does anxiety happen all of a sudden?

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skylersmommy
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   Posted 3/5/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I remember the very first day I started getting panic attacks and anxiety. I remember I was sitting in the movies with my boyfriend when all of a sudden I felt like I couldn't breathe. It lasted a few hours, because I was literally freaking out because i've never had this before.

But before that I have never experienced anxiety or panic attacks. I was watching a show the other day when this girl was diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks but then she went to see a specialist and she had been in a lot contact with this flea killer, and she had this poisoning in her blood that was causing her anxiety and panic attacks. Her anxiety happened all of a sudden so it started to make me think about my anxiety. My anxiety also started all of a sudden, but i don't think i was ever in contact with and flea killers. But i'm not totally sure because i lived with my boyfriends family, and i don't know if they ever used it.

So, i was wondering did your anxiety happen all of a sudden?
I have a daughter and about 2 months after she was born thats when my anxiety started.

Junebug05
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   Posted 3/5/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a very similar story to yours.  In my early 20's, I was driving alone when I suddenly had a huge panic attack, couldn't breath, heart racing, totally freaking out.  It was the first one I'd ever had, and didn't have another one for a few years.  When I had my daughter, I began to have anxiety and panic attacks regulary.  I've never been anywhere near flea killer, so that theory doesn't apply to me.  I've never been given a good reason why I have this, and probably never will.  But, yes it did come on suddenly for me with no reason other than the hormonal imbalance of pregnancy/birth, which doesn't explain why it's lasted 19 + years!  I have theories, but who knows for sure?

melodee
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   Posted 3/5/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hormonal imbalance can be a big trigger for panic attacks. Panic attacks and depression occur more often in women than men, too. Postpartum depression is one of them. And depression and panic disorder go hand in hand.

Hormonal imbalance and anxiety
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tiredallthetime
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   Posted 3/5/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
i read a couple of the previous posts and have wondered if i have a hormone imbalance that has caused the anxiety and heart palpitations. my son is going to be two and we are still nursing a bit. i am sure my hormones are all over the place, trying to rebalance from the pregnancy and then nursing.

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   Posted 3/5/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
My first panic attack was out of the blue as some of you stated. I was a machinist and I was working when all of a sudden I felt really sick. My heart was racing and I got this feeling that I had to get out of the building. It was very scary!
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/5/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I was about 14 when I got my first one
That was many yrs ago
I dont know exactly what brought it on
but I do remember the feeling of fear
of the unknown and what was happening to my body

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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 3/5/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
For me, I started out with mild anxiety and built up to debilitating anxiety.
 
But I think it can happen either way - all at once or gradually. 
 
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Nanners
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   Posted 3/5/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I think mine came on gradually. I have had Crohns Disease for over 30 years and my anxiety slowly built up over the past few years until it exploded. I am able to control it some now.
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skylersmommy
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   Posted 3/5/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
yes she had poison in her blood!
it scares me too!
i keep trying to think back to whether I was around flea killer
Also they said she had damage to her organs and they had to give her all kinds of vitamins and stuff. It was crazy..

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   Posted 3/5/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   

My first panic attack hit like a ton of bricks..........I did not have a clue what was wrong.  I just started to shake and cry and had this severe dread..........like I had lost control of everything.

Anxiety I have always had some but I also have the depression so I am blessed. devil

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melbe
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   Posted 3/5/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always had anxiety and panic but after i had my son it came back like a ton of bricks.  I'm going to a hormone seminar with my mom where they test your hormones for you.  Maybe they will test and make sure I don't have poison in my blood too.  Yikes.

AuroraRavencrow
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   Posted 3/5/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah my anxiety and panic attacks happened just like that. I was just sitting on the couch reading a book when all of a sudden I was just overwhelmed with a great sense of fear and I couldn't breathe. My heart started beating really fast and hard. I was really scared and I did wind up going to the emergency room. I thought I was having a heart attack. When it came down to it, they were just like, "you are having a panic attack and you will be just fine". They gave me some ativan and sent me on my way. I didn't believe them one bit when they told me that. I started seeing my doctor and he told me the same thing. The funny thing is: I didn't believe him either. I really thought I was dying. Well, after a couple of weeks, I started believing everyone and started calming down a bit. Just a bit though because I have still been having panic attacks every single night but they are just not as bad or as long as they used to be, thank goodness.

Skysmommy
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   Posted 3/5/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
my first panic was in dec. of 2003 when my first born was 4 months I had never had panics before I was so scared I didn't know what was going on I stared seeing things in my windows thinking someone was after my son my hubby though I was loseing it. it took me a few months to get in
to see a dr. he told me that I was depressed and had hypothyroidism I was doing real good till last year when
my brother passed now I can't seem to shake the anxiety pluse I don't get any help or support from my family my kids try to help but they are only 5,4, and 2 to young to understand
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Mizzbeeutiful
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   Posted 3/5/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My anxiety came about gradually (just a few worries occasionally) but when it came out full force it just hit out of no where! Now I cant get rid of it. I think it really "bloomed" from stress from classes, and it could be a hormonal imbalance.

LadyBug0113
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   Posted 3/5/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
My anxiety attacks started out like a lot of yours did. I was sitting in my journalism class senior year when out of no where i had this crazy scary feeling like i was dying i went to the nurse and she sent me home for the day. the same thing happened every day for the next week, i kept coming to school having what i now know is a panic attack and kept getting sent home. ive been having them every day since. i thought at first i was just nervous because i was starting college in the fall but now im halfway done with my freshman year and they haven't gone away. its weird how it all happened.

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   Posted 3/6/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I was thinking about this alot lastnight. And I don't think my anxiety was really a gradual thing after all. As I stated before I have had Crohns Disease for over 30 years. The disease and all its symptoms and all are enough by themselves to cause an increase in anxiety. But for the first 20 years or so I pretty much lived as though I didnt have the disease because it was so mild. But after some thinking, I realized my anxiety began after I had to have an emergency bowel resection and some complications I had from that surgery. The surgery made me really start to take my disease seriously and also made me realize that I was sick! It also caused me to start feeling more of the symptoms of the disease, and thru feeling bad so much caused the anxiety. Thank God I am now able to recognize the symptoms of my anxiety kicking in and am now able to control it with the help of my Xanax. Funny how when you really start to think about something you come to realize how different the results are.

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   Posted 3/6/2009 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
My panic came on all of a sudden last year after the unethical benzo withdrawl I was forced to do by my doc. It was just an acceleration of the anxiety I had been able to manage for many years to some degee. The panic attacks was actually one of the best things that ever happened to me, because I have met my new family here, plus all the therapy has me more well adjusted than I have ever been my entire life :) It is amazing to me that I have come so far to be able to say that now. . . A few months ago I could not have done this because I was wrapped up in my little "pity party."

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