Crash! Am I in Shock?

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nervymeg
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   Posted 1/6/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I was in a car accident on wednesday night on my way home from work.  I got hit by a huge 4WD with bullbar and my car was smooshed.  Nobody was hurt and after exchanging details I actually drove home.  Wierd thing is I expected to be having a huge panic attack but I didn't at all.
 
When I got home my hands were shaking, I threw up and then took 2mg xanax and just sat and cried.
 
It's been five days now and I'm still not having any panic, just mild fear about how I will pay for insurance and a new car.  I can't eat at all but I'm sleeping fine.  I don't know if I'm in shock or just being a drama queen.  If I was panicking I would know what to do but I'm at a loss.  Anyone have any ideas? I'm really lost and feel like I'm trapped in a "crazy" bubble
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   Posted 1/6/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! glad your alright!
 
I'm not sure what to say but I think if you were in shock you would know it for sure by now.
But I have had painic attacks becuase i thought something was wrong with me because i had not had a painic attack in awhile.
Crazy I know but true.
If you are worried please go see a doc, sometimes thing dont show up till a a day or 2 after an accident.
Also you just be having different symptoms of paninc that you are not use to.
Im not sure what other to say but I am glad everyone was ok.
Best wishes!
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   Posted 1/6/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, I am so sorry to hear of your accident.  I suspect you experienced a bit of shock with some Post tramatic stress that you are still feeling.
Most people expect some huge event to happen when they are in shock, such as unable to perform and falling to the ground.  In mental shock, I remember ever single detail of my experience and I kept thinking to myself I should be going into shock, why can I still feel and hear all the awful things going on around me.

The mind has a way of protecting us.

If you continue to have problems, I would certainly suggest  having  a check up by your PCP. I thank goodness your not hurt.  You are family.  ((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))


 
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   Posted 1/6/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   

I am so sorry about your accident, but so happy that you are weren't hurt.  I can't offer any other advice than what you have already been given - just remember to go see your doc if you continue to have further problems.  As already said, some problems don't creep up until a few days later. 

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   Posted 1/7/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for all the advice guys, I knew you would all have sane things to say! Crying, I really understand what you are saying about feeling "wierd" for not having a panic attack.  I almost wish it would happen so I could get it over with (almost!!).

I've made an appt with doc to see what he thinks but generally he just rolls his eyes at me a lot and tells me to "get in my place" and become a mother/quit my job!! He's okay apart from that.

Wen, Kitt (((((hugs back)))))).

My biggest concern is that I am still unable to eat.  Everything just comes back up.  It's like the panic attack is happening in my stomach not my head.  Is this possible???? Am I finally going nutso?



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Post Edited (nervymeg) : 1/7/2008 5:40:02 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 1/7/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah My megs I am so glad you are okay
I am just on for a few I am not having a GOOD day so I will just say I think it is prolly shock and I am so proud of you
That would have thrown me into a panic attack ..........lesser things the last couple of days have
Kudos and I will be back on tomorrow sweetie

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nervymeg
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   Posted 1/9/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   

My doc took one look at me and printed out a script for valium... eyes apparantley I have been in deep shock for days and should stay sedated.  Ooops.  It's better than panic that's all I can say...

I'm not able to keep solids down yet but I think I'm on the improve now...

Lyn, sweetheart sorry things are going badly for you, sending you

((((((((((((((((huge hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

please vent if you need xxxxx little s.i.s


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   Posted 1/10/2008 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, it's official, my doctor has the brain of a small rodent.  I took the prescribed amount of valium and crashed again (not literally but physically).  I had been so "up" with shock without realising that I came down with a huge thud, this time literally.  I walked into a shopping trolley, went sprawling, tripped over two people and am now covered in bruises and cuts.  I feel depressed and stupid and a little bit like mr bean.  It's worth it to be normal (ish) again though !!! Anyone know any good doctors?????!

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   Posted 1/12/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure of the amount of valium you are on but is there any way you can you break or talk to doc about halving it ? I never have had aproblem with Valium I have with ativan
Let me know how you are making out
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   Posted 1/12/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Meg,
I am sorry this has kicked you in the butt but look at it this way, Mr Bean makes a good wages at this kind of behavior...........you could be a star :)

As for the Valium, I half 2mg tabs to get 1 mg. I see no reason why you could not half the med.  You cannot walk into walls.  I would check with physician to see if for some reason he wants you heavily sedated and then  you best stay safe or I will send bubble wrap my friend.

