Panic Attacks/Paranoia all day everyday

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Aleigh
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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

about a month ago i combined with and had the most terrifying panic attack.I thought i was dying and had to calm myself down. A month has gone by and i still think about that panic attack all day everyday and i put myself in a paranoid/anxiety state. I have been prescribed zoloft this week and i hope this is what will help the situation. I cant keep living with these thoughts in my head all day. I fixate on these panic attacks and i cant live my life. I cant even fall asleep at night.

Does anyone else have this problem?please help!

I HAD TO REMOVE THE COUPLE OF THINGS MENTIONED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES
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Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 8/19/2010 3:13:15 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, we can relate to the panic attacks. Many of us here have had them for years. I hope the Zoloft works for you, but be prepared that it takes time to kick in (4-8 weeks sometimes). Also you may have to try a few different meds before you find the one that's right for YOU.

I don't have any experience with illicit drugs, but I can say that combining things with prescribed medications is very dangerous. Whether it's an illegal drug or alcohol there can sometimes be really scary/ dangerous interactions. I've even been told that smoking in some instances (plain cigarettes) should be avoided again depending on what medications you're taking.

If you haven't looking into therapy yet, you might want to do that as well. Medication can help you to feel temporarily better, but therapy can help you in the long-term. If you're scared everyday fearing another panic attack it really makes a difference to look into those fears. With anxiety and panic sometimes the more you fight it (and the more scared you become) the worse it gets.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/19/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
just wanting to say that you obviously ha a severe attack n the memory is with you constantly
there is online therapy
MoodGyms Training Program
its cognitive behavioral therapy
many here have great response to this including myself
i too was afraid when i had first major attack and lived in such fear of everything
give this a try and see what you think
i find also a hot milk at night with a touch of cinnamon on top puts me at ease now n i sleep alot better
keep us posted
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/22/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering how you are making out
plz let us know
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freezinginAK
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   Posted 8/23/2010 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   

  Hi Algigh

  When I had my fist P/A I though I was dieing, I had been working so much overtime in a poorly ventilated shop painting cars that I just went outside and say down in the cold air just wishing it would get over it and just die, as I was as calm as could be when I ended up at the er, my blood work came back so badly that I so many chemicals in me, I had to take time off from work but upon returning back to work the chemicals had all ready had a hold of me, even taking more time off did no help as I went to the er 3 times till my PD said no more. but in the mean time P/A set in and anything I did or smelled would bring me back to having a P/A as I could not understand what was happening to me at the time and it was always on my mind.

  But as I just keep pushing myself to get over the fear of things I did get over it but it was a hard battle that I won but I will be on meds for the rest of my life from the neuro pain that I deal with on a daily bases and now having to type with only one finger, but I can live with that.

  So as you can see I have gone though some of the worst things that anyone can go though (as I have not said it all by far on my medical problems) but  I have gotten over the A/P part of it (thank God I did find a good Neuro to help me and on the right meds for it) but still getting more and more testing being done monthly

  So please trust me your P/doc may just be the one to help you and get you on the best meds for you as it my just be an trial and area to get you back to good health.

  Cowboy up



Happiness is sitting around a warm campfire with no worries or cares as day turns to night.

Anxiety/Panic, CFS, CNS damage, MCS, Diabetes type 2, RLS, DDD, CP, Fibro, and still a limbo lander of other things and gettin tested all to time by neruo

Post Edited (freezinginAK) : 8/23/2010 4:42:42 AM (GMT-6)


Aleigh
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   Posted 8/23/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all the replies; much appreciated.
I am currently still having panic attacks;especially at night.
I keep thinking that i'm dieing and something is wrong with me.

My job let me go due to these attacks and now i dont have insurance.
I know it's a mindgame and i need to be strong; but yet it's so difficult to get over.
After going through this i will never participate in drugs. I now believe there is more to life than partying living " a glamorous life"

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   Posted 8/23/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
You have much support and many friends here who have been through this. It is a journey to come to a point of recovery, but this is a great place to start. So sorry to hear about your job! If you are interested, there is a free on-line therapy for A/P called MoodGyms. It is CBT based which basically teaches you to retrain your brain to curb the negative/anxious thoughts that feed into anxiety. I hope that you will keep posting here and check out some of the archives, it helped me very much when I first joined and had lots of questions. I hope the attacks let up for you. You are not dying! (I thought the same thing 5 yrs ago, and here I am!)
Peace,
Scaredy Cat
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/24/2010 2:05 AM (GMT -7)   
hi again
you have gotten great input from members
i posted the moodgym training program for you as well
hoping you give it a good shot
it can n does help imho
keep with us
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