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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -6) is my first time on here. I'm not sure about this but I have nothing to loose. I have been suffering from panic attacks since the age of 12. Here recently they have been out of porption. In the past week I have been to the ER twice, the doctor's office 3 times and currently in the process of consulting a therapist. Everything is going wrong. I constantly feel like I have an elephant on my chest and keep experencing the sharp pains to the right side of my head. So many things keep running through my head. I am positive that something is wrong with my health. Everything possible has enetered my mind. I have had 5 ekgs performed, a ct scan, multiple blood samples...I just don't know what to do anymore. This is affecting every aspect of my life, my 7th month old baby girl, my relationship, my job......I just can't stop.......someone please help!!!!!

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   Posted 6/3/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the most important thing for you to do is trust the doctors.  If after all the exams and tests and scans, they have ruled out any serious physical abnormality, you have to be open to the idea that these symptoms are of psychological nature.  Pains are very common among anxiety and depression sufferers.  Start focusing your efforts on how you can relieve your anxiety and panic instead of searching for other causes for your symptoms. 
Half the battle is just accepting that anxiety is the root of your issues.  I know. I've been there.  I have convinced myself I was suffering of many various illnesses in the past.  It seems the more I thought about a symptom, the stronger it got.  Once you start attacking the real problem you will start to see improvement. 
We've all shared similar experiences and are here to help.
Best of luck. You WILL get better.

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   Posted 6/3/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Blessed and welcome to Healingwell. I think Roger gave you some great advice. All the tests have shown that there is nothing physically wrong with you, its just your anxiety and panic and causing your problems. Are you taking any meds to help you get thru this? I think that is something you need to talk to your therapist about. Good luck!

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   Posted 6/3/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell.  Perhaps you should think about looking into some therapy that might help you get past your fears and your anxiety.

Obviously when you're feeling at a low ebb, the last thing you tend to think about is the things that are good in your life. But to do this is a sure fire mood lifter and anxiety buster. Try thinking of that wonderful baby. :)
Again welcome and please know you are among friends.
Gentle Hugs
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