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.