Do you find it hard to believe you're getting better?

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   Posted 11/1/2006 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
After being in the hospital this weekend, I am having so much trouble feeling better. Today seems to be better, but I just have a hard time believing it. Does this happen to anyone else when they have a tramatic anxiety attack? I mean, I know that I had a bad med reaction, but I feel like I am walking on eggshells. I have had anxiety ever since, scared that my body is going to freak out again, even though I discontinued the horrible geodon. It's just so hard to let time pass and feel better. Anyone else feel this way? How do you get through it?

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   Posted 11/1/2006 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
sad  I believe I have posted many times about my TOTAL meltdown over mom passing away 8 + mths ago finally and yes I found that I was thinking it would never get better BUT it has and I know you will too
it is going to take some time and lots of support but we are all here for you
You know that right??
  nono  I know it is not the same as what you went thru but I just want to let you know it does and will get better with time and support
You need us we are here
Be well and please take care
Thinking and praying for you yeah
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   Posted 11/1/2006 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
This last time when I freaked about a month ago, I thought maybe this one won't go away and I am already on the meds that help me. I definatly was freaked at just the thought. But here I am and it is gone. I just kept distracting myself and saying its ok to not worry and be afraid and then I would go play with the kids. It did take a little time but it did go away and it will for you too. Hang in there it gets better, I promise.
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   Posted 11/1/2006 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I felt the same way when I was having awful panic attacks everyday for months. I didn't have any IDEA that I could get better.

No clue.


I was scared, and got on meds, and prayed to God. I started reading a lot. I'd go through a book a day for weeks, just to keep my mind off things.

I'd borrow the books from my sister and a week later would hand them back in a big pile.

Now I'm having trouble even getting through a book in a week LOL. Back to my old ways I guess!!!

I always am waiting for the moment I feel panicky, but now it's been 12 days since I've had a full blown panic attack.


That's a long time for me.

I draw a lot and paint as well to keep my mind off things and it helps. The most traumatic panic attacks are difficult to not think about, as I still think about the worst one I had a couple months ago and can't even talk about the place up north where I had it. But I'm getting better.

I hope this helps.

"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines

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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I know how you feel. sometimes I wonder myself if it wll ever go away, but I know that it will. (somewhere in the depths of my mind I feel that) It's not always prominent, mostly I feel "oh my god I'm going to die, can't breathe etc." I think we all make progress everyday, just by getting up and going throughout our daily lives, and still managing to live with this illness. I hope that you feel better, take care

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   Posted 11/2/2006 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
You have survived step are home - yay, and well done!
The biggest hurdle we all have is the fear of 'fear' itself and all the horrible physical effects that go with it!
But you know what...once we get in our little boat, and float past the fear...breathe...and start being kind to goes away..thank goodness!
Take care.


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   Posted 11/2/2006 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Everyone is so nice on this board. And, whenever I want to curse and shout "Why Me?" I remember that I am not alone. There are so many people like us that I think we may be the norm. Feeling alone is the worst thing and you guys make me feel like I am just one of many. like I have a huge support system. Thank you!

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   Posted 11/2/2006 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome home hun I'm happy you get to sleep in your own bed again. I wish you a quick recovery and try to keep your mind busy so it don't have time to think. Congrats on the 12 days you have already made it thru.
I have an illness, My illness don't have me.


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