Post Edited (BrazilGirl) : 2/24/2009 2:25:36 PM (GMT-7)
Firstly...BREATHE You are okay...
I know, it does sometimes feel like the panic/anxiety is making you crazy. I have had similar episodes. And it is a typical symptom of panic disorder to have "depersonalization" or feel "dreamy" and disassociated with reality - it is a common side effect, so you are not alone! I often feel "separate" from myself/my body (if that makes sense to you) and I sometimes feel like everything in the world is "hazy". (sorry for all of the quotations, but this stuff can be difficult to describe)
And I'm not sure what "going crazy" means...but I do think that extreme anxiety and panic can make one feel helpless, afraid, detached from reality and neurotic! These effects of the disease out of control can certainly feel crazy - I've been there for sure.
What always gets me is how my mind can do a complete 180 degrees...in the middle of a panic attack, I am 100% absolutely certain that I am having a heart attack, going to stop breathing and die. I am 100% certain of those things and nothing can convince me otherwise. Yet 2 hours later, when I'm doing a jigsaw with the kids or chatting with a friend, I think, "is this is same brain that was just convinced it was going to die? how insane is that?!?"
Anyway, you are okay...but I'm also very glad that you are seeing your doctor tomorrow - don't downplay how you are feeling!
"Define the moment or....the moment will define you!"
Hey Holly, I made you a new thread and titled it with your name so you would get lots of response just for you.
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Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 8/5/2009 12:08:03 PM (GMT-6)