How long have you had your panic disorder?

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firstone
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   Posted 7/23/2008 1:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 1 year 1/2. I am 26 yrs old.

nervymeg
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   Posted 7/23/2008 1:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Firstone,

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.

Cheers,

Meg

 


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paniccu
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   Posted 7/23/2008 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed about 10 years ago. I haven't been on meds since around 2000. When I was diagnosed I was having several PA a day. I have anxiety a lot, but I don't get full blown panic attacks that much anymore. I think half the battle is knowing that it's just a panic attack and you'll get through it alive :-).

stkitt
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   Posted 7/23/2008 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   

I had my first panic attack in 1982............I rarely have panic attacks now but do have a fair amount of anxiety.

Kitt


 

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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 7/23/2008 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety disorder and depression about 13 years ago but I feel I've suffered with it since early childhood. Have been on meds for all three for about 5 years now( resisted the idea of meds before then, because my children were young and suffering with the same thing... they had nightmares every night... I was afraid that if I was medicated, I wouldn't hear them if they needed me.)
I have been having more flashbacks and panic attacks lately .
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nervymeg
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   Posted 7/24/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   

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!

Meg


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jordaNZone
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   Posted 7/24/2008 1:10 AM (GMT -7)   

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... eyes

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.

Sista J.


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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 7/24/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Meg... I will come to you often . You can bet on it. Even tho things have always been so difficult in my life, my dear mother left me with a wonderful legacy... a great sense of humor. So although all hell breaks out almost everyday when it comes to flashbacks , nightmares and panic.... there is still a great deal of laughter in my life.... and I feel really , really blessed to have IT. .... and to have all of you dear friends... I really feel a connection to you and that makes all the difference in the world. There is nothing worse that feeling like you are the only one... or all alone with this weight of the world on your shoulders... you, my friends, help me carry the weight and I couldn't go a day without checking in on you or posting when I need to. Thank you . God Bless. ! You are all earning your wings!!!
Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


nervymeg
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   Posted 7/24/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Mary,

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!

Hugs,

Meg

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P-Fit
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   Posted 7/24/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my first panic attack in the summer of 2006 (didnt know what it was) but it all blew up in May 2007. I've had anxiety/excessive worry for a few yrs but again, wasn't diagnosed until last year.
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GiftOfGod
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   Posted 7/24/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   

 

        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 .


stkitt
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   Posted 7/25/2008 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I would bet that many of us were anxious as children too.  I know I was eyes .

Mary

I have a great sense of humor too and can laugh at myself so always hang on to your sense of humor.  Bless you.

Kitt


 

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ashleyf3
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   Posted 7/25/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I was always an anxious child but didn't have an official panic attack until i was 14 and started therapy - I am now 35 - so 21 years! Too long!! I pray the next 21 years I can get a better hold of it and control it instead of it controlling me!

Blessings,
Leah

moondance
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   Posted 7/28/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I have only experienced panic attacks since 2004. I am 49 years old.

I am reading these posts of people that have struggled with this for so many years......I realize I have been fortunate, I suppose, for them to surface only later in my life. I have always been an anxious person, though. And have always had a need for lots of control.

I agree, Kit, that a sense of humor makes everything better.

stkitt
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   Posted 7/28/2008 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   

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.  yeah

Hugs

Kitt


 

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badfish
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   Posted 7/28/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   

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.


 


thirstyforchrist
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   Posted 7/28/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm Rachel and I was diagnosed with anxiety about five years ago. I had night terrors from the age of five until about 11 so I think it's safe to say I've struggled with anxiety my whole life. I am currently on 15mg Buspar and 40mg Paxil a day. It's hard but looking back I see where all I've come from and how God has been there the whole time. So what we know from this nasty anxiety is, we can get through it. It will pass. And what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!!!! Love to you!
Rachel
"There is hope for every man, a solid place where we can stand, in this dry in weary land, there is hope for every man... Jesus is hope for every man"  -Casting Crowns


karendee
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   Posted 7/29/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   

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...

Karen

 


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Karen (Karendee)

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

 

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