officially despising this disorder.

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   Posted 5/31/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I went about 4 days without any attacks, a few times when I felt a little like I would get one, but not an actual attack. Then, they are back again. It seems like they get worse everytime. No one really believes me because everyone I've ever talked to about it has no idea what it is or how it works or what it feels like. And the only people that do know about it, only know about it and know other people who suffere from it too, but they don't seem to care anyways. I could be wrong about the not caring thing, but that's what it seemed like to me. I know that every time I post something on here, it's mostly a complaint, but that is only because this is the only place that people actualy know what I am talking about or what I am going through. And I have to get it out because if I keep it all in, it would add to my stress & add the amount of anxiety and panic. I really wish that there was a team of doctors working on a cure for this. That way there would be more than a few meds with not-so-good side affects and relaxation tecniques to help with this.

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   Posted 5/31/2007 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   


I'm kind of in the middle of the same thing right now...I'll have some really good days and then bam, hit again with panic.  It's so unsettling and it always surprises me how quickly I lose any confidence I had built during the good time and go downhill so quickly.  It's also so hard when no one really understands how you feel and what these disorders can do to you physically and mentally...frustrating to not have anyone to talk too.  I'm glad you came here to vent!  Hang in there!

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   Posted 5/31/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
HI hun
Yes unfortunately you are so right
Most with this DD cannot really "SHOW" or "EXPLAIN" what it is we go thru

They do not " get it" and if by chance you find someone that does ......most likely there are "closet a/'s
Or you will find that on here all know and feel what you have felt at one time or another

Know that you are not alone at all with this and would like to see you keep posting and get the support you deserve :-)

Take care

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   Posted 5/31/2007 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   


Hi, I am Kitt, nice to meet you.

I agree with you.  I kept my secret depression/anxiety for 25 years and then had a really bad spell and had to take early retirement.  I shared with my work friends and the first one I told laughed and said "Yeah right".........I am a very good actress.  I can laugh on the outside and be in panic mode on the inside.

Once people found out, I realized my trying to talk about my issues made them I was to fragile and they might say the wrong thing.  I ended up holing up for months and just avoided people as I did not know what to say and neither did they.

Someday Mental Health will be more widely understood and meanwhile we fight for our rights to be accepted as we are.

Please keep posting, we need you here to share with us.

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   Posted 5/31/2007 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
My close friends and family know what I'm afflicted with. They don't understand, although they do try. Well, one friend does understand but I don't have the opportunity to talk to him much, and last time I did, it seemed like he was annoyed with the conversation. I think it's probably because (whether we want to admit it or not) anxiety turns us into very self-centered people. So two afflicted people can try to talk about it, but if they're not in the right mood for it they'll do very little listening. Also, the person you're attempting to talk to could be going through a good spell, and may not wish to be reminded about panic/anxiety. So it's not that they don't care...they're just afraid that talking about it might trigger it within them.

Just some thoughts, anyway. I don't really know.

I told two people at work what I'm going through. I only did so because of the ADA, for my protection. One does not understand it at all but he is somewhat empathetic. The other never said she had the same problem, but given her reaction I think she either does or maybe someone very close to her does. Work has pissed me off the last few days, but really, they've been very good to me throughout all of this. I'm lucky. Very lucky.

I haven't had any panic attacks of late, but I have had some very intense breakthrough anxiety at times. This week has been bad, and the week before last was bad.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder

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