Hello and Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum. I am Kitt and I hope you will soon see that you are not alone and that will bring you some peace. It does appear that your anxiety and panic came on when your daughter was diagonosised. You have had all you systems checked out pretty well and now the thyroid so I am thinking you need a good therapist and some meds for the A & P.
There are many drugs available and each person has one that works better for them. AS far as the benzos for long term coverage Valium is the longest acting. Klonopin works very well but you must be on a regular dose and be sure to take your med at the same time everyday to be sure to keep your blood level steady.
Please know you have come to the right place to receive support and understanding. Stay with us and keep posting.
Everything you describe sounds like a panic attack...they are awful! Are you learning cognitive behavioral therapy? That helps so much in dealing with panic attacks and the everyday anxiety. I also take xanax and it has helped me to get through the worst times. If you like to read, there are alot of books on the topic of panic/anxiety out there that are very helpful...my favorites are by Claire Weekes, but I'm sure others here will have some other suggestions. I sure hope things improve for you, keep posting here, the support is amazing!
I know there are some members here that have seen neurologists so hopefully someone can help you out with that question.
CBT......best if working with your therapist but here is a free site to look at and you can learn CBT on this site..................it takes hard work.
you're right. i do think too much. i just live for the day. currently i'm taking a baby dose of xanax. .5mg is my pill, but i only take 1/4 of it 2x a day and if i can't sleep at night i'll take a half of the .5mg. if i take a whole one it knocks me out for the rest of the day. that's usually what i do if a panic attack comes on. i'll go ahead and take a whole one and sleep the rest of the day. thank god for my parents who help with my kids at this time. they all say it is all in head. if i think about it it will happen, but just the other day at work i got a little dizzy during lunch. i went outside and sat for a minute and BOOM it hit me. i ended up going home and later that evening i had another and ended up in the er. it's like i can't get it off my mind. i don't drive anymore, because it happen 2x while i was driving and one of those was with my little girl in with me which scares her to death. even if i did drive she wouldn't ride with me. now she feels like she has to stay with me 24/7 to watch me. i hate that. you seem to know alot more than i do. give me more info. what do you do to live or try to live a normal life. i mostly sit at home now on my computer. can't work, feel like i'm ok at home. of course i take good care of my kids. they are my number 1's. anymore suggestions for me? what can i do. should i ask my doc anything specific. i don't know about the paxil, i couldn't stand to feel the way i did for months.
Hi Lela. My name is Nick. Welcome to our little family. Yes, everything you desribed is anxiety. There are times that my anxiety is so bad that walking is almost impossible. Try taking warm baths, deep breathing, or anything to keep your mind in bliss. I know it's better said than done. I would talk to your doc. and ask for something to help you cope.
Just a note to let you know I am following your thread and I think you are receiving gret responses from the members.
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