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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 10/24/2006 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
hi first time i have written.  i have had panic attacks for about 13 years. i'm always worried about my health (heart)  i use to have arm pain and thought i was having a heart attack went throught all the test everything is ok. i was doing ok until 2yrs ago my mother died having a shunt put in her heart (never should have happen).  i miss her every day. how it started with my mom was she had jaw pain that is what put her in the hospital in the first place. now i have jaw pain but i also have a bad disc in my neck and i clinch my teeth when i'm worried i know it all goes with the panic but sometime it gets the better of me  i just get tired of having to deal with these feelings  thanks for listening i think i'll write again it feels good.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 10/24/2006 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello dianna, I think you should write more because I always feel better to talking to people that really know what I am talking about. You know I have checked out every symptom of anxiety and I know that jaw pain is a symptom because of the clenching and stuff. Do you take any meds for the anxiety?? Please let us know how you are doing. Everyone here is really supportive and I feel so much better when I talk to people on here. I hope you feel better!!!!

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 1449
   Posted 10/24/2006 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome dianna
tooth grinding and jaw clenching are common for anxiety sufferers, bed partners can hear it at night, its a major cause of tooth and filling damage
see about TMJ on the internet
wearing a football mouthguard or a splint from a dentist at night helps, the splint also prevents overclosing of the jaw, reducing face and jaw pain
 a beta blocker med will calnm the heart and reduce other physical anxiety problems
panic attacks are best dealt with by breathing deep and slow, relaxing and not tensing up or fighting back, and by disolving a valium tablet under the tongue, docs usually need to be reminded of these things
the human heart works best when ignored so dont monitor it, it knows how to beat without any help from you yeah
stay with us
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 10/24/2006 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Dianna59,

Welcome to HW we are so happy you found us. You will find all kinds of support from many members here and it won't take you long to feel like your part of our family. Post as often as you would like and come visit us in chat sometime. If you have any questiong just ask any one we are all very careing and supportive members here.

Harry4 has already given you great input on this which we all appreciate reading thank you Harry I even learned something new on this one tongue .

I have an illness, My illness don't have me.


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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 10/24/2006 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, my jaw hurt one day after having p/a all night. I immedietly knew it was due to tension tho. The next day tha pain went away. Sorry about your mom.(hugs)

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 10/24/2006 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dianna
Welcome, it's nice to meet you. I know how hard it is not to let your mind take over and freak you out. My mom died of a brain tumor {that shouldn't have happened either} I now have lesions on the brain, and it's pretty hard not to think they could become tumors, so far I don't often worry that much about it, but it does slip in my mind every so often. My jaw gets sore too, but it is from clenching and a herniated disc in my neck, but when it first happened, I right away thought oh oh, my heart is on the blink. I'm sorry about your mom and that you miss her so much, she will always be in your heart.
Big Hugs Judy smurf
What dosen't kill me, will only make me stronger.

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