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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/3/2006 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey again, it is Thursday night and I have been feeling a little bit better. But yesterday, I had a panic attack while driving home from was a really bad one. even when I got home i couldnt convince myself that it was ever going to go away. I tried my Xanax, i broke it and took it and it put me to sleep. I usually get very tired after an attack because of the adrenaline overflow. But when I woke up I had anxiety all day like I was on the verge of another attack. I have found that when I have an attack that it is so hard to gain confidence back. I mean, these things aren't THAT frequent but it seems like the experience of one can stay with you for a day or two. I just have to keep reminding myself that they only last at most 30 mins when they happen...but they are SOOO scary.

But other than fear of an attack I made it thru work OK. Today was a pretty good day.
Does anyone else have a hard time regaining confidence after an attack?

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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 11/3/2006 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
yes. i hate feeling like they will never end. That scares me the most.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 11/3/2006 3:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
the answer is yes I do have a very hard time finding my self and self esteem after an attack
you are so right it takes so much out of us
I am hoping you know you are not alone in this and that these attacks do slow down
You are a great person only you need to realize that
Stay strong
Take care
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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 11/3/2006 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Definately even without a full blown attack it shoots my esteem down not that I have much to begin with. I am also exausted after. You are totally not alone.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 11/3/2006 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I sooo understand...and yes you are a brave person...sheesh you dealt with a panic attack while driving! You deserve a big round of applause and a gold medal!
Well done!
And yes it's a memory thing...the brain seems to associate panic attacks with certain situations for a while...I actually found I could avoid them if I took a different route to my destination for a while..just a suggestion..

Take good care.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 11/3/2006 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks guys..i tried my xanax again today, the last two times i went to sleep right after i took it cause i was tired from work. but today at work i got real nervous and i thought i felt one coming on and i took the xanax. it was amazing how much better it made me feel. and now i know i have something that i can rely on to help me...

all this new success combined with this site, i am feeling a lot better. you will be seeing more of me.

thanks!!! god bless all!
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