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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/14/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
This is my first time posting. I'm a girl and I'm 14 years old. about a year ago I experienced what I found out to be known as a panic attack. I had no idea what was happening at the time. And niether did my parents. Within a month it turned into a full blown panic disorder. I was afraid of things like dying, getting sick, going insane, ect. Six months after that I managed to fix most of the problem. I changed my diet, exercised, and took vitamins. before I knew it...no more panic attacks.
Here is my problem: The thought process that I lived with for six months beforehand is still with me. I'm healthy, but every now and then I get this crazy thought, or stupid fear, and the panic threatens to return again. This is just an annoyance to me now. It's like my mind won't let me just be free. I'm so close to being normal again I know it. I don't want to suffer the rest of my life. Can I have some advice? I have no one to turn to. And no one can help me. I have quite a few questions too. Is it possible to cure this completely? Could this possibly be a result of hormones? For example I get really overwhelmed and scared more easily about a week before my period. My family thinks it's hormones, and I want to believe that too, but the only thing making me object is that I've had my period for three years....why would I get a panic disorder so randomly? Why didn't I get it 3 years ago? I don't know what else I can possibly do....I feel like giving up.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 7/14/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello and welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.

It makes me feel sad that you have no one close to for you to turn to.  I am wondering about your Mom?  You have stated that your family is leaning toward a hormonal disorder.  Please do talk with your Mom and see about getting you an appointment with a GYN physician and then you will have someone to discuss your sx and the possible physical things that may be causing you to feel the way you are.

It’s normal to worry and feel tense or scared when under pressure or facing a stressful situation. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when we feel threatened.

Although it may be unpleasant, anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, anxiety can help us stay alert and focused, spur us to action, and motivate us to solve problems. But when anxiety is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with your relationships and activities—that’s when you’ve crossed the line from normal anxiety into the territory of anxiety disorders.

If you find the anxiety is keeping your from enjoying your life please look into therapy.  I would hope that your parents would support you if you feel therapy would help.

Again a warm welcome to our forum and know that we are here to offer support and caring.

With kindest personal regards,


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