That on the verge of panic

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/14/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey AP family, of course I can't get through the week without an issue. This is kind of hard to explain because with my anxiety some issues come on their own and some are caused just by how I feel about my surroundings, my thinking etc. Well I get this feeling sometimes where it feels like someone startled me I feel it in my chest like butterflies. Like when your nervous about something, does this make sense? I mean sometimes it goes away with a little breathing exercise sometimes I feel it numerous times a day and most of the time it results in some sort of panic attack. It has me in tears because it just reminds me of the fact that I'm probably going to have to be put on meds and I don't want to be on any everyday meds.then on topp of that I keep thinking what if I get this during my trip next week because I usually can't shake this feeling I am so upset I just wish it would go away. I always have to go and hide because I hate for my son to see me cry he always asks me "mommy what's wrong"? He has seen me cry so much these past months and I don't think its good for him I feel so bad. cry
This too shall pass...

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 5/14/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry that you are struggling.  I know the feeling you are describing very well, I used to get it all the time and hated it.  The only thing that worked for me was to do my breathing, cbt and keep reminding myself that it can't hurt me.  It's another part of anxiety and it cannot hurt you.  I know it's miserable, but you will get through this.  Keep posting here and let us help you through this.  Try to stay positive and hang in there!

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 5/14/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Sweetie! Know the feeling....what a pain, huh? I feel like crying all the time lately, too. I'm sick of my anxiety issues. Do not feel badly about going on medication. I went over it and over it in my mind, too, and it was worth doing. My life would be much more difficult without the Prozac and Ativan.

Please consider taking something on a daily basis. It is not a weakness! But, if you go on something before your road trip, make sure you're also given an anti-anxiety drug to help with the side effects (just in case). You will feel better soon! I wish I was with you. We could cry together and get it out of our systems.

Don't give up and try not to worry. This too shall pass.
Anxiety Disorder
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.

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