe it is just shame and guilt for being depressed??  I know that sounds silly but there it is.  I have been depressed for a long long time and this is the first time I have sought treatment.  I find the wellbutrin (I have been on it for a month) gives me lots of energy (I can get out of bed and get work done around the apartment) but I am still depressed??  Once again thank you for your help, it is good to talk to someone who has an idea of what I am going through.

Mary-Ellen


harry4
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   Posted 5/12/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   

doesnt sound like agoraphobia to me, just depression, the wellbutrin may help more later

I suggest you get out and about every day, this will make you happier


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ShynSassy
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   Posted 5/13/2007 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Mary Ellen
Contacting your doctor and explaining to him that you have anxiety/panic attacks on top of your depression will probably help you alot.
Keep in mind,those are two different problems,and should be medicated as such.


Please keep us posted.


Shy
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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
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Currently taking none.
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Sunnivara
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   Posted 5/13/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mary-Ellen.
 
You describe the way I feel sometimes. I think it is more depression than a phobia. I will often try to find an excuse not to go out if I can. I hate going to the grocery store, for example, and will often put it off until hunger becomes the motivating force. It's not that I'm scared of being out in public but rather because when I'm depressed the littlest things are too hard to deal with. The simple acts of driving to the store, finding a parking place, deciding what to put in my cart, and standing in line, all seem like a list of overwhelmingly difficult chores. It doesn't seem to make sense. I tell myself they are really fairly simple tasks, but when I'm depressed it's just so much easier to stay home and read a book or watch TV than to deal with even the slightest inconvenience. Depression can make everything seem so hard sometimes. sad

MES>>S
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   Posted 5/14/2007 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you hit the proverbial nail right on the proverbial head!! Over the past few days reading this and the Anxiety and Panic Forums, I have realized that I am not having panic attacks (and I hope I never do they sound truly frightening).  I have just been depressed for so many years, this is how it has manifested itself.  I am hoping that with the meds and physchiatrist I can get myself back on track.  The support and understanding of all here have been extremely helpful!!!
Mary-Ellen

ShynSassy
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   Posted 5/15/2007 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck Mary-Ellen and keep us posted.



Shy
Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Currently taking none.
www.healingwell.com/donate

"I am woman,hear me roar one day and cry the next!!!"

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