ITs a grey day alright....

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/28/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, so I had a two good days in a row, and thought I could be on a road back to "normalville", and then comes today.  I got bold enough to try to go to the mall with some friends, and that lasted all of 20 minutes.  I was fine, then all the sudden i got dizzy, my ears started to ring, and I was sweating like crazy.  Needless to say, I hit the first exit...even though I had parked no where near there.  I really feel as though I am going crazy.  I have a 5 month old, and I am terrified to be alone with him.  I always think I am going to pass out or die and he will be alone.  What a horrible way to live.  My husband tells me all I need to do is relax.  He doesn't think I have a problem, but it is all very real in my head.
I have a question:::  Do I create all of this in my head?  Am I so scared of having a panic attack that I make myself have one?  I am seriously going crazy. (short trip).  I can't enjoy life anymore. 

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   Posted 2/28/2007 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   

its OK to leave the mall but you should walk around to cool off, do some deep slow breathing then go back in there

yes fear of a panic attack can cause one

it helps to fortify yourself with some valium or similar before going there

you wont pass out or go crazy

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 2/28/2007 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
As Harry said above you will be fine just breathe and do not fear being alone with your child
Your partner has to learn hun that this is a real disorder and it is not all in your head
Support is the key as well as other coping methods
Post and let us know how you make out
HUgg your child for us

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/28/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to be so depressing! I have felt so outside of myself lately. I know there is hope. I am starting a new med tonight, so wish me luck everyone!!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel this way too. I have three children and my greatest fear during these times when I feel I am going to pass out or die my thoughts are for my children.. This is all so strange to me. How could something like anxiety cause so many physical problems? Do you have headaches?
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