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   Posted 11/30/2006 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, I have had panic attacks for 5 years now and I know all of your symptons and fears and lack of will power. I wont mince words here, a panic attack is very real and extremely frightining without peer. It is all about acceptance... one more time, acceptance. Say it out loud and see how much better you feel. Once you realize this is now part of your life the better you can deal with it, there is no going back to normal. Human beings are a very adaptable lot and we as suffers need to go primal. I spent 5 years of my life to think this will go away, and what a waste as I see it now. Dont be afraid anymore and accept or you will hit the wall without needing too.

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   Posted 11/30/2006 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chapstick, thank you for sharing. I agree with you that acceptance is a very, very, very important part of recovery. A wonderful affirmation is: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." However, with that said, I do believ e that human being do have an ability to learn, to grow AND to change. A lot of the symptoms of panic CAN be healed and changed. The mind/body connection is so powerful. Yesterday on Oprah, Dr. Oz (the brain surgeon) showed the audience a preserved human brain. It was the first time I ever saw the little pieces and areas of the brain that do different things. I think that anxiety/panic disorders are two parts...1) emotional and 2) the wiring has gone awry in the brain. If you are spiritual (to each his own) you will know that ANYTHING is possible with God, so never, ever give up.

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   Posted 11/30/2006 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I think this is kind of an insulting post and I'm not sure what your point is. Are you getting counseling? You seem depressed. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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   Posted 12/1/2006 3:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry... but don't be afraid anymore?

That's the whole reason why we're all here.

Sorry just my two cents, but really, I mean, that's what causes panic attacks. Fear of the unknown, and fear of unknown triggers. I fear panic attacks because they are miserable. I've 'accepted' them, but certainly don't enjoy them.

I don't 'hit the wall' so to speak... it's not like I can't get past one panic attack to the next... but really... like blue said.. you seem depressed.

Are you okay?


"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

Post Edited (Twiggygal) : 12/3/2006 3:56:14 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/1/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Lack of willpower? not here - I have buckets full!
That's how come I'm getting braver and doing more things that I couldn't do before :)
I do accept my condition , but I'm stronger than it , I won't let it govern what I can and can't do.
I'm sorry you feel you've lost five years because of it - dya wanna tell us more?

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   Posted 12/1/2006 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   

 I think that you maybe off a little on this, not all anxiety is from gad but you also must look into the other medical aspecks of it both chemical and cns of the brain, granted the primal instinks(sp) such as anger may help stop one from thinking about the anxiety and panic but once the anger is gone you still find oneself  back in the hole of lifes stresses that had started the anxiety in the first place of the recurrents of a traumatic experience and the mind and then the body responds to it with p/a's just from the sudden onset of intence fear or impending doom that is manifested in the mind, some may be able to control it to a point but for some there is a medical problem that causes them to acure and as of yet I have never seen or heard of cure for it.

I feel that for some it is like alcohol addiction just becouse one stops drinking alcohol and go's to AA and feel like they have won only to be put into a stressfull spot and thing ok just one drink will help, it's the same with anxiety it tends to wax and wane for some while others are in a consent state of fear and it becomes quiet disabling.

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   Posted 12/1/2006 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds to me that you've made a breathrough for yourself and wanted to share it with us? If that's the case, congrats and thanks for sharing. I know for myself the only way for me to get through my anxiety/panic is to stop fearing it. I hope you continue to do well

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   Posted 12/2/2006 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope You are okay you do sound like you are needing to talk but ..........
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