Co-Moderator Anxiety/Panic Disorders
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I am not a medical professional, any advice give is purely from personal experience.
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Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Essential Tremors, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea
Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium
“Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you into trouble.” - Frank Tyger
Ok Wen and Peacesoul it is time for you two to shop at Target. It gaurantees panic free shopping and no sticker shock.
Wen, I am right there with you, my husband does not understand it either. I brought him to the therapist with me for 2 sessions so she could help explain how it works. He seemed to get it for a bit but he expects it to just go away as in therapy I learned how to deal with it so now I have the magic tools but he doesn't understand the tools break down sometimes. So do I :)
I like Peacesoul's advice about talking with him. Remember that you cannot control your husband's reactions, but you can be prepared for what to say in response. If the discussion doesn't go the way you would have liked, ask your husband if you may talk again. Take it in small sessions.
Would he be willling to see a therapist for himself to help him deal with his issues?
Hugs to you sweetie.Luvs
I have come to the conclusion over the years that unless people have suffered depression or panic attacks etc. they really cannot begin to fathom what on earth is going on ..but hey, a little bit of reassurance, kindness and a nice cup of tea goes a long way with me The book mentioned 'Living with it' by Bev Aisbett is brilliant - it really seemed to make a big difference to my husband and his understanding about panic attacks...
Hey Wen, the book sounds good, I am going to order it right now.
I agree with theothers, if you have not lived through anxiety and panic you just don't understand it but you should be able to support and believe in the person with the affliction.
Parachute..........that is good. Love ya Sweetie
Wow, I am in sticker shock..........I went to Amazon to buy the little book Living with It by Bev Aisbett and in paperback it was $82.59.
The other ones listed under it were not available. Does anyone know more about the book your referring too in the posts.
Wen, I was going to pick you up a book to but sweetie, I am still in shock. I will google for it once.
Thank you for the input and I think your right, the hubbies think you can somehow just be fixed. I am glad you are back on the med and feeling better.
RE the book, I did find the info online re her cartoon books but she is from Australia so that may be why we are having problems finding the small book. Also the publication date on that one was 1993.
Hey I found a site.................hope thisi s the right book.
Post Edited (wen4003) : 4/30/2008 7:27:29 AM (GMT-6)