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athmlldy
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   Posted 8/14/2007 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
  the last 2 weeks have been really rough as i have had several attacks. this has not been a problem for me for some time and now all of the sudden it has all started again and i am not sure what is triggering it. also because of this the depression is setting back in and all i want to do is sleep. the other night i didn't sleep at all because of the panic attacks. they were so bad , my chest felt like someone was sitting on it, i was shaky, sick to my stomach, it was just terrible.
 
has anyone else had months of goods day and then all of the sudden it comes back full force with no explanation of why?
 COPING IS LIKE HOPING.......... YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT GET
 
   DX: OCD PANIC/ANXIETY DISORDER AGORAPHOBIA  AND BIPOLAR


Junebug05
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   Posted 8/14/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   

athmlldy,

Having long periods of good days and then having the panic/anxiety come back for apparantly no reason is pretty common for me.  Sometimes if I really think about it I can come up with a trigger, but others it does seem to be out of the blue.  Just remember as long as you don't let it scare you again it will be a temporary place.  Just try to ride the setback out and you'll see the good days again!


stkitt
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   Posted 8/14/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   

athmlldy,

Hello and hugs to you.  I had not just months but years of doing well and then crashed big time.  For the last couple of years I have been battling the bad days that sneak in for unknown reason.
 
I think your pretty normal that you go months is good.  However, when it returns it has no mercy.
 
Have you ever been through therapy and learned any of the techniques such as CBT?
Keep Posting as we are here for you.
 
Respectfully
Kitt
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athmlldy
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   Posted 8/14/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you guys for the input. at least l know that i am not totally alone and that this is pretty normal. if i could stay home and not have to deal with people it would be better but i know i can't do that. i also know that i need support from somewhere.

once again thank you guys again
 COPING IS LIKE HOPING.......... YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT GET
 
   DX: OCD PANIC/ANXIETY DISORDER AGORAPHOBIA  AND BIPOLAR


stkitt
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   Posted 8/14/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey you are very welcome.  Your family here, so count on us. yeah

((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))

Kitt


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Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
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.” 
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athmlldy
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   Posted 8/15/2007 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
you know i finally realized when thay started happenning again. my uncle died about 2 weeks ago and that is when they started but they are not getting any better. any ideas as to how i can calm down a little.
 COPING IS LIKE HOPING.......... YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT GET
 
   DX: OCD PANIC/ANXIETY DISORDER AGORAPHOBIA  AND BIPOLAR


Junebug05
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   Posted 8/15/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
athmlldy,
 
I'm sorry to hear about your uncle.  It's pretty common for the death of someone you know to cause anxiety.  Do you know cognitive behavior therapy?  That is what helps me to calm down.  Hang in there and try to be patient, this will pass! 

athmlldy
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   Posted 8/15/2007 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
i have heard of cbt but have no idea what it actully is. can you describe it to me?
 COPING IS LIKE HOPING.......... YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT GET
 
   DX: OCD PANIC/ANXIETY DISORDER AGORAPHOBIA  AND BIPOLAR


bayouboy
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   Posted 8/16/2007 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I know what you feel like, I think it happens to a lot of us, Just try to deal w/ it the best you can and you mindset is the key, just keep positive, instead of thinking how u feel now, think of how you felt when u felt good, know that it will pass it's just temp. and don't let it beat u, fight for ur happiness, STAY STRONG, I have been going through a really bad time this past month or so but that is the best way to fight it, stay positive. I not going to say I hope you'll get better, I'm going to say you are going to get better and I'll be happy for you when u do.

Junebug05
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   Posted 8/16/2007 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts
    cause our feelings and behaviors. The benefit of this fact is that we
can change the way we think to 
    feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
 
This is a quote I found on a website, to give you a basic definition.  The way I use cbt is to challenge the negative thoughts that I have that cause me to have anxiety.  For example, if I'm feeling light headed, instead of letting my imagination run with it and think that I'm going to pass out or fall or die, I will stop those thoughts, sometimes by actually saying stop out loud and then replacing those negative thoughts with positive ones like, I've been light headed many times before and nothing bad has ever happened, I will not pass out or die, If I allow the lightheadedness to be there it will go alot quicker than if I try to fight it or continue to scare myself.  Does that make sense?  I also use deep breathing techniques while I'm restructuring my thinking.  I'll breath in to a count of four and then say relax and breath out to a count of 4.  It takes time for cbt and deep breathing to work, so try not to get frustrated and give up, if you keep at it, it will work.  There is alot of information about cbt on the internet if you'd like to look it up, or you could check your library or amazon for books on the topic...there's alot out there!  Hope this helps.

athmlldy
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   Posted 8/17/2007 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you guys so much you have been so much help already. it means so much to have people to talk to that know what you are going thru and can actually relate to you. thank you again. also bayouboy i hope ;your month gets better for you also.
 COPING IS LIKE HOPING.......... YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT GET
 
   DX: OCD PANIC/ANXIETY DISORDER AGORAPHOBIA  AND BIPOLAR

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