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Queen E
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/16/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 18 years old and I think I suffer from strong anxiety attacks/panic attacks. I've been this way for maybe almost 1-2 years and it's been such a struggle going through it in high school. I would always confuse my symptoms for heart attacks instead of panic attacks, and I'm sort of a hypochondriac as well. I've always been ashamed of this because I don't want tell my parents and have them lock me up in some mental institution. I don't want to be put on pills, (I can't even swallow one) and I seem to have about 1-2 anxiety episodes a month. It's really frustrating and I just wish I could live a normal life. I feel like I'm too young to feel this way, and I don't know if I'm going crazy or already going crazy. Sometimes I'm afraid to leave my home (if it's a far distance) because I feel safe in my own home only. I've also been really close to my boyfriend lately and having him over frequently because he's the only person I feel safe around. I feel like everyday I'm going to die soon, please someone help me.. I'm in tears right now.. I want to tell my parents but I don't want to worry them, but then again, I'm too afraid to go to the doctor on my own, especially without my mother... please anyone tell me what I can do..

PS: I'm an only child if that helps, both parents, small number of friends, etc.

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 2/16/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, there... Take a deep breath. Your brain sounds like its gone into hyperdrive. :(... These panic attacks sound like they're really affecting your life, which means you really oughtta see the doctor about it. I know you don't want to be put on pills, but sometimes... it's necessary. Sometimes, it's a fact of life, as we know it.

Do you really think your parents would lock you up in a mental institution? You said you're afraid to go to the doctor without your mother.... This implies to me that your mother, at least, cares about you. I highly doubt she would lock you up in a mental institution simply because you're having panic attacks...

Besides... mental institutions are reserved for extreme cases, and most of the time are temporary. I know this because my mother has been in one, and she has full-blown schizophrenia. Right now, she lives in her own apartment, not in a mental institution.

So... relax. Again, take a deep breath. Talk to your parents about how you've been feeling...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

Queen E
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/16/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm going to talk to my mother in a few minutes when she gets back from work. I'm scared of the doctor, and worse, I think i may have some sort of cancer, because this morning I noticed a pain in my right underarm/armpit (sorry, can't find the right usage of words). I have aches on some parts of my body (mild pains, nothing big enough to grab some Advil/Tylenol) but yeah.. I'm really afraid. However, I'm going to step up and confess to my folks and also make a doctor's appointment soon.

Queen E
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/17/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I just want to thank everyone who gave me some ssupport and kind answers. Especially to Nikki, who was nice enough to calm me down when i was in tears. I feel really glad to have found someone that I can relate to, and know that I'm not alone in this. I feel really alone, but somehow I like coming on here when I'm waiting for my class to start, or whenever I have free time. I want to say thank you again, thank you. For those who are maybe curious, I didn't talk to my parents yet, but I will today. I've had enough of hiding and feeling upset or even fearing for my life. nono

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   Posted 2/17/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Queen E

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.  I am glad to see  you connected with other members here who are able to help you.  Nikki is always caring and willing to talk with others in need as are all the members.  She has many of the same issues as you so the two of you are a good fit. :-)

I hope you do talk with your parents today.  I know your parents love you and will want to help you. 

Please stick with us and know we all care.  We are family here and all members are equal so now you are a member of the A & P Family.

Gentle Hugs



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Green Grove
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   Posted 2/17/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Queen E and Welcome :)

I don't have much to add with all the great advice, but I just wanted to say hello and for you to please talk to your parents. I would be very sad if my kids did not come to me with something like this. . .

You take care now and I wish you the best!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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"Although the world is full of suffering. . . it is also full of the overcoming of it."
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Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.

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