felt like i couldn't breathe properly - ugh

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 9/20/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I just changed jobs - got layed off = went to a really busy law firm.  my ex was givingme problems the same week - then i went a long way to take my son somewhere in town and had to go back to pick him up - i wasexhausted and couldn't get a nap in cause my 3 yr kept waking me up.  soooo, on the way to go get him - i kept feeling like i couldn't breathe properly.  like i could feel the sensation in my throat going into my lungs.  my allergies are bad despite allergy shots and taking zyrtec yesterday.  i felt like this last week too when i started my new job after i took the stairs (only 3 flights) on my break.  like i couldn't catch my breath.  i think i'm just stressed  - i had been working a temp job for a week and then got this job offer.  was really concerned i took the wrong job and then 2 girls told me bad stories about the place i chose.  now i'm freaking out.  the only thing is i am 1/2 a mile from my son's daycare and closer to home which is nice - don't have to drive downtown anymore. 
 
anyway, i took a xanax - hadn't taken one in over 6 months cause i usually try to handle it on my own.  telling myself it's no big deal.  i picked up my son and told him how i was feeling.  you know 16 yr olds.  he said you are just making yourself feel that way i think.  ugh  so after about 20 minutes it just wore off.  but all the while i kept thinking "what if it isn't anxiety and there is something wrong with me? my lungs?"  i HATE this stupid anxiety.  not many people i know have it so it's hard to find someone to talk to!!!!  i wish i had a phone buddy to call that didn't think i was crazy! haha 
 
i had to urinate (the strong urge to that i've read is a symptom) then i started shaking.  after that i went for a long walk with my 3 yr old and i was fine.  that xanx made me exhausted later though.  fell asleep by 10pm.  it wiped me - that or the attack.  now today i keep thinking about it and what if it happens again.  but then i think - i survived it and obviously it wasn't breathing problems cause i'm still here and fine. ha  i wish i could prevent myself fromgetting so worked up!!!!  i know the breathing exercises, etc.  i could take a deep breath so i knew i was fine but was panicking!  i'm so glad this site is here.  makes me feel like i'm not alone. 

stkitt
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   Posted 9/20/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
bump



hazelnut86
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   Posted 9/20/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
what does bump mean?

stkitt
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   Posted 9/20/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Brought up this thread so you could see which threads you have open at the moment.

Kitt


Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/21/2009 7:33:34 AM (GMT-6)


Nanners
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   Posted 9/21/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I really think you need to get back into your doctors office and talk about taking a med daily. Your occasional use of Xanax is not going to help at this point. You really need something daily I think. You are constantly having panic/anxiety symptoms and I think a daily med would even things out for you and help you to get back to enjoying life again. Good luck!
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