Anxiety and Panic Disorders

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Beach Walk
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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was young I had small panic attacks, these would usually not last to long but they were scary.  I grew up with great friends and family but did have a stressful home environment.  When I tried to settle down myself I broke down and found myself unable to go home.  My relationship broke down and I felt I could cope with it but shortly after I began to feel the strain from everywhere.  I over analyse everything to try to seek a solution.  I changed jobs to try to get a fresh start but was shortly made redundant.  I thought I didn't worry, but I obviously did.  I began to panic driving, then before I'd go to sleep and everyday for over 2 years until I burnt out.  At which point I felt the burning in my chest, the thoughts of going crazy, that I'd never think the same again, I could not feel in my body, I felt that while I was going to lose my job why push myself through all this pain for nothing - I didn't want to give up but I was getting very weak and felt I could no longer cope with the stain of losing everything.  I sought help for months, many different doctors, someday feeling good and other days having to go to hospital as I'd break down.  I was terrified.
 
Ironically being made redundant took decisions out of my hands and allowed the cycle of work to be broken for a few months, I'd already at this point seen doctors because I couldn't drive without feeling my heart rate go up and my hands would shake.  The resentment of losing my job, having still to pay for a house I couldn't settle in and the loss of my girlfriend took it's toll and I felt I had absolutely nothing but pain and confusion in my life.
 
I have seen a therapist and doctors and it's only now I am coming round to what has happened and I am looking on a daily basis now to stay positive, from what I have learned along the way I can understand my body and its responses more and methods to allow us to work to control our behaviour.  It's about staying in the NOW and not being frightened of it.

Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 2/1/2010 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Beach Walk,

And welcome to Healingwell's Anxiety and Panic forum. We are so glad that you joined us. It sounds like you are starting to get a good hold on your anxiety. Keep up the good work. Stay with us and I look forward to hearing more from you.

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Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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