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yaffa
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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/25/2010 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a 61 yr old woman who has had anxiety disorder all my life. I have terrible panic attacks, including all the usual symptoms. It started with panic attacks when I was a pre-teen, that were provoked by music in a restaurant or on the car radio. Vibrations from music and wind coming in the car windows will sometimes cause an attack. My symptoms have become more frequent, accompanied by constant underlying anxiety, obsessive worrying about everything, & paranoia, & agoraphobia. sometimes I cannot ride in a vehicle.
My Dr. has me on 2 mg Klonipin, 3x a day. I also take Vicodin for back pain, & Soma. This causes me to sleep a lot. I am most prone to attacks when I first wake up, even from a nap.
I am married (not so happily) for 32 yrs. I have two grown sons who do not live nearby. I live in the boonies & Drs. are fairly far away. I cannot afford to move.
I am getting desperate, so would appreciate any help I can get. I have no one to talk to about all this.
Thank you for letting me find a place where I can even just find someone to talk to.
Thank you.
yaffa

pazpeace
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 8/25/2010 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had anxiety and still....and panic..don't worry

stkitt
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   Posted 8/25/2010 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Yaffa,
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I am sorry to read you are having an increase in your anxiety and also that medications have not helped you.
 
I am also wondering if some of what you are feeling is depression?  Often depression and anxiety go together. 
 
Has your Dr. ever looked into other reasons for why vibrations set off your anxiety?
Also some medications can cause anxiety and Vicodin is one that many people find causes them anxiety.
 
One of the most common and well supported styles of psychotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The hallmark of CBT is an intense focus on thought processes and belief systems. The overall goals of the approach are to help people identify problematic beliefs and thought patterns, which are often irrational or unrealistic, and replace them with a more rational and realistic views.
 
There is a free online version you can use right from your home that many of our members have taken advantage of.  Here is the link for the online version:
 
 
Just click on the link and register for this online version. You can work through it at your own pace but the trick is to stick with it even though the beginning can seem simple.
 
Remember we are here for you.  We know where your coming from and what your going through.
~~Kitt~~
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/25/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and glad you found us here
Kitt is spot on imho with the a/p and depression
i have had a/p for many many yrs too but this last year i have fallen into severe depression with so much going on in life
i do the CBT and find it works for me but i still hv bad days
i do hope you we really do will stay with us and know we do get it
hugsl lyn
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Scaredy Cat
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 8/25/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Yaffa and welcome. Good advice abounds here! All I can add is post often, chat and read up in the archives-lots of good stuff there. This is the most loving and supportive forum-I think that you will finds a lot of help here:)
Glad you joined,
Scaredy Cat
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

yaffa
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 8/25/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank God I was desperate enough to look for a message board re ap! I could cry with the feeling of relief and comfort I felt just reading your responses; just knowing others have my problem, and are kind enough to share info with me. I don't feel quite so alone as before.
 
To pazpeace, thanks for your support in telling me it'll be alright.
 
To Howlyncat, I am sorry your depression got so bad this year. Yes, there is SO much stress in everyone's lives nowadays. Too, too much if you have ap and depression. Thanks for your warm welcome.
 
To stkitt, I do suffer from depression a lot, but right now, more the panic attacks lately. And, like everyone, I have a lot of very upsetting things going on in my life lately. I have cut back on the Vicodin, cause I thought it was contributing to my depression. I have very bad back problems. No one's ever figured out the music/vibration thing. I will stick with this board. Right now it feels like a lifeline to me. And I will use your link to learn CBT. I will give it my best effort. Ty for your response and advice.
 
To Scaredy Cat, ty too for your warm response and encouragement. I feel I will get lots of support here. I am glad I joined too.
 
So thank you all so, so much!
 
Yaffa
 

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 8/25/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Yaffa,
 
I am glad you are going to stick with us as I feel it is a great help to talk with others who understand how we feel.
 
This is a good place to vent or share.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
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