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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/13/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, i'm new to anxiety attacks and have been suffering from them for only 3 months.
I constantly feel like i am going to die and my life is been ruined as i can't even sit down and watch a film with my girlfriend.

I've recently turned to drinking as it is the only thing that can stop me having the attacks.

Also, has anyone tried the linden method?

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   Posted 9/13/2007 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW
I do hope that you will stick around here and get the support you so deserve........

Drinking is not the answer my friend .............can u see a doc and find ways to do this and fight it w/o booze it is a depressant ..........and your probs are still there next day ya know

Many caring supportive and empathetic ppl on this site

I really think you need to read some old threads and posts and see what you can do as well as let us help support you.........

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   Posted 9/13/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello Josh and Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum.

I am sorry you are having troubles with anxiety, but I have to agree that drinking is not the solution.  Have you talk to your physician to see about therapy?  There are many choices. CBT is very popular and you will find lots of information on this site regarding that.

Please read the topics and you will find many others looking for and sharing their experiences.

Again welcome.


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   Posted 9/13/2007 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Josh_

Welcome to the boards. Just to let you know, i too was drinking to curb anxiety and panic. I totally know what that is like and how well it works. The problem is ( and not to preach to you at all) is that its like an evil band aid ( at least for me it was). I ended up hitting a mental wall and had two choices. Stop drinking, or lose everything i've got and end up in a hospital or out on the streets. Not saying this is what will happen, but yeah it was tough, because i wasnt a big drinker. I would just have a couple drink and BAM, the anxiety would subside.

Anyways, there's other ways of coping with anxiety and panic (and i think for me the alcohol withdrawal, even though small was a trigger). I hope that you find an alternative to drinking. While it might help you today and tomorrow, it might catch up to you, so be-careful, my friend and take care of yourself. I never heard of the Linden Method, i'm gonna look it up.

Anyways, keep us posted!
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   Posted 9/14/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   


Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like you feel anxious even when you're not having an actual panic attack. If so, you may have generalized anxiety disorder with panic attacks. GAD can make it hard to concentrate, sit still, etc. because you feel constantly anxy! I know!! I am on Paxil and buspar for it. I was on zoloft and buspar for 12 years before the zoloft stopped working. Anyhow, the meds help so much! Also, for me the books by Dr. Claire Weekes were a great aid. It is similar to CBT. Get help from a pdoc and or therapist ASAP. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to overcome it! No need to suffer needlessly when there's help available!

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   Posted 9/14/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're on any kind of antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication, consuming alcohol can be very harmful to you. Alcohol by itself can and will exacerbate your anxiety problems. Steer very clear of alcohol at this time in your life.
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