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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/25/2009 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
So as you know I had two appts yesterday. One being the therapy and the other the dr appt. I went to the therapy appt, I got real anxious in the waiting room, wound up walking around. I eventually got back in the room with the therapist, and at first I didn't really take to her, she didn't seem so friendly. Then she started asking a million questions and just was staring at me, it got quiet uncomfotable to me, but evenutally I started easing up a little. But I really didn't get anything out of it, she didn't really talk to me about my panic attacks or anxiety just asked me questions about them, she said she thought it would be best if I be seen by a counsleor there. So I made an appt to see a coun . I hope that it helps because yest didn't really give me anything confused . Then I was suppose to see my regurlar internal DR and for whatever reason they said that my aptt was cancelled and they didn't have any more openings...i was real disappointed because I was really needing to see him shakehead . But oh well. Then the rest of the day went okay...until last night. I fell asleep on the couch and woke up to my daugther and while I was feeding her I went straight into a full blown panic attack within seconds. My heart was pounding, I was shaking head to toe, I started blacking out, extremly dizzym hot....it was horrbile, it took all I had left out of me....THis morning was such a struggle to even get up to come to work, and I'm terrified that I'm going to have another one.....I need this to end, I don't know what to do anymore....I'm so exhaused from all this....... cry

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   Posted 6/25/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I know panic attacks are terrible and I hate when I wake up and right off have one. It's good you went to the therapist try going ahead and seeing a counselor it may help you tons. Are you on any meds right now they can help as well. I know how you feel when you say you can't or don't know how much more you can take. But it will get better do you know any breathing techniques,or positive self talk to talk your way through a panic attack. Just keep reminding yourself that it will pass. I also worry about when the next one is gonna strike which drives you crazy and takes up all your thinking. Try to keep your mind busy I know easier said than done but truly that is a good way of forgetting about when the next attack will come. Dwelling on it will bring on another one. My prayers and thoughts are with you..April

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   Posted 6/25/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanx April, yeah I'm taking Ativan right now, I've tried many others; zoloft, lexapro, paxil....all which I could not bear or handle. She px something yest, don't remember the name, but she said it was more for depression but thinks it would help me, also stated somehting about sereqoul, she said I don't have the symptons of someone who should be put on that med but it might help...i dunno. I'm at the point to where I'm too scared to try anything new due to my experiences. And yeah I go over my breathing and everything but sometimes it just don't help......it finally went away and left me exausted, as of today :(

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   Posted 6/25/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I too would recommend you seeing this counsellor, I think it will benefit you greatly. I also agree that you need to stop that "what if" thinking. You had a panic attack when you woke up, don't start worrying if you are going to have another. Try kicking the stinkin thinkin to the curb, and not worry so much about the what if's and just focus on the staying in the moment now. One moment at a time....

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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 6/25/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Try whatever Benzo or anti-depressant the doctor prescribed to you yesterday. You need some help to ease your mind. During a panic attack, remind yourself that it will pass. They can not go on forever. It's impossible. Just go limp like a rag doll and stay positive. Get that prescription filled!
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   Posted 6/25/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanx Aries...I got it filled, now taking it will be the hard part, I've gotten 3 things now to take and I don't even know which ones to take?????

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