Hey there Denim! I just wanted to let you know about
my experience with panic attacks. I have never had the numbness the way you have described, though I have felt some numbness on some occassions.
As for the daily attacks, absolutely so! I lived for 3 months in what felt like one big panic attack. It was terrifying, and it hurt, mentally and physically. It had me to where I couldn't leave my house at all, I lost my job, and even my friends and family were confused as to what I was going through.
I have dealt with panic and anxiety on and off for 8 years, but in the past few months, it was worse than ever. I thought I was dying, and to be honest with you, eventhough I am on some meds now and starting to feel better, I can't say that I stilll don't wonder if I am dying sometimes. There are days I still wake up and wonder if I am going to make it through the day, because I feel so bad.
What kind of meds is he on? Is he working with a doctor? How long has he been like this for?
I seriously hope he is able to get the help he needs to feel better, because I know what he is going through. I can seriously relate to him, and I am sorry for him, and for you and whoever is around having to watch him go through this.
I will pray for you.
Hi Tammy, thanks for responding and thanks for your concern, I'm sorry that you go through this thing also. My heart goes out to you. I just now prayed for you and thank you for your prayers.
This started in Dec 2005. He has seen various doctors and therapists. Ativan seems to be the one thing that calms him down and helps. He has tried anti depressants(many) and blood pressure meds. He is very sensitive to the meds but tolerates the ativan well. He has tried klonopin, valium, buspar, most of the ssris.
My hope remains in the Lord, doctors haven't helped, many just can't. It is such a strange thing, these panic attacks. I wish there was a solution. He calms himself down but as you know, they come anyway. He has watched what he ate, has tried what they say, but to no avail. I don't blame him for taking the ativan if it helps. He doesn't want to, but has no choose, that's how we both look at it.
To get this attacks daily is torture. No one can understand if they haven't been through it, I just see what happens. But this last week with the numbness and his whole body twitching was scary and to say just calm down or let it pass is pretty ridiculous when you really feel like you're dying. I just hold him, and tell him, he'll be ok until he feels better. I sympathize with everyone going through this. It is awful.
Bless you Tammy and hope your days get better.
Swallow your pride, you will not die, it's not poison.- Bob Dylan