Hello everyone,what a relief to have finally found ya'll!I'm 43 years old and have suffered terribly from panic attacks for the past 23 years now.I remember vividly my first attack.It was a beautiful day and i was sitting in a recliner watching the price is right gameshow and my father was in his bed resting from a round of chemotherapy he had had for his lung cancer.As i sat there screaming at the contestants about
how stupid they were for bidding the wrong price,BAM,right out of now where i got this overwhelming feeling that something terrible was about
to happen to me.It was as if the entire house was on fire or about
to come collapsing down on me and i needed to run somewhere for saftey.I was so scared i nearly crapped my pants!I ran to the bathroom and started splashing my face with cold water.After a few minutes the feelings subsided and i thought "that was wierd" and went back to watching the price is right.
As the years have passed,my anxiety and panic attacks have gradually gotten worse.At the present,i'm close to becoming house bound and unable to ride on the hiways.I've been to one psychiatrist to another and they have all put me on various anti-psychotics,anti-anxiety and antidepressants.I think i was on 6 or 7 different meds at once for a while.I was basically just a babbling,drooling and stumbling side effect!
I have been off medications for a short while now and just started this morning taking Lexipro 10 mg/day to help ease my GAD.I also bought Lucinda Bassets book "From panic to Power".What a wonderful book!I feel truly hopeful and know i will overcome and recover from my panic attacks in time with practice,patience and faith.
Anyways,i'm glad to have found ya'll and look foward to sharing and hearing from ya'll!