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sylknmyst
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   Posted 6/13/2007 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay...so I finally had the whopper of all attacks about an hour ago.  Has anyone ever felt like their eyes were gonna roll back in their head when you felt a panic attack coming on or while having one?  My goodness, I was in the shower and got so dizzy, I thought I was going to have to shut the water off, call for my husband and have him take me to the Dr!  I am still feeling nauseous, flushed and getting the chills along with my scalp tingling....like there is a bug crawling through it!  I have had panic attacks for about 10 years now, but I haven't had one this bad in years and these symptoms seem new to me.  Does anyone else experience any or all of those?  I feel like I want to sit down and cry, but the tears won't come either!  I have a 2 month old and a 6 year old that need to be taken care of and the thought of taking care of them while I am having an attack scares the heck outta me!  Thank god my husband came home right before I had the attack, otherwise, I probably would've freaked even more.  Any replies would be greatly appreciated and comforting.  Thanks everyone, in advance!!!
 
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harry4
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   Posted 6/13/2007 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   

you should have disolved some valium type pills under your tongue and breathed deep and slow and sat and waited for it to gradually pass, dont you read the other posts where this method is often mentioned. nono

fear of being unable to look after babies or small children while panicky is common but the mothers always manage somehow

you can still function during a panic attack at a reduced level, for example they never cause drivers to crash their cars

there is no need to be taken to hospital for every panic attack but if you had gone they would only have given you an injection of valium

what methods are you making to recover?


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sylknmyst
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   Posted 6/13/2007 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
harry,
 
I don't have any Valium and was never prescribed it before either.  I am on Effexor 75 mg and Xanax .5 mg 3x a day.  I did take a xanax when the attack was starting.  I do read a lot of the posts, yes...but you know when you are in a state of panic, you look for reassurance....so I posted my question.
 
I wish I was a stronger person like you are to get over these without meds...but I did it once, and I will do it again....day by day (unfortunately, I do need the meds right now).
 
Thanks for replying, harry....I read a lot of your replies to other posts and you give me a lot of insight and hope!
 
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 6/13/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh sylk I am soooo sorry this happened to you!  sad    I know all too well how scary these attacks can be.  I see you posted this about 2 hours ago.  How are you feeling now?  Are you relaxed any?  We were just talking about the dizzy thing this morning.  I seriously hope you are feeling better now!!
 
Best Wishes to you! smurf

Aussieangel
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   Posted 6/13/2007 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That's the problem with panic attacks, your mind keeps changing them. When I first got them my oldest 2 were toddlers and I was sure I was going to have a heart attack. They went away for a while and when they came back last year they came with a lot of feelings of disrealment and never having experienced it I really thought I was going crazy. The minds such a powerful thing, I wish it would work with us not against us.

I hope things have settled down there for you now, and take care of yourself I know how hard it is when you have little ones depending on you.

Anthony B
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   Posted 6/13/2007 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sylkn,
   I think everybody that suffers from panic attacks can relate to you on some level. I can tell you this, they suck! I have been dealing with them since I'm a kid and it took me years and lots of reading to be able to handle them. Yes, xanax is a big help but to me it's a bandaid You got to learn what causes them and how to handle them when they do come. The best thing is to get your mind off the attack. Not so easy, it takes years of practice but I know you can do it. I know is tough as that sounds to do it really works. When your having the attack that constant impending doom is kicking your butt, KICK BACK!!!. Take your mind off the attack, do something totally different. Best of luck.
                                                             Anthony B.

stkitt
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   Posted 6/13/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

You did nothing wrong and we are here to support you when you have a panic attack.

You have a pretty new baby, do you have any feelings of depression?  You may want to talk to your physician re postpartum blues.

I know I had them and had no idea what was the matter with me.  I would just panic and think, I am not very good at this mothering role.

WE care for you and hope you don't have any more severe attacks.  Please stay with us and keep posting.

((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))
Kitt


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Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
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"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


sylknmyst
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   Posted 6/14/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your support and posts!  They really do make a diiference when reading them.  I am feeling better today too...just trying to take it one step at a time!  Again, thanks for being here for me!
 
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stkitt
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   Posted 6/14/2007 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   

You are doing a great job. Some days are better than others for me.

I don't have a new baby to deal with so I am proud of your effort at overcoming the panic and anxiety.

Kudos for you.  Hugs to you, keep posting.


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Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter

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