Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Ouch, that sounds like it was awful to deal with. I don't have what I would call panic attacks but I do suffer from terrible, overwhelming anxiety. I believe in medication - better living through chemistry is my motto. I take four different medications to keep me on track and still I suffer from depression; thankfully the anxiety is controlled by Zyprexa.
Take the medication you need and see a doctor to see if there isn't more that needs to be done. Take care of yourself.
Hi there moondance..
Well the first bit of good news is that you handled the restaurant episode without leaving - and That takes Courage..and I say Well Done And it doesn't matter that you cannot go back there just now..give yourself a little time to settle.
The second bit of good news is that this is only a 'setback' and you cannot go back to square one coz you have already been there eh? You have meds and skills to calm and help you thru this bumpy piece in the road..remember to breathe...distraction...try not to fester bout Panic Attacks - having put up with these on and off for years I fully understand..For me they are a warning light that I have started old thinking habits of the 'blue' variety and that I had better get my act together
You are not alone with this and you will be ok I promise :)
Welcome to HW. As Sista J said..you are not alone in having this. You are in good company. We do not ask for it but we cope. With a little help from those who understand. You have been given so much good advice I won't bash your ears any further! Stay well, be gentle with yourself. It's just a setback. You will get back to yourself soon.