Welcome to HealingWell Twiggy. I know how frustrating it is to live with panic/anxiety. I've had it since I was 18, but started night terrors at age 5. I also found acupuncture to be helpful, but mostly I exercise as much as I can and stay as busy as my panic let's me (ie part-time work - can't do full-time). I've found this site a blessing as well. Anytime you need to chat someone will be here (or along soon lol). I hope we can all help you.
Wow Twiggygal, Sounds pretty much like me with the symptoms and meds. The Lexapro was just changed to Effexor XR last week. So I cant comment much on how its working yet. But I have been taking Ativan for about 3 years now, was 1mg now 2mg a couple times a day as needed. But I agree with everything you say 100%. It is just AWFUL and I hate being ruined from work and driving because of this and some people think I have seizures but they are 100% NOT seizures. My attacks start with a little dizziness and sometimes maybe 5% I faint. But during this I feel my heart race and palms sweat, and my mind races all kinds of weird things. And this starts a good few minutes before the bad effects.
I just want to find a 100% way to get rid of this all and for everyone as far as that goes.
Good luck with everything Twig....FEN
Hi again, the meds are helping me a bit. I decided to not chop off my arm... LOL.. just kidding.
Anyways, I'm glad to be apart of HW, and thanks for all the warm welcomes.
I've been taking baby steps and trying to do stuff that makes me slightly uncomfortable but what I know I can handle. The other stuff (like going too far from my house or feeling like I'm in a situation where I can't escape) well that might have to wait for some time I think.
I think I might have to have my Ativan upped to 1 miligram as I'm only at .05 and it helps only a little.
I just hope I can get better is all.
Thanks again for the warm welcomes! :)