Hello twisted and welcome,
You are in the right place to ask for support.
As meg has said we are very supported group here and in some way's we all know how you feel as this is a twisted thing to deal with, but there are many ways of dealing with A/P and Googling is not a good thing to do as we tend to be more in tune with are body's that anything can trigger a P/A attack
But learning how to deal with them as they come will lessen the attack and CBT therapy really can help, please stay in touch and read up on helping your self get past this and we can help you do it to
Thanks for great input and support. Twisted...I hope you stay with us.
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. If you feel your physician was wrong do get a second opinion.
I would try not to anticipate the worse scenario but I will share a short story with you. I am a nurse and I was working ICU one evening when my son called from Oregon telling me his face was numb and drooping on one side as well as his eyelid. I attached the cardiac monitor to me and took a deep breath............Yup Mom thought her 30 year old son was having a stroke.
I sent him to the ER and when he called back, he was dx with Bells Palsy which is miles away from a stroke. So nurses/ Moms and people with anxiety are known for assuming doom is on it's way.
CBT is a wonderful therapy for anxiety. Also staying in the moment and talking to yourself and telling yourself you are fine works too.
I hope you stay with us.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Well after four days, you can be sure this is not a stroke. A stroke doesn't come on slowly in that manner.
I wouldn't go to the ER for this; I say give it a few more days and then go back to your regular physician, the ER will just recommend a follow up with him anyway.
Do you take medication for depression or anxiety or any of your other conditions? (Edited to add: Now I see your meds. Sorry).
Georgie Girl - Krista
Post Edited (Georgie Girl) : 12/9/2008 7:54:09 AM (GMT-7)
Are you using your Klonopin as directed?
One of the best remedies for anxiety is to talk about it. Here's where good friends and family can come in. The old adage "A problem shared is a problem halved" I am glad you can come here and share.
If something changes and you feel you are in medical trouble please to go to the ER. Otherwise I would give it a couple of days and see your physician in the clinic. Please remember I am not a professional.
For stroke information, call the American Stroke Association at 1-888-4-STROKE
Take care and stick with us.
kitt, iam using my klonopin as directed.all my meds i take as prescribed unless for some reason i forget (it does happen) as for the numbness/weird feeling ive been having it for about 3 weeks now.
thanks for the help.
I have had the same problem as you for the past 20 years, only becoming severe over the past 5.
Now here is my 'pot calling the kettle black statement........."
DO NOT GOOGLE SYMPOMTS, nothing good can come from it. (but unfortunately, I still do too :()
My therapist says that anytime you induce anxiety, new nerve receptors create belief in the brain regarding your preceived reality (in other words, the more anxiety you induce, the more your fears become real)
Maybe try doing something you enjoy doing so much at home that it puts you in almost a trance-like state so you don't think about the anxious thoughts (Video games, chatting with friends, watching an engrossing movie or book, etc). That is what I do sometimes.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
I am new here too (yesterday), but the people are great and have really made me feel welcomed and they have helped immensley.
Let me know if I can help in anyway.
Post Edited (june17) : 12/10/2008 3:25:18 AM (GMT-7)
I am going to suggest that after this length of time I would like to see you make an appointment with a Doctor and have your sx rechecked. If they still feel it is anxiety related then we can help you work on more coping practices.
IMHO I feel it is time to rule out any medical reasons for your sx and you will feel better.
I agree, the internet is scary if you read all the horrible things it could be. Don't try to guess and stay in the moment. Don't worry about yesterday and tommorow is not yet here so stay in the present and kick the anxiety to the curb.