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anthonyg
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/29/2006 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
hi there my name is tony i have been suffering from panic attacks for about 5 yrs and have never told anyone, i am 27yrs old this is my first time talking about it, as i am so embarrased to talk about it, i moved from london(england) to spain 2 years ago with my parents with the thought of a
new start the attacks might disappear,boy was i wrong they have been getting worse steadily, i am moving back to london this christmas alone and need to get a flat and job (etc) does any 1 have any advice on the first steps to take to get treatmeant? should i see my general practitioner or other help first any advice would be much appreciated.  :-)

idie
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   Posted 9/29/2006 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tony - I can completely empathize with you and what you are going through. GET HELP. I would sugest seeing your regular doc (one you're comfortable with) and explaining ALL of your issues, don't hold anything back. I did and shouldn't have. It took a couple of years before I finally was able to find out what was wrong with me. Your doc may want to put you through some tests to rule out anything physical but remember the more open you are the closer you'll be to getting help. I wish you the best and remember you're not alone.

janetlee
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   Posted 9/29/2006 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony,
Your GP may be able to recommend or refer you to a psychiatrist. A lot of GP's will treat folks with panic disorder, but my personal preference is to let a specialist in mental disorders handle it. But whatever you decide, please try to remind yourself that there's no shame in having panic attacks. And a lot of people are helped through therapy to overcome them. Don't turn your back on help! It would be a shame to spend your life suffering when there's help to be had! :)
janet
"if there's someone you know and loving them so, but taking them all for granted, you may lose them one day, someone takes them away and they don't hear the words you long to say...I would give evrything I own just to touch you once again...just to hold you once again."
From the song "Everything I Own" by David Gates (Bread)
He wrote this for his father, after he passed away. Don't hold a grudge. It takes up so much room, it crowds out the love...
 
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If you want to keep things in perspective when the little things are getting you upset, say what I say: "And the starving children in Africa thought THEY had a problem!" Suddenly, the fact that you forgot to get an item at the store or dropped a glass of juice doesn't seem all that big a deal anymore.


Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/29/2006 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with the others. Start with your G.P. He/She will know how to direct you. Definiately don't wait-the longer you hide this disorder the stronger it gets! I would recommend just one more thing. I am not anti-medication, it is a very useful tool for treating A/P however, I think that counseling and finding the behavioral tools for healing is the most important treatment. If you start there, I think that you will do well! Don't delay...call your doctor yesterday! :)

Take Care and give us an update soon
Scaredy Cat
"Courage is not the absence of fear...it is being afraid, and doing it anyway!"


shell67
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   Posted 9/29/2006 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to hw, we are glad to have you and there is great support. I agree also, talk to a doc you know and are comfortable with first and they will help you get what you need, im sorry you have been through this so long without help, and i hope you get somewhere and start to feel better soon.
Keep us posted
shell
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
Eileen Caddy


anthonyg
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   Posted 9/30/2006 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the advice guys i will seek help asap and i will keep u updated

Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/30/2006 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and Welcome ,,Glad you found us here at HW there is plenty of support here and glad to have you aboard
Totally agree with the others about what you could do and I hope it will all work out for you
In the meantime keep posting and getting support from us here . You will see it is the best place with wonderful caring people
Again Welcome
Lyn
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MsKittie
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   Posted 9/30/2006 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Tony,
 
Welcome to HW were so happy you found us. You will find pleanty of members here that suffer the same things as you do.
 
I see some of the other members have already given you some great advice but I wish you would also talk to your parents about this. There is nothing like the support you can get from your family too. You may even ask them if any other family members have sufferd from this they could be of great help to you.
 
Go to your dr and get the help you need and post here as often as you like so we know how your are doing. You may want to visit us in the chat room there is usually always some there that is willing to listen or to just chat with you.
 
 
(((HUGS)))
   MsKittie
 
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 10/1/2006 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome Tony! Sorry I am so late welcoming I have been a lil down and out lately. Seems you have already gotten a boatload of advice so I will just say welcome and happy posting.
--Michelle

...I dont want the world to see me, 'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
--Goo Goo Dolls

"Those who are different change the world,
Those who are the same keep it that way."


anthonyg
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 10/3/2006 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
i would like to say i have know told my parentsabout my disorder and i am so happy about it you would not believe i will keep u all all updated! thanx for your help i would not of had the strenght to speak about it if it was not for this site , again thank you i will give my advice when i experiance it good or bad. we r strong together together we r strong!

Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 10/3/2006 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
You said it my friend
We are strong all of us together as a family fight the fight daily with luv,caring support and total understanding
Glad you told your parnts
Glad you are part of our "lil Family"
You take care and yes keep posting with any news or just post
maybe in the happy thread or others threads I am sure you will be an asset to the board
Lyn
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