Anxiety/Panic out of the blue

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diane8_8
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   Posted 6/26/2007 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

In everything that I have read surrounding A/P, the same symptom always seems to pop -up -thoughts of having the next panic attack. Well I rarely EVER get that symptom. All the remedies and treatments surround
the thought of relieving the feeling of worrying about your next panic attack but that does not pertain to me.
My anxiety is so out of the blue it scares me. I can be laughing with friends and the minute I stop, my heart skips a beat or I get a numb feeling in my leg. I can wake up with a very dry pasty mouth and a feeling of acid in my esophagus. Rarely am I ever thinking of anything or worrying. I'm usually having a good time or just feeling "normal". Does this happen to anyone else? I get a little worried when I ready numerous ways of treatment and they all talk about conditioning your mind to not worry about the next attack. Well how about if you don't worry about the next attack. What if you get your attacks or anxiety just by living day to day?
Can anyone relate?

harry4
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   Posted 6/26/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   

your type of panic attacks do happen but the worry usually developes later

I would follow the advice that would help you, as to relaxation and coping skills, its also helpful to disolve any valium  type tablet under the tongue  at the start of a panic attack, and breathe deep and slow, tell people youa re having a migrane and will be OK soon

you can still get panic attacks if you spend all day at home in bed


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diane8_8
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   Posted 6/26/2007 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
how much later because I've had A/P for 10 years now. Mind you for the past 8 years I've been symptom free basically. They started up again just before X-mas this past December. I'm on 10 mg of Paxil and for some reason they popped back up. I don't ever get that feeling of when will the next one occur. It doesn't affect my day to day activities and I do not fear doing any social activities. I still go to weddings, parties, friend's houses etc....I just deal with the symptoms because most times they are not very strong. I might have some numbness in my leg or a weird taste in my mouth...as discomforting as it may be, it's not really debilitating plus I have a great husband, very good close friends and a great family so it makes it easier. I just hope there's treatment for those of us that get panic attacks out of the blue for no real reason.

harry4
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   Posted 6/26/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
the effective paxil dose starts at 20, for anxiety and panic attacks,  ask a pharmacist



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debaser
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   Posted 6/26/2007 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
No, ask a doctor. Pharmacists know pharmacology. Doctors know pharmacology and physiology.
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   Posted 6/26/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Diane
 

Hi and welcome. I wish you a good stay here. I am Kitt.

If your not worrying about your next attack then I would consider that a blessing.  Anxiety can cause many symptoms and some people have more than others. You will find others here that have panic attacks out of the blue.

As far as the Paxil, how long have you been on it? You may want to check with your physician re your dosage. Just my 2 cents worth.

Again WELCOME.


 


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Kitt
 
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diane8_8
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   Posted 6/26/2007 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt and everyone else for the welcome and your replies. I have been on 10 mg of paxil since I was 18/19 and I am now 29. I was symptom free all throughout this time. I recently got married Sept. 06 and moved out of my house for the first time (My husband and I were living at home respectively) this past Dec. (3 months after moving out) my anxiety returned. Not sure if it was the change of living on my own and leaving my mom and bro. and the planning of the wedding but out of blue it returned. I have not been able to shake it since. I have talked to my Dr. and she advises that because I'm not having actual panic attacks she does not think I should increase my meds (especially since I want to start a family in the next few months) She thinks I should seek some type of therapy. The problem is the good therapy is during the day and I'm at work and the therapy that is offered at night has not worked for me in the past (I went at 17). I'm wondering why 10mg of paxil worked for me the entire time and has now recently stopped. I should also mentioned that I was not consistent with my paxil. I would take it every other day sometimes or sometimes miss 2 complete doses and it never affected me. I was doing so well for so long. Recently I have been taking it every day and I continue to get anxiety. It's so frustrating to be so ahead and now feel like I'm taking 2 steps back. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR mad

stkitt
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   Posted 6/26/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Daine,

I would suggest that you take it daily for the usual 4-6 weeks to give it a chance to kick in completely and keep your blood level stable.

Marriage and moving are both major stressors in your life.  Now you are planning on being a parent................I think your ok.  yeah

But please seek answers from your physician if you continue to have doubts and hopefully the anxiety will disappear with the use of the Paxil.

Keep posting and we love having you join our family.


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Kitt
 
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Aussieangel
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   Posted 6/26/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
With all the stress you've been through it fits in that the panic would return now. Could your body have become tolerant to the Paxil after all this time. Mayb the pdoc needs to really look at your meds.

diane8_8
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   Posted 6/26/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
That's what I thought too, that perhaps my body is getting immune to the paxil since it's been so long. AHHHH I wish I had a normal brain like everyone else I know. People don't realize how discomforting A/P is.
 
The main thing I keep thinking of is that there is hope and it's very common to control the disease and feel better again. Right now I feel great but who knows what tomorrow brings...everyday is different!!
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