It's been a long time, although I've been continuing my treatment for anxiety and panic over the past year or so. I am still on Celexa 40mg but now supplemented with Klonopin as needed. My anxiety morphed a bit a year ago; it turned into severe panic attacks that tend to occur when I'm around large groups of people, if the room I'm in is too hot, dark etc. Very odd. Going out of the house to get dinner has been a chore in itself, and I know it must be difficult for my wife. My long-time therapist Trish started some initial steps in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), last week. Anybody here had any experience with this?
At any rate, it's been a rough couple of weeks. Monday evening I was sitting on the couch with my wife in what I would definitely consider my 'safe' place, and I had a massive panic attack. Over forty minutes of shaking, severe nausea, feeling like I was going to go crazy...not fun. This evening we're meeting a woman at our house who's doing an interview about
adopting a new dog, and the thought of meeting her is already giving me the jitters. After that we're supposed to be going out to get some supplies from Lowes for some house projects we've got to get done this weekend and get dinner afterwards, and that's got me anxious too. Any funny or crazy stories, jokes etc. you could share would be much appreciated this evening. It helps a lot to read the lighthearted posts from all the wonderful people here. Makes me feel like I've got goals to work towards.