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ams177
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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/8/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone- I'm new on this forum. I'm 22 years old and last month I had a couple panic attacks. I went to the ER twice and to my doctor and then another doctor. Blood tests were done, along with a chest xray and EKG. They all came back fine, which made the doctors believe it was anxiety. I have a constant worry and fear of dieing. I know I'm going to die someday but I'm always scared that they missed something, or my heart is just going to give out because Im always paying attention to my heart beat. My blood pressure was 112/66 so its pretty good. I am always looking for reassurance that I'm going to be fine. I was put on celexa, I was on it before and it worked well for me. I was also given ativan, that I could take up to 3 times a day. The only time I took it was when I was going to bed, it helped me sleep. I was on it for about 3 weeks. I havent taken it in 2 days because my doctor told me she wants me to try getting off of it since she uped my dose of celexa to 40mg and she said it should seem to work. I also started going to a psych and yesterday was my first time. It seemed to work for a little while and he taught me some breathing techniques to use when I start to get anxious. I have also had a lot of trouble sleeping and only sleep for a couple hours and then I wake up in a panic and worry and scare myself. I wish I could get out of this vicious cycle I'm in, and not worrying about dying at the age of 22. I want my normal life back and not have to worry about every ache and pain I have. I just want to know if anyone has this fear and I look for ways to cope with this, because I don't really think I'm going to die, but that is what is stuck in the back of my head. Does anyone have any advice?? This is by far the hardest thing I have ever gone through in my life, and I figured signing up for this forum, there would be a lot of support!  

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   Posted 7/8/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
HI N WELCOME TO HEALING WELL
yes i believe many of us hv a fear of dying but some are worse than others
up until i was actually on life support n made it thru i had a big fear
now i think i hv made peace n know its not something i need worry about every waking second as
it sucks the life right out of you
you are still very young and can get therapy or do the CBT ONLINE that is posted in this forum
i do it n it has helped me with many of my issues
im sure more will post n im glad you found us
This is a great place for support caring n understanding
lyn
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/8/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
ams177

Welcome to HealingWell. There is another thread on this same topic here on the 1st page that may help you.

Just click on the following link:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=1843698

Kindly,

Kitt

ams177
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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/8/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the support! Anxiety is really hard to deal with! I take a little comfort in knowing that I am not the only one who suffers with this. I also take comfort in knowing that many people who have had anxiety recover and can move on with their life!

aprilb
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   Posted 7/10/2010 2:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I can understand your problem but i too facing the same I have had generalized anxiety disorder for eleven years now and it has now turned into something so ugly that I fear there is no way back to a real life. I am now developing phobias and don't want to leave the house. I just want to watch calming movies. My appetite has been effected by this so badly that even eating gives me anxiety. I'm starting to lose my hair along with my smile and life. I fear there is no hope. I take ativan and zoloft but still have horrible bouts of panic and anxiety.

rolleyes

jhon01
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   Posted 7/16/2010 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
You can try some self-help techniques to handle situations likely to trigger social anxiety disorder symptoms.First, assess your fears to identify what situations cause the most anxiety. Apply these techniques to those situations. Practicing these techniques regularly can help you manage or reduce your anxiety] You may need to begin with small steps in situations that aren’t overwhelming.
Thanks
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Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 7/16/2010 10:10:50 AM (GMT-6)

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