Do you get panic or anxiety attacks?

shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
Does anyone else here get panick attacks..or anxiety attacks? Ive always have had them since I was a kid and take medicine to help control them when I start getting them often.I use to be able to talk myself out of one but the last couple years I cant. Lately I have only been getting them at night when I lay down in bed and start thinking about stuff.
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js250 js250
I do--but now it is only when I am caught unprepared and an ambulance or firetruck turns the siren on.
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
No thankfully I don't know what one feels like. What happens to you?
anonkitty anonkitty
I do. And it usually hits me so suddenly that I can't even pinpoint what triggered it until moments after. There are some relaxation techniques that works, but they take practice. Main idea of them is shifting your attention away from the stimulus that's causing the attacks. =] It's easier to get the hang of it when a psychologist is coaching you, but there are some resources online for them too.
bunny love bunny love
Yup. I've been dealing with anxiety and depression for half my life, and I turn 22 this Wednesday

I've tried a variety of medications and have been in and out of treatment. It's difficult because things have ALWAYS been changing -- they're never the same for long. I wish I could just settle into a nice pattern, but there's always some dramatic life event going on and classes are either starting or ending.

I wonder how long I will have to live with my anxiety and depression. It was incredibly painful when I realized that I've been dealing with this for so long. My peers just graduated college a few months ago. I'm ages away from that milestone. I should have all the requirements completed for a programming certificate at the 2-year college near me. I still have to work up the nerve to go and talk to someone about it though.
K101 K101
Originally posted by shySEXXaddict
Does anyone else here get panick attacks..or anxiety attacks? Ive always have had them since I was a kid and take medicine to help control them when I start getting them often.I use to be able to talk myself out of one but the last couple years I ...
I used to. Mine came along with IBS and endometriosis. I got severely sick from everything combined. Long story there though. I had surgery for the endo, didn't help much, so my ob/gyn prescribed pain and anxiety meds and an injection to help prevent the endometrial growth. The injections stops my cycle and helps me immensely since my periods are really like a curse.

The anxiety meds were killing me. I enjoyed not having panic attacks, but I was prescribed 4 a day and even a year and a half later, I couldn't take more than one! He assured me I needed four, so the first 2 days, I took the 4 a day and didn't even get out of bed for 5 days! It was awful. I could not move. It was almost like I was a zombie and all that mattered was resting.

So I went down to taking either a half or one before bed. It'd make me crazy. I'd feel high and then get the munchies and then pass out for several hours. If I slept 4 hours, I'd wake up fine. If I got woken up during those 4 hours, I wouldn't remember a thing sometimes. My sisters use to stop by around the morning hours while I was sleeping it off and there were tons of times where I never remembered seeing them! Or I'd remember them telling me something important or big news and suddenly remember that either they really did say it or I was dreaming. I couldn't keep up with anything.

So somewhere around 6-9 months ago, I quit taking them all together because I'd been eating my aloe vera plant and it totally stopped my anxiety dead in its tracks. You know, I had one attack while on the meds and a few very minor ones. Ever since I started eating aloe, I've not had anything that could even resemble the beginnings of an attack. Stuff's amazing!
MK434 MK434
No, i'v never had a problem with that sort of thing.
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Yes, I have them more often then I like to admit. I hate the racing heart feeling and everything else that goes along with it. I was on meds for it but went off them in order to get the job I had but now since I am not working I could always go back on them but I would NEVER get out of bed.
Sera26 Sera26
Definitely, I have serious anxiety issues.
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
I do. I'm actually diagnosed with them due to my PTSD (Post Tramatic Stress Disorder) I had them very often during the ages of 13 to 17 because I was far away from my mother, much farther then what I wanted to be, they had placed me in a group home.
Now adays, I have many people I can go to for an anxiety attack. I can get online and talk to my two best friends, go across the road and talk to a friend who knows I have them, talk to my husband when he's home, or I can call my mother up and talk to her even though we're not exactly on good terms.
I don't take medicine, I probably should, but I find that ever since I have been in a relationship with Andy, I have a much easier time, it's like he's that blanket of major comfort I always needed.
Zombirella Zombirella
Ugh, yes, both. It sucks. I worry about the stupidest things that cause me to not sleep and whatnot. Stress can bring on an attack easily for me.
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Yes. I had them often as a child (my parents sometimes thought I was just being difficult). The went away when I was in my late teens, were gone for about 10 years, and then came back recently when I had a major change in routine. I'm working on getting them back down.
Vanille Vanille
Yes, both.
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Both...I take four drops of Bach's Rescue Remedy and an aspirin for the panic attacks.
The anxiety doesn't bother me as much so I just sort of deal with it though.

The aspirin is more of a safety measure, one time a few years ago I was having a really bad panic attack and thought it might have been a heart attack so I went up to the hospital...they did an EKG, xray, used the stethoscope...and found literally NOTHING wrong with my heart so these days I just pop an aspirin just in case.
Sorta paranoid about heart attacks and strokes actually, since they're one of the most common causes of death. @_@
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