Welcome to HW scattered13. We have a bit in common; I studied professional writing at Uni and suffered from the worst panic attacks at the time too. Now I'm (much!) older and have the attacks under control. I am really glad that your doctor has advised you to see a counsellor, they can really help with that "racing mind" you are suffering with. I am sorry you have RA, you are obviously a fighter though. A lot of our members with depression also have chronic pain.
The idea of MORE medication may be daunting at this stage, but it may assist in helping your symptoms settle down a bit. please don't feel that it will "overload" you. A good doctor will know what is safe for you. Please let us know your outcome, and know that you are not alone in this battle. We can fight panic and win. Take care, please stay with us.
Welcome! You've found a safe, caring , and reliable support community for people battling Anxiety and Panic.. We have many members here who will be glad to lend an ear, offer information, and provide support for people who need it.
I hope you get the help you need through the CBT and I know we have members here who have had great sucess using the CBT therapy approach.
We are glad to have you join our family.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*