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|Mon, 05-31-2010 - 6:39pm|
I am new to this board, here's my story.
I am 35, married, work full time, and have 2 kids (3 and 15 months) and have been having anxiety attacks since I was pregnant with my 3 yr old. They always happen at night - I wake up, startled, and feel like I cannot breathe. At first they were very scary, but as I realized that I was truly fine, I now can "talk myself down" by taking a sip of water and doing some deep breathing. These happen every 8-10 days or so, the last one being 2 night ago. I told my ob/gyn and he thought it was probably hormonal and that after nursing they might go away. They did not, I stopped nursing a month ago.
So today I get time out of the house for the first time in forever with a girlfriend to go see sex & the city 2 and about 30 mins into the movie I have a full-on attack, and was fearful that I was having a heart attack or something. We had to leave. It lasted a long time and I actually was about to have her take me to the ER. I had all the symptoms - racing heart, tingling hands, felt like I could not breathe, etc. So scary.
So, now I'm quite worried. I'm a total worrywart, a Type A personality, and a control freak. I know I should see my dr., but what other advice does anyone have? I am not big on medication and would love to not have to take something.