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   Posted 1/15/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
How did you make out with the Valium and shock combo megs
I think small amounts of Valium are the best .....for me anyways .........I prefer them over other benzos

Are you feeling any better ..no more Crashes I hope ...........Post when you can sweetie I am off soon to take Dad out to the REZ and have some down time with him and self...be back on tomorrow morning or later today depending on how long we are going for ....I never know when I am on da road lol

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   Posted 1/15/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Meg,

This is Kitt checking in on you?  Hoping things are looking up for you and want you to know we are all here for you.

Hugs to you.


 
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nervymeg
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   Posted 1/16/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Kitt, Lyn, thanks so much for checking in on me.  I'm only on 2.5mg now, I think it was coming from a state of shock on no meds to 5mg that did the damage.

Sadly, really badly sadly, my four year old kitty was hit and killed by a car last night (my apologies for crying twice on the same site) and I think I'm back in shock.  This year is just Stuffed so far for me.  I try not to whinge too much, but we buried her little body in the back yard, my other kitty is very upset, my partner has gone into "mute" mode and I keep crying at work.  Again.  They are too nice to sack me, but I think they are wondering "well what next?" as am I.  Thanks for listening guys and sorry again, this isn't panic related.  It's just making me want to give up...and then panic. xx


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   Posted 1/17/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Meg,

I'd be in shock big time were I you. Please take it easy on yourself & give yourself time to heal. Allow yourself to come first right now.

Best,
Cary

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   Posted 1/17/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Cary,

I know I should be looking after myself at the moment but all I seem to be doing is trying to reassure people I'm FINE when I'm not because I don't want to upset them.  I hate doing that.  I'm trying to get my partner to cry, or do something but he still won't talk to me.  Arrgh.  I have the weekend off so I will try and do something for me.  Anyone know any funny, non-cat related movies??

I've scrubbed every spare sufcace in this house fifteen times now...talk about OCD resurfacing.  Hi! I'm going a bit nuts, but cleaning keeps me away from more self destructive distractions.

Thanks for the kind words xx

 


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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
AHHHHH me Megs..I so hear ya
I have been a warring with the siblings over putting dad in a home so needless to say there is NO dirt in this house I even washed ceilings it gets my OCD a flaring too when I am over anxious as you know all too well ...I washed carpets and cleaned all day yesterday

I am so sorry bout your kitty hun (((((((((((((((gentle huggs)))))))))))))))))))))) for you
I wish I could do or say something to make you feel all better my friend
I am here anytime you need me that I know k
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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Meg, Try Juno - its a well written very cute little tale that will provide a great distraction. I don't recall any cats in it. I love that you are thinking about yourself anf looking to do something fun for yourself in addition to all the caretaking of others. Maybe even get popcorn w/butter!!! Your house is clean enough - get out there & do something for yourself! Now you've got me thinking of looking through the weekend movie guide! I love movies and think they are such an excellent distraction - really works for me.

Hope you're doing better today! Take it easy. I'm concerned so much trauma could smack you from no where at any time as its all so soon. That is my experience anyway. The real panic for me sometimes doesn't come for a couple weeks after my big traumatic incident & you have them back to back.

Best, Cary

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   Posted 1/18/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   

((((((lyn))))))) hugs o huge

(((((Cary)))))) more huge hugs

Thanks for support and advice.  I'm going to see Juno, and though I don't think I can do popcorn just yet I may try something small and chocolate coated!! I hope your weekend is great too (stay away from the movie atonment, very depressing and cry inducing)

Lyn, get off the cieling sweetie!!! Even I don't get up there (too many spiders..) Sorry to hear about your dad, that is very stressful, stick to your guns though, you already take care of too many people.
 
I'm doing better today, movie will help and my parner actually spoke about ten words last night so things are looking up xx

P.S. Panic still holding it's breath and hopefully staying away..

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NervyMeg

Post Edited (nervymeg) : 1/18/2008 5:50:02 PM (GMT-7)

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