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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/3/2007 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, my name is Kris and I have been suffering from a panic attack since June 24.  I went from a wonderful day June 23, my son got married to having my special needs sister fall and break her leg the next day.  At the hospital I had the rush of adrenaline down the spine and since then I've been back and forth with anxiety. 
I cannot sleep well, just lay there with my mind racing about all kinds of things.  Very hard to go to work in the morning without good sleep.
I've had this before and realize some of the symptoms.  The warmth around the chest, sometimes my heart feels like it hurts.  The pins and needles across the back and sometimes in my arms.  But mostly its just so dibilitating. 
Thank God I do have a husband who is supportive but I feel so bad, having to lay down so much to get some relief from this.
I was on anti-depressents for many years and felt I could go off of them.  I did in February and was good until June.
I am on alaprazolam for anxiety, it helps.  Doctor has put me on lexapro, 20 mg, which I take at night cause I was too tired in the day. 
As for sleep, I will try something new tonight and I hope it works. 
Well enough for now, I would appreciate anyone's calming words at this time.  This is so hard to deal with.

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   Posted 8/3/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello and Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum.

We are here to support you. We know where your coming from and what you are going through.

I am so sorry your anxiety is rearing it's ugly head again.

When people feel anxious they often neglect themselves. Ensuring that you are eating healthy foods and regular meals as well as getting regular exercise will improve your overall health and well being 

Bottling things up is likely to keep your anxiety levels high.

Coming here and talking about this as well as sharing it with others is the best thing to do.

Be kind to yourself and don't beat yourself up as we all have those down days and sometimes it is hard to pull back up but I sense that you are strong and you will make it.  We will push you from behind and offer you our support and many hugs.

I wish you peace and happiness. (((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 322
   Posted 8/3/2007 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh masterwewe_

I know what you are going through! Its very hard, and you are tough! I hope you take some deep breathes and know that there are a whole lot of us going through very similar situations. I'm really happy you have some support at home, that is really helpful. And hopefully whatever you try for sleep tonight will be helpful for you.

hang in there, you're doing great. Posting on here takes a lot of courage and strength, specially for someone going through panic and anxiety. I think you are already doing something very positive for yourself.

keep us posted.
Anxiety and Panic Disorder.

"Breathe! You Are Alive"
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 8/4/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you've got a lot going on, but you definitely need to put yourself first right now to get better!

Eat well, sleep, exercise- deifnitely invaluable.

Remember that anxiety symptoms won't hurt you. They are just symptoms that aren't harmful and they will eventually pass. Don't let the physical things scare you into having worse anxiety!

Anxiety can be so hard to deal with, but you'll make it through! Best wishes. Help for Anxiety Anxiety Info Lens

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 8/6/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I understand the anxiety all too well. There have been days when I became so anxious that when I went to school all I wanted to do was run, run really fast and find a place to hide. I have paranoid personality disorder so that's pretty self-explanatory. When I went to my college orientation there were just so many people that I started panicking. My father ended up having to follow me around campus instead of being with my mom. He was my own personal bodyguard.
-----My advice to you is to come up with some calming techniques when you feel an anxiety attack coming on. What I like to do is to imagine a favorite activity or someone that makes me feel safe. Think of calming locations and describe it so your mind will be fully focused on that and not the anxiety. That's how I tried to handle things when I would have small attacks but when the bad ones came around I had to take Xanax.
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   Posted 8/7/2007 4:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW
You will find so much support and understanding here with these great ppl on the forum

I am so sorry for all you are going thru
I am glad you did find HW and this forum to get the support you need right now
KNowing firsthand that the key to getting thru most of this is LOOKING after you first and that is like Kitt has posted nutritionally ,resting if possible during the day and getting proper exercise and sleep will help
As well there are numerous self help techniques such as breathing ,relaxation techniques and CBT as well as many more
Self help books are good too my preference is Lucinda Bassett and for my OCD " Brainlock"
I wish this hadnt come back at you like this I really do and I do hope you will stay with us and become part of the lil family we have here

You have been given some great input
Please do stay with us and find a way to fight this DD

Take care and post again

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