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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 1/20/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I was looking around the internet for some support with my Anxiety & Panic Attacts, I came across this site. To give you a bit of background....I've been suffering from severe Anxiety & Panic Attacks for about 4 yrs.
I have been in therapy about the same amount of time. I'm currently taking 1mg of Ativan a day, which seeems to help at times. I have been on a few differant anti depressants....which none seem to help.
The attacks have been getting worse, I'm afraid to go to certain places where I have already expreicened an attacks. Sadly, I had a really bad one yesterday while driving my children to school, I'm afraid it will happen I dread getting behind the wheel.
I feel like this has "taken" over a big part of my life!! I have never felt so alone, not alone in the sence that nobody else experiences what I have but in the sence of my family not understanding what I'm going thru.
I'm looking for some support.....I feel so lost!!

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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 106
   Posted 1/20/2010 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't feel alone. There are many of us. I have had panic attacks while out too and then I dread doing the same thing again. You can't do that to yourself or it will be one big vicious cycle.

Why don't you take a small drive by yourself so if you end up having one you can pull over and calm down. Don't avoid the situation or it will just keep repeating itself. I have had to do similar things many times.

My family tries to understand but unless you experience there really isn't much they can understand. To me it is indescribable. I have suffered with it for many years.

Hope you have a better day and don't avoid your car.

Peace to you, kitkat

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 1/20/2010 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for responding! Unfortunatley, I have allowed my attacks to interfere with some many aspects of my life. I no longer drive on the highway (its been 3 yrs), one of my very first attacks happen on the highway...I completely try to avoid the grocery store, dr. appts, school functions for my kids, shopping and many other things. I work myself into a completed tizzy when it comes to having to do any of these things, so I avoid much as possible!!
I never wanted to be and meds and now that I'am, I feel as if I will need them for the rest of my life :( I have lost my motivation in life - feeling very hopeless!!
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