I'm not sure if I have welcomed you to HW yet, so welcome! I was diagnosed with panic/anxiety disorder when I was 17, so I have "officially" had it for roughly 17 years (wow!). I did suffer from night terrors as a child though so I would say I have had it most of my life.
I have, during this time had long periods with no attacks at all, and I rarely get them now. Do you take any meds or have treatment for your panic? Take care.
I had my first panic attack in 1982............I rarely have panic attacks now but do have a fair amount of anxiety.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Mary, sounds like you are having a really rough time right now. Please post up your own thread if you feel you need support, or email any of our mods..who all care for you. That's me too!
Had my first PA when I was 25 years old - so that's about 21 years worth..have had long breaks without meds..however life events and dramas do tend to bring them on...
No meds at present - feeling really good about that - have coped well with recents ups and downs feel a litttle self praise is in order lol.
The ability to laugh is a true gift. I am so glad you find comfort in HW, I love it here too, it's a safe place. Without wonderful members like you in our family we wouldn't exsist, so thank you
You are not alone!
Sista J, hats off to you
I was about 17 years old and i'm now 23 so its about 6 years !!!! I've been on low dose of
Lexapro for the past 2 years .
I would bet that many of us were anxious as children too. I know I was .
I have a great sense of humor too and can laugh at myself so always hang on to your sense of humor. Bless you.
Thanks Moondance. If I lost my sense of humor I would truly have lost a huge part of me.
I see so many different answers and yet everyone of us has the same problem...............Anxiety and Panic. We are fortunate to have this site to come to.
I only started having a big problem with anxiety bout year n half ago bt i always been anxious my whole life. Ive always avoided doing things coz of anxiety over them so I guess Ive always had prob with anxiety.
Altho having anxiety is defo a curse than a blessing I have learnt alot bout myself this year n half n I value the gooddays I have and my friends alittle more than I used too.
I have had it as long as I can remember...so my whole 32 years
Even as I child I would worry myself to the point of not sleeping for days! My parents took me to the Dr Several times and nothing helpes.
Of course I have anxiety not panic disorder.....
I was diagnosed several years ago...
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and now new med Clonazepam starting 7/18/08