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jenny2008
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/25/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
IN APRIL I HAD SOME MEDICAL PROBLEMS THAT DOCTORS COULD NOT FIND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME . I WAS TOLD I WAS DYING CAUSE I HAD A BLOOD CLOT ON LUNG ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT I DIDNT HAVE ONE . AND THEN WAS TOLD I HAD GERD ONLY TO FIND OUT I DIDNT HAVE THAT EITHER . IT WASNT TILL JULY WHEN I WENT TO A DOCTOR THAT I HAVE HEARD GREAT THINGS about AND TOLD HIM ALL MY SYMPTOMS THAT HE RAN THE RIGHT TEST AND FOUND OUT THAT I HAD GALLSTONES AND SO I HAD MY GB TOOK OUT . TO SAY THE LEAST I FEEL SO STRESS AND HAUNTED BY ALL THAT HAS HAPPEN TO ME . OK NOW HERE IS MY QUESTION . I WAS IN WALMART TODAY AND WAS FEELING FINE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I STARTED FEELING SHAKY AND MY HEART WAS RACING AND FELT REALLY DIZZY AND JUST WANTED TO VOMIT . ITS LIKE I WENT INTO A SCARED MODE . I HAVE FELT THIS WAY BEFORE BUT IT HASNT BEEN THAT BAD . I HAVE READ UP ON PANIC ATTACKS  AND IT FITS ME AND EVERYTHING about ME SO WELL . I AM THINKING I HAD ONE AND IT MADE IT WORSE THIS TIME CAUSE I AM TRYING TO QUIT SMOKING AND MY NERVES ARE ALREADY SHOT . I WANT TO KNOW HOW I CAN OVER COME THESE ATTACKS WITHOUT MEDS ... I HAVE NO INSURANCE .
 

Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/25/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
It sure sounds like you have had a panic attack to me
SX are sounding like it anyways
I would talk to your doc about this and also read up on some self help techniques as well to see if you can work thru this
You may have to combine meds with techniques
Only your doc can tell you that for sure though

plz let us know how you make out k

** Also could you take off the caps it makes it look like you are yelling lol and I know you are not
Thanks
and Stay with us ........LYN
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Momoftwins
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 7/25/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Jenny,

My mother had her gall bladder out a few years ago.  Like you, she was misdiagnosed over and over before someone figured out she had gall stones.  It took several trips to the er, no one believing her symptoms, and her thinking she was dying...this all took a toll on her.  It was during this time that her panic attacks reared their ugly head.  You have been through a lot.  Health problem can really increase anxiety. 

As far as insurance goes, I am a law student and can't afford the student insurance.  The meds the dr. prescribed were very cheap and both were under the $4 Wal-Mart plan.  I know Dr.'s themselves cost money, but you must think of yourself.  I did not get help until anxiety had completly affected my life (i.e. it went from not wanting to go anywhere alone to being scared of being home alone).  If I had it to do over again, I would not wait to get help.

Sorry I do not have any real advice, as I am just starting the battle with anxiety.  I just wanted you to know you are not alone in what you are going through.


nervymeg
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/25/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jenny,

I am sorry for all that you have been through. It can certainly cause anxiety levels to increase when your health has been compromised.  It does sound to me like you had a panic attack in walmart, the racing heart and nausea are common symptoms. I'm not sure what you can do if insurance is a problem, but there are great books out there "living with It" being one of them, and a type of thearpy called cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that can help you get in control of the thinking that can cause panic attacks. We have a link to this in our top post on resources. Take care, be gentle with yourself and let us know how you are going.

Meg


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