The randomness of it all

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 7/7/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I hate it. I have not had a p/a in a week and a half or a cigarette. Then today my chest hurts so bad I'm doubled over in pain bawling my eyes out and trying to get ready for work. I feel like I've done everything possible to make it go away...i don't smoke. i exercise. i have a better diet. i dont drink caffeine or eat things like chocolate. but its like a bad dream that keeps happening and wont go away. sorry for the rant. no one even believe me anymore so this is the only place i can let it all out.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/7/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I've sacrificed caffeine and candy to help with my GAD. Medication has helped me, but sometimes I still get panic attacks. There are ways you can deal with it. Just remember that panic attacks will pass and YOU WILL NOT DIE FROM A PANIC ATTACK. You are trying too hard to not have a panic attack or chest pains and that's why they get worse because you fight it. Just accept it for what it is. I still have trouble doing that, but I am getting better at it. Try to relax, music helps me a lot.
"Getting an idea should be like sitting down on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something."  -E. L. Simpson
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) with Agoraphobia
Zoloft (100 mgs) daily
Trazadone (50 mgs) nightly
Xanax (1.25 mgs) as needed at night

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/7/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Its really horrible. I have anxiety and recently went on medication for it. Are you taking anything to help you?

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   Posted 7/7/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I was taking zoloft for a while but i gained 26lbs in two months so i went off it. i want xanax cuz i heard that works best but my doctor wont prescribe it to me

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   Posted 7/8/2009 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
What kind of chest pain?
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 7/8/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
it was real tight. not beating crazy used to it beating crazy fast. this was just extra scary cuz it hurt and was tight
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