Panic attack this morning

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   Posted 6/13/2008 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey all.  I woke up this morning unable to breathe.  Luckily, my dh was still home and came running in to help me breathe.  I was having a panic attack.  My chest was so tight and I just couldn't seem to get any breath in and my mind was racing and my hands were cold and clammy.  I just want to feel better.  Is that so much to wish for?  I started Tegretol three times a day yesterday.  I have taken it three times now.  I took it as soon as I left my pdoc, then last night, now this morning.  I hope it kicks in soon.  I feel so sad and lonely.  When my parents brought my daughter home yesterday evening when I got back from the doctor, she wouldn't come to me.  She clung to her grandpa.  I guess two days of feeling bad and not seeing her much has hurt her too.  I went to the bedroom and cried.  Please let me start feeling better soon.
Have a good day all.
"I'm not crazy; I'm just a little unwell."  Matchbox Twenty

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   Posted 6/13/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry that you are going through this hard time

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   Posted 6/13/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi missflip,

(((Big Hugs))) sad

I hope things are better for you right now. I'm glad that you decided to go back on the meds and I hope you will hold on until they start to kick in.

Are there any funny movies that you like that perhaps you can rent and watch to fill up the time? tongue

I know sometimes that helps me get my mind to focus on something else.

Again, I wish you strenghth to continue to push through this.

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   Posted 6/13/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been journaling a lot more these past bad days. My baby plays pretty independently so I am able to sit, watch her play, and write in my journal. While I was at the pdoc yesterday waiting patiently and crying my eyes out, I wrote in it although the pages are smudged from my tears you can still make it out. Sometimes that helps me. Mostly sleep is my best friend but I don't have that luxury as much anymore. I am still depressed. I took a nap with her for an hour and a half but my head feels funny. I forgot how long it takes Tegretol to kick in. Does anyone know?

Thanks guys for your loyal support. I'm always checking to see who has responded. It is my lifeline.

"I'm not crazy; I'm just a little unwell."  Matchbox Twenty

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   Posted 6/14/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey missflip,

How have you been feeling. I don't know how long it takes for the Tegretol to kick in, but I'm just curious how you're feeling.

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