We wish you a warm welcome to Healing Well; this is a great community to be in and you will find that many members here will be able to give you help and suggestions.
First of all, you're not going crazy, as you said - I just think you are dwelling on things. Are there stressors going on in your life right now? Do you think those are causing you to as you do? Are you seeing a therapist? Are you on any meds that can help with this? If not, may I suggest that you think about these options.
I believe that panic can come and go especially if under a lot of stress and yes depression often goes along with it. If you can't get to a therapist, you may want to try the free CBT course that is online. I will bring that thread up to the front for you so that you can take a look at it and maybe try. If you don't know what it is, it's a way of changing your negative thoughts and replacing them with postive ones. It has a workbook that saves where you are so that you don't have to do it all at once. Many people here, including myself, use this program. It works for some, but doesn't always work for others.
I hope this information has helped you, even a little bit and I'm sure others will post who have had/have experiences such as yours.
Please keep posting to let us know how you are doing and so that we can continue to help you. Again, a warm welcome to you from the Healing Well family.
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Post Edited (wen4003) : 1/11/2008 8:51:31 AM (GMT-7)
Hi KalEl - I just wanted to let you know that I too, have recently started to experience these exact feelings and I know just how scary they are. I think all we can do is just keep telling ourselves that if we have enough insight to question these types of thoughts and to be able to recognise that we are just nit picking and over analysing everything that's running through our heads then more than likely we are just fine.
I don't know about anyone else but I often find as well that when I feel calm and relaxed, after a little while I start to feel worried about that and think, okay it's only a matter of time until the anxiety kicks in again... and then sure enough, it always does, and usually with these types of feelings...
Again, I'm sorry that you too are experiencing these awful feelings, I just wanted to tell you that I understand where you're coming from and really hope that you get the support you need.
You are most definitely taking the right steps in the right direction in order to get better. With the help of all of what you are doing you will get better. As lou lu said, these are awful feelings but we can overcome them with time - and it does take time. The meds will take a while for you to really feel the full effect of them, but you start noticing a bit of a difference sooner than that.
I wish you well and keep posting, we are family here and we want to know how you are doing and want to be able to help you.