almost had a full day with no anxiety and depersonalization

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PaigeDP
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   Posted 10/23/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a bit of anxiety this morning when I first woke up, then after that I was perfectly fine until about an hour ago.  I just started to let my thoughts get a hold of me.  I have extrememly obsessive thoughts and have trouble letting go of them. I also have trouble of letting the feeling of depersonalization go because it was so scary and Ive experienced it quite a few times now.  Its like sometimes Ill almost forget that I even have any anxiety or worries, then they hit me.  I get really unfocused and my vision blurs and time seems to pass more slowly and noises become louder and more of an annoyance.  I started to get really down and my boyfriend took care of me.  He massaged me and just tried to help me relax.  Then i couldnt help but cry because even though he says its not "putting up with me" i feel as if it is, and I cant help but worry that Ill never get over this and this is how Im going to have to live forever and I just dont want that.  I dont want to have to just cope with it and get used to it.  I want it to end and I know it has to be possible if I can get over it for a few hours or a few days at a time.  I just need reassurance that it is possible to defeat anxiety and depersonalization. I feel sort of stuck in a rut, and i feel like its affecting my relationships.  I need to be the old Paige that I was just a little over a month ago before all of this began happening.  And I would prefer it to happen naturally. Please anyone help if you can!
 
Love,
Paige :-)

Twiggygal
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   Posted 10/23/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Paige. I've been suffering from panic disorder and anxiety my whole life.

I'm going to tell you that you can overcome anxiety and depersonalization.

I suffered with depersonalization for years and very bad anxiety. I now only suffer from panic attacks. Once in a great while I get depersonalization/derealization.

The anxiety is gone. I did homeopathy treatment and it eliminated the issue. However, my panic disorder is genetic and it hit me when I was in my late teens. I have yet to overcome it, but pray that I will everyday. Remember, if your boyfriend truly loves you, then he is not just "putting up with you", it's simply something that you're going through.

My soon-to-be husband has seen me have a million panic attacks, and push out a baby without fainting. LOL He's still around. I'm looking at him right now and he's trying to talk to me about going to the casino on Sunday. But I told him I am typing to you! So he can wait. hahaha

*BIG HUGS* We are all here for you.

Are you on medication? I'm on Lexapro 20 mgs a day (about to be upped to 30 mgs because I'm panicking again), and Lorazepam 1 mg a day.

You could also try meditating or breathing exercises to help cope with the anxiety. Exercising helps me a lot. I work out five days a week. Drinking DOES NOT HELP at all for me!!! I found a website with some good coping methods for that.

www.pe2000.com

Well I hope you're feeling better and let me know how you're doing!

~TG
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PaigeDP
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   Posted 10/23/2009 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for the advice! I also just read some stories online of numerous people who have overcome anxiety and DP! And youre right about my boyfriend, he loves me and will be here for me no matter what :] I just let my negative thoughts get ahead of me :p! Its always good to have a special someone that is always there for you and Im glad for you that you have one too! :] Ill pray for you also that you get over panic attacks. Considering youve made it this far I believe that you have the will power and mind power too overcome it!

Love,

Paige

Twiggygal
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   Posted 10/23/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm trying to get through my panic attacks. They drain the life out of me. Very exhausting! But I have my 1 year old daughter that distracts me a lot. She's my trouble maker.

Adam (fiance) drives me everywhere that's far away because I can't travel. He's my "safe" person, so I feel comfortable going no more than an hour away if he drives. If I drive; I feel like I'm going to lose it. I simply can't handle it. He understands and gets it. He's never really had a panic attack but he knows it sucks.

I just try to lead a normal life despite of this.... inconvenience. lol

I'm not going to lie... it's hard to stay positive when we go through something so frustrating with no magic "cure-it-all" pill like there is for the flu.

But if we have a good support system; like here on healingwell, it makes the journey a heck of a lot easier to travel.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
 
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG - 2 mgs a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines
 
 
IT'S A GIRL! Amelia Candice.
 
Born 7-7-08
6 lbs, 6 oz
19.5 inches long
 
 
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PaigeDP
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   Posted 10/27/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Ever since I can remember I've overslept when I got the chance. During high school I'd oversleep on the weekends but that's probably because I underslept during the week. Now however, I am not in college until next semester I oversleep almost everyday. about a month and a half ago when my panic attacks started I underslept the first week because I was too scared. Then the next week I decided I needed to be sure I got proper rest to help my anxiety. That lasted about 5 days then I was back to obersleeping. Now I'm sore and groggy sleepy all day after oversleeping. I wake up a few times every night with my heart racing and feeling anxious then manage to sleep again. Can anyone please give me some suggestions? I'd prefer a natural approach as opposed to meds but maybe OTC meds would help. I just don't see it as such a problem that I should need a serious prescription.

Thanks!

Love,
Paige

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/27/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
hi paige...lyn here i was doing the same but for me it was to escape what was going on in life parents passing hubby leaving me ending up on life support from hv major seizure from all the over work of my obsessive thoughts ..i now just lay here at night and calmly talk to self bringing my heartrate down most times it works for me there is odd times that it fails and then i take a lorazepam ..luvs..lyn....a hard way to live but with cbt and exercises i am doing it better each day i hope you can as well let us know k check out cbt there is free workbook on it....lyn
 


PaigeDP
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   Posted 10/27/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Alright I'll definitely check it out! Thankyou so much! I'll let you know how it works out for me

stkitt
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   Posted 10/27/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there, Great answers from all. Lyn really knows what she is talking about. I would look at the CBT link.

I have not forgotten you and will answer you email ASAP. Worked today and from work it is hard for me to post direct answers to a specific question as I like to give your questions the time they deserve.

I am here to tell you that you can learn to overcome your anxiety and your sx.

Gentle Hugs to you

Kitt
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