Lonely with anxiety

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/16/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
 I am a 24 yr old with anxiety. It started suddenly at 16 years old having paniic attacks. I've never felt quite right since than. I got on paxil at 17 and stayed on through 23. I got off of it about 10 months ago. I was doing well and I started a new job and the panic attacks came back. They usually start with a sudden headache or blurred vision or dizziness. Then I worry that some things wrong and a huge wave of adrenaline hits me. Then my heart pound or flip flops and I get light headed. Sometimes I blackout for a few seconds. I feel like I got to get out and I'm always scared I'm having a stroke or heart attack. Sometimes I get weird side effects like a copper taste in my mouth, tingling in my hands, sweaty feet and palms and different size pupils. I just feel like maybe theres something really wrong with me. I always feel tightened up and anxious.  I'm under alot of stress and in a bad marriage. I don't have any real friends where I live because I'm not from here. My husbands family is from here. Everyone of my friends and family are 3 hours away. But nobody really understands anxiety so its hard to talk to them about it. My grandmother had panic attacks her whole life and she was the one person who understood. She was my rock. She died in november. Well I don't expect anything from this but it felt better just to type it all out.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 2/16/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lek1427!

Welcome to HealingWell and our Anxiety/Panic Forum. . . I think many of us have been where you are at now, and there are so many wonderful resources that we all use to help us cope with anxiety. Have you ever been through CBT (therapy) or are you taking any anti-anxiety meds? There will be more members on soon to give you great advice and wonderful peer support!

Nice to meet you.
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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"Although the world is full of suffering. . . it is also full of the overcoming of it."
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