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sjb1239
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   Posted 4/14/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
if you have or are suffering from anxiety, how long have you had it for? and how bad is it?

percycat
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   Posted 4/14/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
SJB,

I honestly couldn't say how long I've had anxiety. I think for the longest time that it was hidden underneath my depression. It was diagnosed 4 years ago and mostly manifests as health anxiety now.

I get short of breath and panic that I can't breathe when it comes on. Then I run to the doctor or ER for reassurance. They seldom find anything to help. *sigh*

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Candlegirl
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   Posted 4/14/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   

 Mine started with panic attack (lost my hearing, felt like I was choking, hyperventilating) while I was out to dinner for my 30th b-day in September. confused

 I have moments of feeling like I can't breathe, like I am disconnected from my body and am currently have these overwhelming feelings like I am going to die all the time. Ugh. Fun stuff! Some days are really good with no feelings at all and others are worse.

Beth


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   Posted 4/14/2009 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
  I have had anixety and PA's since I was 16 been on xanax for a very long time it is the only thing that helps me. Since we moved away from home and here to KY my panic is off the charts. Having a panic attack everyday,,,also was housebound for about a year couldnt even go on the porch to get the mail.....that is much better but some days I feel like it could come back and I will be housbound again. mad
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ThatsMzTaz2U
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   Posted 4/14/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
forgot to say I am now 53 so PA's have always been part of my life .....sorry for the second post
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Allestaria
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   Posted 4/15/2009 3:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my first attack when I was 8 and my grandmother had pasted away. It took me several months to get over her death. But the panic/anxiety has been with me ever since. Don't get me wrong I was not very close to my mom's mom. She was not straight in the head what so ever. Us kids were limited on the time we were allowed to spend with her. I did get to spend 4 days taking care of her when she broke her hip. But that was the most I got to be with her. I had a great time. Was to young to remember much about her. And I miss the fact I didn't get the chance to know the true women behind the not so normal mind.

Anxiety/ panic attacks, Run in my family. 3 of my brothers have it. Oldest, 3rd oldest and my baby brother, dad,mom, daughter. It can be traced back as far as my great grandma on my dads side. As the 4th brother I have no clue as I have not seen him since I was about 3. My dads anxiety did not kick in until the 80's when it was still considered a false problem. Late 80's dad finally got on Paxil. He took that for years. And now has a perma shake because of that drug. My dad is the only one who has the majority of his anxiety under control. The rest of us kids fight with it on a daily basis. My baby brother and I currently do not work.

My anxiety is probably on a scale of 1-10 about an 8. I am stuck at home. Can't work. Don't sleep well. And panic 24/7. Very rarely do I have good days. And usually they end worse then the days that I just panic all day. Its like my body says "ok you had a good day now its time to pay for it" . I can not take drugs to help with it. I can't leave the house to visit the doctor. I don't even answer my phone because I don't want to have confrontation with anyone. Its easier for me to hide in my house.

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   Posted 4/15/2009 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   

SJB,

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.  I have had A & P for many years and my struggle with anxiety was with me even in my younger years but my first full blown panic attack just came out of no where.  I had no idea what was happening for me.  I could not stop the tears or the overwhelming fear I was feeling.

Hope this helps you in some small way.

Kitt


 

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sjb1239
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   Posted 4/15/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
thankyou everyone for your replies i just needed to know about anxiety as i havent had it for very long i also needed to know about the severity of some cases so thankyou again.
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