Getting over anxiety/panic attacks

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   Posted 11/25/2006 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I am happy to say that slowly i am getting over my attacks but i still having hyperventilation. Ever since the incident I had at the beach where I thought i had a seizure or what looked like a mini stroke the doctor told me it was only hyperventilation. Could that be possible? Well now I am on lorezepam and effexor xr and i feel 95% better. I still have the trama and fear of something ever happening to me again like that. I get a feeling where my tounge starts to tingle and my cheeks and neck start to twitch a bit. So if anyone knows what im going through please psot. I think im finally getting over this =)

I also want to add that its been over a month and i lost about 15 pounds from this experience. My eating has been down at first when it happened but now im eating good and I havent been doing to the gym because of weakness. I havent really felt the same since the incident.

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   Posted 11/25/2006 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful that you are feeling a little better Kreak.
When I get that tingling thing happening (for me its in my cheek bone area) it's a P/A warning..I have to really concentrate on my breathing right there and then and it eases - phew!
It all takes time for everything to settle down Kreak and it sounds like you are doing a wonderful job :)
It won't be long and the beach incident will be a distant memory...
As well as good meds it helpful to attend some form of counselling..helps to get rid of all those pent up nasties that we carry around with us and may not even realise exist - plus we learn new skills for coping too.
Has the insomnia settled down?
Keep up the good work.

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   Posted 11/26/2006 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I get a tingle as well in my cheek just enough to know a P/A is coming
Maree has given you great input and I have to agree with all of it .........
Ditto to all the great work you have done to try and beat this DD and all you have accomplished
I am happy for you
Keep it up and
KUDOS to you
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   Posted 11/26/2006 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I am happy to say that im am sleeping way better now.

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   Posted 11/26/2006 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great to hear! I am very happy for you, it takes some time, but you will see even more improvements as time goes by, that's great that you are sleeping better :)

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   Posted 11/26/2006 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   

lots of info on hyperventilation on the net, to avoid it, get into the habit of breathing deep and slow especially when stressed

if suddenly panicky it can help to hold your breath for a while

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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   Posted 11/26/2006 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you're feeling better. *hugs* The Lorazepam helps quite a lot with the panic attacks.. I take it too!! hehe

I get the twitching in my legs and the tingling in my feet and hands and that's typically when I know a PA is coming, and my tongue feels like it's swelling because my mouth goes completely dry, and then I start gettin sweaty.

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