Hi LDH85 and welcome to Healingwell. I just have to ask why you won't use the Xanax when these attacks hit. I suffer with anticipatory anxiety and I don't have that frequent of attacks. I use my Xanax (lowest dose) only about
1 to 3 times a month. I have learned to recognize when they are ramping up and stop them in their tracks with the help of my occasional Xanax. I use to get so ill from these attacks and couldn't stand it anymore. I would recommend that you get in and see a therapist. I found that helped me more than anything to talk out my fears and worries. And when I can't talk myself down, I use my Xanax.
Why live with all these worries, when help is available??
Again welcome to our little anxious corner of the world, and I look forward to hearing more from you.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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