I noticed that I have been posting here and I have not introduced myself here on this forum.
I am 37 years old and a mother of 1 beautiful 17 year old daughter. She just graduated HS and will be starting college next month majoring in restaurant/holtel management for 2 years and then will persue her culinary arts degree specializing in pastry.
I have lived with panic disorder/ GAD for the past 15 years diagnosed. But looking back I think I had it even as a child. Was always worried about something. I was in the middle of what I now know was a panic attack when I went to the hospital because I thought I was having a heart attack. That's when I was diagnosed.
I was in a very verbal abusive relationship with my daughter's father when I started having the panic attacks. I finally got up the courage to leave when the verbal turned physical. Funny thing is, the panic attacks stopped for the most part after that...go figure. LOL
I very rarely have full blown panic attacks now. But I do have GAD and I worry about my health all the time. Actually i worry about everything all the time. But it is getting better. I never tooks meds until recently for the panic...I figured if I can fight them off myself with meditation and what not why take meds. But I do have a Rx of Klonopin for those rare occasions that I have an attack and cannot stop it. I call it my miracle drug LOL
I would probably feel better if I would take something all the time for the GAD but I hate the thought of being on meds just to feel normal.
Well that's all I acn think of for now...Take care all!!
Diagnosed with Panic Disorder-GAD-IBS-DDD-Arthritis-Controled HBP-Going to Doc in Sept to be evaluated for Fibro.
Meds: Cardizem CD~Prilosec~Klonopin(prn)~Daily Vitamin~Tylenol