I get those, too. I didn't realize what they were until I talked about them with my therapist. She asked whether I experienced panic attacks and I told her not anymore because I thought only my full blown, mind-numbing debilitating attacks counted. When I described the feelings I did have, which are exactly what you have described, she said the same thing - mini panic attacks. I got a script for klonopin to ward those off when they occur.
Interestingly, like you, I get them most frequently whenever I have to go meet with one of the partners at my law firm. It scares the poop out of me and I always worry what they think of me or if I screwed something up. I wonder if it's an age related thing since I'm young and the fact that I am still fairly green in my profession that I worry so....
Thankyou for your replies...yer I've had these for years and never thought a lot of them, just that they were annoying and sometimes embarassing. It wasn't until my counsellor a year or so ago told me this,and also the fact that I'm realising how much anxiety is a part of my every day life that I know I need to get this sorted.
I'm not seeing a counsellor at the moment, I was going to ask the doctors if I can go through the NHS to get Cognitive behavioural Therapy, or whether I just look around myself for a counsellor/psychotherapist, but then end up paying quite a bit per session. My anxiety is I'm sure a result of my childhood, which wasn't the best, and I have tonnes of issues there I still need sorting. Any suggestions?!
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Currently taking daily:
20mg Prednisolone tablets, 100mg Azathioprine (started taking 11th May),1g Acetarsol suppository every other night, 1g Mesalazine granules x 2
Motilium (anti sickness), 1.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping), 10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression), Probiotic Multivitamins