Hey Guys I am 26 and have been suffering from anxiety and panic for about
Well when i Say 3 years I was anxiuos when younger about my parents dying and also about being alone.
Anyway over 3 years ago I was doing drugs not addicted but messing about with mates and drinking. Anyway I ended up stopping doing all drugs when myself and my partner bought a house. However the panic attacks started then, I started to avoid sistuations, and having taughts i didnt want to be thinking about which gave me panic attacks.
I went to visit a friend of the family who was a cognative therapist and she explained everyhting to me and said i could try a AD to help with the anxiety so I tried effexor didnt really seem to do much for me but i was on it for about a year.
However lately I started feeling bad again and went to my doctor who sent me to a psycoligist who wanted me to go on seroxat I read up about it on the net and was too afraid to take it. I then decided not to go back to this guy and i started to feel abit better.
May I add at this point i do shift work and i do feel worse the days after i have been on nights.
So I started to feel bad again and decide to see someone else this time i went to see a psychotherapist and we were getting on fine. i then stupididly watched a programme on agraphobics which freaked me out and i started to worry i would be like that. She then decided cause i had been doing drugs in the past maybe i should try a ssri and she advised me to go to my doctor and get him to prescribe something. So i did and he put me on seroxat. So on sunday just gone i started it and everything was fine until the second day i went to go to bed and started having weird taughts i got into a panic attack and my body felt like it was burning and i started shaking. i really got freaked out i could hardly sleep alnight with anxiety and my stomach was very sick so next day i went to my doctor and he told me to stop taking them and prescribed me lexapro to start on 5mg for 2 10 ten and then go onto 10mg.
However i am now too afraid to take it and i really feel that episode the other night has knocked me back, Because i wasnt too bad I can still go to work i can go out and do things i just get anxious and panic from time to time.
I hate the way you see all these adds on the net that claim to heal you from panic attack without medication. I hate being like this I hav a 7 month old baby girl and i want to be able do things with her when shes older I am afraid i will loose my job.
Anyway thats my story any input would be greatly appreciated.
Paul from Ireland.
Welcome to HW Paul. I'm sorry but I had to edit this post due to Rule #1. If you would like to talk more about this my email is listed under Members.
Post Edited By Moderator (MsKittie) : 1/23/2007 6:01:56 PM (GMT-7)