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   Posted 1/18/2007 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not had a panic attack in over a year but tonight its hit me hard.  Took a Xanax and the worse is begining to pass but still feel dizzy.  I really hate this feeling and now all these negative thoughts are rambling around my mind.  I'm worried I'll feel like this for a few days.  Really need some positive vibes right now.

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   Posted 1/18/2007 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Libby Congratulations on going a whole year with out panic, you've abviously been strong and smart to do that.  Try and hold on to that positivity and see this as a little "blip" that caught you out.  The xanax should help you out, try and keep your mind occupied, read or see a movie, something that will make you laugh :-)

You may feel a bit anxious over the next few days but that is normal after an attack, just focus on the positive and remember how strong you are!

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   Posted 1/18/2007 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
IT won't last forever though it seems like it when the attack hits doesn't it? I know that a year is a great accomplishment so you will be fine. Let the Xanax do its work while you keep calm and it will pass, they always do right? I have gone 3 days without one (I don't get them often but in clusters). The worst is fearing it will happen again isn't it?
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   Posted 1/19/2007 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi libby...a whole year is fantastic - which makes me wonder what set your panic attack off?
Have you been under a lot more stress lately? Have you been really busy? Panic Attacks are usually the bodies way of saying 'hey, what's going on here I am on overload!'

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   Posted 1/19/2007 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Please concentrate on the year without any and not on what just happened. Really get into thinking I am going to go two years, three years, or never before I have another one. Do not let this recent episode dominate your thoughts.

Nervymeg had one of the best suggestions that I have ever received, distraction. Reading, a movie, or even some house work. Again, spend as much time as you can on the fact that you made it a year and the fact is, if you did it once, then you are capable of doing that and more. Libby a year is not a accident, you got it together and you will be alright. God Bless


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   Posted 1/19/2007 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I just spent the last five days on vacation trying to keep my three companions happy.  We took a cruise that I recommended and they complained about everything.  I had a good time because like I kept telling them we were on vacation.  I didn't have to cook or clean, the weather was in the high 70's low 80's while back home everyone was freezing.  My friend won $500 dollars (and she still complained).  Last night when I got home and was away from these people I guess by body said enough!  It was a really bad attack and still not feeling great today.  Going to use my Xanax for the next couple of days and try to just take baby steps and not get down on myself.  I think like a lot of people with anxiey/panic disorder we really try so hard to please others at the cost to ourselves.
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