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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/14/2006 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
as some of you might know im new here. my anxiety started about 6 weeks ago after trying weed. i know it was stupid but im young and....erm stupid. when it started i thought i was going crazy and then after going to a rave and seeing real 'crazies' i had a major panic attack. since then i found this site which in my opinion may well save lives. never have i needed or got such valuable and caring support, i think its true about sensitive and emotional people suffering with this. after realising i wasnt crazy i have basically just been worrying that things will never be the same, i will never have a laugh or be happy again, never look at my friends or other things in the same way, and never shake this. i feel like i have been having a month long panic attack but think i am turning a corner... i am on citalopram and it should kick in the next few days and as i get more relaxed i think i will feel better and overcome this. im just looking for support and also saying thankyou to what you have already given.. im trying to see this as a leaning experience which i can grow from but its hard to learn from a nightmare sometimes lol.... anyway thanks for listening. mulkin

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   Posted 12/14/2006 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   

there is some doubt whether the panic attack would have still happened without the weed, however, panic attacks no matter how strong arent serious so dont fear them, lots of info about them on the net

if the citalopram works it will help a lot for panic attacks and anxiety and stress

please no more weed, due to selective plant breeding its now generally 10 times stronger than before and very dangerous

if you get more panic attacks, just accept them, dont tense up or fight back and do breathe deep and slow and allow some time to pass

recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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   Posted 12/14/2006 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Mulkin!!! Same boat, long time ago.  I took drugs at age 18 and that brought on my first attack (sorry mod's can I post that word? apologies in advance)..I thought it was the end of my world.  Fortunately I had GOOD doctors/counselours and now live a pretty sane life!! The drug was just the pre-cursor to what was going to happen in my life, please don't blame yourself just be wiser lol!! We learnt the hard way. I hope this course of meds helps you out.  As harry said breath. Don't be negative on yourself and keep posting my friend. :-)



Sorry for the edit please read rule 1.

Post Edited By Moderator (MsKittie) : 12/14/2006 7:13:17 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/14/2006 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
As Harry said, ACCEPT the panic attack. Don't fight it. Say to yourself, "It is what it is. Just a rush of adrenaline. It will pass in a short time. So be it. It's only a feeling and not a real danger." And try to relax your body and as was also said, take deep slow breaths. Close your eyes and pretend that you're as light as a feather and you are floating on the breeze. It takes work, but don't give up on trying to do these things. It will help and the MORE you do it, the more it will really start helping.
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.

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   Posted 12/14/2006 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks a lot for the replys it helps so much.. means a lot too having people thinking of you
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