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deedah
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 4/6/2008 10:53 PM (GMT -7)   
So I woke up this morning felling pretty good. Actually this whole week has been decent. I work for my local NBA team and was able to work the game on Friday night with limited responsibilities, and a 3 hour appearence yesterday. Mid-afternoon yesterday I had a panic attack, full of my heart beating through my chest, clammy hands, tingling arms and legs etc.. It took about an hour to feel better and was glad I was able to make it to church last night. Did some shopping with my mom this afternoon, which was well. But once again, around 4 this afternoon I felt some anxiety creeping up. I layed on the couch and ending falling asleep for a couple hours. My friends talked me into going to the casino tonight to play bingo. I was meeting them there, and of course I arrived first, ALONE, and they called and said they were lost and may be late. The anxiety creeped up again, but I managed for the 3 hours I was there. Just got home a little bit ago and started crying, bad. Not sure why, but I know in the back of my head that after I visit my physchiatrist on Tuesday he will probably release me back to work for Wed. (I have been on Short term disability since March 11) Just here because I know this family is so supportive and I'm just so confused and frustrated right now. I want to go back but I think I'm scared to. I'm not sure if I am ready and don't know what to do. I AM LOST... I'm sure just like the rest of you, I just want to be "normal" again. This feelings can be unbearable at times..
Thanks for all you thoughts, support and love,
Deb

percycat
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   Posted 4/7/2008 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Deb,

 

It sounds like you've been fighting the good fight against your anxiety.  The thing I hate most is that sometimes all you can hope for is to outlast an attack, when instead what you really want is simply NOT to even have them.  I don't understand it all very well yet, but I know that we all have to count those successes that we can - things like your having gone to church, or making it through a night out.  Even if you give in sometimes, like crying afterwards, that's okay.

 

Know that we're all here for you and rooting for you.

 

percycat


wen4003
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   Posted 4/7/2008 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Deb,
 
I think percycat said it well.  You've been fighting a hard fight and all you want is not to have these attacks.  Give yourself some slack and know that it's okay to cry or have some sort of release after stressful outings/events.  We all need to have that release sometimes, so just go with it and know that it's okay.  Keep posting and we'll help you through this.
 
Take care,
Wen

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/7/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
TOTALLY agree
Count ALL those steps you have taken and the uccess you have had so far .it is hard on each of us to take that step back BUT know you are not alone in this and yes together we will make it .......
Percycat and Wen have given great advice ,support and input

Post when you are able and KNOW we are here for you ...always

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deedah
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 4/7/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all. I had horrible dreams last night and woke up trembling and crying. Sometimes it is so hard. I am so grateful for the support I receive on this forum. One day at a time... Another question I have, I have been told that zoloft can cause vivid dreams. Has anyone experienced that? I am going to talk with my physc tomorrow regarding this and maybe a change od anti-depressants will help. I know the clonazopam helps. As soon as I woke up and took one and know I am starting to calm down, a little. I have some great support in my life, my mom, boyfriend and a friend/co-worker. My boyfriend drove quite a ways this morning to come and just lay with me. But all that support can only go so far, as they can't relate. So once again I am so glad there are you out there that can relate and are of great support too. Thank you!
Luvs,
Deb

percycat
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   Posted 4/13/2008 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Deb!

Just checking in to see how you're doing. What did you and your doctor decide about your meds? There's another recent thread here about Zoloft side effects; you might want to check it out.

I'm so glad your family is trying to be supportive, even if they struggle to understand. Lean on us when you need to, too!

percycat

deedah
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 4/13/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all for the caring thoughts, My doc increased the zoloft once again to 100mg. a day. It seems to really be helping and have only had 1 mild panic attack in the past week...huge success! My dreams have not been as bad as they were and I seem to be sleeping alot better.

I am so glad for all of you and the understanding and caring that is received through this forum. It is a wonderful thing and you are all gifts from God!

~~hugs to all~~

percycat
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 4/13/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Deb,

 

That's good news!  It sounds like the medication is a good thing for you.  I'm glad you've had such relief from the attacks.

 

percycat


stkitt
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   Posted 4/13/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there girlfriend, whoooo hoooooooooo.  So glad to hear your doing better. So many people do not understand the pain of anxiety or depression.  I am so glad you found us.

Hugs
Kitt


 
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