I was in the hospital for three days.... My panic is terrible! Please help!!

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Julie1014
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   Posted 4/12/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, dear friends, I wish you all could have been in the hospital to hold my hand.  I posted a longer post in the Crohn's forum, and it's hard for me to type because I can't stop crying.  I am SO SICK.  I was in the hospital for 3 days, and it was a nightmare.  My panic attacks were horrible.  It was the first time in my entire life that I couldn't get them under control.  My Xanax didn't seem to be helping, because I had myself so worked up.  I have a follow-up appointment with my GI tomorrow, I I have a feeling I need to go back in the hospital.  Oh dear God, how can I do this?  I don't have the strength....  Please help me cry
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia Nov. 2008, Anxiety Disorder since childhood
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 4/12/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Julie,

I am here for you and I am so sorry you have been in the hospital...................please talk to your physician about giving you something for the anxiety on a regular schedule while you are in the hospital.  My sister has been taking Ativan along with her pain meds and that seems to help her.

I know I have had IV Vailum when I have been really anxious in the hospital and it has helped. 

Try not to anticipate the worse scenario. We are all right here with you.  Don't start worrying about all the what ifs?  You will just start to panic and that will make you feel like nothing is ever going to get better..........but it will my friend.  It may not seem like it right now but you will feel better and the panic will go away.

Think positive thoughts. Tell yourself you are going to be OK and believe it.  Keep a paper bag handy should you start to hyperventilate, breathe into the back and slow that breathing down.  Picture yourself on a calm and peaceful island with the sun shining warmly on your face and feel the peace.

Many gentle hugs to you.

Kitt


 

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Nanners
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   Posted 4/12/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I am with Kitt here Julie, you need to remember that while in the hospital they are trying to help you to feel better. Maybe ask about some Ativan, that really helps me alot. Try to take deep slow breathes and each time you breathe out just think of the anxiety flowing out of you. I will continue to keep you in my prayers as I do understand what both Crohns and anxiety can do to someone.

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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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percycat
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   Posted 4/12/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Julie,

Kitt and Nanners have great advice. I just want to say that I'm right there with you - I've had a horrible three days of out-of-control panic and two trips to the ER plus 4 more just sitting in the waiting room. So, dear friend, I understand how you're feeling anxiety-wise, and I'll be hoping and praying that you get relief, so that you can feel like yourself again ASAP. You shouldn't have to suffer with panic and the loss of stability it brings for another second longer.

Just remember that we are all here to hold your hand, so that you don't need to feel you're just hanging on by your fingertips. We care about you getting well and will be sending all the positive energy we can to give you strength, and peace, and the ability to think clearly.

Hugs and blessings,
percycat

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Raniah
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   Posted 4/12/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Julie,

I agree with all of the above!!! We are all here for you, and as Percy said, we'll be sending all the positive energy we can. I hope the docs can give you something to calm you and give you some peace, so that you can focus on feeling better as soon as possible. ((((hugs)))) to you. You're in my prayers.

stkitt
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   Posted 4/13/2009 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Julie,

Just wanted to check in with  you before I head out to work to say I am with you in spirit and I am praying for you.  Just remember you will be OK..............practice telling yourself that over and over and soon you will belief it.  ((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))

Kitt


 

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percycat
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   Posted 4/13/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Julie,

I know you're supposed to be seeing your doctor today and am concerned to hear what he has to say. I pray that it will be something that heals your condition so that you can also let go of some of the anxiety. Were you able to get meds that help?

Love,
percycat

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Julie1014
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   Posted 4/13/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
God bless all of you for the replies. I had to spend the day in the ER today for IV fluids. I'm exhausted. I'm too tired to type tonight. I can't thank you all for the responses, and wish I had the strength to respond to all of you. Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia Nov. 2008, Anxiety Disorder since childhood
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


babblin5
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   Posted 4/13/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I sincerely wish I could be there to help you!

I know it's difficult to deal with these situations, especially by yourself. But you know what? You are surviving it! Despite the panic you've felt, despite having to deal with the worst that can be thrown at you, you ARE getting through it, and you should pat yourself on the back for that!

Being in the hospital is never pleasant for anyone, panic disorder or not. I don't think anyone feels great about being there. So, in reality, you aren't really different from anyone else in that regard. It's all I can do to get through a dental procedure, for heaven's sake, but when I've had to be in a hospital, I guess I've always tried to take heart in the fact that at least I'm in the best place I could possibly be as far as any complications are concerned. And DO speak with your doctor about getting something to help with your anxiety. It's a legitimate problem and he or she should be more than willing to make sure you are comfortable as possible.

Sending best wishes and prayers to you! You will get through this, and things will get better!

Ross
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Sunshine1108
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   Posted 4/13/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers dear.  Remember, you will get through this.   
Hope your feeling better real soon!
 
(((((((((HUGS))))))))))
 
 
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Noelieboats
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   Posted 4/14/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm pretty new but I just thought I would add that the exact same thing happened to me turned out to be just a cycle of fear that I still live with but can't hurt me. You're not your thoughts keep that in mind. I hope you feel better

Aries8
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   Posted 4/15/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
You can make it through this! You'd be surprised what the human body and spirit and survive! Allow only positive thoughts! Try the Ativan. That's what I take as needed. I will pray for you and I'll be thinking about you. Let us know how you're doing.
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percycat
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   Posted 4/15/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Julie,

We're all here to hold your hand any time you want. I'm sorry you're so exhausted from your ER visit. When you feel up to it, let us know what else is going on. I assume your doctor sent you to the ER, or did you have to go before you could even make it to the appointment?

Hold on, many of us have been through this and survived, and you can too.

Gentle hugs,
percycat

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Raniah
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   Posted 4/16/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Julie,

I hope you're doing alright! Please let us know how it's going when you feel up to it. ((hugs))

P-Fit
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   Posted 4/17/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Julie,

I hope you are feeling better. I'm so sorry to hear about your flare ups. You'll be in my prayers.

 


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Green Grove
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   Posted 4/17/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Julie,

I hope things are going better for you now. I just saw this today and I'm sorry you have been going through so much. You are in my prayers.

Take care my friend,
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isergodur
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   Posted 4/17/2009 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel for you it is hard enough being sick with crohn's but if you add anxiety to that cry

I had constants panic attacks while I was in the hospital in December, it helped to get to talk to a professional at the hospital.
I also got a lot of valium and stuff like that. I was so sick but still could not lay still and walking or running all over the hospital like a mad person (I was one).
But the counseling helped and prayers. My friend at the hospital also gave me a meditation CD.

Hope you feel better soon

are you taking pill for the anxiety ?
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
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