so this has completely ruined me doing normal teenage things .
I REFUSE to take meds for this , I want to deal with it on my own which feels impossible right now but I know it isn't .
Hi justenn, welcome to HW. Sorry we have to meet under these circumstances. I got Panic attacks at 10, and was finally diagnosed and medicated at 14yrs of age. I remember the total hell i went through and to be honest, my heart ached when i read your post. You are NOT alone. You are surrounded by people here who understand. I thought id never manage, cope, survive etc, and i have had many bad experiences, but i managed to get to university and get a double degree and enjoy great friendships and have a fulfilling career.
As a high school teacher, i have to ask, do you have a good school counsellor or a teacher whom you feel you could talk to? thats part of the reason i became a high school teacher- to help kids that were struggling quietly on the sidelines.
If you dont mind me asking, why do you 'refuse' to take meds? They helped me immensely and continue to. I hope you can find some relief, and keep us posted. i am just so sorry, your words take me back a long time. my teenage years were far less traumatic after i was diagnosed and medicated. i understand that not everyone is comfortable with the concept of meds, but they worked for me. CBT has also been proved very helpful for many people who suffer panic and anxiety.
Hang in there, dont give up and dont give in- you would be amazed at how understanding certain adults can be- is there anyone you can confide in? if not remember we are always here.
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium. Phenergan.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.