post tramatic stress disorder or fear of panic attacks?

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Dottie
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/7/2007 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
confused  Is anyone else out there dealing with this?
I suffer from agoraphobia with panic attacks when I leave my home sometimes even in my home I have attacks.
I also suffer from post tramatic stress disorder which was brought on by several things that have happened to me starting at age 5 where I was abducted by a man in a volkswagon made to do something not so nice and then let go,never told anyone until a few years ago.
I also am still dealing with the lose of my older sister who was brutally murdered at age 18 case still not solved, the same night she was killed I was chased by a man on my way home from work late at night but was able to get to safety before he grabbed me.
My doctor asks me what I fear when I leave my home is it fear of a panic attack or fear of danger I tell him both even though I am now a full grown adult I feel like that little child when I leave my home.I also fear a panic attack especially if I was to be alone and no one would know what was wrong with me.
I fear, fear.
Dottie

Hi I am Female age 51

I'm married ,have a son & daughter also a step daughter.9 grandchildren 

I suffer from anxiety disorder,panic attacks,depression,postramatic stress disorder,agoraphobia,type2 diabetic,restless leg syndrom, sleep apnea, irritable bowel syndrom,acid reflex,high blood pressure...

I would love to be able to live my life the way I use to,this would be my moto...

live....love....and ...laugh

dottie


stkitt
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   Posted 10/7/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Dottie,

I am so sorry for all you have been through and I can see why you fear the fear itself. You have truly lived thorugh some drastically traumatic events in your life.

Loosing your sister alone was bad but to have it been by murder is something that no one could ever understand the why of this horrible death.

I hope you are continuing therapy as you need to have someone to be there for you. I lost a son to a car crash and I know I have moments it just floods over me, I cry and that seems to release the stress.  The hardest part is  accepting there is nothing you can do to change the past.

So you deal with the present. Try not to  anticipate the worse as that alone is a big part of the anxiety.

I wish I had some really great advice but I don't so I will offer you my support and my prayers.

Gentle Hugs


Respectfully
Kitt
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Dottie
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/7/2007 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks stkitt
So sorry to hear about your loss of your son,no mother should have to go through that.
I wish I could let the past go but when my thoughts of my sister pops into my head I get a vivid visual of her murder like it's happening right in front of my eyes.
When I see a volkswagon I see a frighten little girl in the passangers seat.
When I see a corn field I get visual of what happened there.
It's all like it's just happening now all over again.
I am now and have been seeing shrink since 2002
Sometimes I can go on for a while with no thoughts then something triggers it and it all floods back.
God you would think I could get this out of my head and move on with my life.
It's so hard to explain this to my mother in-law.Two weeks ago she told me that I must be taken over by the devil and I need to ask him to leave me.
Today she talked about the past events in her life and that she left them in the past and basically what was wrong with me.
Sorry for venting so much
thanks for your support and prayers
(((hugs)))
Dottie

Hi I am Female age 51

I'm married ,have a son & daughter also a step daughter.9 grandchildren 

I suffer from anxiety disorder,panic attacks,depression,postramatic stress disorder,agoraphobia,type2 diabetic,restless leg syndrom, sleep apnea, irritable bowel syndrom,acid reflex,high blood pressure...

I would love to be able to live my life the way I use to,this would be my moto...

live....love....and ...laugh

dottie


stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 10/7/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Dottie,

I am so sorry that your MIL does not understand and of course your not being taken over by the devil. Perhaps if she was to talk to a therapist they could explain it to her. That would not gaurantee that she would understand.

I would try to keep your MIL from engaging in conversation re your condition.  She is not a good support person for you which you obviously know.

Lamictal has been reported to be useful in treating some people with PTSD. yeah


Respectfully
Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
******www.healingwell.com/donate******
_____________________________________________________
"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.” 
~Rosalyn Carter

 

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