none stop anxiety attack-please help

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Sira
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   Posted 2/13/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a new memeber, i always suffered from anxiety since childhood but never experienced it like that. it started two weeks ago. anxiety attacks all day, the doctor gave me laxepro and xanax that helps sometimes. the mornings are the most difficult time,i wake up in pain and thoughts of what if... that will not go away. i dont know what to do. i am afraid that my life will be like this from now on. i need help.

Nanners
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   Posted 2/13/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry you are suffering so. I know with the Lexapro that can take some time to kick in. I think once that starts working you should start to feel better. I wish I had better advice, but stick with us, I am sure someone else will be along soon with more advice for you.

Hugs,
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gingerc
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   Posted 2/13/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sire,
I know exactly what you are going through, I had the same thing for almost a month. I couldn't control it. When I was in the hospital, I was given some material, which actually helped, one part in particular was the words, that told me that the worst that could happen with a panic attack is that I pass out. Iwas so afraid i was goin got have a heart attack or something. I also went for a really long jog as far and as fast as I could. I stayed away form streesful situations, and just thought about the happiest time in my life, or imagined what would the the happiest time in my life. You have to control your thoughts! Or think of a safe place in your mind even going back to when you were a kid feeling free. Also try to laugh as much as possible, watch funny shows, movies, comics, etc But the worst thing you could do is drink or take drugs, this will impair your natural ability to rise above this. I think it will only make you feel worse, trust me I know. I took a couple of days to get the freak outs lightheaded times. But after a week or so, you will recognize the oncoming of one, just remember to breathe and thing about the right now, and most of all be rational. Itruly hope this helps I know exactly how you feel

stkitt
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   Posted 2/13/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Sira,

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum.  IMHO I think you would benefit from therapy which helps most people with mental health issues.

When your fears have the best of you, it is easy to feel that things will not get any better. This is not true. There is much help available in today’s society and the best way to deal with your fears is to find effective ways to overcome them. Instead of focusing on doom, stay in the moment. Give yourself breathing space. Consider what matters to you. Establish a few manageable goals, then take small steps toward achieving them. Don’t try to stop everything at once as you may be setting yourself up for failure.

Please know coming here is a wonderful and courageous step. You are voicing your fears so you know what they are.

We do have a welcome thread for newbies I will bring to the top for you.

Again welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Family.

Kitt


 

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stkitt
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   Posted 2/13/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   

gingerc

I would like to welcome you to HealingWell and let you know we have a welcome thread for new members.  I will bring it to the top for the newbies joining us.

Welcome and know you have found a group of warm and wonderful members who know where your coming from and what you are going through.

Kitt


 

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Sira
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   Posted 2/13/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your kind words, it really helps to know that i have someone to share my feelings with. i don't feel comfortable to share my anxiety with friends that do not share the same experience and can not understand what i am going through. they might think that i am crazy.
thank you all again. this is my first time joining a support group.

AuroraRavencrow
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   Posted 2/13/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Sira,
You definately are not alone. While most of my panic attacks are at night, they are every night. It is just horrible. They usually last anywhere from a half an hour to 2 or 3 hours. It's not fun. You will get through all of this just as I will. We have to believe that. I have started therapy sessions with a counselor and it helps to talk about your anxieties. I would recommend doing that. Just remember, you are never alone. I just recently found this forum also and it has helped me to know that I am not the only one because as we all know, when you are going through an attack....you do feel totally alone. Again, just remember that you are not. I wish you well.

Mazfire
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   Posted 2/13/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   

welcome to HW- give the lexapro some time to kick in. stay with us and keep us posted?

Maz XX


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Green Grove
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   Posted 2/14/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all :)

Welcome to HW! You have already received a warm welcome and great advice. . . I just wanted to say hi!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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Hibee
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   Posted 2/14/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello

Welcome to healingwell you have come to a great a forum and had some great advice I just wanted to say high and hope you keep posting as you will find a lot of understanding and support here.
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