Anxiety/Panic Disorder

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Registered: 08-06-2003
Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Wed, 08-06-2003 - 11:14pm
Hello out there. I have been dealing with panic attacks since 07/2002. I'm looking to find anyone who is going through the same thing. I looked on a prior message board, but that seems to be gone none. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Thank You.

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Wed, 08-06-2003 - 11:18pm
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Registered: 08-14-2003
Thu, 08-14-2003 - 6:24pm
I saw a show on Panic Attacks not too long ago. Something tramatic must have happened at one point in your life to trigger the panic attacks. They also said to my surprise that as much as one does not want to get the attack subconsciencely they are getting something out of it in their opinion.A friend of my husband gets panic attacks . I think in order to face any kind of emotional fear we have to work wholeheartledly with both our body and mind. Panic attacks affect our nerves so why dont you consider practicing yoga /meditation which will help you control and discipline your mind and body. It wont be easy but it will be alot easier than dealing with the attacks without a constructive way to control or ease them.
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Registered: 08-04-2003
Fri, 08-15-2003 - 3:40pm
I've had dizziness/attacks for the past 8 years. I was put through EVERY test in the book, MRI, CAT scan, etc. etc. etc. Saw an ear/nose/throat specialist several times. I wouldn't give up. I was then told it was all in my head and was sent to a shrink. He told me to log everything I did and how I was feeling. So I did. Turned out the dizzy attacks were somewhat caused by some vertebrate in my neck, pressing on my blood vessels in my head. I got them when I turned my head, looked down, etc.

I found a chiropractor who alleviates the symptoms to the point I can at least work and enjoy some activities at times. I still can't lie on my side at night. Most nights I sleep sitting up in a recliner or many pillows in bed.

Now, when I go in public I get panic attacks, especially in stores such as K-Mart, Grocery stores, etc. Also I get them when I try to walk alone in more open spaces, etc. My doctor perscribed Xanax (the generic form is way cheaper). I take a small dosage before I go to events or even for walks. It is amazing. I try to get through some things without taking it, so am usually always light-headed, but always have it with me.

I'll even take one before church. Sometimes if I don't, I'll have an attack. If I get an attack, I just hang onto my hubby. But he's not always there.

Hope this helps somewhat. I DO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE I'M THERE !