Are panice attacks the same as phobias

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pokerchick1012
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   Posted 4/20/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had panice attacks or fear or driving alone to places, or going places by myself that is out of my comfort zone, im not sure if this is a phobia or panic attacks, I do not put myself in a postion to have one, by not driving out of my comfort zone, that worked or a while, but now im getting panic attacks all the time, i cant keep my legs still, i have to consentrate on my breathing, i have tryed lots of meds, lexipro, prozac, colatapin, sorry cant spell here...lol ive tryed alot right now im on alprazolam 2 mg evey 6 hours and that not working, does anyone have any suggestions, i was thinking hipnoisis or trying this ebook my joe barry called panic away has anyone ever heard of it....well thanks for listening and I could use any help that anyone is willing to give.
 
 
 
 
Thanks,
Dawn

jordaNZone
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   Posted 4/21/2007 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there pokerchick..Welcome to HW tongue
Sounds like you are going thru a really bad patch just now..there are lots of us that have been where you are just now at some stage along the way..I have tried lots of things that you mention with varying results - including hypnosis (which is worth a try) like most things in life - if you believe it's gonna work..then it will!
The only other thing which you haven't mentioned is counselling/therapy..over the years this has made a world of difference to my life..Sometimes we go into overload mode and don't realise that we are carrying around a whole bunch of negative stuff that we need to unload so we can get on with our lives..
The book I would like to recommend to you is 'Living with IT' by Bev Aisbett..brilliant humour, helpful guide for those of us who suffer from anxiety.
Keep us posted with your progress.
Maree
 
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pokerchick1012
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   Posted 4/21/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks hun, yah I have tryed talking to people just doesnt help with the fear or driving or going places by myself but talking with people on her has helped me alot, I guess because they can relate with my problem and I think i will try the hipnosis, Its worth a shot, thank you so much for you input and you time, have a great night hun.
 
 
 
Dawn
 

jordaNZone
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   Posted 4/21/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dawn..glad you are gonna try the hypnosis thing..hey, anything is worth trying to get a better quality of life :-)

As to the driving prob...not so long ago I was having trouble driving... on one particular day it took me three goes to get to the supermarket - I turned back twice lol..when I got there on the third time, I sat in the carpark for ages - I was sooo wired! sheesh..anyhow I thought I wasn't gonna manage to get out of the car and go into the shops - panic was terrible..so, I put my safetybelt back on and moved parking spot lol..starting to calm down now - breathing - sat there for ages looking at people going in and out of the Mall..pretended I was waiting for someone to come out lol...finally I got myself together and got out of the car - none too steady I may add...and made my way into the Supermarket..yay...this was the turning point towards getting better! I was sooo proud of myself..I wonder now what the heck I was worried about lol.

If I can do it..so can You!

Maree


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"In any moment of decision,
the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
Roosevelt.
 
Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. 
 


harry4
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   Posted 4/22/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
an unreasonable fear of doing something is a phobia and a phobia can cause a panic attack

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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pokerchick1012
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   Posted 4/22/2007 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
lol yah I know how you feel with the supermarket thing, it sounds so stupid but feels so real, I have some along way, but still have a long way to go, I just want to get past this, I dont want my son to see me having a panic attack ever, cause i seen my mother, and maybe thats why i have them so bad i dont know, but thank you all for you help, have a great night

jordaNZone
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   Posted 4/22/2007 11:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Little steps Dawn..little steps..I know you are gonna be fine..have faith in yourself dear :-)

Maree


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Forum Moderator - Anxiety-Panic Disorders
 
"In any moment of decision,
the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
Roosevelt.
 
Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. 
 


pokerchick1012
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   Posted 4/23/2007 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks jorda, little steps that what I here...lol Ill get there, and Katelynn you too little steps and you will get there, also katelynn I am a idential twin too and she doesnt have any of these problems either, but my mother does, anyway thanks have a great day..talk to you guys later
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